Scottsdale Chamber honors four with Sterling Awards

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The Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of the 29th annual Sterling Awards before a capacity crowd of 400 Nov. 14 at the Chaparral Suites Resort Scottsdale.

The Sterling Awards were emceed by Scottsdale Chamber President and CEO Rick Kidder.

Four winners were selected from among 12 finalists for the coveted Sterling Award:

* Micro Business: Signs by Tomorrow Scottsdale.

Photo by sergio

Photo by sergio

The Sterling Award for Micro Business recognizes an emerging business exhibiting success through innovation, creativity and collaboration (1-10 employees). Signs By Tomorrow Scottsdale creates affordable, high-impact signs and effective visual messaging solutions. As part of an international franchise system, Signs by Tomorrow Scottsdale is a local sign company with world-class expertise.

Also recognized in the Micro Business category were HR Wise, LLC and FSW Funding .

* Small Business: Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner, PC.


The Sterling Award for Small Business recognizes a small company demonstrating innovation, quality, professionalism and commitment to community (11-99 employees).

Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner, P.C. is a private law firm located in North Scottsdale. The firm was founded in 2008 by Randy Nussbaum, a lifetime resident of Scottsdale, and Greg Gillis, with a focus on complex bankruptcies, business litigation, construction and real estate law.

Also honored for their achievements in the Small Business category were GPS Insight and Phoenix Jewish News.

* Big Business: Vi at Silverstone.

Vi at Silverstone

The Sterling Award for Big Business recognizes a large company making a significant impact on the lives of its employees and the economic fabric of the community (100-plus employees).

Vi is dedicated to providing quality environments, services and programs to enrich the lives of older adults.

Other Big Business finalists honored were FireSky Resort & Spa and VIP Mortgage.

* Non-Profit: Feeding Matters.

The Sterling Award for Non-Profit recognizes a charitable organization contributing to the social, cultural and educational well-being of its constituents. Feeding Matters is the only organization of its kind in the U.S. that provides medical professional education and assistance for families with children who have feeding struggles.

Also honored for their outstanding contributions in the nonprofit category were National MS Society, Arizona Chapter and Parada del Sol.

Celebrating 29 years of business excellence, the Sterling Award is one of the most coveted business awards in the Valley, with a rigorous application, judging and selection process.

Only members of the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce are eligible to apply for the Sterling Award.

The Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce is the largest business organization in Scottsdale providing advocacy, education, networking, leadership development and exposure opportunities to our member businesses.

The chamber actively works to maintain Scottsdale’s high quality of life and create an environment where business innovation, excellence and entrepreneurship can thrive.

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