The Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of the 29th annual Sterling Awards before a capacity crowd of 400 on Nov. 14 at the Chaparral Suites Resort Scottsdale. Four winners were selected from among 12 finalists for the coveted Sterling Award, and the winners this year are all in the Greater Airpark area:
Micro Business: Signs by Tomorrow Scottsdale
Small Business: Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner, PC
Big Business: Vi at Silverstone
Nonprofit: Feeding Matters
Micro Business Award
Honoree: Signs by Tomorrow Scottsdale
The Sterling Award for Micro Business recognizes an emerging business exhibiting success through innovation, creativity and collaboration. (one to 10 employees)
About Signs by Tomorrow Scottsdale
Signs By Tomorrow Scottsdale creates affordable, high-impact signs and effective visual messaging solutions. As part of an international franchise system, Signs by Tomorrow Scottsdale is a local sign company with world class expertise.
Also recognized in the Micro Business category were HR Wise LLC and FSW Funding
Small Business Award
Honoree: Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner, PC
The Sterling Award for Small Business recognizes a small company demonstrating innovation, quality, professionalism and commitment to community. (11-99 employees)
About Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner
Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner, PC, is a private law firm located in North Scottsdale. The firm was founded in 2008 by Randy Nussbaum, a lifetime resident of Scottsdale, and Greg Gillis, with a focus on complex bankruptcies, business litigation, construction and real estate law.
Also honored for their achievements in the Small Business category were GPS Insight and Phoenix Jewish News.
Big Business Award
Honoree: Vi at Silverstone
The Sterling Award for Big Business recognizes a large company making a significant impact on the lives of its employees and the economic fabric of the community. (100+ employees)
About Vi at Silverstone
Vi is dedicated to providing quality environments, services and programs to enrich the lives of older adults.
Other Big Business finalists honored were FireSky Resort & Spa and VIP Mortgage.
Honoree: Feeding Matters
The Sterling Award for Nonprofit recognizes a charitable organization contributing to the social, cultural and educational well-being of its constituents. (501C3)
About Feeding Matters
Feeding Matters is the only organization of its kind in the U.S. that provides medical professional education and assistance for families with children who have feeding struggles.
Also honored for their outstanding contributions in the nonprofit category were National MS Society, Arizona Chapter and Parada del Sol.
About the Sterling Awards
Celebrating 29 years of business excellence, the Sterling Award is one of the most coveted business awards in the Valley, with a rigorous application, judging and selection process. Four teams of judges each conduct an initial review of all applications and narrow the field to three finalists in each category. Once the finalists are identified, the judging teams visit those companies to conduct a personal interview and get a behind-the-scenes look at the operations. Once that step is complete, each judge independently casts a set of points for the finalists based on their embodiment of the award criteria. The points are tallied and the results remain secret until the day of the event. One of the highlights of the Sterling Awards Celebration is the highly anticipated video presentation of each of the 12 finalists. Only members of the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce are eligible to apply for the Sterling Award.
The Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce is the largest business organization in Scottsdale providing advocacy, education, networking, leadership development and exposure opportunities to 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, and has served all of Scottsdale since 1947. For more information visit www.scottsdalechamber.com or call 480-355-2700.