The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) has selected eight deserving local companies as winners for its 27th Annual IMPACT Awards. The IMPACT Awards honor the accomplishments of small and large businesses and the impact they have on the Valley’s business community and economy.

This year, the GPCC will recognize two recipients in each of four categories: Community Champion, Economic Driver, Entrepreneurial Excellence, and Response to Adversity.

The 2014 IMPACT Businesses of the Year will be selected from these honorees and announced at a luncheon this month. The 2014 IMPACT Awards recipients include Native American Connections, based in North Central Phoenix, for the “Community Champion” in the Small to Medium Business Category (250 employees or fewer).

Native American Connections has been improving the lives of individuals and families since 1972 through Native American culturally appropriate behavioral health, affordable housing, and community development services.

The 27th Annual IMPACT Awards luncheon will take place 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 15 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort, 2400 E. Missouri Ave. Tickets are $75 for GPCC members and $85 for non-members. For reservations, visit


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