Greater Phoenix Chamber names 2017 IMPACT Awards finalists

Above: The nonprofit 2017 IMPACT Awards Finalists. (Photo courtesy of Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce) Networking events | 17 Feb, 2017 |

Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) selected 20 local companies as finalists for its 30th Anniversary of the IMPACT Awards.

The Chamber’s IMPACT Awards honor the accomplishments of small, large and nonprofit businesses and the positive effect they have on the Valley’s business community and economy.

The 2017 IMPACT Awards finalists are:

Small/Medium Business Category (250 employees or fewer):

  • ASU Gammage
  • Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation
  • Crisis Response Network
  • FirstBank
  • NextNet Partners LLC
  • Orchard Medical Consulting
  • Perkins Coie LLP
  • Redflex Traffic Systems Inc.

Large Business Category (More than 250 employees):

  • Beatitudes Campus
  • EPCOR Water USA
  • Isagenix International LLC
  • National Bank of Arizona
  • Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
  • Sonora Quest Laboratories
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Total Transit Inc.

The IMPACTful Nonprofit Award recognizes the value of nonprofits in the Valley while also taking into consideration the unique situation, scope and abilities of a nonprofit organization. Help determine the 2017 IMPACTful Nonprofit Award recipient by casting your vote for one of the four nonprofits finalists at

IMPACTful Nonprofit Award finalists:

  • American Red Cross of Greater Phoenix
  • Arizona Community Foundation
  • Arizona Forward
  • Duet: Partners In Health & Aging

During the 30th Anniversary of the IMPACT Awards Luncheon in May 2017, the Chamber will recognize one recipient for the Small/Medium Category and one in the Large Business Category in each of four classifications: Community Champion, Economic Driver, Exceptional Innovator and Arizona Advocate. The 2017 IMPACT Businesses of the Year will be selected from these eight honorees and announced during the30th Annual IMPACT Awards Luncheon.

“The small and large companies and nonprofits nominated for the Chamber’s 2017 IMPACT Awards exemplify success and leadership in the Greater Phoenix business community,” said Todd Sanders, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce. “While only two can take home Business of the Year honors, the innovation and leadership displayed by each nominee is worthy of recognition.”

The 30th Annual IMPACT Awards luncheon will take place Wednesday, May 10, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort. Individual tickets are $80 for GPCC members and $95 for non-members. Tables of 10 are $900 for Chamber members and $1,050 for non-members (tables include priority seating).

“We really look forward to the IMPACT Awards each year because the event gives us the chance to highlight the companies doing great things in the Greater Phoenix region,” said Janelle Tassart, director of community relations at the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce. “To all of this year’s extraordinary nominees, you truly make a difference in our community and keep Arizona’s economy moving forward.”

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