December 12, 2012 BestCompaniesAZ

BestCompaniesAZ Celebrates 10 Years and Announces “100 Best” Arizona Companies

(Phoenix, AZ) – BestCompaniesAZ, a leader in identifying, developing and promoting great workplaces, is celebrating their 10 year anniversary in 2012 and in conjunction with Arizona’s Centennial is releasing a “sneak preview” of the 100 Best Arizona Companies from the last decade.

“Building a positive workplace culture makes a positive impact on the bottom line, and our 100 Best Companies have enjoyed success as a result,” said Denise Gredler, president and chief executive officer of BestCompaniesAZ.

A “sneak preview” of ten of the “100 Best” Arizona Companies is making its debut today in the February 14th, 2012, Centennial Edition of the Arizona Republic.

The “100 Best” Awards have been divided into six categories. The first ten companies to be named to the 100 Best Arizona Companies list include:

Best Trailblazers Award Winners: pioneering organizations that have sustained exceptional workplaces over the last decade. These companies represent the best of the best!

  • Dignity Health
  • Goodmans Interior Structures
  • Infusionsoft
  • McMurry
  • Medtronic

Best of Heart Award Winner: top companies that prospered through building sustainable relationships with employees, customers, and the community.

  • Casa Grande Regional Medical Center

Best of the Future Award Winner: The organizations have the potential to lead the charge into Arizona’s future.

  • DBSI

Best of Wings Award Winner: Innovation, empowerment, and creativity characterize these top organizations’ engagement with their stakeholders.

  • GlobalMed

Best of Cool Award Winner: These companies have a strong, unique workplace culture. They are known for mixing success with fun.

Best of the Stars Award Winner: Companies that demonstrate mastery in their industry, consistently showcasing strength, and setting the standard for best practices.

  • WorldatWork

The complete list of 100 Best Arizona Companies will be announced in early May, with the publication of the 100 Best, a commemorative magazine highlighting the history, statistics, quotes, best practices and upcoming career opportunities at 100 of the Best Companies in Arizona.

The “100 Best” Arizona companies were chosen based on BestCompaniesAZ’s proprietary research of award winning companies in Arizona over the past ten years.

To find out more about the 100 Best Companies in Arizona, go to

About BestCompaniesAZ:

BestCompaniesAZ is a consulting and marketing firm dedicated to identifying, developing and promoting great workplaces. Founded in 2002 by former Fortune 100 Best Companies VP of Human Resources Denise Gredler, BestCompaniesAZ provides services for present and future award winning organizations, including employee opinion surveys, best practice benchmarking, national and local award consulting, culture development, employment branding, human resources, and promotional services. For more information, visit