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Best of the Best Awards 2011: Entertainment

Winner: Donovan’s Steak & Chop House

Donovan's Steak & Chop House - AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011 Located in the heart of the Camelback Corridor, Donovan’s sets the standard of fine dining excellence. A classic steakhouse. A stylish, lively atmosphere. Cordially friendly. Donovan’s is a place where you can celebrate with friends, family and associates. Delectable market seafood is available for those non-steak moments, as well as mouth-watering steakhouse fare. A depth of wine variety has earned the prestigious Best of Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator. Uniquely designed private dining rooms that may accommodate 10-120 guests are the perfect venue for business events and personal celebrations. Donovan’s dedicated sales manager will help you plan a most memorable occasion.
Year Est: 2005
Principal(s): WND
Exec Chef: Robert Nixon
Donovan's Logo - AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011 3101 E. Camelback Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85016
602-955-3666
www.donovanssteakhouse.com



Finalist: Vincent’s on Camelback

Vincent's on Camelback - AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011 For 25 years, Vincent Guerithault has been combining his expertise in classic French cooking with Southwestern ingredients to create his signature blend of flavors. Guerithault’s career began in France. In 1976, he came to the U.S. to work at Chicago’s Le Français, and within 10 years opened his own restaurant that helped put Phoenix on the culinary map. Guerithault was the first chef ever to receive a Citation of Excellence from the International Food & Wine Society. He has received a James Beard award and the prestigious Chevalier de L’Ordre du Merite Agricole on behalf of the Republic of France.Zagat, Gourmet, Conde Nast Traveler and Travel Holiday all have lauded Guerithault and his restaurant.
Year Est: 1986
Principal(s): Vincent Guerithault
Exec Chef: Vincent Guerithault
Vincent logo - AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011 3930 E. Camelback Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85018
602-224-0225
www.vincentsoncamelback.com



Finalist: T. Cook’s at Royal Palms

T. Cooks at Royal Palms - AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011 Under the direction of Executive Chef Lee Hillson, Royal Palms offers the award-winning T. Cook’s restaurant. T. Cook’s boasts rustic and tempting menus featuring an array of artistic and intriguing dishes from the Mediterranean and exotic surrounding regions, with rotisserie specialties prepared at the restaurant’s centerpiece 1930s fireplace. Pastry creations are exquisitely prepared by a T. Cook’s Pastry Shop. T. Cook’s location in the original 1929 mansion creates a residential dining experience — comfortable yet elegant. Lending to the unique ambience and intimate surroundings, T. Cook’s Lounge, located just off the courtyard, is marked by rich cherry wood and hand-painted Italian frescos.
Year Est: 1997
Principal(s): Pete Ells
Exec Chef: Lee Hillson
T. Cook's Logo - AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011 5200 E. Camelback Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85018
602-808-0766
www.royalpalmshotel.com


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Best of the Best Awards 2011: Health Care

Winner: St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center

St. Joseph's Hospital, AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011 St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center is a not-for-profit hospital that has evolved over the last 115 years to become a destination hospital for the most complex medical cases from throughout the United States and around the world. The hospital provides a wide range of health, social, and support services, with special advocacy for the poor and underserved. It also is nationally recognized for quality tertiary care, medical education and research. St. Joseph’s includes Barrow Neurological Institute, the Heart & Lung Institute and a Level 1 Trauma Center. U.S. News & World Report routinely ranks St. Joseph’s among the nation’s top 10 best hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery.
Year Est: 1895
Principal(s): Linda Hunt
Physicians: 1,277
St. Joseph's Hospital Logo, AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011 350 W. Thomas Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85013
602-406-3000
www.stjosephs-phx.org



Finalist: Delta Dental of Arizona

Delta Dental, AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011

For more than 39 years, Delta Dental of Arizona has been delivering quality dental insurance to Arizona residents. As a leading dental insurance provider, it is always looking for new and innovative ways to promote oral health and wellness by offering affordable dental plans throughout the community. Delta’s individual dental plan is tailored to meet the needs of uninsured and underinsured individuals and families. Its individual plan provides four different options, all with the same access to an extensive provider network of more than 3,000 dentists, servicing more than 5,700 locations. Delta is also offering DeltaVision, a fully insured group vision plan and an integral part of health care and wellness programs.

Year Est: 1972
DDS: 3,045
Principal(s): Allan Allford
Delta Dental Logo, AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011 5656 W. Talavi Blvd.
Glendale, AZ 85306
602-938-3131 www.deltadentalaz.com



Finalist: Chandler Regional Medical Center

Chandler Medical, AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011 Chandler Regional Medical Center has been an important part of the East Valley for 50 years. Since opening its doors as Chandler Community Hospital with 40 beds and 25 employees, Chandler Regional has grown to 225 beds. It continues to expand with construction plans on two major projects, adding a new patient tower and expanding the existing cardiac cath lab. The combined projects will add more than 200 jobs and over 100 new patient beds. With over 2,000 employees and a medical staff of 850 in all major specialties, Chandler Regional is part of Catholic Healthcare West (CHW), the eighth-largest health care system in the nation and the largest nonprofit health care system in the West.
Year Est: 1961
Principal(s): Patty White
Physicians: 850
Chandler Regional Logo, AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011 475 S. Dobson Rd.
Chandler, AZ 85224
480-728-3000
www.ChandlerRegional.org


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Best of the Best Awards 2011: Finance & Professional

Winner: National Bank of Arizona

National Bank of Arizona, AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011 Opening its doors on Nov. 26, 1984, National Bank of Arizona was founded on a mission of building local relationships and providing exceptional customer service. More than 25 years later, its approach hasn’t changed. NB|AZ still prides itself on local expertise and delivering award-winning service. It’s grown from a single branch in Tucson to more than 76 branches in 56 communities throughout the state. Part of the Zions Bancorporation family, NB|AZ provides a suite of products and services tailored for its clients’ personal lives, businesses, specialty markets and wealth management. This comprehensive approach to banking enables National Bank of Arizona to be the only bank you need. Member FDIC.
Year Est: 1984
Principal(s): John J. Gisi, Keith D. Maio
Assets: $4.8B
National Bank of Arizona Logo, AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011 6001 N. 24th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85016
602-235-6000 www.nbarizona.com



Finalist: Arizona State Credit Union

Arizona State Credit Union, AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011 Since 1951, Arizona State Credit Union has provided financial services and support to communities across Arizona. The $1.3 billion not-for-profit financial cooperative provides a full range of services to more than 130,000 current members online and through 21 branches statewide. Arizona State Credit Union offers competitive auto and home loan rates, high-yield savings accounts, affordable checking accounts, convenient online access and more. Local businesses have a wide variety of loan opportunities, working capital lines of credit and premium business checking accounts without premium fees. Arizona State Credit Union is headquartered in Phoenix.
Year Est: 1951
Principal(s): David E. Doss
Assets: $1.3B
Arizona State Credit Union Logo, AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011, Finance & Professional 2355 W. Pinnacle Peak Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85027
800-671-1098
www.azstcu.org



Finalist: Farmers Insurance Co.

Farmers Insurance, AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011 Farmers Insurance attributes its success to its outstanding agency force and top-notch claims team. With more than 700 agents and 600 employees in the state, Farmers is an organization that believes in the future of Arizona. Farmers agents are available to provide sound personal advice to meet the individual client’s needs for auto, homeowners, life, financial services and business insurance. Farmers agents are leaders in their communities, investing in program development for local teachers and supporting family friendly initiatives. Farmers is the second-largest insurance provider in Arizona, protecting the autos, homes, businesses and lives of over 500,000 Arizona customers.
Year Est: 1928
AZ Agents: 700
Principal(s): Frank Soldano
Farmers Insurance Logo, AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011 18444 N. 25th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85023
602-588-3443
www.farmersinsurance.com


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Best of the Best Awards 2011: Real Estate Residential

Winner: Rossmar & Graham

Rossmar & Graham, AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011 The HOA industry leader for more than 40 years, Rossmar & Graham is at the forefront of homeowner association management. With more than 394 communities representing 128,000 homes, it fulfills all aspects of residential community management from financial and compliance support to community services and physical maintenance. The company helps create a sense of community with the Rossmar & Graham Party Wagon and Nice Lot Letters. Its communities offer innovative services such as RossmarConnect and TechCierge. Rossmar & Graham’s customer service philosophy is exemplified in its customer care center, which provides homeowners with a 96 percent first-call resolution.
Year Est: 1968
Associations Managed: 394
Principal(s): Jim Hanley,
Jason Proudfit, Robert Felix
Rossmar & Graham Logo, Best of the Best Awards 2011, Real Estate Residential 9362 E. Raintree Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
480-551-4301
www.rossmar.com



Finalist: Fireside at Norterra by Del Webb

Fireside at Norterra by Del Webb, AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011 Known as an outdoor paradise that’s located close to town, Fireside at Norterra by Del Webb is a beautiful place to call home. Located at the base of the Phoenix Mountain Preserve, the all-ages community offers one and two-story single-family homes in a setting that balances privacy with convenience. While the setting is popular with outdoor enthusiasts, it offers great access to I-17, the Loop 101 and nearby shopping and dining. The 16,500-square-foot Norterra Center offers a rock-climbing wall, separate lap and resort style pools, tennis courts, basketball courts and an amazing fitness center. The community center also offers myriad classes and nicely appointed locker rooms and massage rooms.
Year Est: 2006
Neighborhoods/Phases: 3
Developers: Del Webb
Del Webb Logo, Best of the Best Awards 2011, Real Estate Residential 28185 N. Melvern Tr.
Phoenix, AZ 85085
623-582-1588
www.pulte.com/norterra



Finalist: Legacy Custom Building & Remodeling
d/b/a Legacy Design Build Remodeling

Legacy Custom Building & Remodeling, AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011 Legacy Custom Building & Remodeling is an award-winning, full-service, design/build remodeling company whose projects run the gamut from bathroom renovation to whole-house remodel. Founded in 1988, Legacy has maintained a consistent track record of success for more than 20 years. Its outstanding team of highly qualified, uniquely talented professionals consists of 16 field and support personnel. As one of the most recognized remodeling companies in the country, Legacy has built a reputation based on quality and integrity. Most recently, Legacy was honored by Qualified Remodeler magazine for 2010 with four Master Design awards for outstanding remodeling projects in the Valley.
Year Est: 1988
Principal(s): Mark Olson,
Mike Daniel
Legacy Custom Building & Remodeling Logo, Best of the Best Awards 2011 7750 E. Gelding Dr., #4
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
480-991-1993
www.legacyaz.com


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Best of the Best Awards 2011: Manufacturing & Technology

Winner: The Go Daddy Group Inc.

Go Daddy, AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011 Go Daddy is the world’s No. 1 Web hosting provider and domain name registrar. Go Daddy has more than 4 million hosting customers and offers innovative Grid Hosting technology. Go Daddy is also one of the largest website design companies on the planet. Whether customers want to build their own site or tap the “Dream Design” team to build their website, Go Daddy makes it easy. Go Daddy CEO and Founder Bob Parsons’ philosophy is to provide quality, low-priced products and back them up with 24/7 U.S.-based customer support. It’s a formula that makes it easy and affordable to create and maintain websites. The company has more than 8.6 million customers worldwide and offers more than 56 products.

Year Est: 1997
AZ Staff: 2,700+
Principal(s): Bob Parsons

Godaddy Logo, AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011 14455 N. Hayden Rd., #219
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
480-505-8800 www.GoDaddy.com



Finalist: PING

Ping, AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011 PING designs, manufactures and markets a complete line of golf equipment, including metal woods, irons, putters and golf bags. The family-owned company was founded in 1959 in the garage of the late Karsten Solheim, a mechanical engineer with an extensive background in the aerospace and computer industries. His frustration with his putting inspired him to design his own putter, which created a “pinging” sound when striking a golf ball — a sound now synonymous with innovation, quality and service in the world of golf. The company employs 800 people in Arizona under the direction of Solheim’s youngest son, John A. Solheim. PING game-improvement products can be found in more than 70 countries.
Year Est: 1959
AZ Staff: 800
Principal(s): John A. Solheim
Ping logo, AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011 2201 W. Desert Cove Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85029
602-687-5000 · www.ping.com


Finalist: The Boeing Company

Boeing, AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011 Doing business for nearly 30 years in Arizona, The Boeing Company in Mesa is a world leader in the development of rotorcraft technologies, producing the most advanced, multi-role helicopter, the AH-64D Apache, as well as the A160T Hummingbird unmanned rotorcraft. The site is also a Strategic Manufacturing Center producing electrical assemblies and composite parts for a wide range of Boeing products. People working at the company’s Global Strike business facility in Mesa fulfill the needs of customers in the U.S. and around the globe, pioneering development of rotorcraft technologies and platforms, such as the AH-6 Light Attack/Reconnaissance helicopter and the H-6U.
Year Est: 1981
AZ Staff: 4,700
Principal(s): Tommy Filler, acting VP, Apache & AH-6
Boeing Logo, AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011 5000 E. McDowell Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85215
480-891-3000 www.boeing.com


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Best of the Best Awards 2011: Retail

Winner: Scottsdale Fashion Square

Scottsdale Fashion Square, AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011 Scottsdale Fashion Square is the premier regional shopping center in the Southwest, attracting visitors who seek quality sophistication and selection. An unparalleled retail experience, Scottsdale Fashion Square has a unique style and atmosphere that makes it Arizona’s epicenter of elite and first-to-market brands. Comprised of more than 240 shops and restaurants, the center boasts nearly 50 stores exclusive to Arizona, including Neiman Marcus, Barneys New York, Ted Baker, Tory Burch, David Yurman, Omega and Kate Spade. Scottsdale Fashion Square also offers a multitude of dining options, including Modern Steak, Fred’s at Barneys New York, Marcella’s Italian Kitchen and more.
Year Est: 1961
Total SQFT: 1.8M
Principal(s): Westcor
Scottsdale Fashion Square Logo, Best of the Best 2011, Retail 7014 E. Camelback Rd., #590
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
480-945-5495
www.westcor.com



Finalist: Molina Fine Jewelers

Molina Fine Jewelers, AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011 History is filled with examples of companies that have experienced incredible growth during periods of financial and economic unrest. Molina Fine Jewelers is committed to continuing its strong growth by nurturing and living the corporate values that have served Molina so well since its inception in 1987. Molina has adopted nine non-negotiable corporate values: 1) Do the right thing; 2) Help one another; 3) Deliver legendary service … the WOW Factor; 4) Produce quality always; 5) Exceed expectations … “Never Say No” attitude; 6) Embrace change; 7) Accept social responsibility; 8 ) Earn a reasonable profit; 9) Do what others are not willing to do. These values are the foundation for what Molina is and does.
Year Est: 1987
AZ Staff: 48
Principals: Al Molina, Owner;
Bryan Greenwood, COO
Molina Fine Jewelers Logo, Best of the Best 2011, Retail 3134 E. Camelback Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85016
602-955-2055
www.molinafinejewelers.com


Finalist: Camelback Volkswagen Subaru Mazda

Camelback Volkswagen Subaru Mazda, AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011 Camelback Volkswagen Subaru and Mazda never forgets that it is all about the customer. It has imbedded this philosophy within its staff and processes. For example, its five-day “no hassle” return policy sets Camelback Volkswagen apart from other dealers. You can literally bring the car back with no questions asked. The Camelback Volkswagen team is led by Mark Exposito, who has been a part of the dealership for more than 13 years. He continues to improve the way Camelback Volkswagen does business. His goal is to develop a dealership that has customers for life and not just a single visit. With his vision, Camelback Volkswagen is confident it will thrive in this ever-changing world.
Year Est: 1989
Cars Sold: 2,376
Principal(s): Mark Exposito,
Larry Van Tuyl
Camelback Volkswagen Subaru Mazda Logo, Best of the Best 2011, Retail 1499 E. Camelback Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85014
602-265-6600
www.camelbackdifference.com


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Best of the Best Awards 2011: Real Estate Commercial

Winner: CB Richard Ellis

CBRE, AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011 CB Richard Ellis has been serving clients in Arizona since 1952, growing to become a dominant player in the commercial real estate market. From landlord and tenant leasing to the acquisition and sale of all property types, the company has earned a reputation as a respected leader in the business community with its vast market knowledge and enduring culture of client service. CBRE believes that the truest measure of its success comes from providing superior service to its clients — delivered by knowledgeable, creative and tenured employees, many boasting more than 20 years in the marketplace. It is this dedication to teamwork and commitment to excellence that makes it possible to serve the diverse needs of clients.
Year Est: 1952  Brokers: 101
Principal(s):
Craig Henig (Arizona/Phoenix),
Tim Prouty (Tucson)
CBRE logo, AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011 2415 E. Camelback Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85016
602-735-5555
www.cbre.com/phoenix



Finalist: Ryan Companies US Inc.

Ryan Companies US, AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011

Ryan Companies US Inc. is a 73-year-old family-owned business whose reputation for building high-quality projects and positive customer experiences has earned it repeat business with customers, subcontractors and business partners. Since opening its Southwest regional office in Phoenix in 1994, Ryan has developed and constructed more than 16 million square feet of office, retail and industrial space in Arizona. Its 80 employees are committed to exceeding expectations of customers that include UniSource Energy (Tucson Gas & Electric), W.L. Gore and Associates, The Musical Instrument Museum, Target, Avnet, AT&T, Humana, US Bank, ConocoPhillips, Taser International and more.


Year Est: 1994
Principal(s): J. Strittmatter, T. Holzer, M. Ryan Carson, C. Carefoot, A. Riley, M. McGowne, S. Jordan

Ryan logo, AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011

3900 E. Camelback Rd., #100
Phoenix, AZ 85018
602-322-6100 www.ryancompanies.com



Finalist: Adolfson & Peterson Construction

Adolphson & Peterson Construction, AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011 Over the past 20 years, Adolfson & Peterson Construction (A&P) has been committed to building sustainable projects throughout the Southwest. A&P is an industry leader in delivering Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified projects and high performance green buildings. Going beyond green building, A&P takes into account the purpose of the projects it undertakes, the communities impacted by its operations and A&P’s own business practices. Sustainable is much more than building green. It defines A&P’s business practices with a LEED Gold office, hybrid vehicles in the fleet, in-house carbon reduction programs, and job-site recycling on all of its projects.
Year Est: 1946
AZ Staff: 66
Principal(s): Bryan Dunn, SVP
Adolfson Logo, AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011 5002 S. Ash Ave.,
Tempe, AZ 85282
480-345-8700
www.a-p.com


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Best of the Best Awards 2011: Tourism

Winner: Phoenix Convention Center

Phoenix Convention Center, AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011 The Phoenix Convention Center boasts 1 million square feet of rentable meeting rooms, exhibition halls and pre-function foyer space, positioning Phoenix among the nation’s top 25 largest convention centers. On the secluded second level of the West Building is an Executive Conference Center, perfect for upscale meetings catering to smaller corporate groups. The state’s large ballroom, with 45,600 square feet, is adorned with kites “floating” in the North Ballroom ceiling, reminiscent of the desert night sky. The culinary reputation of the convention center is the talk of the Valley, with the custom menus created by Executive Chef Jesus Cibrian, inspired by his international experience and use of locally grown produce.
Year Est: 1972
Meeting SQ.FT.: 1M total rentable sq.ft.
Principal(s): John Chan
Phoenix Convention Center Logo, Best of the Best 2011, Tourism 100 N. 3rd St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
800-282-4842
www.phoenixconventioncenter.com



Finalist: Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011 The sun rises and sets the Santa Catalina Mountains aglow. A breathtaking sunset burns orange over stunning city views just before the stars emerge to twinkle in the night. No matter how you spend your day, at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort you’ll find yourself in awe of the living desert that surrounds you. Start your day with a Sonoran Desert Ultimate Rehydration body treatment in Loews Ventana’s world-class spa, or check out a round of golf on one of two Tom Fazio-designed golf courses. Relax by the pool or explore the wonders of the Sonoran Desert on a half-mile Window Walk Nature Trail. For dinner, watch the sun set from the patio of the Flying V Bar & Grill and gaze out at the city lights.
Year Est: 1984
Rooms: 398
General Manager: Brian Johnson
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort Logo, Best of the Best 2011, Tourism 7000 N. Resort Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85750
520-299-2020
www.loewshotels.com/ventanacanyon



Finalist: Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North

Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011 The Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North combines scenic beauty, authentic design, a multitude of recreational amenities and superb service to create an intimate desert experience unmatched in the Southwest. Located adjacent to the renowned Weiskopf-designed courses of Troon North, and set on 40 acres of vibrant desert blooms, the resort features 210 luxurious guestrooms, including 22 suites, most of which are appointed with telescopes for stargazing, private plunge pools, kiva fireplaces and outdoor garden showers. Guests can experience a full-service spa and fitness center, golf, tennis, distinctive cuisine in the resort’s three restaurants, hiking, horseback riding and rock climbing.
Year Est: 1999
Rooms: 210
General Manager: Vince Parrotta
Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North Logo, Best of the Best 2011, Tourism 10600 E. Crescent Moon Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ 85262
480-515-5700
www.fourseasons.com/scottsdale


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Best of the Best Awards 2011: Advertising, Marketing & Media

Winner: KPNX-TV, Channel 12

KPNX, AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011 12 News is Arizona’s leading source for local news on television, online with top-viewed website azcentral.com, and on-the-go with text and video available on mobile devices. With the combined resources of NBC News, The Arizona Republic and USA Today, 12 News is consistently the first choice for information whenever a major story breaks. 12 News is one of the top-performing NBC affiliates in the country, with ratings that frequently exceed the network’s national average. With a long history as the leader in innovation, 12 News was the first to deliver a local newscast in high-definition. Whenever and wherever consumers want quality news and information, 12 News is positioned to meet their needs.

Year Est: 1953
Weekly Audience: 1.1M
Principal(s): John Misner

12 News Logo,  AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011 200 E. Van Buren Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
602-257-1212
www.azcentral.com



Finalist: News Talk 92.3 KTAR

KTAR, AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011 What started as one radio station 88 years ago has now evolved into one of the state’s leading media companies, delivering content to not only radios, but also cell phones and Internet browsers. KTAR’s news team is one of the largest in the state and is the winner of the coveted Edward R. Murrow Award for journalistic excellence. In the world of sports, KTAR is the play-by-play home of the state’s most popular teams. And, when it comes to on-air personalities, KTAR is the place to interact with the biggest names in news and sports talk. Also, its commitment to the community has generated more than $3 million in listener donations to Phoenix Children’s Hospital and the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center.
Year Est: 1922
AZ STAFF: 100
Principal(s): Scott Sutherland
KTAR News Logo, AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011 7740 N. 16th St., #200
Phoenix, AZ 85020
602-274-6200
www.ktar.com



Finalist: The Lavidge Company

Lavidge Company, AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011 Lavidge Interactive’s roster of clients includes Massage Envy, LifeLock and Phoenix International Raceway, just to name a few. This specialized division is made up of creative strategists, marketers, software engineers and developers. Together, they work to create websites, online marketing campaigns, mobile apps, digital assets, social media strategies and more — transforming businesses that merely exist on the Web to Digital Magnets that profit on it. Also known as Internet Marketing Agency, Lavidge Interactive is a division of The Lavidge Company, an independently owned full-service advertising, interactive and public relations agency serving local, regional and national clients since 1982.
Year Est: 2006
AZ STAFF: 18
Principal(s): Bill Lavidge
Lavidge Company Logo, AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011 2777 E. Camelback Rd., #300
Phoenix, AZ 85016
480-998-2600
www.lavidge.com


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Best of the Best Awards 2011: Business Services

Winner: Wist Office Products

Wist Office Products, AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011 Wist Office Products is well known for award-winning service and exceptionally low prices since 1955. When choosing Wist, your business will have a partner that is committed to cost containment without sacrificing service excellence. Clients expect next-day delivery, an award-winning website, personalized service, low prices, and a local team they can count on. As the largest independent office supplier in the Southwest, you can be confident of receiving the highest overall value in products and service, while reducing costs and effectively managing your office supply spending. Wist remains committed to serving Arizona-based businesses, the local economy, and its dedicated employees!
Year Est: 1955
AZ Staff: 57
Principal(s):
Robert Wist, Ian Wist
Wist Logo, AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011 107 W. Julie Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85283
480-921-2900
www.wist.com



Finalist: O’Neil Printing

ONeil Printing, AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011 O’Neil Printing, based in Phoenix, is a traditionally innovative commercial printer now in its second century of serving the Valley, as well as the national and international communities. It continues in its mission to provide unprecedented service, while crafting the highest quality print communication solutions that consistently exceed all expectations. By partnering with its clients, O’Neil persists in meeting their creative challenges by providing a full spectrum of printing solutions that encompasses digital pre-press, digital and offset printing, wide-format solutions, and complete finishing, mailing and fulfillment capabilities. O’Neil continues embracing innovation, while staying rooted in traditions.
Year Est: 1908
Locations Owned/Operated: 1
Principal(s): Tony Narducci,
Dean Toth, Melissa Cole
Oneil prints green logo,  AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011 366 N. 2nd Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85003
602-258-7789
www.oneilprint.com



Finalist: Jani-King Southwest

Jani-King, AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011 From the finest resorts to critical areas of a hospital, Jani-King performs to the highest standards and consistently delivers the results clients expect. Jani-King Southwest, a family owned and operated Arizona corporation, has been providing the “King of Clean” difference to satisfied clients throughout Arizona for more than 23 years. With regional offices in Phoenix and Tucson, Jani-King provides a full line of cleaning services tailored to each client’s needs, and is committed to cleaning for health without harming the environment in more than 1,400 client locations every night. Franchise owners provide clients with the attention to detail that only a business owner can provide. Jani-King is committed to excellence.
Year Est: 1987
AZ STAFF: 40+
Principal(s): Jo Nunn,
Julie Robinson
Jani-King logo, AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011 7250 N. 16th St., #302
Phoenix, AZ 85020
602-433-0550
www.janikingaz.com


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