DMB a finalist for the Sterling Award

October 18, 2010 – Twelve Finalists Selected for the Scottsdale Area Chamber’s 25th Anniversary Sterling Awards

Scottsdale, Arizona – The Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the finalists in its 25th Anniversary Sterling Awards competition, recognizing local companies that have demonstrated excellence, innovation and community stewardship through their business practices. The winners of this prestigious award will be announced at a gala luncheon on Thursday, November 16, 2010. The event is hosted by the Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center, and individual tickets are available for $75. Tickets can be reserved online at or by calling 480.355.2700.

Four teams of volunteer judges evaluated all applicants, resulting in the following finalists:

Micro Business (1-6 Employees) – Sponsored by Arizona American Water
Recognizes an emerging business exhibiting success through innovation, creativity and collaboration

Celebration of Fine Art

Reliable Background Screening

Sonoran Studios
Small Business (7-99 employees) – Sponsored by Cox Communications
Recognizes a small company demonstrating innovation, quality, professionalism and commitment to community.

Hot Air Expeditions

Human Capital Strategies

Payroll Experts
Big Business (100+ Employees)
Recognizes a large company making a significant impact on the lives of its employees and the economic fabric of the community.


Mayo Clinic

Scottsdale Fashion Square
Non-Profit – Sponsored by APS
Recognizes a charitable organization contributing to the social, cultural, educational well-being of its constituents.

Every Kid Counts, Inc.

Gabriel’s Angels

St. Mary’s Food Bank
Originating in 1985, the Sterling Awards are among the most coveted business awards in the Valley, with a rigorous application, judging and selection process. For the award’s 25th Anniversary, festivities include a gala awards ceremony and a video profile of the winners and finalists, followed immediately by the Chamber’s Red Carpet Tradeshow. As one of the Chamber’s signature events, the Sterling Awards program embodies the spirit of our organization by celebrating the people and companies that make our community a great place to live, work and play.

Additional sponsors of the Sterling Awards include: SRP, Oliver Smith Jeweler, Sun Devil Trophy, Scottsdale Fashion Square, Wells Fargo, FirstBank of Arizona, Amazing Mail, First Fidelity Bank, The Arizona Republic, Mastro’s Restaurants, PMT Ambulance, Reliable Background Screening, Signs By Tomorrow, and Sonoran Studios.

The Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce is the largest business organization in Scottsdale providing advocacy, education, networking, leadership and exposure opportunities to our member businesses. The Chamber actively works to maintain Scottsdale’s high quality of life and create an environment where business innovation, excellence and entrepreneurship can thrive. For more information visit or call 480.355.2700.

Jill Hegardt

Vice President

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