Award for EV Pilot Program

by Mike Hunter

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits of Arizona recently received a Sustainable Options/Corporate Sustainability award from Valley Metro as part of the agency’s annual Clean Air Campaign recognition program. The award recognizes efforts by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits to reduce emissions in its delivery fleet by launching a pilot program to test two electric vehicles in … [More]

Recognitions Fill AvAir’s 2021

by Mike Hunter

AvAir, an industry leading inventory solutions provider for the aviation aftermarket, continued to have impressive growth and reached new milestones in 2021. Early in the year, the company earned the No. 1 position on Airline Economics’ Aviation 100 “Parts Supplier of the Year” rankings. This ranking is judged on several criteria that include parts stocked, clients and number … [More]

2021 In Review: A Year of Record Economic Wins for Arizona

For Arizona’s economy, it was a year of record. Record projected new jobs announced. Record projected investment from businesses. Record venture funding received by startups. And one of the fastest recoveries in the nation. Celebrating A Transformative Decade In February, the ACA celebrated its 10th anniversary since legislation was signed creating the agency. Since its … [More]

ASU and Innovation Partners Announce 2021 Global Sport Venture Challenge Winners

The Global Sport Institute and the J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute at Arizona State University, adidas, Global Sports Venture Studio and Coalition Venture Studio have named four winners for their 2021 Global Sport Venture Challenge. First place: TIMEOUT was awarded $15,000 and follow up mentorship from GSVS, Coalition, and adidas. Timeout is a HIPAA … [More]

Phoenix Community Alliance Announces Center City Award Winners

In an ever-changing Downtown Phoenix landscape, the Phoenix Community Alliance (PCA) Center City Awards recognizes the lasting contributions of local changemakers. When the awards were previously known as Center City Starr Awards, individuals honored included public figures like former Phoenix Suns and Arizona Diamondbacks owner Jerry Colangelo, instrumental in the … [More]

Piper Charitable Trust Announces 2021 Class of Piper Fellows

Nine exceptional nonprofit leaders dedicated to enriching health, well-being, and opportunity in Maricopa County were selected for Piper Trust’s 2021 Class of Piper Fellows. The Fellows are: Sam Alpert, chief development officer, Junior Achievement of Arizona (based in Tempe and serving students statewide). Debbie DiCarlo, CEO, Cancer Support Community Arizona … [More]

Lucid Group Joins the Nasdaq-100 Index

Lucid Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: LCID), which is setting new standards with its advanced luxury EVs, today announced that the company has been added to the Nasdaq-100 Index®, effective prior to market open on Monday, December 20,  2021. “We are proud to join the prestigious Nasdaq-100 Index, a recognition of our progress establishing Lucid in the EV market and our future … [More]

Call for Nominations for 2022 SBA National Small Business Week Awards

U.S. Small Business Administration

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2022 National Small Business Week (NSBW) Awards. The NSBW Awards recognize the achievements of SBA-assisted small businesses and the contributions they have made to their communities and our nation’s economy. All nominations should be submitted electronically by 3 p.m. EST on January 11, 2022. The awards will be presented during the … [More]

Clean Air Campaign Awards Wine & Spirits Co. on Electric Vehicle Delivery Program

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits of Arizona recently received a Sustainable Options/Corporate Sustainability award from Valley Metro, the public transportation agency which provides transit services throughout the Phoenix, Arizona, metropolitan area. This award is part of the agency’s annual Clean Air Campaign recognition program. The award recognizes efforts by Southern … [More]

Arizona Commerce Authority Announces Awardees for the 2021 Arizona Innovation Challenge

Arizona Commerce Authority

The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) announced today 10 companies have been selected as Awardees for the 2021 Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC). The 10 companies will be added to the Arizona Innovation Challenge portfolio and participate in the ACA's Venture Ready Accelerator, connecting companies with serial entrepreneurs, high-level executives, and subject matter experts. … [More]

Phoenix Named 2021 Digital Cities Survey Winner

City of Phoenix

The Center for Digital Government (CDG) has named the city of Phoenix a 2021 Digital Cities Survey Winner for the '500,000 or More Population Category'. The 21st annual Digital Cities Survey examines the overall technology programs and plans of the city. It focuses on cybersecurity, digitization of services, data transparency, and community … [More]

Student Financial Aid Tech Co. Named to Deloitte Fast 500 List for Third Consecutive Year


Phoenix-based CampusLogic, higher education’s Student Financial Success category leader, announced it has ranked No. 467 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™. The Fast 500, which ranks North America’s fastest-growing technology and life sciences companies, has included CampusLogic on its list for three consecutive years. Chris Chumley, CampusLogic’s President and COO, … [More]

3 Phoenix Businesswomen Named Athena Award Recipients

Greater Phoenix Chamber

The Greater Phoenix Chamber announced the 2021 ATHENA private sector, public sector and young professional award recipients at its 34th Annual ATHENA Awards. Molly Stockley, Regional Vice President of Marketing, Cancer Treatment Centers of America was awarded the 2021 ATHENA Businesswoman of the Year Award in the private sector. Jeanine Bashir, Regional Director, First … [More]

Business Customers Rank SRP Highest in J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction Study


Salt River Project employees succeeded again in ranking highest in customer satisfaction for business electric service among large electricity providers in the West Region for the seventh time in the last 10 years, according to the study issued by J.D. Power. According to the 2021 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study, issued today by J.D. Power, … [More]

Lucid Air Named 2022 MotorTrend Car of the Year

MotorTrend announced that the Lucid Air has won the 2022 MotorTrend Car of the Year, the first instance in which the initial product from a new automotive brand has been awarded the “Golden Calipers.” MotorTrend’s Car of the Year award is considered one of the most prestigious in the automotive industry. The win affirms Lucid Air as the new EV benchmark, with the … [More]

Arizona Commerce Authority Announces Finalists for the 2021 Arizona Innovation Challenge

Arizona Commerce Authority

The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) announced today 15 finalists have been selected for the 2021 Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC). The finalists will advance to the final round of the competition, after which judges will select up to 10 companies as AIC awardees for 2021. The AIC is designed to advance innovation and technology commercialization opportunities in Arizona … [More]

BOMA Greater Phoenix Announces Honors of 2021 The Outstanding Building of the Year Awards

BOMA Greater Phoenix

The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Award is one of the most prestigious and comprehensive programs of its kind in the commercial real estate industry, recognizing quality in buildings and rewarding excellence in building management. BOMA Greater Phoenix, the industry group that advances the commercial real estate industry through advocacy, influence, and knowledge, … [More]

Clean Air Champions Named for 2021

Valley Metro

There are many ways to get to work, and as Rideshare Month comes to a close, Valley Metro celebrates commuters who travel with the environment in mind. The 34th Annual Clean Air Campaign Awards, held at the Heard Museum today, recognizes Valley commuters who are committed to promoting and using alternative modes of transportation, from bicycling and carpooling to traveling on … [More]

Great Wolf Lodge Ranked as No. 47 Among 100 U.S. Companies Recognized for Employee Sentiment and Satisfaction

Great Wolf Lodge

Great Wolf Lodge was featured today in Newsweek’s Most Loved Workplaces list for 2021, ranking at # 47 among the top 100 companies recognized for employee happiness and satisfaction at work. Produced in collaboration with the Best Practice Institute (BPI), a leadership development and benchmark research company, the Newsweek list results were determined after surveying more … [More]

WESTMARC Best of the West 2021 Winners Announced


The 29th Annual Best of the West Awards Dinner took place on Thursday, October 21, 2021, at State Farm Stadium honoring the West Valley’s best leaders, investments, and programs.  WESTMARC recognized finalists in the categories of Economic Engine, Excellence in Innovation, Quality of Life Enhancement in the Community and Quality of Life Enhancement in Education. Today, we’re … [More]

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