During the challenging times we have lived through for the last 18 months, we can all use some recognition for a job well done. That’s where Arizona’s Most Admired Companies can help.

Do you lead what you believe is one of Arizona’s Most Admired Companies? Do you work for a business that should be recognized as one of Arizona’s Most Admired Companies? Do you do business with a company that you consider one of Arizona’s Most Admired Companies? If the answer to any of those questions is, “yes,” you can help honor Arizona’s most impactful employers by nominating them today for Arizona’s Most Admired Companies (MAC) Awards, presented by Az Business magazine and BestCompaniesAZ.

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“This is the 12th year for the MAC program,” said Az Business Editor in Chief Michael Gossie. “This annual event has quickly gained credibility as the most prestigious awards program in the state. With all the challenges our state has faced in the last year, we plan to make it the biggest and best MAC program yet — more coverage, more awards, and the biggest celebration of Arizona’s Most Admired Companies.”

The MAC awards are designed to recognize the contributions and impact all Arizona employers bring to our great state. Companies are judged based on their performance in customer opinion, innovation, leadership excellence, social responsibility, and workplace culture. In addition to the 40 companies that will be recognized as MAC winners, there will be spotlight awards given to companies who have excelled in the five pillars of the MAC program — leadership excellence, workplace culture, social responsibility, innovation, and customer opinion.

“This is the most comprehensive and prestigious annual corporate awards program in Arizona,” said Denise Gredler, founder and CEO of BestCompaniesAZ, and co-founder of the MAC program. “To win, a business must demonstrate excellence in its leadership, corporate culture, vision, innovation, customer relations, and community engagement through corporate social responsibility programs. Most Admired Companies are truly the best of the best, and we welcome entries from all industry sectors.”

The deadline for nominations is June 18, 2021. Click here to submit your nominations for Arizona’s Most Admired Companies.

This year’s celebration of Arizona’s Most Admired Companies will be held on October 7, 2021, at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort. If you have any questions during the nomination process, contact Marketing and Events Coordinator Lynette Carrington.