IMPACT Awards

 

Presented by premier_aps

Since 1987, the Greater Phoenix Chamber has honored the accomplishments of businesses and the impact they’ve made on the Greater Phoenix business community. The Chamber highlights companies with a strong footprint in the Valley that are deserving of special recognition.

Awards overview:

Two businesses—one with 250 employees or fewer and one with more than 250 employees—will be honored in each of the four categories below. An IMPACT Business of the Year Recipient is selected from the category recipients in both business sectors.

  • Arizona Advocate: A business promoting pro-growth, pro-job policies that foster a business-friendly climate, creating jobs, and attracting/retaining talent in the region while advocating for Arizona on a state, national and/or global level as a unique place for businesses and individuals to thrive.
  • Community Champion – A business focusing on local community involvement, volunteering, and truly making a positive impact in the community throughout their company.
  • Economic Driver – A business or organization substantially contributing to the economic vitality of the Greater Phoenix community by advancing a new industry or revitalizing a business sector or neighborhood.
  • Exceptional Innovator– A business exemplifying the spirit of entrepreneurialism. This business identifies opportunities or unmet needs and takes risks, creates value, initiates change, or develops innovative solutions.
  • IMPACT Business of the Year – A category award recipient this year additionally honored as a business moving the local economy forward, giving back to the community, and innovating to enhance the image of Arizona.

Congratulations 2020 IMPACT Awards Recipients!

250 Employees Or Fewer

  • Arizona Advocate – Galvanize
  • Community Champion – Musical Instrument Museum
  • Economic Driver – RED Development
  • Exceptional Innovator – Paradox

More Than 250 Employees

  • Arizona Advocate – Kitchell
  • Community Champion – A New Leaf, Inc.
  • Economic Driver – Republic Services
  • Exceptional Innovator – Terros Health

Launched in 2016, 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.

The IMPACTful Nonprofit Award will honor a nonprofit that exhibits success in the following areas:

  • Community Impact– An organization that is measurably improving the community through volunteer efforts, community focused initiatives, education projects, or other methods. This organization’s mission adds great value to the Greater Phoenix community.
  • Innovation – An innovative organization that exemplifies the spirit of entrepreneurialism within the nonprofit sector. An organization that has identified opportunities or unmet needs and, as a result, initiated change or developed innovative solutions.
  • Adversity – An organization that faced significant challenges and rebounded in order to build a stronger, more sustainable organization.
 FAQ
  1. When are nominations?
    Nominations are accepted November-January each year.
  2. Who can nominate?
    Companies can be nominated or self-nominate.
  3. What is required?
    Nominated companies submit a written application sharing how they are making an impact.
  4. When is the awards luncheon?
    Held annually in May, the IMPACT Awards Luncheon features the stories of the category recipients and highlights why these companies are the best of the best in Valley business.
  5. How do I get more information?
    For more information, email impact@phoenixchamber.com or call 602.495.2182.

Past IMPACT Award Recipients

2019: Recipients with more than 250 employees

  • Desert Botanical Garden, Arizona Advocate
  • Elontec, Community Champion
  • University of Advancing Technology, Economic Driver and Business of the Year Recipient
  • Urbix Resources LLC, Exceptional Innovator

2019: Recipients with 250 employees or fewer

  • Lyft, Arizona Advocate
  • CopperPoint Insurance Companies, Community Champion
  • Fry’s Food Stores, Economic Driver and Business of the Year Recipient
  • Barrow Neurological Institute, Exceptional Innovator

2018: Recipients with more than 250 employees

  • Arizona Public Service (APS) Arizona Advocate
  • Salt River Project (SRP) Community Champion
  • Phoenix Suns Economic Driver
  • Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Exceptional Innovator and Business of the Year Recipient

2018: Recipients with 250 employees or fewer

  • ISM Raceway Arizona Advocate
  • Delta Dental of Arizona Community Champion
  • Plaza Companies Economic Driver
  • Equality Health, Exceptional Innovator and Business of the Year Recipient

2018 IMPACTful Nonprofit: Daring Adventures

2017: Recipients with more than 250 employees

  • EPCOR Water USA, Economic Driver
  • Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Arizona Advocate
  • Sonora Quest Laboratories, Exceptional Innovator
  • Southwest Airlines, Community Champion and Business of the Year Recipient

2017: Recipients with 250 employees or fewer

  • ASU Gammage, Economic Driver and Business of the Year Recipient
  • Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation, Arizona Advocate
  • Crisis Response Network, Inc., Community Champion
  • Redflex Traffic Systems, Inc., Exceptional Innovator

2017 IMPACTful Nonprofit: Duet: Partners in Aging

2016: Recipients with more than 250 employees

  • Cox Communications, Community Champion and Business of the Year Recipient
  • Caliber, The Wealth Development Company, Economic Driver
  • WebPT, Entrepreneurial Excellence
  • CopperPoint Insurance Companies, Response to Adversity

2016: Recipients with 250 employees or fewer

  • Danzeisen Dairy , Community Champion and Business of the Year Recipient
  • The Dhaba/India Plaza, Economic Driver
  • Melrose Pharmacy, Entrepreneurial Excellence
  • Goettl Air Conditioning, Response to Adversity

2016 IMPACTful Nonprofit: Junior Achievement

2015: Recipients with more than 250 employees

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, Response to Adversity
  • EXOS, Entrepreneurial Excellence
  • Goodwill of Central Arizona, Economic Driver and Business of the Year Recipient
  • Wells Fargo, Community Champion

2015: Recipients with 250 employees or fewer

  • Anderson Security Agency, Ltd., Response to Adversity
  • Arizona School Choice Trust, Community Champion
  • HDR, Inc., Economic Driver
  • Pinnacle Transplant Technologies, LLC, Entrepreneurial Excellence and Business of the Year Recipient

2014: Recipients with more than 250 employees

  • The CORE Institute, Entrepreneurial Excellence
  • Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Community Champion
  • Phoenix Zoo/ Arizona Zoological Society, Response to Adversity
  • Sundt Construction, Inc., Economic Driver and Business of the Year Recipient

2014: Recipients with 250 employees or fewer

  • Native American Connections, Community Champion
  • NJOY, Inc., Response to Adversity
  • Risas Dental and Braces, Entrepreneurial Excellence and Business of the Year Recipient
  • Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), Economic Driver

2013: Recipients with more than 250 employees

  • Arizona Diamondbacks, Community Champion
  • Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Entrepreneurial Excellence
  • Chas Roberts Air Conditioning, Response to Adversity
  • Grand Canyon University, Economic Driver and Business of the Year Recipient

2013: Recipients with 250 employees or fewer

  • Fiesta Bowl, Economic Driver
  • GlobalMed, Entrepreneurial Excellence
  • Penrose Academy, Response to Adversity and Business of the Year Recipient
  • UMOM New Day Centers, Community Champion

2012: Recipients with more than 250 employees

  • Mayo Clinic, Economic Driver
  • Phoenix Collegiate Academy, Response to Adversity
  • Trident Security Services, Inc., Entrepreneurial Excellence
  • Goodmans Interior Structures, Community Champion

2012: Recipients with 250 employees or fewer

  • Mayo Clinic, Economic Driver
  • Phoenix Collegiate Academy, Response to Adversity
  • Trident Security Services, Inc., Entrepreneurial Excellence
  • DMB Associates, Economic Driver

2011: Recipients

  • Accurate Signs & Engraving, Economic Driver
  • com, Entrepreneurial Excellence
  • Ideas*Collide, Company Culture
  • Valley Sleep Center, recipient, Business of the Year Recipient
  • Virginia Auto Supply, Response to Adversity

2010: Recipients

  • RE/MAX New Heights Realty, Business of the Year Recipient
  • InMedia, Community Involvement
  • David and Sam PR, Company Culture
  • Arizona Air Boutique, Response to Adversity
  • Aarow Advertising, Innovation

2009: Recipients

  • Advantage Urgent Care, Response to Adversity
  • Keats, Connelly and Associates, Company Culture
  • O’ Neil Printing Innovation
  • Tri Lite Builders Community Involvement
  • Western International Bank, Business of the Year Recipient

2008: Recipients

  • Challenge Charter School, Response to Adversity
  • Community Tire & Auto Service Specialists, Business of the Year Recipient
  • Elontec, Community Involvement,
  • PerfectPower, Inc., Innovation

2007: Recipients

  • Bluemedia, Innovation
  • Engenuity Systems, Business of the Year Recipient
  • Excaliber Precision Machining, Response to Adversity
  • Reliance Build, Inc. , Community Involvement

2006: Recipients

  • Best Bill
  • Furniture Affair
  • It’s a Ruff Life
  • RDS Electric

2005: Recipients

  • American Janitorial Services, LLC
    The Christmas Light Company
  • Rush Auto Recyclers
  • Stampede Plumbing, LLC

2004: Recipients

  • Horticulture West II, Inc.
  • Go Media
  • Sitewire Marketspace Solutions, LLC
  • Specialized Service Co.

2003: Recipients

  • Complete Print Shop
  • Prensa Hispana
  • ProLink, Inc.
  • Auction Systems Auctioneers & Appraisers

2002: Recipients

  • Desert Fleet Serv
  • Newport Furnishings
  • Sunrise Community Bank of Arizona
  • As You Wish Pottery

2001: Recipients

  • Jackson Airport Enterprises
  • Mi Ranchito Mexican Food Products
  • Denise Resnik & Associates
  • Valwest Technologies

2000: Recipients

  • Arvizu Advertising and Promotions
  • Jet Products
  • Oregano’s
  • Connection Couriers
  • Growth Strategies Group

1999: Recipients

  • Auto Body World
  • Fast Signs on Central
  • Fairytale Brownies
  • Stein Cox Group

1998: Recipients

  • NetPro Computing, Inc.
  • Dircks Moving Services
  • The Shop
  • 1-800-FLOWERS

1997: Recipients

  • Terri’s Consign & Design
  • Griggs Paint
  • Johnson Carlier, Inc.
  • Apartments & More

1996: Recipients

  • KFNN 1510 AM
  • Hernandez Companies, Inc.
  • Sierra Screenprinting
  • Rolf’s Salon
  • Dave Reiff Printing

1995: Recipients

  • McMurry Publishing Inc.
  • Continental Catering
  • Commercial Blueprint Company

1994: Recipients

  • Sawyer Aviation
  • China Mist Tea Co.

1993: Recipient

  • Phoenix International Raceway

1992: Recipient

  • Treffers Precision

1991: Recipient

  • Ace Asphalt

1990: Recipient

  • Behavioral Research Center

1989: Recipient

  • Sunflowers

1988: Recipient

  • Capitol Metals