The Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the finalists for the 2015 Sterling Awards, recognizing local companies that have demonstrated excellence, innovation and community stewardship.

Bryce Lloyd, Chamber Board Chair said, “There is nothing like the Sterling Awards, both in stature and event presentation. Companies are always honored to be finalists and learn so much from the Sterling process, and the event itself is unparalleled in the valley.”

The 2015 Sterling honorees will be announced at a gala luncheon on Friday, November 20, at the Chaparral Suites Resort in Scottsdale presented by Scottsdale Insurance. Corporate sponsor tables are available for $1,250 and corporate sponsor half-tables are $700. Individual tickets may be purchased for $85. Tickets can be reserved online at or by calling 480.355.2708.

More than 25 volunteers, many of them past Sterling honorees participated as judges in the juried competition, itself a major commitment. Divided among the four Sterling categories (Big Business, Small Business, Micro Business and Non-Profit) the judges worked individually to score each application within their assigned category. The judges will visit each finalist company and interview key personnel. A stunning video featuring each finalist will be produced by SRP and shown at the luncheon prior to announcing the honorees. Anna Mineer said, “We are so proud of the Sterling Awards. The companies who participate and the many volunteers whose hard work determines the finalists and the honorees are all to be applauded for their commitment to corporate and community citizenship.”

Micro Business (1-10 Employees) – Sponsored by Prestige Cleaners
Recognizes an emerging business exhibiting success through innovation, creativity and collaboration

Splash Printing and Marketing
15770 N. Greenway Hayden Loop
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
(480) 483-0166
Our vision is to turn dreams into reality. We want our customers and employees to prosper professionally and personally. We are dedicated to providing them with the tools to excel. We believe in conscious collaboration, exemplary service and using innovative technology to build a community where people learn and grow.

ACME Locksmith
2735 E. Main St. Suite 10
Mesa, AZ 85213
(480) 406-3994
ACME Locksmith is a full-service lock and safe company that offers retail sales from three locations. Which has resulted in the following goal: to deliver exceptional customer service to each and every client and potential client they serve. The company prides themselves on this concept and everything they do, every decision they make, every plan they have in place, is to aid in support of that goal.

Money Radio 1510 & 99.3 FM
8145 E. Evans Road #8 Scottsdale, AZ 85260
(602) 241-1510
CRC Broadcasting Company is proud of its ability to put the lives of its employees first. Flexibility and autonomy is the centerpiece of this philosophy. We strive to maintain a “Family First” oriented culture. CRC has a long history of promoting employees from within rather than based solely on their tenure. The average full time employee has worked for Money Radio for over 10 years.

Small Business (11-99 employees) – Sponsored by Cox Media
Recognizes a small company demonstrating innovation, quality, professionalism and commitment to community.

PHX Architecture
15990 N. Greenway Hayden Loop Suite C-100
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
(480) 477-1111
PHX Architecture is a Scottsdale based architecture firm made up of a talented, diverse, highly collaborative team of architects, architectural protégés, and administrative professionals who, together as a team, design award winning projects throughout the west.

Chick-Fil-A Raintree Drive & 101 FSU
14995 N. 87th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85260
(480) 922-4540
Chick-fil-A at Raintree Drive & 101 is an independently owned and operated fast food restaurant that’s part of the Atlanta-based restaurant chain known for its Original Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich and unique franchise model. Our organization is committed to serving high quality menu items as well as a positive dining experience. We serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner Monday through Saturday and we are always closed on Sundays–when our fans seem to crave our food the most.

Caliber Companies
16074 N. 87th St. #104
Phoenix, AZ 85260
(480) 295-7600
A diversified real estate investment company offering alternative strategies for growing client portfolios and creating long-term cash flow with vertically integrated assets. 5 businesses: Investment, Construction & Development, Property Management, Brokerage, & Hospitality. Acquire, renovate, manage and build wealth in properties in addition to back–end services such as accounting, property tracking and valuations. Headquarters in Scottsdale with offices in Tucson; operations throughout Phoenix, Tucson & Flagstaff. In seven years, grown from a start-up with no initial capital to a full-service investment firm that has acquired and repositioned over $150 million in commercial, residential, multi-family and hospitality real estate in Arizona; named to the Inc. 500.

Big Business (100+ Employees)Recognizes a large company making a significant impact on the lives of its employees and the economic fabric of the community.

V.I.P. Mortgage
44900 N. Scottsdale Rd. Ste., 6000
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(800) 680-8799
V.I.P. Mortgage, Inc. is a mid-sized mortgage company helping people responsibly finance the American dream of home ownership. Our commitment is to restore the reputation of the  mortgage industry by putting people first in every step of a transaction.

McKesson Specialty Health
4343 N. Scottsdale Rd. Suite 150
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 478-6142
McKesson Specialty Health provides three key types of vital services for people affected by chronic diseases across the United States.

TPC Scottsdale
17020 N. Hayden Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
(480) 585-4334
TPC Scottsdale is a world class PGA TOUR golf facility that provides an unforgettable experience to professional golfers from six different professional golf organizations (PGA TOUR, Champions Tour,, PGA TOUR Canada, PGA TOUR Latino America, PGA TOUR China), visiting guests and Arizona residents.

Non-Profit – Sponsored by APS
Recognizes a charitable organization contributing to the social, cultural, educational well-being of its constituents.

Playworks Arizona
2002 E. Clarendon Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85016
(617) 803-0890
Playworks believes in the power of play to bring out the best in every kid. Playworks is a organization that provides safe, healthy, inclusive play and physical activity to schools at recess and throughout the entire school day. Playworks is the only nonprofit organization in the country to send trained, full-time adults, called “coaches” to low-income, urban schools. Directly and through training others, we create a place for every kid on the playground – a place where they belong, have fun and are part of the game. Playworks creates safe, inclusive school environments that allow kids to thrive.

Franciscan Renewal Center
5802 E. Lincoln Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
(480) 948-4760
The Franciscan Renewal Center is a Catholic church and retreat center that was founded by the Order of Friars Minor of the Province of St. Barbara, based in Oakland, California. Since 1951, we have been welcoming people of all or no religion affiliations a sanctuary in the natural environment of the Sonoran Desert where they can grow their spirit, heal their wounds and transform their lives to serve immediate needs of the poor and greater needs of the world. We do this though liturgies, ministries, educational programs, peace initiatives, social action and Franciscan hospitality.

Shoebox Ministry
4023 E. Hidalgo Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85040
Shoebox Ministry is a non-profit organization based out of Scottsdale, Arizona. On a monthly basis Shoebox provides 1000-1300 shoeboxes full of toiletries to Valley Wide individual, family, domestic violence shelters, and other homeless agencies. These shelters then distribute the shoeboxes to the clients in need. Other events throughout the year include drives for and giving of Easter Box-ets, Mother’s Day Purses, Undie Sundie (Undergarments), and our Holiday Sock Drive.