2015 IMPACT Awards

2015 IMPACT Business of the Year Recipients

The 2015 IMPACT Business of the Year Award Recipients:  (L-R) Russ Yelton, CEO, Noah Stromer, Chief Operating Officer and Gabriel Hyams, President/Executive Director of Pinnacle Transplant Technologies, LLC and Tim O'Neal, President & CEO of Goodwill of Central Arizona. 

IMPACT Awards - Celebrating Business

Congratulations to our 2015 IMPACT Recipients, Finalists and Nominees! Click here to read the press release announcing the recipients and here to read the press release on the 2015 IMPACT Businesses of the Year. Click here to read the story from the Phoenix Business Journal


Hear From the 2015 IMPACT Businesses of the Year

Click on the images below to see post-event reaction from our 2015 IMPACT Businesses of the Year. 

2015 IMPACT Businesses of the Year Post-Event Remarks

Click here to hear from Tim O'Neal
Tim O'Neal
President & CEO, Goodwill of Central Arizona
2015 IMPACT Business of the Year
(More than 250 Employees)

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Noah Stromer
COO, Pinnacle Transplant Technologies, LLC
2015 IMPACT Business of the Year
(250 or Fewer Employees)

Watch the Acceptance Speeches

Click on the images below to watch the acceptance speeches from each of our IMPACT Award recipients.

Acceptance Speech

Tim O'Neal
Goodwill of Central Arizona
IMPACT Business of the Year
(More than 250 Employees)

Acceptance Speech

Russ Yelton
Pinnacle Transplant Technologies, LLC
IMPACT Business of the Year
(250 or Fewer Employees)

Acceptance Speech

Pam Conboy
Wells Fargo Arizona
IMPACT Community Champion Award
(More than 250 Employees)

Acceptance Speech

Elizabeth Dreckman
Arizona School Choice Trust
IMPACT Community Champion Award
(250 or Fewer Employees)

Acceptance Speech

Tim O'Neal
Goodwill of Central Arizona
IMPACT Economic Driver Award
(More than 250 Employees)

Acceptance Speech

David Skinner
HDR, Inc.
IMPACT Economic Driver Award
(250 or Fewer Employees)

Acceptance Speech

Rich Boals
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
IMPACT Response to Adversity Award
(More than 250 Employees)

Acceptance Speech

Christina Duffey
Anderson Security Agency, Ltd.
IMPACT Response to Adversity Award
(250 or Fewer Employees)

Acceptance Speech

Dan Burns
EXOS
IMPACT Entrepreneurial Excellence Award
(More than 250 Employees)

Acceptance Speech

Gabriel Hyams
Pinnacle Transplant Technologies
IMPACT Entrepreneurial Excellence Award
(250 or Fewer Employees)

 

See Photo Galleries from the Event

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Learn More About the 2015 IMPACT Recipients

Click on the images below to find out more about each of our eight IMPACT Award Recipients for 2015.

Anderson Security Agency, Ltd.

Anderson Security Agency, Ltd.
 

Arizona School Choice Trust

Arizona School Choice Trust
 

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
 

EXOS

EXOS
 

Goodwill of Central Arizona

Goodwill of Central Arizona
 

HDR, Inc.

HDR, Inc.
 

Pinnacle Transplant Technologies

Pinnacle Transplant Technologies
 

Wells Fargo Arizona

Wells Fargo Arizona
 

Meet the 2015 Sentinel Award Recipients

2015 Sentinel Award Recipients

The 2015 Sentinel Awards honor elected officials for their outstanding legislative and regulatory work on behalf of Arizona businesses. (L-R) Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Todd Sanders, Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio, Arizona State Representative Kate Brophy McGee, Arizona State Representative Bob Robson, Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Vice President of Public Affairs Mike Huckins. 

History of the IMPACT Awards

To celebrate the Chamber’s centennial in 1988, the Small Business Council created the “Small Business Person of the Year” Award to honor “the individual who demonstrates professional leadership qualities and outstanding service to the community, as well as stability and creativity in his or her respective business.” In its twentieth year (2007), the Small Business Awards became the IMPACT Awards. This year’s honorees will join the long list of successful Valley businesses that have made an impact on our community.

All-Time IMPACT Recipients

Click a recipient's name or company to see a video of their award presentation (where available).

1988: Harvey Hodesh, Capitol Metals
1989: Joan Watson, Sunflowers
1990: Earl de Berg, Behavioral Research Center
1991: John Drexler, Ace Asphalt
1992: John Treffers, Treffers Precision
1993: Emmett “Buddy" Jobe, Phoenix International Raceway
1994: Dan Schweiker, China Mist Tea Co. and Darrell Sawyer, Sawyer Aviation
1995: G.D. “Rab" Paquette, Commercial Blueprint Company; Kristy Riding Moore, Continental Catering; Preston McMurry Jr., McMurry Publishing, Inc.
1996: Hernandez Companies, Inc. (Overall and Community Involvement), FNN 1510 AM (Innovation), Dave Reiff Printing (Response to Adversity), Rolf's Salon (Staff Development), Sierra Screenprinting (Customer Service)
1997: Johnson Carlier, Inc. (Overall, Staff Development & Customer Service), Griggs Paint (Community Service), Apartments & More (Innovation), Terri's Consign & Design (Response to Adversity)
1998: NetPro Computing, Inc. (Overall), 1-800-FLOWERS (Community), The Shop (Innovation & Response to Adversity), Dircks Moving Services (Staff Development & Customer Service)
1999: Auto Body World (Overall, Staff Development & Customer Service), Stein Cox Group (Community Involvement), Fairytale Brownies (Innovation), Fast Signs on Central (Response to Adversity)
2000: Oregano's (Overall & Customer Service), Growth Strategies Group (Community Involvement), Connection Couriers (Innovation), Arvizu Advertising and Promotions (Response to Adversity) , Jet Products (Staff Development)
2001: Mi Ranchito Mexican Food Products (Overall), Denise Resnik & Associates (Community Involvement), Valwest Technologies (Innovation), Jackson Airport Enterprises (Response to Adversity)
2002: As You Wish Pottery (Overall), Sunrise Community Bank of Arizona (Community Involvement), Newport Furnishings (Innovation), Desert Fleet Serv (Response to Adversity)
2003: Auction Systems Auctioneers & Appraisers (Overall), Prensa Hispana (Community Involvement), ProLink, Inc. (Innovation), Complete Print Shop (Response to Adversity)
2004: Go Media (Overall), Sitewire Marketspace Solutions, LLC (Community Involvement), Horticulture West II, Inc. (Innovation), Specialized Service Co. (Response to Adversity)
2005: Rush Auto Recyclers (Overall), Stampede Plumbing, LLC (Community Involvement), The Christmas Light Company (Innovation), American Janitorial Services, LLC (Response to Adversity)
2006: BestBill (Overall), It's a Ruff Life (Community Involvement), RDS Electric (Innovation), Furniture Affair (Response to Adversity)
2007: Engenuity Systems (Overall), Reliance Build, Inc. (Community Involvement), bluemedia (Innovation), Excaliber Precision Machining (Response to Adversity)
2008: Community Tire & Auto ServiceSpecialists (Overall), Elontec (Community Involvement), PerfectPower, Inc. (Innovation), Challenge Charter School (Response to Adversity)
2009: Western National Bank (Overall), Tri-Lite Builders (Community Involvement), O’Neil Printing, Inc. (Innovation), Advantage Urgent Care Center (Response to Adversity) , Keats, Connelly & Associates, LLC (Company Culture)
2010: RE/MAX New Heights Realty (IMPACT Business of the Year), InMedia (Community Involvement), Arizona Air Boutique (Response to Adversity), David & Sam PR (Company Culture), AArrow Advertising (Innovation)
2011: Valley Sleep Center (IMPACT Business of the Year), Couponsense.com (Innovation), ideas*Collide (Company Culture), Accurate Signs & Engraving (Community Involvement), Virginia Auto Service (Response to Adversity).
2012: Goodmans Interior Structures (IMPACT Business of the Year and Community Champion - 250 or Fewer Employees), Trident Security Services (IMPACT Business of the Year and Entrepreneurial Excellence - Over 250 Employees), Mayo Clinic (Economic Driver - Over 250 Employees), DMB Associates, Inc. (Economic Driver - 250 or Fewer Employees), Hospice of the Valley (Community Champion - Over 250 Employees), Maddy's Pool Supply and Service (Entrepreneurial Excellence - 250 or Fewer Employees), Macayo's Mexican Kitchen (Response to Adversity - Over 250 Employees), Phoenix Collegiate Academy (Response to Adversity - 250 or Fewer Employees)
2013:  Grand Canyon University (IMPACT Business of the Year and Economic Driver - Over 250 Employees), Penrose Academy (IMPACT Business of the Year and Response to Adversity - 250 or Fewer Employees), Arizona Diamondbacks (Community Champion - Over 250 Employees), Cancer Treatment Centers of America (Entrepreneurial Excellence - Over 250 Employees), Chas Roberts Air Conditioning (Response to Adversity - Over 250 Employees), Fiesta Bowl (Economic Driver - 250 or Fewer Employees), GlobalMed (Entrepreneurial Excellence - 250 or Fewer Employees), UMOM New Day Centers (Community Champion - 250 or Fewer Employees)
2014: Risas Dental and Braces (IMPACT Business of the Year and Entrepreneurial Excellence - 250 or Fewer Employees), Sundt Construction, Inc. (IMPACT Business of the Year and Economic Driver - More than 250 Employees),The CORE Institute (Entrepreneurial Excellence - 250 or Fewer Employees), Native American Connections (Community Champion - 250 or Fewer Employees), NJOY, Inc. (Response to Adversity - 250 or Fewer Employees), Phoenix Children's Hospital (Community Champion  - More than 250 Employees), Phoenix Zoo (Response to Adversity - More than 250 Employees),  Translational Genomics Institute (Economic Driver - 250 Employees or Fewer). 
2015Goodwill of Central Arizona (IMPACT Business of the Year and Economic Driver, More Than 250 Employees), Pinnacle Transplant Technologies, LLC (IMPACT Business of the Year and Entrepreneurial Excellence, 250 or Fewer Employees), Anderson Security Agency, Ltd. (Response to Adversity, 250 or Fewer Employees), Arizona School Choice Trust (Community Champion, 250 or Fewer Employees), Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (Response to Adversity, More Than 250 Employees), EXOS (Entrepreneurial Excellence, More Than 250 Employees),  HDR, Inc. (Economic Driver, 250 or Fewer Employees), Pinnacle Transplant Technologies, LLC, Wells Fargo Arizona (Community Champion, More Than 250 Employees).

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