The Tempe Chamber is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2013 Business Excellence Awards. These awards promote the advancement of responsible business leadership in the community and publicly recognize local businesses demonstrating a passion for excellence.
Through the awards, we honor companies whose practices in business growth, employee development, community involvement and customer service exemplify excellence. Our six finalists admirably embody those characteristics and are being recognized for that distinction.
The 2013 finalists are:
Allstate Insurance Company, Julie Jakubek, MBA: Julie Jakubek’s agency started from scratch 17 years ago and has since expanded to represent the insurance needs of 1,700 families and businesses
AlphaGraphics at Kyrene and Elliot: Since its founding in 1997, Eric Adams’ AlphaGraphics location has grown to become a successful communications and printing firm which, through its services, customer support and dedication, has evolved repeatedly to meet the changing needs of business.
Henry & Horne: Henry & Horne is a public accounting firm founded in 1957 with just two employees. Today the multi-million dollar organization employs 114 people and is Arizona’s largest locally owned accounting firm.
Southwest Airlines: In 1971, Southwest Airlines started with service to only three cities within the state of Texas. Today it operates more than 3,100 daily flights and serves communities around 78 airports.
Statera: Statera is a business and technology services and solution provider that helps companies map strategic goals and objectives to information technology initiatives. It began by providing experts on a particular technology, and today oversees the complete management of specific platforms for its clients.
Tempe Camera: Founder and owner Joe Wojcich started Tempe Camera in 1972. Over the past 40 years, the business has grown from a one-man repair shop to being named one of the top rental houses in the nation by Resource Magazine.
Last year’s recipients of the award were Children’s Dental Village and Four Peaks Brewing Company.
The recipients of the 2013 Business Excellence Awards will be announced and honored at the Breakfast for Chamber Champions on Feb. 21 at the Embassy Suites Tempe. Please call (480) 967-7891 or visit www.tempechamber.org for details or to register. For additional details on these six companies or to request an interview with any of the finalists, please contact the Tempe Chamber at (480) 967-7891 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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