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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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Most Admired Companies - AZ Business Magazine Sept/Oct 2011

2011 Most Admired Companies Award Winners

Arizona Business Magazine and BestCompaniesAZ are honored to unveil the winners of our inaugural Arizona’s Most Admired Companies Awards.

With 60 winners, we think you’ll agree the awards selection committee has done an outstanding job in determining some of the most admired companies in our state. Our primary goal in developing this program was to find those organizations that excel in four key areas: workplace culture, leadership excellence, social responsibility and customer opinion. This list features the most prestigious companies in our state, providing us the opportunity to learn from the best.

Adolfson & Peterson Construction
HEADQUARTERS: Minnesota
YEAR EST.: 1991
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 66
RECENT AWARD: Best Places to Work
Web: www.a-p.com
Facebook: apConstruction
Twitter: APConstruction

Aerotek
HEADQUARTERS: Baltimore
YEAR EST.: 1983
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 90
RECENT AWARD: Inavero’s 2011 Best Staffing Client Winner
Web: www.aerotek.com
Facebook: Aerotek
Twitter: Aerotek Labor

AlliedBarton Security Services
HEADQUARTERS: Conshohocken, Pa.
YEAR EST.: 1957
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 1,050
RECENT AWARD: Chief Learning Officer Magazine Learning Elite Award 2011
Web: MyAlliedBarton.com
Facebook: alliedbartonsecurityservices
Twitter: alliedbarton

American Express
HEADQUARTERS: New York
YEAR EST.: 1850
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 7,400
RECENT AWARD: 2011 Most Admired Companies — Fortune Magazine
Web: www.americanexpress.com
Facebook: americanexpress
Twitter: americanexpress

Arizona Charter Academy
HEADQUARTERS: Surprise
YEAR EST.: 2001
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 72
RECENT AWARD: 25 Best Workplaces for Women
Web: www.azcharteracademy.com
Facebook: azcharteracademy
Twitter: acabulldogs

Arizona Diamondbacks
HEADQUARTERS: Phoenix
YEAR EST.: 1998
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 225
RECENT AWARD: 2010 United Nations NGO Positive Peace Award
Web: www.dbacks.com
Facebook: D-backs
Twitter:  dbacks

Banner Health
HEADQUARTERS: Phoenix
YEAR EST.: 1999
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 28,397
RECENT AWARD: Best Places to Work in the Valley 2010 BestCompaniesAZ
Web: www.bannerhealth.com
Facebook: BannerHealth
Twitter:  BannerHealth

BeachFleischman PC
HEADQUARTERS: Tucson
YEAR EST.: 1991
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 101
RECENT AWARD: Workplace Culture 2010
Web: www.beachfleischman.com

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
HEADQUARTERS: Phoenix
YEAR EST.: 1960
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 1,476
RECENT AWARD: Phoenix Business Journal’s Healthiest Employers Award
Web: www.azblue.com

CB Richard Ellis
HEADQUARTERS: Los Angeles
YEAR EST.: 1952 (in Arizona)
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 450
RECENT AWARD: Ranking Arizona No. 1 Commercial Brokerage Firm
Web: www.cbre.com
Facebook: CB Richard Ellis
Twitter:  CB Richard Ellis

CHW Arizona
HEADQUARTERS: San Francisco
YEAR EST.: 1961
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 8,682
RECENT AWARD: 2011 Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center Award
Web: www.chwhealth.org 
Facebook: CHWHealth
Twitter:  CHWHealth

Cigna Healthcare of Arizona
HEADQUARTERS: Blue Bell, Pa.
YEAR EST.: 1792
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 2,674
RECENT AWARD: Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles Platinum Award
Web: www.cigna.com
Facebook: CIGNA
Twitter: CIGNA

Clifton Gunderson LLP
HEADQUARTERS: Milwaukee, Wisc.
YEAR EST.: 1960
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 230
RECENT AWARD: Alfred P. Sloan, Best Place to Work
Web: www.cliftoncpa.com
Facebook: Clifton CPA

Cox Communications
HEADQUARTERS: Atlanta, Ga.
YEAR EST.: 1962
NO. OF EMPLOYEES IN AZ: 3,000+
RECENT AWARD: 2011 JD Power and Associates Award “U.S. Major Provider Business Telecommunications-Data Service”
Web: www.cox.com
Facebook: CoxComm
Twitter: CoxComm

2011 Most Admired Companies, AZ Business Magazine September/October 2011

2011 MAC Customer Opinion: International Cruise and Excursions

The 2011 Most Admired Companies Customer Opinion category recognizes International Cruise and Excursions for delivering exceptional customer service.

2011 Most Admired Companies, Customer OpinionInternational Cruise and Excursions

Category: Customer Opinion
Headquarters: Phoenix
Year Est.:
1997
No. of Employees in AZ:
850
Recent Award:
2010 ASU Spirit of Enterprise Innovator Award
www.iceenterprise.com

Great organizations like the Most Admired winners know that happy customers are created by happy employees. It’s no surprise that all our winners, especially International Cruise & Excursions, have a great track record of customer service.

With best practices in hiring, staffing, training, employee enrichment, process improvement, surveys, and metrics, all with the customer experience in mind, our winner represents a holistic approach that makes them shine.

What makes ICE stand out?

International Cruise and Excursions offers flexible work schedules and even in-house dry cleaning and manicures for employees.

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About International Cruise and Excursions:

International Cruise and Excursions provides clients the ability to leverage the power and appeal of vacations through fully branded travel and cruise programs with access to flights, cruises, hotels, resorts, tours, car rental and packaged products via a proven e-commerce platform partnered with full service state of the art call center, customer service and fulfillment operations.

With the implementation of innovative sales and marketing programs that delivered the dream of cruising to vacationers worldwide, ICE cultivated powerful, long-standing relationships with every major cruise line across the globe  and further strengthened its product lines with the addition of more than 30,000 high quality resort and hotel options along with a broad range of worldwide experiential tours.

ICE is truly global with company headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona and office locations in key markets including San Diego, California, the United Kingdom, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore and Austria.

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2011 Most Admired Companies Awards - Customer Opinion


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2011 Most Admired Companies, AZ Business Magazine September/October 2011

2011 MAC Workplace Culture: CHW Arizona

The 2011 Most Admired Companies Awards recognized CHW Arizona for having a unique workplace offering employees benefits and perks, and emphasizing diversity and other qualities — making the company a great place to work.

CHW Arizona, 2011 Most Admired Companies Winner

CHW Arizona

Category: Workplace Culture
Headquarters: San Francisco
Year Est.: 1961
No. of Employees in AZ: 8,682
Recent Award: 2011 Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center Award
www.chwhealth.org | www.stjosephs-phx.org | Facebook | Twitter

The most successful organizations, like all our MAC winners, create company cultures where people matter. Where employees trust management, are proud of their work, and enjoy their jobs. Clear company values and a shared mission create the cornerstone of a positive company culture.

Our spotlight winner in Workplace Culture — CHW Arizona — is a mission-based organization that has been recognized numerous times locally and nationally for best practices that demonstrate their values of dignity, collaboration, justice, stewardship and culture. It’s not just a job; it’s about improving the quality of life. This organization encourages their employees to live their lives with purpose.  

In Catholic Healthcare West of Arizona’s work environment, employees can take free zumba, yoga and other fitness classes, choose which medical plan they prefer, and enjoy an employee appreciation night at a Rattlers game.

 

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About CHW West:

Excellent care, delivered with compassion, for all in need. It’s what we stand for.

We are dedicated to delivering high-quality, affordable health care services in a compassionate environment that meets each patient’s physical, mental and spiritual needs. Upholding the core values of dignity, justice, stewardship, collaboration, and excellence, our healing philosophy serves not just our patients, but our staff, our communities, and our planet.

At Catholic Healthcare West (CHW) a family of more than 60,000 caregivers and staff are delivering excellent care to diverse communities across Arizona, California and Nevada. Founded in 1986 and headquartered in San Francisco Catholic Healthcare West (CHW) is the fifth largest hospital provider in the nation and the largest hospital system in California.

Through teamwork and innovation, faith and compassion, advocacy and action, we endeavor every day to keep you happy, healthy, and whole.

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2011 Most Admired Companies Awards - Workplace Culture


View the entire list of 2011 Most Admired Companies winners.

Order your official 2011 Arizona’s Most Admired Companies plaque.