Finalists chosen for Scottsdale Chamber’s Sterling Awards

The Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the finalists for the 2015 Sterling Awards, recognizing local companies that have demonstrated excellence, innovation and community stewardship.

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Bryce Lloyd, chamber board chair said, “There is nothing like the Sterling Awards, both in stature and event presentation. Companies are always honored to be finalists and learn so much from the Sterling process, and the event itself is unparalleled in the valley.”

The 2015 Sterling honorees will be announced at a gala luncheon on Friday, Nov. 20, at the Chaparral Suites Resort in Scottsdale presented by Scottsdale Insurance.

Individual tickets may be purchased for $85. Tickets can be reserved online at www.scottsdalechamber.com or by calling 480-355-2708.

More than 25 volunteers, many of them past Sterling honorees participated as judges in the juried competition, itself a major commitment. Divided among the four Sterling categories (Big Business, Small Business, Micro Business and Non-Profit) the judges worked individually to score each application within their assigned category.

The judges will visit each finalist company and interview key personnel. A video featuring each finalist will be produced by SRP and shown at the luncheon prior to announcing the honorees.

Anna Mineer said, “We are so proud of the Sterling Awards. The companies who participate and the many volunteers whose hard work determines the finalists and the honorees are all to be applauded for their commitment to corporate and community citizenship.”

The finalists are:

* Micro Business (1-10 Employees): Recognizes an emerging business exhibiting success through innovation, creativity and collaboration.

Splash Printing and Marketing, 15770 N. Greenway Hayden Loop, Scottsdale; ACME Locksmith, 2735 E. Main St. Suite 10, Mesa; Money Radio 1510 & 99.3 FM, 8145 E. Evans Road No. 8, Scottsdale.

* Small Business (11-99 employees): Recognizes a small company demonstrating innovation, quality, professionalism and commitment to community.

PHX Architecture, 15990 N. Greenway Hayden Loop, Suite C-100, Scottsdale; Chick-Fil-A, Raintree Drive & 101, 14995 N. 87th St., Phoenix; Caliber Companies, 16074 N. 87th St., No. 104, Phoenix.

* Big Business (100+ Employees): Recognizes a large company making a significant impact on the lives of its employees and the economic fabric of the community.

V.I.P. Mortgage, 44900 N. Scottsdale Rd. Ste., 6000, Scottsdale; McKesson Specialty Health, 4343 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 150 , Scottsdale; TPC Scottsdale, 17020 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale.

* Non-Profit: Recognizes a charitable organization contributing to the social, cultural, educational well-being of its constituents.

Playworks Arizona, 2002 E. Clarendon Ave. , Phoenix; Franciscan Renewal Center, 5802 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale; Shoebox Ministry, 4023 E. Hidalgo Ave.

Originating in 1985, the Sterling Awards are among the most coveted business awards in the Valley. As one of the chamber’s oldest signature events, the Sterling Awards program embodies the spirit of the organization by celebrating the people and companies that make our community a great place to live, work and play.

For more information visit www.scottsdalechamber.com or call 480-355-2700.

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