2011 Most Admired Companies Awards, photos

2011 Most Admired Companies Awards [PHOTOS]

Held on September 7, 2011 at the Arizona Biltmore, The 2011 Most Admired Companies Awards recognized 60 outstanding, local companies for their contributions and impact they’ve brought to the state. The 2011 Arizona MAC Awards, hosted by Arizona Business Magazine and BestCompaniesAZ, had a turnout of nearly 600 guests, including the winners of the prestigious award based on employee, customer and community opinions and focuses on companies with more than 25 employees.

Christopher Sign, Emmy award winning journalist from ABC 15, emceed the event, engaging the audience with his many “facts of the night.” Guest speakers included Time Bricker, president and CEO of Mercy Gilbert Medical Center (a member of Catholic Healthcare West); Joe Clees, shareholder at Ogletree Deakins’ Phoenix office; Tammy Weinbaum, Senior Vice President and General Manager at American Express; and Lee Vikre, senior vice president of organizational development and consulting at BestCompaniesAZ.

All of the winners excelled in the areas of customer opinion, leadership excellence, social responsibility and workplace culture.

The 2011 MAC Awards spotlighted four companies, including:

International Cruise & Excursions | Customer Opinion (as assessed by customers)
ScriptSave | Social Responsibility (community and environment)
Arizona Diamondbacks | Leadership Excellence
CHW Arizona | Workplace Culture (as voted by employees)

Attendees networked and recognized one another for their commitment to providing a great place to work for their employees, superb customer service, as well as the companies’ influence on its community and the state.

Congratulations, again, to all of our winners! [View the entire list of winners.]

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