A crowd of nearly 400 packed Chateau Luxe in Phoenix Thursday to honor 2016’s Most Admired Companies in Arizona.
Photos by Mike Mertes and Southwest Selfies
“Our primary goal in developing the MAC program was to find and recognize those companies that set a standard of excellence that other businesses should aspire to achieve,” said AZ Big Media Publisher Cheryl Green. “We built the program to recognize those companies that have the biggest impact on the economy, on their employees and on the communities in which they do business. Arizona is filled with great servant leaders, innovators and forward-thinkers. This year’s MAC recipients embody those qualities.”
Seven of the Most Admired Companies were singled out for making the prestigious list for all seven years. They are: American Express, CBRE, Infusionsoft, Shutterfly, Sonora Quest Laboratories, Sundt and UnitedHealthcare.
“In addition to recognizing the 47 incredible companies that earned recognition as Arizona’s Most Admired Companies, we shined the spotlight on companies that have shown exceptional achievement in each of MAC’s judging criteria,” said AZ Big Media Editor in Chief Michael Gossie.
The spotlight categories are workplace culture, social responsibility, customer opinion, innovation and leadership excellence. Winners of the spotlight awards were:
Workplace Culture: USAA
Social Responsibility: GoDaddy
Customer Opinion: Lovitt & Touché
Leadership Excellence: WebPT
Here is the complete list of 2016’s Most Admired Companies in Arizona:
Arizona Charter Academy
AXA Advisors Southwest
Habitat of Humanity of Central Arizona
Henry & Horne
Homeowners Financial Group
Hyatt Regency Phoenix
JE Dunn Construction
Laser Spine Institute
Lovitt & Touché
MC Residential Communities
Musical Instrument Museum
Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Quarles & Brady
Ventana Medical Systems, Inc.
Wildflower Bread Company