Scottsdale-based Tallwave wins AZIMA TIM awards

Tallwave, the business design and innovation company that helps brands transform, design, build and grow new products and services, received two top honors at the Arizona Innovation Marketing Association (AZIMA) ten year anniversary celebration and TIM awards. Named after Sir Timothy Berners-Lee, the man credited as the father of the Internet, the 2019 TIM Awards recognize the best digital marketers in the state. Britni Gallello, Tallwave’s senior director of performance marketing, won the award for Interactive Person of the Year, and Tallwave as an organization won the award for Digital Presence Design and Development for its outstanding digital work and results for client Castle Hot Springs.

“We’re so proud of Britni, who has exhibited progressive, fresh thinking ever since coming on board with our team,” says Jeffrey Pruitt, CEO of Tallwave. “Britni’s innovative mindset is regularly noticed and appreciated within our company’s walls, and it was exciting to see her talent applauded by such a well-regarded organization as AZIMA as well. We also were thrilled to get company-wide recognition for our collective work for Castle Hot Springs. From our perspective, the best awards are those that demonstrate the results we’ve gotten for our clients, and that’s what this was all about. We thank you for the honors, AZIMA.” 

Tallwave’s work for client Castle Hot Springs stood out from the rest of the award applicants due to its excellent website design and development. In addition to the website, the agency also created the entire digital presence for Castle Hot Springs, including the branding, logos, colors, and brand voice, all while applying SEO best practices throughout. This resulted in the site going from zero sessions per week to six thousand over the past 12 months.

Luke Air Force Base wins BCBSAZ and Phoenix Suns contest

The Phoenix Suns and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) announce the U.S. Air Force, Luke Air Force Base, as the winner of the Get Fit and Fearless Like the Suns contest. The 56th Operations Support Squadron of Luke Air Force Base will receive a full-day wellness clinic led by the Phoenix Suns’ trainers on the main court at Talking Stick Resort Arena. 

The Get Fit and Fearless Like the Suns wellness clinic is designed to provide tips and best practices for improving health, wellness, and productivity. In addition, the Suns training staff will guide Luke Air Force Base employees through the same stretches and drills that Suns players use before a game as they are cheered on by The Gorilla and Suns Dancers. Employees will also gear up for the day in the Suns’ locker room with their own personalized lockers, and Suns athletic shirts and bags.

“We’re excited to partner with the Suns for the third year to offer a unique fitness experience that recognizes employers for their role in keeping employees healthy,” said Mike Tilton, vice president of sales at BCBSAZ. “This program highlights our commitment to the health and wellness of our employer groups, members, and the community.” 

Nearly 50 businesses submitted entries showcasing what they do to encourage health and wellness at work. The Luke Air Force Base entry stood out with a range of programs to engage their employees in healthy activities.

Magnum Companies wins 3 NOMMA Silver Awards

Magnum Companies, a Phoenix-based designer, fabricator, and installer of metal components celebrating its 40th anniversary, won three Silver Awards at the 2019 Ernest Wiemann Top Job Competition for outstanding craftsmanship.

The awards are sponsored by the National Ornamental & Miscellaneous Metals Association (NOMMA) and were presented recently at the organization’s 61st annual  dinner in Indianapolis. Magnum’s Silver Awards:

• Structures and Miscellaneous: Eddie V’s;

• Unusual Ornamental: Scottsdale Fashion Square;

• Art/Sculpture: COP Odor Control.

“Winning multiple awards for a second straight year is a testament to the quality of our work and the craftsmanship of our employees,” said Magnum Companies CEO Greg Brockman. “Awards are nice, but the real winners are our clients.”

At last year’s NOMMA dinner in Phoenix, Magnum won four gold awards. They included Exterior Railings and Fences (non-forged): Grand Canal, Tempe; Structural Fabrication: Shadow Play, Phoenix; Unusual Ornamentation Fabrication: Alliance Bank, Gilbert; and Art/Sculpture: Moebius/Cloud, Culver City, California.

New web series highlights ‘people-first’ workplace movement

TTI Success Insights, the world’s go-to source for research-based validated assessments and talent management solutions, announced a three-part webinar series that showcases a popular topic in today’s talent industry, the People-First Movement.

TTI Success Insights President, Rick Bowers, will host three esteemed guests who will share their unique insight and expertise in a “fireside chat” setting. The guests include Kimber Lanning, founder of Local First Arizona, Rick Johnson, co-founder of Arizona Growth Advisors and Trish Gulbranson, founder and CEO of Derma Health, respectively.

The Bowers and Lanning fireside chat will take place Friday, April 26 from 10-11 a.m. MST. Johnson will join Bowers on Friday, May 24 from 9-10 a.m. MST. Gulbranson will be the featured guest on Friday, June 14 from 10-11 a.m MST.

The premise behind the People-First Movement is that if companies put their people first, they will have a happier, more efficient workforce. The quality of the work increases, especially in the area of customer service. A customer who feels appreciated remains a loyal customer. Additionally, the organization will enjoy the benefits of less turnover, higher engagement and increased productivity from its employees. 

Webinar viewers will learn about the positive impact of putting people first in business from other successful professionals. The webinar will discuss how to put people first, examples of companies that successfully employ a people-first approach, and challenges a company may face when enacting this process.

To view the April 26th Bowers/Lanning webinar, register at

For the Bowers/Johnson webinar on May 24th, registration is found at Sign up for the Bowers/Gulbranson webinar on June 24 at

The webinars are free and open to the public. Upon registering, those unable to tune into the webinar during the live stream will receive a link to view the fireside chats at their convenience.