The Tucson Metro Chamber Copper Cactus Awards presented by Wells Fargo celebrates the accomplishments and innovation of Southern Arizona’s small businesses and charitable non-profit businesses.

Friday, September 8

Casino Del Sol Resort
5655 W. Valencia Rd

5:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception
6:30 p.m. Dinner and Awards Presentation
9:00 p.m. Copper Cactus Awards After Hours Celebration

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AWARD CATEGORIES:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Best Place to Work
    Nominees will be judged on their work environment and the morale of their employees.
  • Cenpatico Integrated Care Workforce Development
    Nominees will be judged on workforce training, advancing, promoting people from within; or providing special job-training or exploration opportunities for individuals with special needs.
  • CopperPoint Small Business Leader of the Year
    Nominees are judged on productivity in relation to sales, creativity and innovation in the workplace and their activity in the community.
  • Cox Business Growth
    Nominees will be judged on their gross revenue, employee growth and compensation expenditure growth.
  • Nextrio Innovation
    Nominees are judged based on their creative use of innovative processes or products to pioneer change in their industry.
  • Tucson Electric Power Charitable Non-Profit Business
    Nominees will be judged on their exceptional leadership, culture, innovation and growth.

CHARITABLE NON-PROFIT BUSINESS AWARD NOMINATION CRITERIA:

  • 501 (c)(3) charitable non-profit business operating in Southern Arizona
  • More than two years in operation
  • Total revenue:
    • $50,000 – $500,000
    • $500,001 – $2,000,000
    • $2,000,001 – $5,000,000
    • $5,000,001 – $10,000,000

NOMINATION CRITERIA:

  • Locally owned and operated
  • For-profit businesses
  • More than two years in operation
  • 250 or fewer employees:
    • 3-30 employees
    • 31-75 employees
    • 76-250 employees

CONGRATULATIONS FINALISTS!

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Best Place to Work

  • Contact One Call Center
  • Fangamer
  • Genesis OB/GYN
  • Instrumental Music Center
  • Nextrio
  • Pueblo Mechanical and Controls
  • R&A CPAs
  • Ronstadt Insurance
  • Showard Law Firm
  • Watermark Retirement Communities

Cenpatico Integrated Care Workforce Development

  • AAA Landscape
  • Encourage Arizona
  • Evolution MPC
  • Gersons Building Materials
  • Splendido at Rancho Vistoso
  • Village Bakehouse

CopperPoint Small Business Leader of the Year

  • Barbi Reuter, Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR
  • Ali Farhang & Tim Medcoff, Farhang & Medcoff
  • Sandi Eghtesadi, The Eghtesadi Agency – Farmer’s Insurance
  • Kimberly Clifton, Tierra Antigua Realty

Cox Business Growth

  • Casa de la Luz Hospice
  • Gibson’s Office Solutions
  • Re-Bath of Tucson
  • Staff Matters
  • Summit Hut
  • The Lodge at Ventana Canyon Golf & Racquet Club
  • Tucson Turf
  • Walbro

Nextrio Innovation

  • Arizona Lithographers
  • Barr Credit Services
  • Darling Geomatics
  • OOROO Vistoso Automotive
  • Paragon Space Development
  • Quik Fix Phone Repair
  • Silverado Rooter & Plumbing
  • Simpleview
  • World View

Tucson Electric Power Charitable Non-Profit Business

  • Arizona Greyhound Rescue
  • Dancing In The Streets
  • Earn To Learn
  • Fox Tucson Theatre Foundation
  • Golden Goose Thrift Shop
  • Humane Society of Southern Arizona
  • International Rescue Committee
  • Literacy Connects
  • Marshall Foundation
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Arizona
  • SAAVI Services for the Blind
  • The Primavera Foundation
  • TRAK – Therapeutic Ranch for Animals & Kids
  • Tucson Girls Chorus
  • Youth On Their Own
  • YWCA Southern Arizona

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