FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tucson Metro Chamber Celebrates Small Businesses,
Copper Cactus Awards Winners Announced
Tucson, AZ – The Tucson Metro Chamber announced the 16 award winners of the prestigious Copper Cactus Awards at its major annual event at Casino Del Sol Resort on Friday, September 8. 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.
“This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the Copper Cactus Awards celebrating the accomplishments of our locally owned small businesses. Southern Arizona is home to thousands of small businesses and entrepreneurs – These are people who have dreamed, dared, risked and are now making the most of our country’s system of free enterprise.” said Larry Lucero, Tucson Metro Chamber chairman of the board.
The award recipients were selected by a panel of judges from 52 finalists and hundreds of nominees. The 2017 Copper Cactus Awards winners are:
BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF ARIZONA BEST PLACE TO WORK
Contact One Call Center
Pueblo Mechanical and Controls
CENPATICO INTEGRATED CARE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
COX BUSINESS GROWTH
Re-Bath of Tucson
Casa de la Luz Hospice
TUCSON ELECTRIC POWER CHARITABLE NON-PROFIT BUSINESS
$50,000 – $500,000 total revenue:
Tucson Girls Chorus
$500,001 – $2,000,000 total revenue:
$2,000,001 – $5,000,000 total revenue:
Youth on Their Own
$5,000,001 – $10,000,000 total revenue:
SAAVI Services for the Blind
Silverado Rooter & Plumbing
Paragon Space Development
COPPERPOINT SMALL BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR
Barbi Reuter, Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR
More than seven hundred gathered at Casino Del Sol Resort to honor the 52 finalists. The evening’s festivities were hosted by Larry Mac and Beth Simmons from Arizona Lotus, 96.1 KLPX. In addition to Wells Fargo, the Tucson Metro Chamber Copper Cactus Awards were supported by co-sponsors Casino Del Sol Resort, Cenpatico and Intuit.
About The Tucson Metro Chamber
The mission of the Tucson Metro Chamber is to lead and advocate for a successful community. The Chamber is an investor-based business advocacy and economic expansion organization that represents more than 1,500 businesses, employing more than 160,000 employees in the greater Tucson area.