Looking Good 2020 – February Standouts

by Mike Hunter

Local Standouts Recognized for Achievements and Philanthropy


More Laurels for Wisdom Natural Brands
Industry publication Progressive Grocer chose Wisdom of the Ancients® Organic Yerba Maté Hibiscus Tea as one of its 2019 Editors’ Picks Top New Product awards, and Prevention magazine recognized SweetLeaf® Liquid Stevia Pumpkin Spice Sweet Drops™ in the top 10 of “35 Pumpkin Spice Foods That Are Actually Good for You.” Both are products from Gilbert-based Wisdom Natural Brands®; its SweetLeaf® Stevia, a natural, plant-based sweetener, has won more awards for taste and innovation than all other low- or no-calorie sweeteners combined.

Wins for OTOjOY Audio Tech Breakthroughs
Scottsdale-based audio technology company OTOjOY is one of 10 winners out of 80 applicants in Arizona Commerce Authority’s most recent Arizona Innovation Challenge, awarded for its loop technology that is designed to be installed in large gathering places. Individuals can use their own hearing aids and cochlear implants to connect wirelessly to the venue’s sound system and receive crystal-clear sound without any distortion or background noise. OTOjOY’s first invention, OTOjOY LoopBuds, won a 2018 CES Innovation Award, an Edison Award, and was nominated for a Global Mobile award.


Subway® Meals Aid Local Food Banks
More than 350 Subway Restaurants in the Phoenix area recently joined together to feed their local neighbors in need by helping provide 150,000 meals to local food banks through Feeding America via its Feed the Need campaign, one of many actions taken by Subway and its local owners to fight hunger and food insecurity around the world.

Wilde Wealth Management’s Cheer for Children
Wilde Wealth Management Group, an award-winning independent financial services firm, helped make the recent holiday season a little merrier and brighter for more than 1,200 Arizona children in need with its donation of 900 toys as well as more than $2,500 in cash donations to Toys for Tots in December. It was the firm’s 15th year supporting The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation.

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