United Celebrates Historic First Graduating Class of Its Goodyear Flight Academy Pilots


United, the only major U.S. airline to own a flight school, is celebrating the graduation of United Aviate Academy's inaugural class of pilots, an important step towards training the next generation of talented, qualified, and motivated aviators. The inaugural graduating class includes 51 students – with nearly 80% being women or people of color – marking the next step towards … [More]

Scottsdale-Based Fleet Service Management Co. Snags ‘BIG Innovation’ Award


GPS Insight, a leading provider of SaaS-based fleet and field service management software solutions, announced it has been named a winner in the 2023 BIG Innovation Awards presented by the Business Intelligence Group. GPS Insight offers a unique intersection of fleet and field service management software solutions, transforming the way organizations operate on the road and … [More]

GCU Honors Valley Leaders at Third Annual Colangelo Servant Leadership Awards


Grand Canyon University’s Colangelo College of Business (CCOB) will honor four business leaders who exemplify the ideal for which Jerry Colangelo is best known: servant leadership. The third annual Colangelo Servant Leadership Awards presented by Freeport McMoRan will recognize these devoted leaders who work tirelessly to serve others. They are: Don Cardon, founder and CEO … [More]

Phoenix Community Alliance Announces 2022 Center City Award Winners

by Taylor Costello

Since 1993, Phoenix Community Alliance’s Center City Awards have recognized those individuals who have made immeasurable contributions to their community through service and advocacy. In a ceremony held at The Churchill on Thursday, Phoenix Community Alliance membership awarded Jim McPherson and Jessie Ponce with the Center City Champion and Center City Newcomer … [More]

Spotlight: Rapid Growth, New Investor Funding, and a Total Rebrand Highlight Qwick’s Landmark Year


Qwick, the technology-enabled leader in staffing for hospitality businesses and freelancers, reports fantastic strides at the close of a year accentuated by huge company milestones. Amid significant achievement in 2022, Qwick remains laser-focused on freelancer and business-partner success as it works to end understaffing in the hospitality industry. Through … [More]

Twelve Piper Fellows Selected for Their Leadership and Impact in Maricopa County


Twelve of Maricopa County’s outstanding nonprofit leaders were selected for Piper Trust’s 2022 Class of Piper Fellows. The newly selected class becomes part of the larger and enduring Piper Fellows network that is now a community of 102 Fellows. The 2022 Piper Fellows will participate in self-designed professional development “sabbaticals” focused on strengthening leadership … [More]

BBB Pacific Southwest Announces Greater Arizona’s 2022 Torch Awards for Ethics Winners 


Better Business Bureau Serving the Pacific Southwest (BBB) has named five winning companies for their 2022 BBB Torch Awards for Ethics in Greater Arizona, sponsored by Desert Financial Credit Union. This distinguished award honors businesses that go above and beyond to operate with integrity and raise awareness about marketplace trust. These exemplary businesses have … [More]

Mission Facilitators International Awards Its First Annual ‘Excellence in Leadership’ Award to Valley CEO


Phoenix-based Mission Facilitators International celebrated its 30th anniversary by awarding Tim O’Neal their first annual Excellence in Leadership Award for making company culture development a strategic priority at Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona. “Tim has done what few other CEOs do, to make company culture a strategic priority,” said Dean Newlund, CEO of Mission … [More]

ACA Announces Finalists for the 2022 Arizona Innovation Challenge


Arizona Commerce Authority recently announced 15 finalists have been selected for the 2022 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 2022. The AIC is designed to advance innovation and technology commercialization opportunities in Arizona by … [More]

Phoenix Children’s Achieves Accreditation Signifying Highest Ethical Standards in Research


Phoenix Children's, one of the nation's largest pediatric health systems, has been recognized by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) for its ethical research and comprehensive protections for research participants. The health system is one of just four Arizona healthcare organizations, and one of just 15 children's hospitals … [More]

Arizona’s Most Innovative and Impactful Companies, Tech Leaders, Educators and Students Honored at 2022 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation


The Arizona Technology Council, in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority, has announced the winners of the 2022 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation awards. Winners of this prestigious annual award program represent the best of the best in Arizona’s technology, science and education ecosystem. This year’s recipients were recognized tonight in a ceremony at the Phoenix … [More]

SRP Honors Valley Businesses for Outstanding Efforts in Energy Efficiency and Being Green Leaders


For the ninth consecutive year, Salt River Project honors local ‘Champions of Sustainability.’ From San Tan Valley to Tolleson — to cities in between — the 2022 awards recognize SRP commercial customers who participate in Business Solutions programs and lead the charge in sustainability and innovation. SRP’s energy efficiency programs are a major component to the … [More]

Grantmaking Organization Celebrates Milestone and Announces New Fellowship


Social Venture Partners Arizona recently hosted their ‘$5 Million in Grantmaking’ Celebration at El Chorro in honor of SVP Arizona surpassing the milestone of direct funding to Valley nonprofits. The celebration party, sponsored by AZ-VC, gathered SVPAZ Partners, Investees, and guests to celebrate the collective impact of the organization's mission. The Phoenix-based … [More]

Phoenix-Based Pet Franchise Moves Up on Prestigious Top Franchises List


Dogtopia, the international dog daycare franchise, has recently been announced as no. 325 on Franchise Times magazine's Top 500 annual ranking, climbing up 24 spots from last year and marking the brand's highest placement yet. The Franchise Times Top 500 list measures U.S.-based franchises global systemwide sales and franchised units based on the previous … [More]

Arizona Manufacturers Council Recognizes Award Winners at Manufacturer of the Year Luncheon


The Arizona Manufacturers Council celebrated Manufacturing Month by recognizing outstanding Arizona companies and individuals for their excellent work and advocacy on behalf of the Arizona manufacturing sector. The award winners for 2022 were: Small Manufacturer of the Year: Poly Print Medium Manufacturer of the Year: TYR Tactical Large Manufacturer of the … [More]

Greater Phoenix Chamber Selects 3 Businesswomen as 2022 Athena Award Recipients


The Greater Phoenix Chamber announced the 2022 ATHENA private sector, public sector, and young professional award recipients at its 35th Annual ATHENA Awards. Delma Herrera, Vice President of Field Sales, West Region, Cox Communications, was awarded the 2022 ATHENA Businesswoman of the Year Award in the private sector. Jennifer Caraway, Founder & Executive Director, The … [More]

Valley Leadership Names 73rd Man & Woman of the Year


Reyna Montoya and Dr. Chad Gestson will be Valley Leadership’s 73rd Man & Woman of the Year. The two were selected because of their commitment to addressing Arizona’s most pressing issues, track record of community engagement and alignment with Valley Leadership’s Principles of Doing. “Man and Woman of the Year is about highlighting leaders in our community who have gone … [More]

Arizona Technology Council Celebrates its 20th Year, Helped Catalyze Arizona’s Technology Growth


On Sunday, August 28, 2022, the Arizona Technology Council (AZTC) celebrated its 20th anniversary as Arizona’s premier technology industry association. The Council was founded when the Arizona High Tech Industry Cluster merged with the Arizona Software & Industry Association to create the Council. The Council now has over 700 members and offices in Phoenix and Tucson and is … [More]

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