Delta Dental Recognized for Customer Service Excellence

by Mike Hunter

Delta Dental of Arizona recently picked up its sixth (in consecutive years) Center of Excellence certification from BenchmarkPortal. The Center of Excellence recognition is one of the most prestigious awards in the customer service and support industry, demonstrating Delta Dental’s dedication to providing superior customer care. Delta Dental of Arizona has worked for nearly 50 … [More]

Shea Homes’ Ken Peterson Wins 2021 TecHome Builder Award

Homebuilding industry leader Shea Homes was recently honored at the inaugural 2021 TecHome Builder awards presented by AE Ventures. Ken Peterson, VP of sales and marketing for Shea Homes Arizona division, received the esteemed TecHome Builder Arc of Achievement award for his outstanding efforts and positive impact on the industry. The awards recognize individuals and companies … [More]

Local Private Equity Firm Named to Inc. Top Investors List

Montage Partners, a Scottsdale-based private equity firm, has been named to Inc. Magazine’s prestigious list of Founder-Friendly Investors. Only 146 private equity and venture capital firms across the U.S. were awarded this honor, which recognizes firms that entrepreneurs can trust and collaborate with while receiving the financial support they need to accelerate growth.   … [More]

Justin Bayless Recognized on Top 25 Emerging Leaders List 

Justin Bayless, CEO of Phoenix-based Bayless Integrated Healthcare, is among Modern Healthcare’s 2021 class of Top 25 Emerging Leaders. Modern Healthcare, the leader in healthcare business news, research and data, annually honors emerging leaders all age 40 or under, who have made significant contributions in the areas of innovation and financial, operational and clinical … [More]

Jennifer Adler Wins Stevie Award for Entrepreneur of the Year

Jennifer Adler, CEO of Adler Public Relations, was recently named the winner of a silver Stevie® Award in the Entrepreneur of the Year: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations category in the 19th Annual American Business Awards®. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. After working in PR at … [More]

Coppersmith Brockelman in 2021 ‘Chambers USA’ Best in Nation Rankings

The recently released 2021 edition of Chambers USA ranked Coppersmith Brockelman, a business law firm in Phoenix, in the Labor & Employment, Litigation: General Commercial and Healthcare practice areas. The 2021 Chambers USA nationally recognized attorney is Kristen Rosati, for Privacy & Data Security: Healthcare. Six individual attorneys were recognized for their … [More]

Ballard Spahr in 2021 ‘Chambers USA’ Best in Nation Rankings

Six Arizona attorneys were among the 97 Ballard Spahr lawyers recognized for excellence by Chambers USA in its 2021 rankings: Karen C. McConnell, Business & Transactions: Corporate/M&A (Arizona); Litigation: David J. Bodney, Litigation: First Amendment Litigation (Nationwide); David J. Armstrong, Litigation: Environment (Arizona); Mark Kokanovich, Litigation: White … [More]

Handwrytten Named a ‘Most Innovative Company’

Handwrytten, an online handwritten notes service formed in 2014 to reignite the art of handwritten correspondence by using custom-built and -designed robots, was named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2021 in the Robotics category. The list honors the businesses that have not only found a way to be resilient in the past … [More]

Ballard Spahr Earns Perfect Score in 2021 Corporate Equality Index

Ballard Spahr received a 100 percent rating in the 2021 edition of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI), one of 767 employers nationwide to receive the highest possible score. This is the fourth year in a row it has received a perfect rating in the nation’s premier benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices … [More]

Ware Malcomb Phoenix Project WINS IIDA SW Pride Award

Sendoso, a 10,000-square-foot office space located on the penthouse floor of the 11-story, 136,500-square-foot high-rise office building of the Camelback Towers in Scottsdale, recently won the IIDA Pride award for commercial office space under 20,000 square feet. Award-winning international design firm Ware Malcomb provided interior architecture and design services for the … [More]

SweetLeaf Is honored for New Product Line

SweetLeaf® Sweetener recently took home a Stevie® Award, one of the world’s most coveted prizes, in the New Marketing Solution category for the company’s line of SweetLeaf Organic Monk Fruit Sweetener products. SweetLeaf® Monk Fruit Organic Sweetener is a zero-calorie, organic, zero-sugar, all-natural sweetener. More than 2,300 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in … [More]

Fintrepid Solutions Wins M&A Award

Scottsdale-based Fintrepid Solutions, one of the Valley’s leading financial services firms, was recently awarded the 2020 Mergers and Acquisitions Firm of the Year for the Southwestern U.S. by Acquisition International for its team efforts in partnering with businesses seeking to buy and sell. Having supported nearly 100 clients since its founding in 2016, Fintrepid Solutions … [More]

Equality Health Wins IT Innovation Award

Equality Health, a whole-health delivery system, recently received Health Current’s 2020 Health IT Innovation Award for its leading-edge health information technology that improves care coordination and paves the way for value-based care transformation. This annual award presented by Health Current, the health information exchange of Arizona, recognizes an organization that … [More]

Innovative Healthcare Co. Gets Recognition for Leading-Edge Health Information Technology

Equality Health

Equality Health, a whole-health delivery system, has been chosen as the recipient of Health Current’s 2020 Health IT Innovation Award for its leading-edge health information technology (IT) that improves care coordination and paves the way for value-based care transformation. This annual award presented by Health Current, the health information exchange (HIE) of Arizona, … [More]

Local Companies Are Repeat Performers on Inc. 5000 List

by Mike Hunter

For the second year in a row, OpenWorks, a national facility services and commercial cleaning and disinfecting service provider, has earned a coveted spot on Inc. magazine’s 5000 list. During the past three years, OpenWorks’ revenue growth was 141.3%; the company has doubled in size, growing its national footprint to more than 20 regional offices across the … [More]

Terracon Achievements: Top Rankings & Philanthropy

by Mike Hunter

The Southwest regional offices (Ariz., Nev., N.M.) of Terracon, a leading provider of environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services, moved up nine spots from last year to No. 13 on Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) list of Top Southwest Design Firms, while the company overall continues to advance in other national rankings. The employee-owners at Terracon are … [More]

Lincoln Property Co. Earns Back-to-Back NAIOP Arizona Owner/Developer of the Year Honor

Lincoln Property Company

The Desert West region of Lincoln Property Company (LPC) has been named NAIOP Arizona’s Owner/Developer of the Year for the second year in a row. The honor – which was accompanied by three additional awards given to LPC at NAIOP’s annual “Best Of” award event – reflects the strength and diversity of the Desert West regional office. In addition to Owner/Developer of the Year, … [More]

AvAir CEO, Mike Bianco, Named in Airline Economics’ ’40 Under 40′ List


Mike Bianco, CEO of AvAir, an industry leading inventory solutions provider for the aviation aftermarket, has been named in Airline Economics’ “40 Under 40” list for a second year. The 2020 list is comprised of young talent across all sectors of the industry, including bankers, lawyers, airline executives and others. Recipients of the award are nominated via votes cast by … [More]

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