ASU and Innovation Partners Announce 2021 Global Sport Venture Challenge Winners

The Global Sport Institute and the J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute at Arizona State University, adidas, Global Sports Venture Studio and Coalition Venture Studio have named four winners for their 2021 Global Sport Venture Challenge. First place: TIMEOUT was awarded $15,000 and follow up mentorship from GSVS, Coalition, and adidas. Timeout is a HIPAA … [More]

Phoenix Community Alliance Announces Center City Award Winners

In an ever-changing Downtown Phoenix landscape, the Phoenix Community Alliance (PCA) Center City Awards recognizes the lasting contributions of local changemakers. When the awards were previously known as Center City Starr Awards, individuals honored included public figures like former Phoenix Suns and Arizona Diamondbacks owner Jerry Colangelo, instrumental in the … [More]

Piper Charitable Trust Announces 2021 Class of Piper Fellows

Nine exceptional nonprofit leaders dedicated to enriching health, well-being, and opportunity in Maricopa County were selected for Piper Trust’s 2021 Class of Piper Fellows. The Fellows are: Sam Alpert, chief development officer, Junior Achievement of Arizona (based in Tempe and serving students statewide). Debbie DiCarlo, CEO, Cancer Support Community Arizona … [More]

Clean Air Campaign Awards Wine & Spirits Co. on Electric Vehicle Delivery Program

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits of Arizona recently received a Sustainable Options/Corporate Sustainability award from Valley Metro, the public transportation agency which provides transit services throughout the Phoenix, Arizona, metropolitan area. This award is part of the agency’s annual Clean Air Campaign recognition program. The award recognizes efforts by Southern … [More]

Arizona Commerce Authority Announces Awardees for the 2021 Arizona Innovation Challenge

Arizona Commerce Authority

The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) announced today 10 companies have been selected as Awardees for the 2021 Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC). The 10 companies will be added to the Arizona Innovation Challenge portfolio and participate in the ACA's Venture Ready Accelerator, connecting companies with serial entrepreneurs, high-level executives, and subject matter experts. … [More]

Student Financial Aid Tech Co. Named to Deloitte Fast 500 List for Third Consecutive Year


Phoenix-based CampusLogic, higher education’s Student Financial Success category leader, announced it has ranked No. 467 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™. The Fast 500, which ranks North America’s fastest-growing technology and life sciences companies, has included CampusLogic on its list for three consecutive years. Chris Chumley, CampusLogic’s President and COO, … [More]

3 Phoenix Businesswomen Named Athena Award Recipients

Greater Phoenix Chamber

The Greater Phoenix Chamber announced the 2021 ATHENA private sector, public sector and young professional award recipients at its 34th Annual ATHENA Awards. Molly Stockley, Regional Vice President of Marketing, Cancer Treatment Centers of America was awarded the 2021 ATHENA Businesswoman of the Year Award in the private sector. Jeanine Bashir, Regional Director, First … [More]

Arizona Commerce Authority Announces Finalists for the 2021 Arizona Innovation Challenge

Arizona Commerce Authority

The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) announced today 15 finalists have been selected for the 2021 Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC). The finalists will advance to the final round of the competition, after which judges will select up to 10 companies as AIC awardees for 2021. The AIC is designed to advance innovation and technology commercialization opportunities in Arizona … [More]

BOMA Greater Phoenix Announces Honors of 2021 The Outstanding Building of the Year Awards

BOMA Greater Phoenix

The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Award is one of the most prestigious and comprehensive programs of its kind in the commercial real estate industry, recognizing quality in buildings and rewarding excellence in building management. BOMA Greater Phoenix, the industry group that advances the commercial real estate industry through advocacy, influence, and knowledge, … [More]

Great Wolf Lodge Ranked as No. 47 Among 100 U.S. Companies Recognized for Employee Sentiment and Satisfaction

Great Wolf Lodge

Great Wolf Lodge was featured today in Newsweek’s Most Loved Workplaces list for 2021, ranking at # 47 among the top 100 companies recognized for employee happiness and satisfaction at work. Produced in collaboration with the Best Practice Institute (BPI), a leadership development and benchmark research company, the Newsweek list results were determined after surveying more … [More]

WESTMARC Best of the West 2021 Winners Announced


The 29th Annual Best of the West Awards Dinner took place on Thursday, October 21, 2021, at State Farm Stadium honoring the West Valley’s best leaders, investments, and programs.  WESTMARC recognized finalists in the categories of Economic Engine, Excellence in Innovation, Quality of Life Enhancement in the Community and Quality of Life Enhancement in Education. Today, we’re … [More]

Colangelo College of Business Awards Four Prominent Leaders

Grand Canyon University

Grand Canyon University’s Colangelo College of Business honored four dedicated leaders on Tuesday who exemplify the ideal for which Jerry Colangelo is best known: servant leadership. The Colangelo Servant Leadership Awards, presented by Freeport McMoRan, are named after one of Arizona’s biggest business and sports icons. The awards were held at the GCU Hotel’s Canyon 49 … [More]

Local Tech Co. Receives Gold Stevie Award for Achievement in Product Innovation


Transact, the leader in innovative credential and payment solutions for a connected campus, today announced two wins in the 18th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business. Transact won a Gold Stevie® Award for Achievement in Product Innovation, and Vice President of Product Management Erica Bass was named the winner of a Silver Stevie® Award in the Maverick of the Year … [More]

Valley Leadership Names 72nd Man & Woman of the Year

Valley Leadership

Kimber Lanning and Dr. Warren H. Stewart, Sr. will be Valley Leadership’s 72nd Man & Woman of the Year. The pair were selected because of their commitment to Arizona and track record of impact in the community, particularly on the state’s most pressing issues. Kimber and Warren have spent decades working to strengthen Arizona, and we’re honored to recognize their … [More]

West Valley Business Finalists Announced for Annual ‘Best of the West’ Awards


Honoring the West Valley’s best, WESTMARC has selected the finalists for its Annual Best of the West Awards Dinner. There are four categories that will be recognized: Economic Engine, Excellence in Innovation, Quality of Life Enhancement in the Community and Quality of Life Enhancement in Education. This year WESTMARC received 24 competitive nominations. Below are the … [More]

Winners and Finalists for the 2021 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Awards Announced

Arizona Technology Council

Celebrating the visionaries, innovators and future leaders making critical contributions to technology, bioscience and education across Arizona, the Arizona Technology Council and the Arizona Commerce Authority have announced winners of the Future Innovators of the Year and Teacher of the Year awards, as well as individual and company award finalists for the 2021 Governor’s … [More]

Arizona Historical Society Receives Highest National Recognition 

Arizona Historical Society

The Arizona Historical Society (AHS) has achieved accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the highest national recognition afforded the nation’s museums. Accreditation signifies excellence to the museum community, to governments, funders, outside agencies, and to the museum-going public. The Arizona History Museum in Tucson was initially accredited in 2006. All … [More]

Trainual Founder & CEO Named an Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021

Ernst & Young

Ernst & Young LLP announced that Founder and CEO, Chris Ronzio of Trainual was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Mountain Desert Region Award winner. The Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards program is one of the preeminent competitive awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. The award recognizes those who are unstoppable entrepreneurial leaders, … [More]

Sundt Ranks No. 5 on ENR’s Top Southwest Contractors List

Sundt Construction, Inc.

Sundt Construction, Inc., ranked No. 5 on Engineering News Record's (ENR) 2021 Top Southwest Contractors list. ENR, the construction industry's principal trade publication, generates its regional list based on the prior year's construction revenue. Sundt has consistently ranked in the top five of ENR Southwest's Top Contractors. Sundt reported over $654.72 million in … [More]

Center for the Future of Arizona Names 2021 Public Service Award Recipients

Center for the Future of Arizona

The Center for the Future of Arizona (CFA) today announced the five outstanding recipients of the 2021 Gabe Zimmerman Public Service Awards. Non-elected public servants honored this year are: Deputy Chief of Staff for the Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation Dr. Sophina Manheimer Calderon, Chief of Staff for the City Manager’s Office/Interim Public Works Director for the … [More]

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