IMPACT Awards Celebrate Best of Arizona Business

CopperPoint Insurance Companies was a proud sponsor of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce IMPACT Awards held on Wednesday, May 10. ASU Gammage and Southwest Airlines were named the 2017 IMPACT Businesses of the Year.

The Chamber hosts the annual IMPACT Awards to highlight the work of outstanding Valley businesses, both small and large. 2017 was the 30th anniversary of the awards which celebrates the people and companies driving economic growth throughout Arizona.

CopperPoint VP Phyllis Senseman

Two businesses – one with fewer than 250 employees and one with more than 250 employees – are honored in each of the four award categories: Community Champion, Economic Driver, Exceptional Innovator and Arizona Advocate. Two IMPACT Business of the Year recipients were selected from among the four category recipients in each business sector.

Todd Sanders, President and CEO of the Great Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, welcomed guests to the luncheon and shared his enthusiasm for the deserving companies.

“The eight companies were recognizing today are creating jobs, innovating, giving back and making Arizona a great place to live, work and do business,” he said. “In fact, approximately 80 percent of all new jobs are created by existing companies. I’m excited to tell their stories and celebrate the outstanding things they are doing in the Valley.”

Phyllis Senseman, Vice President, Agency Management and Marketing for CopperPoint, presented the Community Champion Award to Crisis Response Network and Southwest Airlines. CopperPoint previously won the Response to Adversity IMPACT award in 2016.

A full list of the 2017 IMPACT Awards winners is below:
Community Champion

  • Crisis Response Network
  • Southwest Airlines

Economic Driver

  • Redflex Traffic Systems, Inc.
  • Sonora Quest Laboratories

Exceptional Innovator

  • ASU Gammage
  • Epcor Water USA

Arizona Advocate

  • Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation
  • Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

2017 IMPACT Businesses of the Year

  • ASU Gammage
  • Southwest Airlines

“Congratulations to all of the outstanding 2017 winners for making a real impact in our community,” Sanders said.

CopperPoint Insurance Companies is proud to be among the sponsors of the 2017 IMPACT awards.

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