The 2018 Spirit of Tempe award was given to Frank and Judy Woertz. This power couple has provided more than 40 years of service in Tempe. Their State Farm Insurance agency is recognized as one of the leaders within the entire company.
Recently, Frank Woertz was named Volunteer of the Year in 2015 and also served as chairman of the Ambassador committee for two years. He was tenacious in his pursuit to improve the Ambassadors Committee and spearheaded the Kickstart program to help new members understand all of their resources.
Judy Woertz is active in many mentoring programs, including Girls Who Code, where hands-on tech experience helps break boundaries and build self-confidence. She also spends time advocating for her industry and our community at our nation’s capital, where she visits with our legislators about very important issues.
Peter Adams was awarded Volunteer of the Year and Ambassador of the Year. Adams is the owner and CTO of Ping! Development, which is a software development firm that specializes in custom Web and mobile applications and ecommerce. He serves on the Ambassador Committee, Business Development Committee, Business Owners Forum, Membership Value Committee and Coffee Connections leads group. In addition, he is a past member of the board of directors.
Adams consistently goes above and beyond to support the Chamber. From advising the organization on technology and Web issues to keeping it safe from hackers and spyware, he does it all. You’ll literally see him at nearly every Tempe Chamber program, ribbon cutting and signature event! He goes out of his way to connect and support fellow members and make sure they have the resources they need to succeed. He is excellent at providing member referrals and is adamant about always doing business with other chamber members first.
“It’s easy to refer people and do business and be an ambassador just because of all the great people who are members and work with the chamber,” said Adams. He says he’s honored to have won his awards.