Donal Drayne, catering sales manager at The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, was named Outstanding Manager of the Year by the Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association at its recent Stars of the Industry awards luncheon.
The Pima County Workforce Investment Board’s Youth Council named Walgreens its Employer of the Year at its annual meeting Friday. It named Amber Warne, a University of Arizona sophomore business major, its Youth of the Year.
Allstate agency owner Keith Duncan received an Agency Hands in the Community Award, which earned Habitat for Humanity Tucson in Tucson, where Duncan volunteers, a $1,000 grant from The Allstate Foundation.
The town of Sahuarita received a Common Ground Award from Metropolitan Pima Alliance for the Sahuarita Road improvement project (shown in photo). The award recognizes leaders and projects that overcame obstacles through collaboration.
Sonoran Gardens received three Awards of Excellence from the Arizona Landscape Contractors Association at its recent Excellence in Landscaping Awards. Sonoran Gardens was also awarded the Xeriscape Award, one of the three Grand Awards.
For nine years in a row, Fleet Feet Tucson has been recognized as one of America’s top 50 running stores by Competitor Magazine and Running Insight. Owner Pete Snell accepted the award on Dec. 4 in Austin, Texas at The Running Event conference and industry trade show.
Ruth E. Taylor-Piliae, (shown at right in the photo), an associate professor with the University of Arizona College of Nursing, has received the 2014 Stroke Article of the Year Award from the American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing.
State Sen. Gail Griffin of Hereford received the 2014 Legislative Appreciation Award from the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association's Small Rural Hospitals Committee, for leadership in securing an additional $2.8 million in state general fund spending for Arizona’s 12 critical access hospitals.
Fennemore Craig announced that Nancy March, a partner in the firm’s Tucson office, has been named to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court District of Arizona’s Pro Bono Honor Roll for her volunteer commitments to the Friends of Court Reaffirmation Program and to the representation in Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases to assist working poor families in Tucson.
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DeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy, P.C., was named the 2014 Firm of the Year by Southern Arizona Legal Aid’s Volunteer Lawyers Program during its annual awards celebration on Nov. 5. The award was accepted by Lisa Anne Smith, (shown in photo), the firm’s managing shareholder.
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The National Exchange Club announced that Robert Alan Davidson of Tucson was inducted into the organization’s Court of Honor at national headquarters in Toledo, Ohio, on Oct. 18. Davidson, owner of Davidson Advertising, is a member of the Santa Rita Exchange Club of Tucson and the Exchange Club of Rincon-East Tucson.
Oro Valley Hospital earned three stars out of five in a new hospital rating system based on patient feedback to the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. No Tucson hospitals scored more than three stars out of five.
The Tucson/Lazydays KOA Campground was awarded the 2015 KOA President’s and Founder’s Awards by Kampgrounds of America Inc.. The awards were presented Nov. 14 at KOA’s Annual International Convention in Charleston, South Carolina.
Two employees from Cadden Community Management were honored during the annual Arizona Association of Community Managers G.E.M. Awards: Daniel Castillo won the Rising Guiding Excellence in Management Level II award and Kara Jersey was awarded the CAASP Excellence in Service award.
The Oro Valley Police Department held a breakfast Nov. 5 to recognize its volunteers who have completed 12,428 darkhouse checks this year, through a program in which Oro Valley homeowners can register to have their homes checked when they are away for more than seven days. The police department has more than 80 citizen volunteers.
U.S. News – Best Lawyers has given DeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy, P.C. five tier rankings in its 2015 edition of Best Law Firms. The firm received one tier 1 ranking in natural resources law; three tier 2 rankings in energy law, real estate law and tax law; and one tier 3 ranking in trusts and estates law.
Sheila M. Gephart, an assistant professor at the University of Arizona College of Nursing, is one of 12 nursing educators selected nationally as a 2014 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar.
Carondelet Health Network's Tucson hospitals, Carondelet St. Mary’s and Carondelet St. Joseph’s, received chest pain center re-accreditation from the not-for-profit Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care.
Dr. David S. Alberts, director emeritus of the University of Arizona Cancer Center, will receive the American Association for Cancer Research Prevention Pioneer Award and deliver a lecture during the organization’s International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Sept. 30 in New Orleans.
Mesch, Clark & Rothschild has been selected as a Tier 1 Best Law Firm by Best Lawyers. The Tucson firm was recognized for excellence as determined by clients’ feedback and regard from colleagues in the industry.
Goodmans Interior Structures recently earned the GameChangers 500 designation, after a four-month review process, for “positive impact of its products and services, and how it treats people and the planet in the process of running its business.”
The University of Arizona’s McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship at the Eller College of Management ranked No. 22 among undergraduate programs and No. 19 among graduate programs nationally in the annual Princeton Review survey of entrepreneurship programs.
Stefanie Mach is one of 20 AmeriCorps alumni from across the nation who received a National Leadership Award from the organization as part of its 20th anniversary celebration. Mach participated in the AmeriCorps program from 2002 through 2003.
Denise Bainton, a Tucson attorney with DeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy, P.C., received the John R. McDonald Award from the Arizona School Boards Association on Sept. 5, for contributions to Arizona public education.
Dr. William Becker, a local periodontist, will be awarded the Gold Medal from the American Academy of Periodontology in San Francisco on Friday, for service to the academy and contributions to the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease.
Stroud National Agency Inc. presented its July “Agency of the Month” award to Pacific International Insurance LLC of Tucson, and its president Edward R. “Ned” Ingram, for writing the most new farm insurance business during the month.
Robeks stores honored its Tucson managers Dara Carlson and Raquel Quesada with two of just six Platinum Awards given nationally. The winners were based on support center surveys, secret shoppers and store audits. In addition, Carlson won the Robeks’ President’s Award, the top honor in the corporation.
Charles West, advertising creative supervisor for the Arizona Daily Star, won this year’s poster contest for the California Avocado Festival, by combining its musical lineup and main attraction into a graphic design. His design will be used on thousands of posters, T-shirts and promotional materials for the annual event.
¡Vida! has received the Arizona Rural Health Association’s 2014 Inspiring Rural Health Program Award, for “excellence in the provision of health services” to rural and other medically underserved people.
Tucson's La Caliente KCMT-FM 92.1 and 101.3 and its program director, Enrique Mayans (above), were awarded the Small Market Station of the Year and Program Director of the Year by Monitor Latino on Aug. 26.