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Children’s Dental Village and Four Peaks Brewing Company Receive Tempe Chamber’s 2012 Business Excellence Awards

The Tempe Chamber of Commerce presented Children’s Dental Village and Four Peaks Brewing Company with the 2012 Business Excellence Awards at the 15th annual Breakfast for Chamber Champions held today at the Fiesta Resort Conference Center.

Breakfast Honors Tempe’s Best

The Tempe Chamber of Commerce will present the 15th Annual Breakfast for Chamber Champions on Feb. 21. The event honors those individuals and businesses that have gone above and beyond in their efforts to make Tempe a thriving community. Awards to be presented include the Business Excellence Awards, Spirit of Tempe Award to Stan and Jan Nicpon, Volunteer of the Year Award and the Outstanding Community Leadership Award to Beth Fiorenza, Tempe Community Action Agency.

2012 Business Excellence Awards Finalists Announced

2012 Business Excellence Awards Finalists Announced

The Tempe Chamber is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2012 Business Excellence Awards. These awards promote the advancement of responsible business leadership in the community and publicly recognize local businesses demonstrating a passion for excellence.

Through the awards, the Tempe Chamber identifies companies whose practices in business growth, employee development, community involvement and customer service exemplify excellence. This year’s six finalists admirably embody those characteristics and are being recognized for that distinction.

The recipients of the 2011 Business Excellence Awards will be announced and honored at the Breakfast for Chamber Champions on Feb. 21 at the Fiesta Resort Conference Center. Please call (480) 967-7891 or visit www.tempechamber.org for details or to register.

The 2012 finalists are:

AlphaGraphics at Kyrene and Elliot
Since its founding in 1997, this AlphaGraphics location has grown to become a successful communications and printing firm which, through its services, customer support, and dedication, is constantly adapting to the changing needs of their customers. The business has seen annual growth over the past 14 years and is expanding its services to include business solutions and marketing communications. www.us436.alphagraphics.com

Assured Security Document Destruction, a division of The Centers for Habilitation, offers support to individuals with disabilities, including behavioral or intellectual problems. TCH has been offering services including in-home service, day treatment and employment services to their customers since 1967. Employing disabled individuals, ASDD provides certified shredding and document destruction that has grown from 5,000 pounds in its first month of operation to 750,000 ponds monthly today.

Children’s Dental Village
Children’s Dental Village has been providing dental and orthodontic services for children and teens since 1973. Starting out with only two dental chairs, one office manager, and one dental assistant when it was first established by Dr. Alan Longfellow, this business has grown more than quadruple its original office size and practice in order to more effectively serve the needs of a rising number of patients.

Four Peaks Brewing Company
Four Peaks’ mission is to provide consistent, high quality beer, food and service in a community based atmosphere. Founded in 1996, this regional brewery and brewpub is among the largest and most recognized and respected breweries in the state of Arizona. It brews over 72,000 kegs each year and owns and operates two restaurants in the Valley. In 2012, it will open a new brewery and tasting room in Tempe. http://www.fourpeaks.com

Friendship Village
Friendship Village is a life care and retirement community located in Tempe. Since 1980, it has created a safe and friendly environment for seniors, and has provided them with the services and amenities that they need for their overall well-being and happiness in the community. Their mission is to become a leader in senior lifestyle, and they continue to refine what their concept of “life care and worry-free retirement living” is. www.friendshipvillageaz.com

Michael Pollack Real Estate Investments
In 1973, Michael Pollack started off in real estate in his teens by building single family homes. Today, the company has 100 employees and has become one of Arizona’s largest privately held shopping center owner and operator. In addition, it owns a movie theater which often sees its guest count reach upwards of 4,000 on the weekends. http://www.pollackinvestments.com

Santa Barbara Catering Company
The full-service catering company offers services for weddings, gala dinners and other large or small events. In 1992, Pat Christofolo began the business with only three employees. Success came very quickly, and now the business has 150 employees along with multiple venues and family restaurants which promote local farmers and seasonally inspired menus. www.santabarbaracatering.com

Last year’s recipients of the award were Honey Moon Sweets and The Morrison Vein Institute.

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