The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) has selected eight deserving local companies as recipients of its 29th annual IMPACT Awards. The IMPACT Awards honor the accomplishments of small and large businesses and the impact they have on the Valley’s business community and economy. The 2016 IMPACT Award recipients are:
Small to Medium Business Category (250 employees or fewer):
2016 Community Champion – Danzeisen Dairy
2016 Economic Driver – The Dhaba/India Plaza
2016 Entrepreneurial Excellence – Melrose Pharmacy
2016 Response to Adversity – Goettl Air Conditioning
Large Business Category (More than 250 employees):
2016 Community Champion – Cox Communications
2016 Economic Driver – Caliber, The Wealth Development Company
2016 Entrepreneurial Excellence – WebPT, Inc.
2016 Response to Adversity – CopperPoint Insurance Companies
The 2016 IMPACT Business of the Year Award for the Small/Medium Business Category and the Large Business Category will be selected from these honorees and announced at the awards luncheon on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at the Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort.
New in 2016 is the IMPACTful Nonprofit Award, which recognizes the value of nonprofits in the Valley. The IMPACTful Nonprofit Award recipient will also be announced at the awards luncheon on May 18, 2016, at the Arizona Biltmore. 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
“The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce is privileged to honor these eight outstanding companies for their commitment to community, economic impact, innovation and leadership,” said Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Todd Sanders. “Their entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to positively impacting the Greater Phoenix business community propels our state forward. Their drive and dedication greatly contributes to making our community such a great place to live, work and do business.”
The 29th Annual IMPACT Awards luncheon will take place on Wednesday, May 18 from 11 a.m. to
1 p.m. at the Arizona Biltmore. Tickets are $75 for Chamber members and $85 for non-members. Tables of 10 are $850 for Chamber members and $950 for non-members. Register to attend at www.phoenixchamber.com/impact.
More information about each of the eight award recipients follows:
SMALL TO MEDIUM BUSINESS CATEGORY (250 employees or fewer):
2016 Community Champion: Danzeisen Dairy
Danzeisen Dairy is a local, family-run dairy farm established for over 50 years in the state. Descending from a rich family history of farming, Danzeisen Dairy has been a part of the dairy business in Phoenix for generations. Located at the base of South Mountain in Phoenix, Danzeisen Dairy made calculated changes in 2014 its revenue strategies and distribution model by launching its own brand and label, a bold move for a small dairy farm.
Business Location: 85339 | Website: www.danzeisendairy.com | Phone: 623.478.9494
2016 Economic Driver: The Dhaba/India Plaza
The Dhaba/India Plaza is the largest one-stop destination for all things Indian in Greater Phoenix. Serving over one million customers since 2003, The Dhaba/India Plaza offers authentic Indian food served in a cafe-style setting. In addition to its restaurant featuring traditional Indian recipes, cooking techniques and culinary traditions, The Dhaba/India Plaza also encompasses a marketplace, artifacts, cooking school and education center with an extensive focus on Indian culture.
Business Locations: 85281 | Website: www.The-Dhaba.com | Phone: 480.557.8800
2016 Entrepreneurial Excellence: Goettl Air Conditioning
Goettl Air Conditioning specializes in residential and commercial heating, ventilation and air conditioning services, including repair, replacement and maintenance of air conditioning systems, heating systems, indoor air quality systems and energy efficiency services. Founded in 1939, Goettl Air Conditioning was the first to bring modern air conditioning technology to residential customers.
Business Locations: 85281, 85745 | Website: www.goettl.com | Phone: 602.275.1515
2016 Response to Adversity: Melrose Pharmacy
Melrose Pharmacy is an independently owned and operated pharmacy in Central Phoenix. In addition to filling prescriptions and providing superior service every day to each of its clients, Melrose Pharmacy also does compounding, hormone restoration, nutraceuticals, specialty medications, delivery and custom medication packaging. Melrose Pharmacy provides a high-touch, patient-care experience while delivering complex and specialty medications.
Business Locations: 85021, 85013 | Website: www.melrosepharmacy.com | Phone: 602.277.4714
LARGE BUSINESS CATEGORY (More than 250 employees):
2016 Community Champion: Cox Communications
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company that provides digital video, Internet, telephone, home security and automation services over its nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable company, Cox serves six million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and new media advertising.
Location: 85027 | Website: www.cox.com | Phone: 623.594.1000
2016 Economic Driver: Caliber, The Wealth Development Company
Caliber is a diversified real estate wealth development company offering alternative strategies for growing client portfolios and creating long-term cash flow with vertically integrated assets. Founded in 2009, Caliber has grown exponentially in seven years from a start-up with no initial capital to a full-service investment firm that has acquired and repositioned over $200 million in commercial, residential, multi-family and hospitality real estate throughout Arizona.
Locations: 85260 + offices in Phoenix, Tucson, Flagstaff | Website: www.caliberco.com | Phone: 480.295.7600
2016 Entrepreneurial Excellence: WebPT, Inc.
WebPT is the leading electronic medical record and practice management solution for physical, occupational and speech therapists. Founded in 2006, WebPT makes it easy and secure for therapy professionals to transition from paper and outdated software to a user-friendly, Web-based system. Headquartered in the historic Warehouse District in downtown Phoenix, WebPT is the fastest-growing software company in Arizona and the fastest-growing EMR in the country.
Business Location: 85004 | Website: www.webpt.com | Phone: 866.221.1870
2016 Response to Adversity: CopperPoint Insurance Companies
CopperPoint Insurance Companies, founded in 1925, is Arizona’s premier provider of workers compensation insurance. As a leading advocate of workplace safety, CopperPoint is proactive in building a culture of safety throughout Arizona and in keeping the state’s workers’ compensation insurance rates among the lowest in the nation.
Business Locations: 85012, 85719 | Website: www.copperpoint.com | Phone: 602.631.2300
“Winning an IMPACT Award gives me pride that the hard work I have been doing for my business is appreciated and validates for me that I am working on the right things,” said Teresa Stickler, owner of Melrose Pharmacy. “I like to be a leader in the independent pharmacy community and it is great to be recognized for what we have done. I like to make a difference in this world and it is great to be rewarded for that.”
“We are thrilled to be recognized by the Chamber for the commitment of Cox and for the work of our 3,200 employees in Arizona to make our communities better,” said Susan Anable of Cox Communications. “Improving the quality of life in the communities we serve is at the core of our company’s mission and what makes this award so gratifying.”
“Our vision is to provide the best dairy products on the market with the utmost of integrity for the well-being of our cows and our community,” said Kevin Danzeisen of Danzeisen Dairy. “Receiving the 2016 IMPACT Community Champion Award is very exciting because it means we are achieving our vision.”
“For Caliber to be the recipient of this year’s Economic Driver Award is extremely humbling,” said Peter Anadranistakis, president of Caliber, The Wealth Development Company. “It is Caliber’s passion to continue our partnership with the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, to assist our community and state with good jobs, better facilities, increased investor profitability and greater economic growth.”
“This completes us. For a small minority business to be so recognized by an esteemed organization like the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce is a significant milestone,” said Raveen Arora, owner and president of The Dhaba/India Plaza. “It shows what can happen when your values, vision, mission, strategy, goals and objectives are aligned for the common good of the community we serve in.”
About the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce
Representing 2,400 businesses across Metropolitan Phoenix, the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce is Arizona’s oldest and largest Chamber. The Chamber supports the growth and development of business by offering networking and marketing opportunities, money-saving programs and a voice in government, keeping its members informed, connected and prosperous. The Chamber also enhances members’ success by promoting economic development, entrepreneurship and a connection to the community.
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