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2015 IMPACT Awards Nominations

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

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 businesses - one with fewer than 250 employees and one with 250 or more employees - will 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 a dynamic company culture that fosters employee growth and development.
  • 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 entrepreneurism; 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 9, 2015 – Nomination forms (Part One) due by 5 pm
  • January 20, 2015 – Application packets due by 5 pm
  • February 12, 2015 – Nominee Reception announcing Finalists
  • February 24, 2015 – Selection Panel Interviews for companies with fewer than 250 employees
    or February 25, 2015 – Selection Panel Interviews for companies with more than 250 employees
  • March 11, 2015 – Recipients’ Meet & Greet Breakfast
  • March 17-19, 2015: Half-day video shoot at your business location, scheduled with GPCC contracted video production company
  • May 13, 2015 – 28th Annual IMPACT Awards Luncheon


  • Must be a member in good standing of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce or affiliate chambers
  • 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)

Nomination Deadline is 5:00 pm on Friday, January 9, 2015



Once this nomination form is submitted, the nominee and nominator will receive an IMPACT Awards application from the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce to complete and submit by Tuesday, January 20, 2015.

Any questions? Contact Events at 602.495.2182 or impact [at] phoenixchamber [dot] com.

Recipients will be honored at the Greater Phoenix Chamber’s IMPACT Awards May 13, 2015.

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