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Sixteen companies selected as finalists for 26th annual awards

The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) has selected 16 deserving local companies as finalists for its 26th annual IMPACT Awards. Since 1988, the IMPACT Awards have celebrated the impact outstanding companies have on the Valley’s business community and economy. This year, the GPCC will recognize two recipients in each of four categories: Community Champion, Economic Driver, Entrepreneurial Excellence, and Response to Adversity. The 2013 IMPACT Businesses of the Year will be selected from these honorees and announced at a luncheon on May 14 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa. The 2013 finalists:

Small to Medium Business Category (250 employees or fewer):

Angel MedFlight
CYC Landscaping
Fiesta Bowl
Gompers Habilitation Center Penrose Academy
Tony Felice PR
UMOM New Day Centers

Large Business Category (More than 250 employees):

American Express
Arizona Diamondbacks
Cancer Treatment Centers of America Chas Roberts Air Conditioning Goodwill of Central Arizona
Grand Canyon University Mountainside Fitness
Sundt Construction

?These companies represent what makes the Valley?s business community and our Chamber great. It?s a privilege to honor those who do the day-in, day-out work of boosting our economy and creating jobs,? said Todd Sanders, GPCC President and CEO. ?There are many businesses in the Valley deserving of this honor, so we are proud to do our small part in recognizing their achievements and commitment to strengthening our community.?


Small to Medium Business Category:
Arizona Blinds
Benjamin Franklin, The Punctual Plumber Bunney’s Inc.
Crisis Response Network
Gabriel’s Angels
George Brazil Home Services
Hobaica Services Inc.
Local First Arizona
Lodestar Day Resource Center
Musical Instrument Museum
OCJ Kids
Owens Harkey Advertising
Short Leash Hotdogs
Subrosa Investigations LLC
TNT Shredding
Tri Arc Architecture & Design

Large Business Category:
Adelante Healthcare Apollo Group
Arizona State Credit Union Bankers Trust
CyraCom International
Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold HDR Engineering
Magellan Health Services of Arizona Midwestern University
Phoenix Suns
Redflex Traffic Systems, Inc.
Snell & Wilmer
Sunland Asphalt
The CORE Institute
Total Transit

Businesses interested in becoming a ?Friends of Small Business? sponsor for the IMPACT Awards should contact Katie Campana at 602.495.6480 or

About the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce

Established in 1888 and representing 2,600 businesses across Metropolitan Phoenix, the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce is Arizona?s largest and most-established business organization. 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 enhances members? success by promoting economic development, entrepreneurship and a connection to the community with local chapters in Anthem, Deer Valley and South Mountain/Laveen.

Nicole Mangino 602.495.2197
Twitter: @phxchamber