Most Admired Companies 2014
BestCompaniesAZ and Az Business magazine honored 40 companies at the 2014 Arizona’s Most Admired Companies award reception on September 11, 2014 at the Westin Kierland Resort.
Arizona’s Most Admired Companies are selected based on how a company has performed in the following areas: workplace culture, leadership excellence, corporate and social responsibility, customer opinion and innovation. Five companies were recognized with a “spotlight” award for each of the five categories.
“This is the most comprehensive and prestigious corporate awards program in Arizona because it recognizes the contributions and impact these ‘most admired companies’ bring to our state,’” says Denise Gredler, co-founder of the Most Admired Companies Program.
“These companies truly exemplify what it means to be a good corporate citizen,” says Cheryl Green, publisher of Arizona Business Magazine. “MAC winners consistently show strong leadership, a commitment to the communities in which they operate and concern for their employees and customers.”
This year’s presenting sponsors included Dignity Health of Arizona, National Bank of Arizona and Thunderbird International School of Global Management. Additional Event Sponsors include Charles Schwab, Progrexion, Ryan and Shutterfly.
The five spotlight awards winners are:
Customer Opinion: Cresa
Quality Leadership: Kitchell
Social Responsibility: Vanguard
Innovation: Laser Spine Institute
Workplace Culture: GoDaddy
The 40 companies named Most Admired Companies for 2014 were:
Adolfson & Peterson Construction
Alliance Residential Company
Banner Casa Grande Medical Center
Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Desert Diamond Casinos and Entertainment
DIRTT Environmental Solutions
Goodmans Interior Structurs
Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino Resort
Homeowners Financial Group
Hyatt Regency Phoenix
International Cruise & Excursions, Inc.
Laser Spine Institute
Miller Russell Associates
National Bank of Arizona
Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Quarles & Brady
Rider Levett Bucknall
Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network
Sonora Quest Laboratories
The CORE Institute
UnitedHealthcare of Arizona
University of Advancing Technology
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