Nominations Needed for Small Businesses Copper Cactus Awards

Written by on May 31, 2011 in Blog - 2 Comments

The oldest and largest program honoring excellence in small businesses in Southern Arizona is accepting nominations through June 10, 2011.  The Copper Cactus Awards, sponsored by Wells Fargo,  begins it’s 14th year by celebrating small business’s commitment to the working environment, business growth, and community stewardship.

Businesses eligible for an award include:

  • For-profit businesses
  • More than two years in operation
  • Locally owned and operated
  • 250 or fewer employees

Award categories

  • Best place to work — Businesses that encourage and support professional growth, education, and development for employees.
  • Business growth — Small Businesses that successfully tackle marketplace challenges.
  • Community service — Businesses that demonstrate uncommon civic leadership.
  • Small Business leader of the year — The Tucson Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce teams up with Wells Fargo to present the Small Business leader of the year award. This award honors exceptional leadership by a manager or owner who is active in the day-to-day activities of his or her company.

Awards will be presented on October 12,2011.  To nominate a small business, download and complete the form.  Questions?  Email or call  (520) 295-4236.

What Southern Arizona small business do you know that needs to be recognized?

About the Author

Scott Kelly is a 20 year veteran in marketing, sales, training and publicity. He has trained over 1,000 sales people, generated millions of dollars in sales and has taught marketing at the university level in the United States and Europe. As founder and CEO of Black Dog Promotions, Kelly has garnered national media coverage and established large fan bases for many in the sports, entertainment and business communities.

2 Comments on "Nominations Needed for Small Businesses Copper Cactus Awards"

  1. David McGiffin September 28, 2011 at 2:24 pm · Reply

    I have already nominated Julie Kuever the owner of TEDDY’S DOG HOUSE, pet grooming.
    How can I get ticket to the awards ceremony?

    • admin September 29, 2011 at 10:04 am · Reply


      The 2011 Wells Fargo Copper Cactus Awards will be held on October 12, 2011 at the Westin La Paloma. Individual seats are $65. The cocktail reception will begin at 5:00 p.m., award program and dinner at 6:00 p.m. Please call 1-520-295-4236 to make a reservation.

      Good luck to Julie Kuever and Teddy’s Dog House!

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