Arizona Forward Archives

Greater Phoenix Chamber announces 2017 IMPACT Awards recipients

Phoenix

The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) selected eight local companies as recipients of its 30th annual IMPACT Awards, but only two will be selected as the 2017 IMPACT Businesses of the Year. “This year’s IMPACT Awards recipients are a testament to the success that can be achieved through dedication to leadership, innovation and community,” said Greater Phoenix… Read More →

Greater Phoenix Chamber names 2017 IMPACT Awards finalists

IMPACT Awards

Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) selected 20 local companies as finalists for its 30th Anniversary of the IMPACT Awards. The Chamber’s IMPACT Awards honor the accomplishments of small, large and nonprofit businesses and the positive effect they have on the Valley’s business community and economy. The 2017 IMPACT Awards finalists are: Small/Medium Business Category… Read More →

Does your zip code correlate with your health?

Valley Metro - Bike Equals One Less Car
by in AZ Business Magazine

Did you know that according to statistics, 80 percent of how long we live is based on how we live — our lifestyles, habits and culture — while only 20 percent is based on genetics or our access to basic healthcare. In 2004, Dan Buettner joined with National Geographic to identify specific locations that exhibited… Read More →

Creating the Grand Canalscape

When a child first opens a box of Legos, he sees a random pile of attachable pieces. Once his imagination has been sparked, those singular pieces connect together to produce a masterpiece — a town, spaceship or creature. The City of Phoenix, Arizona Forward, SRP and many other public and private entities aren’t much different… Read More →

Arizona Forward honors environmental excellence

Deemed a “building of the future,” Northern Arizona University’s International Pavilion earned the coveted President’s Award (Best of Show) in Arizona Forward’s 36th Annual Environmental Excellence Awards presented by SRP. Jurists praised the facility as among the greenest building of its kind in the world. Arizona Forward celebrated the 36th anniversary of its historic program… Read More →

Arizona’s water concerns, and how to avert crisis

Water treatment
by in AZ Business Magazine | Green

Arizonans face perpetual drought with an understanding that being good water stewards is essential to life in the desert. The current water shortage crippling California reinforces the importance of Arizona’s continuing conservation and management of this finite resource. Clarkdale Mayor Doug Von Gausig is the executive director of the Verde River Institute and has been… Read More →

Experts say healthy forests improve quality of life

by in AZ Business Magazine | Featured | Green

Dense forests that blanket millions of acres in northern Arizona are a lightning strike away from a potentially catastrophic wildfire that could threaten our quality of life statewide. Healthy forests impact air quality and maintain our water supply through watersheds that feed the Verde and Salt rivers. They also contribute to our state’s economy through… Read More →

Arizona Forward calls for focus on forest health

Flagstaff, Scottsdale CVB - AZ Business Magazine January/February 2012

Arizona Forward is releasing its newest primer today – “Threats to Forest Health Put Arizona at Risk.” It urges statewide attention for treatment and restoration to prevent the devastating fires that have scarred our state’s landscape, tarnished watersheds, depressed the economy and threatened the quality of life for residents throughout the Grand Canyon State.  The… Read More →

Environmental Excellence Awards honor state’s best

The Sun Link Tucson Streetcar earned the coveted President’s Award (Best of Show) in Arizona Forward’s 35th Annual Environmental Excellence Awards, held in partnership with SRP. The project is the first Made in America streetcar in nearly 60 years. Arizona Forward celebrated its 35th milestone anniversary of this historic program, in addition to the competition’s… Read More →

Valley Partnership Community Project earns Crescordia

by in AZRE Magazine

Valley Partnership’s 2014 Community Project won a prestigious Crescordia Award Saturday evening at the 35th annual Arizona Forward Environmental Excellence Awards. Arizona Foundation for the Handicapped (AFH), last year’s community project recipient, was honored in the Site Development Private Sector category at the Arizona Forward event at Chateau Luxe in Phoenix. “We are so thrilled… Read More →

Valley Partnership 2014 Community Project earns recognition

by in AZRE Magazine | Blogs | Events | Featured | In The Spotlight

Valley Partnership has announced its 2014 Community Project has been selected as a finalist for Arizona Forward’s 35th Annual Environmental Excellence Awards. Last year’s project recipient was Arizona Foundation for the Handicapped (AFH). The project is a finalist in the Site Development (Private Sector) category. AFH is a human services organization whose primary mission is… Read More →

Nominations open for Environmental Excellence Awards

energy policies

Arizona Forward is currently accepting nominations for its 35th annual Environmental Excellence Awards program, the state’s oldest and largest competition of its kind. The event – known as the Academy Awards of the local environmental community – is presented in partnership with SRP and recognizes significant contributions to the sustainability of the Grand Canyon State.… Read More →

Arizona Forward, Univ. of Phoenix offer teachers scholarships

Diane Brossart -Describes Her First Step In The Industry, 2008

In an effort to strengthen and expand environmental education opportunities for Arizona teachers, Arizona Forward has joined with University of Phoenix to offer three full-tuition scholarships to deserving Arizona K-12 teachers. The scholarship program will grant three teachers from across the state the opportunity to complete either an undergraduate or master’s degree program at University… Read More →

G&K Shareholder leads Hance Park Conservancy

The law firm of Gallagher & Kennedy announced that shareholder William F. Allison has been elected as executive vice president of Hance Park Conservancy. Hance Park Conservancy is an organization of stakeholders, cultural institutions, businesses and individuals working in collaboration with the City of Phoenix to produce and implement a redevelopment plan for Margaret T.… Read More →