Mike Varney, left, president and CEO of the Tucson Metro Chamber, received the 2018 Thomas L. Swanson Regional Leadership Award. Also pictured: Pascua Yaqui Tribe Vice Chairman Peter Yucupicio, Sahuarita Mayor Tom Murphy and Oro Valley Mayor Satish Hiremath.

  • Mike Varney: The president and CEO of the Tucson Metro Chamber was selected to receive the 2018 Thomas L. Swanson Regional Leadership Award. The Swanson award is given in honor of former Pima Association of Governments executive director Thomas L. Swanson to acknowledge an individual or organization that has brought about positive change in the areas of transportation, air quality, water quality or economic vitality.
  • Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort and Spa: The resort’s recreational fitness and tennis supervisor, Jeff Gallego, has received his designation from the United States Professional Tennis Association as a certified tennis professional. Gallego has been with Westward Look since 2016.
  • Pima County Small Business Commission: The commission has announced the winners of the Small Business of the Year Awards. Miura Contracting won the rural category. Kool Air Manufacturing, LLC, was recognized in the urban category. Winning the nonprofit category was the Pima Community College Small Business Development Center. Each winner receives a $500 prize and a plaque. Applicants were assessed on company culture, positive impact on Pima County and community involvement.
  • Catalina In-Home Services: Home Care Pulse, a national satisfaction research and quality assurance firm specializing in private duty home care, has recognized Tucson’s Catalina In-Home Services as one of the premier home care providers in the nation. Catalina is one of only 130 providers in 31 states to receive the 2018 Best of Home Care Leader in Excellence designation. Catalina also received Best of Home Care-Provider of Choice and Best of Home Care-Employer of Choice awards this year. The Best of Home Care awards are based on annual satisfaction ratings from clients and caregivers.

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