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March 9, 2020

Two to be chosen as 2020 Businesses of the Year at IMPACT Awards Luncheon on May 6

The Greater Phoenix Chamber has selected eight local companies as recipients of its 33rd Annual IMPACT Awards. The IMPACT Awards honor the accomplishments of small and large Valley businesses and the positive influence they have on the community and economy.

The 2020 IMPACT Award recipients are:

Large Business Category (More than 250 employees):
2020 Arizona Advocate – Kitchell
2020 Community Champion – A New Leaf, Inc.
2020 Economic Driver – Republic Services
2020 Exceptional Innovator – Terros Health

Small to Medium Business Category (250 employees or fewer):
2020 Arizona Advocate – Galvanize
2020 Community Champion – Musical Instrument Museum
2020 Economic Driver – RED Development
2020 Exceptional Innovator – Paradox

The two 2020 IMPACT Businesses of the Year will be selected from these honorees and announced during the 33rd Annual IMPACT Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown. Individual tickets are $105 for Chamber members and $125 for non-members. Tables of 10 are $1,000 for Chamber members and $1,200 for non-members.

“The Greater Phoenix Chamber is proud to honor this year’s IMPACT Award recipients. These businesses represent the innovation and development happening in Greater Phoenix, and we are thrilled to shed light on their incredible work,” said Greater Phoenix Chamber President and CEO Todd Sanders. “We look forward to seeing their continued investment in the region as they contribute to economic prosperity and community connectivity in Arizona for years to come.”

More information about each award recipient follows:

Large Business Category (More than 250 employees):

2020 Arizona Advocate: Kitchell
Phoenix-based Kitchell is a building company offering a wide array of services from development and program management to construction and facilities management. Founded in 1950 as a modest family-owned construction company, today the Kitchell workforce of more than 1,000 employee-owners manages projects from seven offices around the country. Kitchell is consistently ranked by national trade organizations as one of the top commercial builders both regionally and nationally.
Location: Phoenix | Website: www.kitchell.com | Phone: 602-264-4411

2020 Community Champion: A New Leaf, Inc.
As a nonprofit social service leader, A New Leaf is working to address the Phoenix Metro community’s most challenging issues including homelessness, domestic violence, poverty, and mental health. Now operating more than 30 programs under seven social service pillars: housing & shelter, domestic violence, mental & physical health, education, financial empowerment, family preservation, and foster care, A New Leaf will make a positive impact in the lives of 28,000 people this year.
Location: Mesa | Website: www.turnanewleaf.org | Phone: 480-969-4024

2020 Economic Driver: Republic Services
Headquartered in Phoenix, Republic Services is an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste disposal. Through their subsidiaries, Republic’s collection operations, transfer stations, recycling processing centers, landfills and environmental services provide effective solutions to make recycling and waste disposal effortless for 14 million customers nationwide. Republic’s 6,000 employees working in 41 states and Puerto Rico are committed to providing a superior customer experience while helping ensure a cleaner, safer and healthier world for future generations. Republic has over 2,300 Arizona-based employees across 25 locations including corporate offices, a customer resource center and collection and post-collection operations.
Location: Phoenix | Website: www.republicservices.com  | Phone: 480-627-2700

2020 Exceptional Innovator: Terros Health
Terros Health is a health care company focused on the whole person, providing primary care and specializing in mental health and substance use treatment for 50 years. Terros Health saves lives every day, with integrated care critical to helping people live healthy, long lives. Statewide, 1 million people in Arizona struggle with mental illness, and opioids claim two lives a day. Driven by a compelling purpose – Inspiring Change for Life – Terros Health’s impact is undeniable: 50,000 lives touched, 627,055 patient interactions, 310,795 outpatient visits, 22,250 crisis interventions and 3,631 free HIV tests administered in 2019 alone.
Location: Phoenix | Website: www.terroshealth.org | Phone: 602-685-6000

Small to Medium Business Category (250 employees or fewer):
2020 Arizona Advocate: Galvanize
Galvanize is a technology ecosystem for learners, entrepreneurs, startups, and established companies that strives to meets the needs of the rapidly changing digital world. From transforming individuals and teams through effective education and community programs to coalescing and nurturing a community of innovators anchored by their campus, Galvanize is shining a light on Arizona. With a focus on rethinking how talent is developed and upskilled, Galvanize is working to ensure Arizona has a bright future by shaping Arizona into a nationally recognized hub for tech talent and tech companies.
Location: Phoenix | Website: www.galvanize.com | Phone: 602-362-2670

2020 Community Champion: Musical Instrument Museum
Explore the world’s music and cultures at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM).  MIM takes you on a journey around the world, deep into the heart of human creativity. Rated Phoenix’s #1 attraction by TripAdvisor, MIM displays more than 4,300 musical instruments from every corner of the globe. MIM fosters an appreciation of the world’s diverse cultures by showing how people innovate, adapt, and learn from each other to create music—the language of the soul.
Location: Phoenix | Website:  www.mim.org | Phone: 480-478-6000

2020 Economic Driver: RED Development
A wholly integrated commercial real estate company, RED Development is a mixed-use developer that maximizes asset value and performance for its mixed-use portfolio and high-quality retail properties. Most notably, RED is the developer behind CityScape, the first vertically integrated mixed-use project in Downtown Phoenix. For more than 20 years, RED has been a preferred partner for class AA office tenants, national retailers, and investors. The company also works with third-party property owners seeking RED’s expertise in remerchandising and repositioning properties to improve profitability and appeal. RED builds on its development capabilities as an active acquirer of existing properties.
Location: Phoenix | Website:  www.reddevelopment.com | Phone: 480-947-7772

2020 Exceptional Innovator: Paradox
Paradox helps people do work they love by letting Assistive Intelligence take care of the stuff they don’t. The Paradox  team is building the leading applied AI assistant software across the entire recruiting and talent engagement life cycle, helping global clients like Intel, CVS Health, McDonald’s, Unilever, Staples, and Delta Air Lines reinvent the talent experience by automating the boring stuff and freeing teams up to spend time with people, not software. Olivia — the company’s flagship product — is being used in more than 60 countries across the world, and she communicates in over 36 languages.
Location: Scottsdale | Website: www.paradox.ai | Phone: 888-283-4817

Congratulations to the 2020 IMPACT Award Finalists

More than 250 employees:

  • Benchmark
  • CBRE
  • Insight Enterprises.
  • Plexus Worldwide, Inc.

250 employees or fewer:

  • Arizona PBS
  • The Weitz Company
  • Versant Capital Management
  • Xavier College Preparatory

About the Greater Phoenix Chamber
Representing 2,400 businesses across the Greater Phoenix region, the Greater Phoenix Chamber promotes regional prosperity by serving as a catalyst for economic vitality and strong communities. The Chamber pursues this mission by collaborating with business, political and community leaders to grow the regional talent pool, create a regional approach to economic development and drive a pro-Arizona agenda.

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