13 Local Small Businesses Awarded Tucson Metro Chamber Copper Cactus Awards
Tucson, AZ (October 15, 2018) – The Tucson Metro Chamber announced the 13 award winners of the prestigious Copper Cactus Awards at its signature annual event at Casino Del Sol Resort on Friday, October 12. The Tucson Metro Chamber Copper Cactus Awards event presented by Wells Fargo celebrates the accomplishments and innovation of Southern Arizona’s locally-owned small businesses.
“A region’s economic strength derives from its business community. Small businesses are leading the way, driving innovation, generating job growth and advancing economic prosperity” said Barbi Reuter, Tucson Metro Chamber board chair and president of Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR.
The award recipients were selected by a panel of judges from 52 finalists and hundreds of nominees. The 2018 Copper Cactus Awards winners are:
ARIZONA COMPLETE HEALTH WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
3-50 employees: Linkages
51-200 employees: AGM Container Controls
BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF ARIZONA BEST PLACE TO WORK
3-50 employees: Barker Contracting, Inc.
51-200 employees: Home Instead Senior Care
COX BUSINESS GROWTH
3-50 employees: Trusting Connections Nanny Agency
51-200 employees: Chasse Building Team
COPPERPOINT SMALL BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR
Daniel Stringer, Total Care Connections
3-50 employees: OOROO Auto
51-200 employees: World View
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
More than seven hundred gathered at Casino Del Sol Resort to honor the 52 finalists and Larry Mac and Beth Simmons from Arizona Lotus, 96.1 KLPX presided over the evening’s festivities. In addition to Wells Fargo, the Tucson Metro Chamber Copper Cactus Awards were supported by co-sponsors Casino Del Sol Resort, Arizona Complete Health and Intuit.
About The Tucson Metro Chamber
The Tucson Metro Chamber’s mission is to champion an environment where your business thrives and our community prospers. The Chamber is a member-based business advocacy and community development organization that represents more than 1,500 businesses, employing more than 160,000 employees in the greater Tucson area.