The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) seeks nominations for its 2017 IMPACT Awards, which honor the accomplishments of outstanding Valley organizations and the positive impact they’ve made on the Greater Phoenix business community.

Nominations — which can come from anyone in the community — are open from now until Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, and can be submitted through the Chamber’s website at www.phoenixchamber.com/impact. Two businesses, one with fewer than 250 employees and one with 250 or more employees, will be honored in each of the four categories:  Community Champion, Economic Driver, Exceptional Innovator and Arizona Advocate. An IMPACT Business of the Year will also be selected from among the four category recipients in each business sector and will be announced at the 30th Annual IMPACT Awards Luncheon on May 10, 2017.

In addition, the IMPACTful Nonprofit Award is open to 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations. This award recognizes the value of nonprofits in the Valley, while also taking into consideration the unique situation, scope and abilities of a nonprofit organization. Nominate a 501(c)3 nonprofit Valley organization that serves a valuable mission and is deserving of special recognition at phoenixchamber.com/IMPACTful.

Since 1987, the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce has recognized local companies that embrace community involvement, that contribute to the Valley’s economic growth and vitality, that strive to innovate or that advocate for the state. GPCC encourages community members to nominate a deserving business—or even their own business—headquartered in or with a major presence in Arizona that has a strong footprint in the Valley that are deserving of special recognition.

“For 30 years, the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce has honored industrious businesses and their positive impact on the Greater Phoenix community,” said Todd Sanders, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce. “The IMPACT Awards recognize every type of business from small, locally owned shops to large corporations that fold themselves into the fabric of business. Throughout the decades, these awards have honored businesses that started with a spark of genius and have grown into economic drivers that move Phoenix forward.”

Sanders added, “Help us continue the tradition of honoring outstanding companies and nonprofits in the Valley by nominating a business or a nonprofit organization for the IMPACT Awards today.”

For more information and to access the nomination forms, please visit www.phoenixchamber.com/impact or contact Janelle Tassart at 602.495.6480 or jtassart@phoenixchamber.com.

Questions? Call the events hotline at 602.495.2182 or email impact@phoenixchamber.com.

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About the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce
Representing 2,400 businesses across Metropolitan Phoenix, the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce is Arizona’s 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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Posted by Jill Brownley