(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 14, 2013) — Scottsdale Community College was named the 2013 Sterling Award Winner in the Big Business Category by the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce at the 28th annual Sterling Award luncheon celebration held Nov. 14 at Chaparral Suites Resort.
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 6 judges each conduct an initial review of all applications and narrow the field
to three finalists in four categories: Micro Business, Small Business, Big Business and Non Profit. The panel of judges then conducts a site visit and in-person interview of each finalist before selecting the winner in each category.
The Sterling Award for big business recognizes a large company with more than 100 employees that is making a significant impact on the lives of its employees and the economic fabric of the community. The factors judges consider when selecting the winner include: growth, success, creativity, innovation, uniqueness, corporate culture, adaptability to economic change, and contributions to the community.
SCC President Dr. Jan Gehler said, “All that we do could not and would not be possible without the stellar work and commitment to excellence displayed each and every day by all of faculty and staff who work tirelessly on behalf of our students and the community.”
Joining SCC as finalists in the Big Business category were Magellan Health Systems and Homeowners Financial Group.