The University of Advancing Technology has been named the small/medium Businesses of the Year by the Greater Phoenix Chamber during the 32nd Annual IMPACT Awards Luncheon held Thursday, May 23 at the Sheraton Grand Phoenix.



Small/Medium Business of the Year: University of Advancing Technology

“Arizona’s tech community is so important for the growth of the state,” said Dr. Dave Bolman, Provost, University of Advancing Technology. “As the only technology university in Arizona, we’re so honored to be recognized for our life’s work in innovating higher education for the betterment of our community.”


The two companies were selected out of eight local companies which are recipients of the Chamber’s IMPACT Awards, honoring the accomplishments of small and large Valley businesses and the positive influences they have on the business community and economy.


“This year’s IMPACT Award recipients illustrate the strong economic momentum in our city. They embody innovation, business acumen, and community giving,” said Greater Phoenix Chamber President and CEO Todd Sanders. “These organizations make an impact in our community every day and will continue to be stalwart leaders as our city moves forward as a national and global leader.”


Follow this link to watch a brief video highlighting each IMPACT Award recipient.


Large Business Category (More than 250 employees):

2019 Arizona Advocate – Lyft

2019 Community Champion – CopperPoint Insurance Companies

2019 Economic Driver – Fry’s Food Stores

2019 Exceptional Innovator – Barrow Neurological Institute


Small to Medium Business Category (250 employees or fewer):

2019 Arizona Advocate – Desert Botanical Garden

2019 Community Champion – Elontec

2019 Economic Driver – University of Advancing Technology

2019 Exceptional Innovator – Urbix Resources LLC



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Photo : Dr. Dave Bolman, Provost, University of Advancing Technology, Monica Garnes, President, Fry’s Food Stores


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Photo 2:  Todd Sanders, President & CEO, Greater Phoenix Chamber, Jason Pistillo, CEO, University of Advancing Technology, Dr. Dave Bolman, Provost, University of Advancing Technology, Monica Garnes, President, Fry’s Food Stores, Todd Kammeyer, VP of Merchandising, Fry’s Food Stores




About the Greater Phoenix Chamber

Representing 2,400 businesses across the Greater Phoenix region, the Greater Phoenix Chamber promotes regional prosperity by serving as a catalyst for economic vitality and strong communities. The Chamber pursues this mission by collaborating with business, political, and community leaders to grow the regional talent pool, create a regional approach to economic development and drive a pro-Arizona agenda.   


Mike Hines

Written by Mike Hines

Former journalist and marketing junky, also the Digital Marketing Manager at University of Advancing Technology.