As the Chamber's marquee event, the Sterling Awards, embody the spirit of our organization by celebrating the
people and organizations that make our community a great place to live, work and play.
The prestigious Sterling Award is one of the most coveted business awards in the Valley, with a rigorous
application, judging and selection process. Four teams of 6 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. Each judge then independently casts a set of points
for the finalists based on their embodiment of the award criteria. The points are tallied and results remain
secret until the day of the event. Only members of the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce are
eligible to apply for the Sterling Award.