The Best Arizona Companies 2017: Introducing The Best of Heart

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Best of Heart winners of the 100 Best Arizona Companies know it’s not about rules — it’s about relationships. While some companies (especially nonprofits) have caring as part of their mission, others just understand that if the company cares, it will prosper. The following list includes companies with heart and soul infused into their work. The Best of Heart category is described as:

Through building relationships with employees, customers, and in the community, these companies show how much they care.

Everyone benefits when working with companies like these — companies with heart.

Meet a few of the Best of Heart Winners:

Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona

Habitat for Humanity of Central ArizonaHabitat for Humanity’s mission brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Companies who volunteer and donate benefit too. By partnering with Habitat, a company demonstrates its commitment to the local community in a direct and highly visible way.

As employees join forces to build together, they also build their own teamwork, communication, and leadership skills. The partnership between Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona, local corporations, and families in need benefits the whole community.

Hyatt Regency Phoenix

Hyatt Regency PhoenixAt Hyatt, employees work in an environment that demands exceptional performance, but at the same time delivers great rewards. When a company cares about their colleagues like Hyatt Regency Phoenix does, the colleagues care about the guests. This doesn’t come from a rule book, it comes from the heart.

“At Hyatt, it’s our best-in-the-business people who drive our success in delivering distinct brand experiences that drive irrational loyalty,” said Pete Sears, group president – Americas for Hyatt. “Members of the Hyatt family consistently use empathy to build deep relationships not only with our guests and but also with each other, and our distinct culture reflects an environment where people can be their true selves.”

Hyatt’s commitment to caring for their employees and guests extends to giving back to their local communities. The Hyatt Regency Phoenix provides opportunities for team members to serve with a variety of local charitable organizations in metro Phoenix, which not only fills needs, but strengthens their teams.

Make-A-Wish Arizona

Make-A-Wish ArizonaAs the founding chapter of the now international wish granting organization, Make-A-Wish Arizona® granted 365 wishes in fiscal year 2016, a record in Arizona.

This organization is dedicated to granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Consistently listed as a top employer and top charity, Make-A-Wish Arizona is an inspiring and rewarding place to work. That’s why it’s also one of the top companies with heart.


Progrexion Best of Heart

As advocates for fair, accurate, and substantiated information contained on credit reports, Progrexion employees understand that they have the opportunity to help hundreds of thousands of consumers each year. Progrexion operates the technology and support services that help consumers access and understand information contained in their credit reports, and to correct inaccuracies with individual creditors, other data furnishers and the national credit bureaus.

Progrexion employees are given tools, training, and opportunities for advancement in a caring and diverse environment. Employees are able to grow their careers while helping make a real difference in the lives of others. The leadership at Progrexion also believes in the importance of giving back to their communities. Opportunities to serve not only build relationships within the community, but foster team building among employees.

St. Mary’s Food Bank Arizona

St. Mary's Food Bank Best of HeartFounded in 1967, St. Mary’s is the world’s first food bank. Today, St. Mary’s Food Bank is one of the largest food banks in the United States, and proud of the impact it has had on Arizona—and the world.

Going to work each day is one thing. Going to work for St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance is so much more. It’s helping others who are most in need, as one of the best companies with heart. It’s using talents in new and different ways. Also, it’s making a difference in the community. Corporate partners get involved in many ways, by donating funds, time, or food, all of which help provide an important service to a vast group of people in need.

Congratulations to these additional Best of Heart Winners: Aetna, Arizona Charter Academy, Arizona Diamondbacks, Blood Systems, CBRE, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Grand Canyon University, Intuit, J.P. Morgan Chase, Lovitt & Touché, National Bank of Arizona, Orchard Medical Consulting, PayPal, Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Y Scouts.

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