Gilbert Leadership Graduates 30th Class

Gilbert Leadership recently celebrated the graduation of Class 30 at a formal ceremony recognizing the 29 participants of this year's cohort. Gilbert Leadership, a program of the Gilbert Chamber Foundation, serves to raise up local leadership by promoting and inspiring action on issues that impact the Town of Gilbert. The program influences the community by building … [More]

Phoenix Children’s Named a Best Children’s Hospital in Arizona by U.S. News & World Report

For the twelfth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Phoenix Children's among the nation's "Best Children's Hospitals." The health system also earned recognition as the top children's hospital in Arizona for the second consecutive year. Only 35 states and Washington, D.C. were home to hospitals with a top state distinction, per U.S. … [More]

Downtown Luxury Residential Project Gets Certification for Being Greenest and Energy-Efficient

StreetLights Residential, a national design-focused developer of luxury multifamily and mixed-use communities, announced that The Ryan has been awarded LEED Silver Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the USGBC’s leading rating system for designing and constructing the world’s greenest, most … [More]

Carvana Named #2 Automotive Brand on Forbes 2022 Most Customer-Centric Companies List

Carvana, the industry pioneer for buying and selling used cars online, is recognized as the No. 2 automotive brand in the U.S. as designated by Forbes 2022 Most Customer-Centric Companies List. This recognition lands on the heels of Carvana also being named by Forbes as the No. 1 large employer in the Retail and Wholesale industry and one of America’s best employers for … [More]

Arizona Chamber Names Transformational Leader of the Year

At its annual awards luncheon, the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry today recognized Sandra Watson, President and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority, as the 2022 Transformational Leader of the Year. The Transformational Leader Award is one of the Chamber’s highest honors, bestowed upon individuals from Arizona’s private and public sectors who have demonstrated … [More]

Phoenix-Based Bathroom Remodeling Franchise Earns No. 1 Spot by Bob Vila

Re-Bath, the nation's largest complete bathroom remodeling franchise, earns the No. 1 spot for "Best Bathroom Renovations" by the most trusted name in all things home improvement, Bob Vila, on its 2022 Best Home Improvement Contractors of 2022 Ranking. Bob Vila's team of experts researched and vetted dozens of contractors that offer nationwide renovation and remodeling … [More]

KNXV in Phoenix Wins Peabody Award for ‘Politically Charged’ Police Investigation

KNXV ABC 15, a Phoenix television station owned by The E.W. Scripps Company, has won a Peabody Award in the news category for its original investigative reporting that has since led to significant changes in the local Phoenix justice system and police department. Through "Politically Charged," a series of 60 reports and an hourlong investigative special, KNXV … [More]

Arizona Wins Prestigious Award for High Job Quality, Intel Wins ‘Manufacturing Project of the Year’

Arizona was awarded a prestigious “Gold Shovel” award from Area Development Magazine, the state’s second consecutive year taking gold for the 5-8 million population category. The Shovel Awards recognize states that “garnered large job-creating and investment projects through innovative policies, infrastructure improvements, and other processes” in 2021. In addition, Area … [More]

Lifted Trucks Recognized for Revenue Growth 

by Mike Hunter

With a two-year revenue growth of 67%, Lifted Trucks ranks No. 138 on Inc. Magazine’s third annual list of the southwest region’s fastest-growing private companies. Born of the annual Inc. 5000 franchise, this regional list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the southwest region economy’s most dynamic segment–its independent small businesses. … [More]

LPC’s Krumwiede Honored with NAIOP Arizona’s Award of Excellence

by Mike Hunter

David Krumwiede, a 36-year veteran of the commercial real estate industry and senior executive vice president for Lincoln Property Company, has been named NAIOP Arizona’s 2021 Award of Excellence recipient. The award recognizes an individual who has made a significant and positive impact on the commercial real estate industry in Arizona over a period of at least 15 years, along … [More]

Tempe Chamber Business Excellence Awards Celebrating Large and Small Businesses of the Year

The Tempe Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the 22nd Annual State of the Chamber and Business Excellence Awards Thursday, June 30 from 11:30 am to 1 pm at the Embassy Suites Hotel,  located at 4400 S Rural Rd, Tempe, Arizona 85282.  The Tempe Chamber will recognize outstanding Chamber members celebrating those that go above and beyond making Tempe a great place to work … [More]

Greater Phoenix Chamber 2022 ATHENA Awards Nominations Open

The Greater Phoenix Chamber is now accepting nominations for its 2022 ATHENA Awards program, which recognizes and celebrates the achievements of businesswomen across the Greater Phoenix region. Nominations are open from now until Friday, June 17th, 2022, and can be submitted through the Chamber’s website. The ATHENA Award, an internationally prized honor, recognizes women … [More]

U.S. News Reveals the 2022-2023 Best Vacations Rankings, Grand Canyon Tops List

Rick McCartney

U.S. News & World Report, publisher of Best Hotels, Best Cruise Lines and Best Travel Rewards Programs, today released its annual rankings of the Best Vacation Destinations. The new rankings highlight the World's Best Places to Visit, as well as region-specific lists like the Best Places to Visit in the USA and niche lists like the Best Small Towns to Visit in the … [More]

EY Announces Entrepreneur of the Year 2022 Pacific Southwest Award Finalist

Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that Bret Larsen, Co-Founder and CEO of eVisit, the leading enterprise care delivery platform built for modern health systems and hospitals, was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2022 Pacific Southwest Award finalist. Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive business awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of … [More]

AvAir Recognized as Top Supplier, Ranked #1

AvAir, an inventory solutions provider for the aviation aftermarket, was awarded the top supplier in the ALTA CCMA 2022 Suppliers Assessment Survey from industry leaders. The Suppliers Assessment is done with the purpose of sharing the views of airline executives to provide valuable feedback to suppliers to identify improvement opportunities. AvAir was ranked No. 1 - … [More]

Flinn-Brown Fellowship Leaders Named

The Arizona Center for Civic Leadership at the Flinn Foundation has selected the 2022 Flinn-Brown Fellows, 27 leaders who will participate in Arizona’s most prestigious leadership program on state policy and politics. Members of the 14th cohort of Flinn-Brown Fellows, bringing together diverse political perspectives, experience, and policy interests, currently serve in … [More]

Arizona-Based EPS Group Named Design Firm of the Year by ENR Southwest

EPS Group

Following a milestone year in 2021, Arizona-based civil engineering firm EPS Group was named Southwest Design Firm of the Year by ENR in its annual look at the Top Design Firms in the region. Based in Mesa, with offices in Phoenix and Tucson, EPS Group recently held a ribbon cutting/grand opening celebration for its new market office in Loveland, Colorado. The company hired … [More]

Greater Phoenix Chamber Names 2022 Impact Award Honorees

Concord General Contracting, Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona have been named the small, mid-size and large Businesses of the Year by the Greater Phoenix Chamber during the Annual IMPACT Awards held Friday, May 13th. This year marks the 35th anniversary of the prestigious awards program. Small Business of the Year: Concord General … [More]

Arizona Firm Takes Region’s Top Honor in Federal Contracting

U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) named Scottsdale-based WW Associates Management & Consulting, LLC (WWA) the 2022 Pacific Region Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year.  The firm was nominated by the contracting office at Ft. Huachuca in recognition of their exceptional results in contract performance, customer support and innovation.  The recognition is … [More]

SBA Honors Arizona’s Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

by Robert J. Blaney, SBA Arizona District Director

In the midst of unrelenting uncertainty, one constant has been the commitment of our state’s entrepreneurs to create, innovate and drive recovery.  Small business owners have weathered many challenges while demonstrating their resilience and dedication to building our local and state economies.  I invite you to join me in recognizing our state’s small business owners this … [More]

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