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]

ZorroSign Named Blockchain SaaS Innovator of the Year at the UAE Business Awards 2021


Phoenix-based ZorroSign, Inc, a leader in digital signature technology and the global provider of ZorroSign DTM—a secure platform delivering digital signature and digital transaction management, has been named “Blockchain SaaS Innovator of the Year 2021” at the UAE Business Awards 2021. This awards program honors the businesses and individuals that innovate and have helped to … [More]

National AV Integrator Celebrates 30 Years of Audiovisual Innovation

CCS Presentation Systems

CCS Presentation Systems, one of the largest integrators of audiovisual equipment in the U.S., turns 30 years old today. Beginning as a 2-person operation in 1991, CCS now has over 350 employees nationwide and annual revenue across the CCS group tops $160 million dollars. In 1991 John Godbout and his wife, Beth, decided after moving 9 times for John’s previous job with IBM, … [More]

Arizona Foundation for Women Graduates Inaugural SHE Leads!™ Class of 2021

Arizona Foundation for Women

Arizona Foundation for Women (AFW), a not-for-profit agency that advocates for women’s causes in Arizona, graduated 29 Arizona women from SHE Leads!™, a women’s-centric leadership program dedicated to advancing women in the workplace. Throughout the past six months, SHE Leads!™ participants raised over $68,000 for non-profits focused on helping Arizona women. The cohort is … [More]

Carvana Catapults onto the Fortune 500 List in Only Eight Years, One of the Fastest Rises to Date


Carvana, the leading e-commerce platform for buying and selling used cars, today debuted on the Fortune 500® at no. 483; one of the fastest growing tech companies added to the prestigious list. Based on organic growth alone, only Amazon and Google made it to the Fortune 500 faster. Carvana is one of the youngest companies to make the 2021 Fortune 500 List, and its trajectory … [More]

12 News KPNX in Phoenix Wins 2021 Walter Cronkite Award for Exceptional Reporting on Systemic Racism


12 News, TEGNA Inc.’s NBC affiliate in Phoenix, Arizona, was honored today with a Walter Cronkite Award for reporting on systemic racism for “The Work is Hard and Not Done: Being Black in the Valley," which explores the Black experience and historical events in Arizona and includes interviews with mothers, faith leaders, neighbors, and 12 News anchors Caribe Devine, Rachel … [More]

Delta Dental of Arizona Earns Healthy Arizona Worksites Gold Award for Fifth Consecutive Year

Delta Dental of Arizona

For the fifth year in a row, Delta Dental of Arizona has earned the Healthy Arizona Worksites Program (HAWP) Gold Award for its implementation of evidence-based health initiatives to improve the well-being of their employees, employees’ families and communities. HAWP, a public health initiative developed through a partnership between the Arizona Department of Health Services … [More]

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