The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) has selected 20 deserving local companies as finalists for its 29th Annual IMPACT Awards. The Chamber’s IMPACT Awards honor the accomplishments of small, large and nonprofit businesses and the positive effect they have on the Valley’s business community and economy. The 2016 IMPACT Award finalists are:

Small/Medium Business Category (250 employees or fewer):

  • Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona
  • Danzeisen Dairy
  • The Dhaba/India Plaza
  • Dircks Moving & Logistics
  • Goettl Air Conditioning
  • Melrose Pharmacy
  • RDS Electric
  • Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences

Large Business Category (More than 250 employees):

  • Caliber Companies
  • CopperPoint Insurance Companies
  • Cox Communications
  • DPR Construction
  • Sonora Quest Laboratories
  • WebPT, Inc.
  • The Weitz Company
  • W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University

New in 2016 is the IMPACTful Nonprofit Award, which recognizes the value of nonprofits in the Valley, while also taking into consideration the unique situation, scope and abilities of a nonprofit organization.  Help determine the 2016 IMPACTful Nonprofit Award recipient by casting your vote here for one of the four nonprofits finalists:

IMPACTful Nonprofit Award finalists: 

  • Adelante Healthcare
  • Junior Achievement of Arizona
  • Phoenix Rescue Mission
  • The Phoenix Symphony

During the29th Annual IMPACT Awards Luncheon in May 2016, the Chamber will recognize one recipient for the Small/Medium Category and one in the Large Business Category in each of four classifications: Community Champion, Economic Driver, Entrepreneurial Excellence and Response to Adversity. The 2016 IMPACT Businesses of the Year will be selected from these eight honorees and announced during the29th Annual IMPACT Awards Luncheon.

“The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce is proud to honor the innovation, achievement and leadership of the Valley’s exemplary small, large and nonprofit organizations and the huge impact they have made on the business community,” said Todd Sanders, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce. “It’s this entrepreneurial spirit that drives Arizona forward, and we are privileged to honor them for their dedicated commitment to positively impacting the Greater Phoenix business community.”

The 29th Annual IMPACT Awards luncheon will take place Wednesday, May 18, 2016, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort. Tickets are $75 for GPCC members and $85 for non-members and tables of 10 are $850 for Chamber members and $950 for non-members (tables include priority seating and program recognition). For reservations, please visit www.phoenixchamber.com/impact.

“The IMPACT Awards recognize the contributions of Arizona‐based companies and solidify Greater Phoenix’s reputation as an outstanding place to do business,” said Janelle Tassart, director of community relations at the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce. “All of the 2016 IMPACT Award finalists and nominees are extraordinary organizations that make a significant and lasting contribution to the local economy and to the community.”

The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce also congratulates all the 2016 IMPACT Award nominees:

Small/Medium Business Category

  • Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona
  • CASCO Financial Group
  • Danzeisen Dairy
  • Deco Communities
  • Dircks Moving & Logistics
  • Goettl Air Conditioning
  • Highway Twenty
  • Iron Horse Diagnostics
  • Melrose Pharmacy
  • Mister Sparky Electric
  • Moses, Inc.
  • NextNet Partners, LLC
  • Phoenix Center for the Arts
  • RDS Electric Inc.
  • Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences
  • The Dhaba/India Plaza

Large Business Category

  • Caliber Companies
  • CopperPoint Insurance Companies
  • Cox Communications
  • Celgene Corporation
  • DPR Construction
  • Fennemore Craig, P.C.
  • Point B
  • Sonora Quest Laboratories
  • The Weitz Company
  • Vonage
  • WebPT
  • W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University

IMPACTful Nonprofit Award

  • Adelante Healthcare
  • American Red Cross
  • Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation
  • Beatitudes Campus
  • Central Arizona Shelter Services (CASS)
  • Duet: Partners in Health & Aging
  • Feed My Starving Children
  • Foundation for Senior Living (FSL)
  • Furnishing Dignity
  • Gabriel’s Angels
  • Gigi’s Playhouse Phoenix/Scottsdale
  • Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council, Inc.
  • Gompers Habilitation Center
  • Hacienda HealthCare
  • Junior Achievement of Arizona
  • Keep Phoenix Beautiful
  • Local First Arizona Foundation (LFAF)
  • New Pathways for Youth
  • Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation
  • Phoenix Rescue Mission
  • Special Olympics Arizona, Inc.
  • St. Luke’s Health Initiatives
  • The Centers for Habilitation
  • The Phoenix Symphony
  • United States Veterans Initiative-Phoenix
  • Valley Leadership
  • Valley of the Sun United Way
  • Valley Youth Theatre

To view the online gallery of the finalists and event attendees at the IMPACT Nominee Reception, click here.

To download a high-resolution 300 DPI image of the 2016 IMPACT Award finalists, please visit http://phoenixchamber.com/sites/default/files/2016_impact_award_finalists_300dpi_0.jpg.

Businesses interested in becoming a sponsor for the IMPACT Awards should contact Janelle Tassart at 602.495.6480 or jtassart@phoenixchamber.com.

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