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Sterling Award Honoree's Press Release

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December 05, 2017
For Immediate Release
November 21, 2017
Cheri’ Valentino           
Vice President
Four Companies Take Home Prestigious Sterling Award
Scottsdale, Ariz. (Nov. 21, 2017) – The Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce with presenting Sponsor Nationwide, announced the Honorees of the 32nd Annual Sterling Awards on Friday, Nov. 17, at the Embassy Suites Resort Scottsdale. The Sterling Awards were emceed by Scottsdale Chamber President and CEO Mark Hiegel.
Four Honorees were selected from among 12 finalists, all of whom were featured, honored and celebrated at the event. The 2017 Honorees for the coveted Sterling Award are:
  • Micro Business – The Dhaba
  • Small Business – Bolste
  • Big Business – Scottsdale Village Square
  • Non-Profit – Family Promise of Greater Phoenix
Micro Business Award Presented by Prestige Cleaners
Honoree: The Dhaba
The Sterling Award for Micro Business recognizes an emerging business exhibiting success through innovation, creativity and collaboration. (1-10 Employees)
About The Dhaba; Provides Restaurant and Marketplace services.
Contact Info:
Raveen Arora
(480) 557-8800
Also recognized in the Micro Business category were 10 to 1 Public Relations and Training Standards International, Inc.
Small Business Award presented by COX Media
Honoree: Bolste
The Sterling Award for Small Business recognizes a small company demonstrating innovation, quality, professionalism and commitment to the community. (11-99 employees)
About Bolste; Provides an all-in-one digital work hub.
Contact Info:
Sarmishta Ramesh
(303) 710-5486
Also honored for their achievements in the Small Business category were 4C Medical Group and National PEO, LLC.
Big Business Award presented by Banner Behavioral Health
Honoree: Scottsdale Village Square
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 Scottsdale Village Square; A continuing care retirement community (CCRC).
Contact Info:
Angella Alverson
(480) 946-6571
Other Big Business finalists honored were Fairmont Scottsdale Princess and The Westin Kierland Resort and Spa.
Non-Profit Award presented by APS
Honoree: Family Promise of Greater Phoenix
The Sterling Award for Non-Profit recognizes a charitable organization contributing to the social, cultural and educational well-being of its constituents. (501C3)
About Family Promise of Greater Phoenix; Provides emergency shelter to families with children and their pets.
Contact Info:
Lisa Randall
(480) 659-5237
Also honored for their outstanding contributions in the non-profit category were Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale and Playworks Education Energized.
We wish to give a special thanks to our event production partner, Merestone; our Crystal Award Sponsor, SRP and our VIP Reception Sponsor, Sonata’s Restaurant.
About the Sterling Awards
Celebrating 32 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.  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 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, produced by ProOne Media. Only members of the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce are eligible to apply for the Sterling Award.
About the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce
The Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce is the largest business organization in Scottsdale providing advocacy, education, networking, leadership development 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. Serving ALL of Scottsdale since 1947. For more information visit or call 480.355.2700.