2016 IMPACT Awards Nomination Form

IMPACT Awards - Celebrating Business

Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce IMPACT Awards

Since 1987, the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) has honored the accomplishments of businesses and the impact they’ve made on the Greater Phoenix business community. The GPCC is looking for companies with a strong footprint in the Valley that are deserving of special recognition.


  • Participating companies will receive recognition in:
  • Chamber e-newsletters 
  • Chamber social media channels 
  • Chamber website 
  • Event videos
  • Possible interviews with local media 
  • Print ads 
  • Printed and electronic invitations 
  • Printed program


Applicants will rank the categories in the order in which they are most applicable to your business. Nominees must submit written statements for all four categories. Two businessesone with fewer than 250 employees and one with over 250 employeeswill be honored in each of the four categories below. An IMPACT Business of the Year will be selected from among the four category recipients in each business sector. Failure to complete a written submission for each category will result in elimination from the process.

The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce is looking for ideal nominees that exhibit success in the following areas:

  • Community Champion – A business focusing on local community involvement, volunteerism and truly making a positive impact in the community throughout their company.
  • Economic Driver – A business or organization substantially contributing to the economic vitality of the Greater Phoenix community by creating new jobs and opportunities, advancing a new industry or revitalizing a business sector or neighborhood.
  • Entrepreneurial Excellence – A business exemplifying the spirit of entrepreneurialism; this business invests in the Valley and adds to the Greater Phoenix community. A business that has identified opportunities or unmet needs and, as a result, has taken risks, created value, initiated changes or developed innovative solutions.
  • Response to Adversity – A business that faced significant challenges and was able to respond and rebound in order to build a stronger, more sustainable company.
  • IMPACT Business of the Year – Selected from the category award recipients and announced at the event. A business that has achieved remarkable results and accomplishments within their business and has moved their company and the local economy forward, exemplifies excellent corporate citizenship by giving back to our local community and possesses a corporate culture that enhances the lives of its employees.


January 8, 2016 – Nomination forms due by 5:00 p.m.
January 19, 2016 – Application packets due by 5:00 p.m.
February 17, 2016 – Nominee reception (Attendance by a company representative recommended)
March 8, 2016 – Selection panel interviews: companies with fewer than 250 employees (finalists only)
March 9, 2016 – Selection panel interviews: companies with 250+ employees (finalists only)
March 18, 2016 –  Recipients’ meet and greet (Attendance by a company representative recommended)
March 29-31, 2016 – Recipient video shoots (Recipients only)
May 18, 2016 – 29th Annual IMPACT Awards Luncheon


  • Must be a member in good standing with the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce. 
  • Must be headquartered in or have a major presence in Arizona. 
  • Must be able to meet time commitments (detailed above). 
  • Honorees must support the IMPACT Awards event as table host (minimum of one table, $850/table of 10).

Click here for a .PDF version of the IMPACT Award Nomination form.

New In 2016: IMPACTful Nonprofit Award

Nonprofit organizations can apply for the Chamber’s IMPACTful Nonprofit Award in lieu of the Chamber’s IMPACT Awards. The IMPACTful Nonprofit Award is a separate application. Organizations may not apply for both an IMPACT Award and the IMPACTful Nonprofit Award. If you are interested in applying for the IMPACTful Nonprofit Awards please visit phoenixchamber.com/impactful

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