|On Friday evening, April 26, 2013, AlphaGraphics Mesa on Baseline won the prestigious Mesa Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business of the Year Award. AlphaGraphics Mesa is one of the three AlphaGraphics centers owned by Steve Adams.
Earlier this year, Steve’s other two centers have been honored by both the Tempe Chamber of Commerce and the Glendale Chamber of Commerce. AlphaGraphics Tempe on Elliot & Kyrene received the Tempe Chamber’s Business Excellence Award and Steve Adams, representing AlphaGraphics Phoenix – Northwest Valley won the Glendale Chamber’s Volunteer of the Year Award.
Accepting the Award is Meegan T-Adams, Eric Adams and Steve Adams
The Tempe Chamber of Commerce presented AlphaGraphics on Elliot and Kyrene and Statera with the 2013 Business Excellence Awards at the 16th annual Breakfast for Chamber Champions held February 26, 2013 at the Embassy Suites Tempe.
“The Business Excellence Awards recognize outstanding businesses in our community,” said Mary Ann Miller, President/CEO of the Tempe Chamber. “Both AlphaGraphics and Statera are amazing companies dedicated to their customers and their staffs. We are proud they’re part of the Tempe Chamber, and we celebrate their continued success.”
Recipients must demonstrate a record of business success and growth, community involvement, dedication to employees, leadership, reliability and commitment to customer service.
Here is what they said about us: “AlphaGraphics on Elliot and Kyrene was founded in 1997 and has grown into a successful multi-channel communications and printing firm, nearly doubling its revenue from 2011 to 2012. A member of the Tempe Chamber since its first year of business, its general manager, Eric Adams, received the Volunteer of the Year award in 2011 for his work. Its staff supports the community through donated time and product for local schools and charities. As part of its business model, it has committed more resources to marketing to help stimulate lead generation and sales for its customers, encouraging businesses to take control of their own destinies. The business is leveraging online, mobile, print and marketing communications to remain a valuable resource for its customers.”
Here is a link to the video about us played at the breakfast.
Steve Adams (right) receiving his award from Don Rinehart, CEO Glendale Chamber Photo by Ed Sharpe-Glendale Daily Planet
On March 1, 2013, Steve Adams won the Glendale Chamber of Commerce’s Bill Nelson Volunteer of the Year Award. Here is what was said prior to giving the award to Steve.
“In Bill’s honor, we would like to present the first annual Bill Nelson Memorial Volunteer of the Year Award to Steve Adams of Alphagraphics. Steve has contributed in many ways to the Chamber, helping us revamp our financial reporting procedures, helping us on membership recruitment efforts and printing a number of Chamber items, such as the invitations you received for this event. Steve has served for several years as the Chamber’s Treasurer and has helped us through many of the financial hard times we’ve experienced over the past few years.”
Craig Henry, Danny Adams and Steve Adams receiving the award from Sally Harrison, CEO-Mesa Chamber. Photo by Ivan Martinez Photography
Finally on April 26, 2013, our Mesa center received the Mesa Chamber’s Small Business of the Year Award. This award was based upon a company’s service to the community, its dedication to its employee’s and its success in operations.
Sally Harrison, President and CEO of the Mesa Chamber, stated “Businesses in Mesa are thriving and becoming more engaged with their community and relationships with other companies. We are pleased to recognize and award AlphaGraphics who daily make an impact on their local surrondings. The Small Business of the Year, chosen based upon having 1-25 employees, in the growth-phase of their brand, and having a true spirit for doing business in Mesa and giving back to their community. We congratulate Steve Adams and his team and thank them for their continued support.”
“We are honored to hold these three awards for the year from these great Chambers of Commerce. I do believe that these awards reflect the great year we had in 2012 and our dedication to service in our communities, said Steve Adams. The Mesa and Tempe Chamber awards also reflect our dedication to our employees and to our customers. The Glendale Chamber award reflects the Executive Committee’s efforts to help the Glendale Chamber survive the hard economic period we just went through.” Steve has served as the Glendale Chamber’s Treasurer for the last two years.
“This success would not have been possible without the efforts of our managers and our staff. I have been fortunate to have two of my sons, Eric Adams and Danny Adams, work as managers of two of our centers and Jim Bentley, who manages our Phoenix operation. In addition, we just brought on Craig Henry, a Mesa community leader, as our Sales Manager to help grow our sales going forward.”