50 companies have risen from the constantly evolving and ever-challenging business environment to earn the right to call themselves Arizona’s Most Admired Companies of 2023, including Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino.
“Most Admired Companies is the most comprehensive and prestigious annual corporate awards program in Arizona,” says Amy Lindsey, publisher of AZ Big Media, which publishes Az Business magazine and co-founded the Most Admired Companies program with the team from BestCompaniesAZ. “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 programs.”
Arizona’s Most Admired Companies will be recognized at a celebration dinner on Thursday, October 5, 2023 at Chateau Luxe in Phoenix. For sponsorship information, email Amy.Lindsey@azbigmedia.com. For information about the event honoring Arizona’s Most Admired Companies, email Lynette.Carrington@azbigmedia.com or click here. To buy tickets, click here.
Top Arizona executive: Michael Kintner, senior vice president and general manager
What it does: Gaming
Community impact: “HERO” is a team, member-based volunteer program that enables Harrah’s staff and their families to make noteworthy and visible contributions to the community by donating their time, skills, expertise and compassion to dozens of volunteer projects throughout the community. Last year, The Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino HERO committee donated more than $27,300 worth of in-kind certificates and $53,670 in cash.
Innovation: Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino is part of Clean the World, a global health initiative committed to improving the quality of life for vulnerable communities. As part of the effort, the property recycles all soap in an effort to distribute it to underserved communities, preventing unnecessary deaths from hygiene-related diseases.
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