Blue Cross Blue Shield of
Arizona Best Place to Work
Escalante Concrete Construction
Health Information Management Systems
KE & G Construction
Moore Law Firm
Mural Consulting Corporation
Onyx Creative
Rancho Sahuarita Management Company
Silverado Technologies
Splendido at Rancho Vistoso

Small Business Leader of the Year
Sue Otis – Catalina In-Home Services
Leigh-Anne Harrison – Chasse Building Team
Nicole Dahl – Hotel McCoy
Scott Lehman – Premier Auto Center
Tom Wuelpern – PureBuild, Inc.
Caroline Wesnitzer – Trusting Connections Nanny Agency

Arizona Complete Health
Workforce Development
Earn to Learn
Integrated Axis Technology Group
JobPath, Inc.
Maxim Healthcare Services
Old Pueblo Community Services
San Miguel High School
Southern Arizona Family Services
The Talent Store

Nextrio Innovation
Crop Trak
FreeFall Aerospace
Hexagon Mining
Modern Studios
Snell & Wilmer
Tucson Biofeedback

Cox Business Growth
Cathey’s Vacuum and Sewing
Goettl Air Conditioning and Plumbing
Hotsy Industrial Systems
Martin-Taylor Dentistry
Oschmann Employee Screening Services
Pain Institute of Southern Arizona
Silverado Rooter & Plumbing
Staff Matters

Tucson Electric Power
Charitable Non-Profit Business
Boy Scouts of America, Catalina Council
Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona
Emerge Center Against Domestic Abuse
Friends of Pima Animal Care Center
Greater Tucson Fire Foundation
Herencia Guadalupana Lab Schools
Impact of Southern Arizona
La Paloma Academy Schools
Sister Jose Women’s Center
Startup Tucson
The Hermitage No Kill Cat Shelter & Sanctuary
Therapeutic Ranch for Animals and Kids
Tucson Symphony Orchestra
Tucson Youth Development
WorkAbility UCPSA
Youth on Their Own


Arizona Complete Health
Workforce Development

3-50 employees:

51-200 employees:
AGM Container Controls

Cox Business Growth

3-50 employees:
Trusting Connections Nanny Agency

51-200 employees:
Chasse Building Team

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
Best Place to Work

3-50 employees:
Barker Contracting, Inc.

51-200 employees:
Home Instead Senior Care

Nextrio Innovation

3-50 employees:

51-200 employees:
World View

Copperpoint Small Business Leader
of The Year

Daniel Stringer, Total Care Connections

Tucson Electric Power
Charitable Non-Profit Business

$50,000 - $500,000 total revenue:
Junior Achievement of Arizona – Southern District

$500,001 - $2,000,000 total revenue:
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Arizona

$2,000,001 - $5,000,000 total revenue:
Fox Tucson Theatre Foundation

$5,000,001 - $15,000,000 total revenue:
Humane Society of Southern Arizona


2018 Copper Cactus Awards winners are eligible to participate but are required to be nominated in a different category from 2018.


Nominations will be accepted March 30 - May 3.

Following the nomination period, nominees will be contacted and sent the appropriate category application. The nominated company must complete the application and return it to the Tucson Metro Chamber no later than May 31.

All applications received by May 31 will be provided to the judging panel for review and deliberation. The Copper Cactus Awards judges work independently to score the applications. The cumulative scores of the independently judged applications are totaled to determine the finalists.

Finalists will be announced in July.

The winners will be announced at the Copper Cactus Awards ceremony on Friday, September 13 at Casino Del Sol Resort.

Questions: Carol Gatewood at (520) 792-2250, Ext. 181 or email at



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