The major award in the Phoenix area for business excellence is the IMPACT Award, presented once a year to businesses with under 250 employees and businesses with over 250 employees. Nominations are open until January 8, 2014. They can be sent via the Phoenix Chamber’s website at www.phoenixchamber.com. The winners will be announced at the Chamber’s 27th annual IMPACT Awards luncheon on May 15, 2014.
The IMPACT Awards were first presented in 1988. As they did back then, the awards today recognize local companies that demonstrate “superior levels of success while maintaining extensive community involvement, that excel entrepreneurially, that have survived adversity or that contribute to the economic vitality of the Valley of the Sun. A Chamber news release states, “The Chamber encourages community members to nominate a deserving business, or even their own business, in the categories of community champion, economic driver, entrepreneurial excellence and response to adversity.