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Greater Phoenix Chamber Announces 2023 IMPACT Awards Recipients

Lindsay Hansen
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June 23, 2023

One in each category was honored as a Business of the Year recipient at the IMPACT Awards event on June 22nd

The Greater Phoenix Chamber has selected ten local companies as recipients of its 36th Annual IMPACT Awards. The IMPACT Awards honor the accomplishments of small and mid-to-large Valley businesses’ achievements and their positive influence on the community and economy. These recipients were selected following a community vote among 30 finalists of the more than 100 businesses nominated for this honor.

The 2023 Business of the Year IMPACT Award recipients are:

Small Business Sector

Community Champion – The Joy Bus

Economic Driver – Duffy Group, Inc.

IMPACTful Nonprofit – Make-A-Wish Arizona

Exceptional Workplace – Duffy Group, Inc.

Industry Innovator – The Joy Bus

Mid-to-Large Business Sector

Community Champion – Arizona Public Service (APS)

Economic Driver – Desert Financial Credit Union

IMPACTful Nonprofit – Phoenix Art Museum

Exceptional Workplace – Arizona Public Service (APS)

Industry Innovator – Sonora Quest Laboratories

“We’ve worked so hard to not only contribute to the community but build a really exceptional place to work. To be recognized by the Greater Phoenix Chamber means the world to us!” says Kathleen Duffy, president and CEO of Duffy Group, Inc.

“We are grateful for all the community involvement and everyone who believes in what we are doing and are going to do to help. We have a team of amazing people who help fight and volunteer in the community. Hundreds help at the diner and deliver meals to cancer survivors. To have the community backing everything Jennifer believed in and inspiring all of us to believe in something bigger is the most rewarding,” says Joanna McCarthy, general manager of the Joy Bus Diner.

“We are so honored to win this award and be recognized for driving economic impact in the community. It’s something we seek to do and is obviously resonating with the right people. We are happy to do this on behalf of my team and our members. We appreciate the Chamber for putting on such a nice event!” says Jeff Meshey, president and CEO of Desert Financial Credit Union.

The 2023 IMPACT Businesses of the Year were announced during the 36th Annual IMPACT Awards event.

“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.”

Congratulations to the 2023 IMPACT Award Finalists:


Community Champion:

–          EPIHAB Phoenix, Inc.

–          Public Square

–          The Joy Bus


Economic Driver:

–          Duffy Group, Inc.

–          Moov Technologies

–          REDW, LLC


Industry Innovator:

–          evolvedMD

–          Gateway for Cancer Research

–          The Joy Bus


Exceptional Workplace:

–          Better Business Bureau Serving the Pacific Southwest

–          Duffy Group, Inc.

–          Ideas Collide


IMPACTful Nonprofit:

–          Make-A-Wish Arizona

–          Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central and Northern Arizona

–          Ryan House



Community Champion:

–          Arizona Public Service (APS)

–          Bell Bank

–          CopperPoint Insurance Companies


Economic Driver:

–          Desert Financial Credit Union

–          Diamondback Healthcare Center

–          Ernst & Young Global Limited


Industry Innovator:

–          Copa Health

–          Crown Castle

–          Sonora Quest Laboratories


Exceptional Workplace:

–          ADP

–          Arizona Public Service (APS)

–          Charles Schwab


IMPACTful Nonprofit:

–          Adelante Healthcare

–          Phoenix Art Museum

–          Solari Crisis & Human Services

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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Greater Phoenix Chamber Announces 2023 Impact Award Recipients