Akos and Apricus Health Co-Founder Dr. Kishlay Anand Honored as Gold Stevie® Award Winner in 2021 American Business Awards®

Apricus Health

Akos MD and Apricus Health, two innovative healthcare companies created by a group of prominent physicians, today announced their co-founder Dr. Kishlay Anand has been named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the Entrepreneur of the Year, Health Products & Services category in The 19th Annual American Business Awards®. More than 3,800 nominations – a record number - from … [More]

Nikola Exec to Lead Global Standardization Project for Hydrogen Fueling Technologies

Nikola Corporation

Nikola’s Director of Fuel Cell Vehicle Code and Standards Antonio Ruiz has been appointed to lead a three-year hydrogen fueling global standardization project for the International Standardization Organization’s Technical Committee 197 (ISO/TC 197). Ruiz was unanimously approved as Convener to work with an international core group of experts to implement the fueling protocol … [More]

Arizona Community Foundation and Donors Distribute Record $183M in 2020 Grants, Scholarships and Loans

Arizona Community Foundation

The Arizona Community Foundation and its donors are pleased to announce grant, scholarship, and loan distributions for the calendar year. Between January 1 and December 31, 2020, a record total of $183,125,928 was awarded from funds of the Arizona Community Foundation and its six statewide Affiliates in Cochise, Flagstaff, the Gila Valley, Sedona, Yavapai County, and … [More]

Locally Owned Pizzeria Named to National 40/40 List

Fired Pie

QSR Magazine has announced its annual 40/40 list of America’s hottest startup fast casuals in 2021 and locally-owned and operated fast-casual pizza concept, Fired Pie, is included as the only Arizona-based restaurant on the list. The magazine reports that the list includes “a look at the 40 fast-casual concepts with fewer than 40 locations that survived COVID-19 and are primed … [More]

Valley Tech Giant Earns Perfect Score on Corporate Equality Index for Third Consecutive Year


GoDaddy Inc., the company that empowers everyday entrepreneurs, received a 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign's 2021 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the nation's foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality. "GoDaddy is proud to be recognized for the third year in a row in the Human Rights … [More]

Pro Builders Honors Camelot Homes with Coveted 2021 National Housing Quality Award

Camelot Homes

Judges for The 2021 National Housing Quality Award® (NHQA), sponsored by Pro Builder magazine, have named Camelot Homes the winner of a Bronze Award for the company’s commitment to the highest level of operational excellence and quality in the housing industry. Camelot was one of only four honorees this year and is the only Arizona-based company to be named to the list. “We … [More]

CO+HOOTS/HUUB and Startup Tucson Win National Innovation Competition

U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration partnered with the National Science and Technology Council’s Lab-to-Market subcommittee to award $330,000 in prizes to the winners of the new Lab-to-Market (L2M) Inclusive Innovation Ecosystem Prize Competition. The L2M prize competition recognizes the most impactful organizations, programs and ideas that support the research and … [More]

35th Annual AZ MLK Virtual Celebration Honors Those Making Phoenix a Better Place

City of Phoenix

The 35th Annual AZ MLK Awards & Scholarship Celebration will honor Valley residents for their lifelong commitment to creating a compassionate and socially just community. The Arizona Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee and the Phoenix Human Relations Commission will recognize the Calvin C. Goode Lifetime Achievement honoree and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. … [More]

Banner Health CEO Named Among ‘100 Most Influential People in Healthcare’


For an eighth year, Banner Health President and CEO Peter Fine has been named among the ‘100 Most Influential People in Healthcare,’ just published by Modern Healthcare. Now in its nineteenth year, the program acknowledges and honors individuals who are deemed by their peers and the senior editors of Modern Healthcare to be the most influential individuals in the industry, … [More]

Phoenix Named a Top 10 Digital Cities Winner for Seventh Consecutive Year

City of Phoenix

The city of Phoenix has once again received national recognition as a Top 10 Digital Cities Survey winner among cities with populations of 500,000 or more. The 20th Annual survey organized by The Center for Digital Government (CDG) recognizes cities for using technology to tackle social challenges, enhance services, strengthen cybersecurity and more. This year’s Digital … [More]

City of Phoenix Wins PR Award for COVID-19 Response Efforts

City of Phoenix

The city of Phoenix recently was named the 2020 Gold Winner in the category of Best Government Response-Helping People and Businesses During COVID-19 by Public Relations World Awards (PRWA). This annual award recognizes outstanding work in agency and in-house public relations, corporate communications, and marketing and investor relations from around the world. Because of … [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]

Systems Oncology, an AI-based Cancer Therapy Discovery and Development Company, Is Honored With a 2020 AZBio Fast Lane Award

Arizona Bioindustry Association

Arizona Bioindustry Association (AZBio) today announced that Systems Oncology, LLC, an AI-based cancer therapy discovery and development company, was honored during Arizona Bioscience Week with a 2020 AZBio Fast Lane Award. Systems Oncology’s work was featured in Celebrating Life & Science, a one-hour television special which aired on September 16, 2020 (CW61-Phoenix) and … [More]

Sundt Earns Best Projet Award fro Light Rail Extension

Sundt Construction, Inc.

Engineering News-Record (ENR) Southwest selected Valley Metro’s Gilbert Road Light Rail extension as the best project in its highway/bridges category. ENR is the construction industry’s principal trade publication. “Our team, along with our partner Stacy and Witbeck, are very proud of this achievement,” said Chris Elison, Project Manager for Sundt’s Transportation Group. … [More]

Knife & Fork Media Group Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary this Fall

Knife & Fork Media Group

On Thursday, October 1, Knife & Fork Media Group, celebrates a decade of dedication to providing local and national independently owned businesses with top-tier public relations and marketing services designed to help their companies thrive. “When I started my career in corporate America 20 years ago, I could not have imagined owning a small business,” says President … [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]

Delta Dental of Arizona Named One of the State’s Top Employers for Healthy Living

Delta Dental of Arizona

Delta Dental of Arizona understands that fostering a culture of healthy living promotes employee happiness, loyalty and productivity. The state’s top dental insurer goes above and beyond with employee wellness initiatives to help employees maintain their physical, mental and financial well-being. They have now been recognized for the fourth year in a row by Healthy Arizona … [More]

AvAir Named on Inc. 5000 “Fastest Growing Companies in America” List


AvAir, an industry-leading inventory solutions provider for the aviation aftermarket, has been named on Inc. 5000 “Fastest Growing Companies in America” list for a third year. AvAir’s three-year revenue growth of 106.36% earned the company a ranking of 3501 out of 5000 of the fastest growing companies in the nation. The list, which ranks 5,000 companies by their three-year … [More]

Televerde Is Named an Impact Sourcing Champion on IAOP’s First-Ever Distinguished List


Impact Sourcing brings meaningful jobs, skills, and training to high potential but disadvantaged people who otherwise have limited prospects for sustainable employment. It is a new business essential to building stronger, smarter supply chains and ensuring long-term recovery following COVID-19. When embedded fully into a company’s business practices, impact sourcing can help … [More]

BBB Awards $20k in Scholarships to Ethical Cadet Program

BBB Serving the Pacific Southwest

Better Business Bureau Serving the Pacific Southwest (BBB) and Salt River Project (SRP) are honoring ten Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) students as part of BBB Ethical Cadet Scholarship Program. As a not-for-profit, community-based utility with more than a century in the Valley, SRP is deeply rooted in the community and committed to support the people we … [More]

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