Valley Leadership Names 72nd Man & Woman of the Year

Valley Leadership

Kimber Lanning and Dr. Warren H. Stewart, Sr. will be Valley Leadership’s 72nd Man & Woman of the Year. The pair were selected because of their commitment to Arizona and track record of impact in the community, particularly on the state’s most pressing issues. Kimber and Warren have spent decades working to strengthen Arizona, and we’re honored to recognize their … [More]

West Valley Business Finalists Announced for Annual ‘Best of the West’ Awards


Honoring the West Valley’s best, WESTMARC has selected the finalists for its Annual Best of the West Awards Dinner. There are four categories that will be recognized: Economic Engine, Excellence in Innovation, Quality of Life Enhancement in the Community and Quality of Life Enhancement in Education. This year WESTMARC received 24 competitive nominations. Below are the … [More]

Winners and Finalists for the 2021 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Awards Announced

Arizona Technology Council

Celebrating the visionaries, innovators and future leaders making critical contributions to technology, bioscience and education across Arizona, the Arizona Technology Council and the Arizona Commerce Authority have announced winners of the Future Innovators of the Year and Teacher of the Year awards, as well as individual and company award finalists for the 2021 Governor’s … [More]

Valley Leadership Selects 114 Arizonans for Catalyze

Valley Leadership

Valley Leadership has selected 114 Arizonans to be part of the inaugural class of Catalyze, a completely virtual program designed to set people up to take action in the community. The cohort represents a diverse cross-section of sectors, industries and experience. “We’re excited to see how this inaugural cohort will impact Arizona,” said VL CEO Dave Brown. “Arizona … [More]

Trevor Wilde Accepted into Forbes Finance Council 

Award-winning Wilde Wealth Management Group recently gained another honor when its CEO, Trevor Wilde, MBA, AIF®, was accepted into Forbes Finance Council, an invitation-only community for executives in accounting, financial planning, wealth and asset management, and investment firms. Criteria for acceptance include a track record of successfully impacting business growth … [More]

ZorroSign Keeps On Winning 

ZorroSign, Inc., a leader in digital signature technology, recently won two 2021 Fortress Cyber Security Awards: one for Blockchain (very small company 11 to 100 employees), and one for Authentication & Identity (very small company). Fortress awards represent a global community of cyber security experts, technology developers and governments taking proactive steps to thwart … [More]

Phoenix Children’s One of ‘Best Children’s Hospitals’ 

For the fifth time, Phoenix Children’s Hospital earned national rankings from U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” in 10 out of 10 ranked specialties. The health system is the only children’s hospital in Arizona ever to have been recognized by U.S. News & World Report and one of only 22 children’s hospitals in the United States to rank in every … [More]

In Business Magazine Celebrates 15 Valley Women of Achievement, Safe In-Person Event Held Oct. 8

In Business Magazine is, once again, bringing together top local women of achievement to share their stories and inspire Valley business leaders at the annual Women of Achievement event on Friday, October 8, 2021, in an inspiring in-person luncheon event. Fifteen Valley Women of Achievement are being celebrated for their achievements. In Business Magazine’s editorial group … [More]

SRP Becomes Tempe’s Newest and Second-Largest Equal Pay Business Partner

City of Tempe

Salt River Project (SRP) will become the City of Tempe's next Equal Pay Business Partner. The community-based not-for-profit water and power company will be honored on Thursday, Aug. 12th at the Tempe City Council Virtual Work Study Session at 4 p.m. "I congratulate SRP on its commitment to ensuring equity for its workforce. It is companies like SRP that will enable our … [More]

Nominations for WESTMARC Leadership ‘Best of the West’ Awards Open


WESTMARC is accepting nominations for this year’s Best of the West Awards.  “The Best of the West Awards recognize outstanding contributions to the image, lifestyle, and economy in the West Valley,” said Neil Terry, WESTMARC Chairman of the Board. WESTMARC is proud to honor these outstanding individuals and organizations making a great impact in the West Valley.” The online … [More]

MLK Awards Program Accepting Nominations

City of Phoenix

If you know someone, including youth, who has made an impact on the quality of life of Phoenix residents, we urge you to nominate them for an award. The Living the Dream Award recognizes individuals who embody the ideas of Dr. King through their continued personal commitment to human relations and social justice. The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes exceptional … [More]

Arizona Historical Society Receives Highest National Recognition 

Arizona Historical Society

The Arizona Historical Society (AHS) has achieved accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the highest national recognition afforded the nation’s museums. Accreditation signifies excellence to the museum community, to governments, funders, outside agencies, and to the museum-going public. The Arizona History Museum in Tucson was initially accredited in 2006. All … [More]

Trainual Founder & CEO Named an Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021

Ernst & Young

Ernst & Young LLP announced that Founder and CEO, Chris Ronzio of Trainual was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Mountain Desert Region Award winner. The Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards program is one of the preeminent competitive awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. The award recognizes those who are unstoppable entrepreneurial leaders, … [More]

Sundt Ranked among ENR’s Top 400 Contractors

Tempe-headquartered Sundt Construction, Inc. ranked No. 58 on Engineering News Record’s (ENR) 2021 Top 400 Contractors list. ENR, the construction industry’s principal trade publication, generates its list of Top 400 Contractors based on the prior year’s construction revenue. Employee-owned Sundt has consistently placed within the top 100 on the list for the past decade. … [More]

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services Honored for Worksite Wellness 

Phoenix-based Southwest Behavioral & Health Services, an innovative leader in behavioral health, was recognized by the Healthy Arizona Worksites Program with its Platinum award for making efforts to positively affect the health and well-being of employees, their families and the community by implementing comprehensive worksite wellness strategies. … [More]

Sundt Ranks No. 5 on ENR’s Top Southwest Contractors List

Sundt Construction, Inc.

Sundt Construction, Inc., ranked No. 5 on Engineering News Record's (ENR) 2021 Top Southwest Contractors list. ENR, the construction industry's principal trade publication, generates its regional list based on the prior year's construction revenue. Sundt has consistently ranked in the top five of ENR Southwest's Top Contractors. Sundt reported over $654.72 million in … [More]

Phoenix Sky Harbor Recognized for Prioritizing Health and Safety

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport has been accredited by Airports Council International (ACI) for providing a safe airport experience for all travelers. The ACI Airport Health Accreditation program requires a thorough assessment of an airport's cleaning and safety practices. Those practices are then measured against the international industry standard. In order to … [More]

Center for the Future of Arizona Names 2021 Public Service Award Recipients

Center for the Future of Arizona

The Center for the Future of Arizona (CFA) today announced the five outstanding recipients of the 2021 Gabe Zimmerman Public Service Awards. Non-elected public servants honored this year are: Deputy Chief of Staff for the Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation Dr. Sophina Manheimer Calderon, Chief of Staff for the City Manager’s Office/Interim Public Works Director for the … [More]

The Boy Scouts of America Grand Canyon Council Celebrates 100 Years of Scouting

The Grand Canyon Council, Inc., Boy Scouts of America

The Boy Scouts of America’s Grand Canyon Council (GCC), an independent nonprofit organization chartered by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) in Ariz., is celebrating an amazing milestone - 100 years of scouting! The organization has been supporting Scouts in Arizona since 1921. Three fun-filled Centennial Celebrations will be offered this year and are open to everyone, not … [More]

Phoenix Recognized as One of the Best American Cities

Phoenix has achieved 2021 What Works Cities Certification, the national standard of excellence in data-driven city governance. What Works Cities Certification evaluates how well cities are managed by measuring the extent to which city leaders incorporate data and evidence in their decision-making. Phoenix has advanced to the Gold level (from the Silver level in 2020) as part … [More]

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