Complete with celebratory noisemakers, a Mardi Gras theme, lots of cheering and a room filled with the most innovative and game-changing business leaders in Arizona, a sold-out crowd packed Chateau Luxe in Phoenix on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2023 to celebrate Arizona’s Most Admired Companies of 2023.
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“We had the most nominations ever for Arizona’s Most Admired Companies this year, and tonight we are celebrating the best of the best: 50 of the most dynamic and inspiring companies in Arizona,” said Amy Lindsey, publisher of AZ Big Media, which publishes Az Business magazine. “To be called a Most Admired Company, a business must demonstrate excellence in its leadership; corporate culture; innovation; customer relations; community engagement; and diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts and initiatives.”
The most Admired Companies program was co-founded in 2010 by AZ Big Media and BestCompaniesAZ.
Sponsors who helped make the celebration possible included presenting sponsor, USAA, which also provided spirit boxes on every table; premier sponsors Paragon IT Professionals, Northern Trust and WillScot Mobile Mini; spotlight award sponsor OneAZ Credit Union; step-and-repeat sponsor FirstBank; centerpiece sponsor CHASSE Building Team; beverage sponsor Willmeng; dessert sponsor Suntec Concrete; production sponsor Merestone; floral provider was PJs Flowers; the designer and provider of the spotlight awards was Stowebridge; and the signature sponsor was Balani Custom Clothiers.
Among the highlights of the night was the announcement from Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona, one of Arizona’s Most Admired Companies of 2023, that it was partnering with Az Business magazine, an AZ BIG Media publication, to announce the “Let’s Give Arizona a Hand Up” campaign. Learn more about the program here.
Most Admired Companies spotlight award winners
Spotlight award for innovation: StrataTech Education Group
Spotlight award for customer opinion: CopperPoint Insurance Companies
Spotlight award for leadership excellence: Desert Financial Credit Union
Spotlight award for workplace culture: Achieve
Spotlight award for social responsibility: Salt River Project
USAA Spotlight award for leaders in culture: Lovitt & Touché, a Marsh & McLennan Agency, LLC Company
Most Admired Companies of 2023
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
Canyon State Electric
Circle the City
Colliers in Arizona
Frazer Ryan Goldberg & Arnold
JE Dunn Construction
Lovitt & Touché, A Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC Company
Salt River Project
The James Agency
U-Haul International, Inc.
WillScot Mobile Mini