GPCC Impact Awards recognize ability, tenacity and sense of community
PHOENIX, Ariz. — March 20, 2014 — The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce has selected the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) for one of its 2014 Impact Awards.
TGen was selected among small to medium business in the category of 2014 Economic Driver.
“These companies represent the spirit of the entrepreneur — a spirit that truly makes an impact on our community and our Chamber,” Todd Sanders, GPCC President and CEO, said in a press release. “It’s a privilege to honor those who continue to innovate, take risks, boost our economy and create jobs. Their ability, tenacity and sense of community are an inspiration to all.”
The IMPACT Awards honor the accomplishments of small and large businesses and the impact they have on the Valley’s business community and economy.
“TGen is honored to be recognized by the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce. Through our research into the human genome, we strive to not only make an impact on the Arizona economy, but also endeavor — though precision medicine — to help develop new tools, capabilities and therapies that benefit our patients, and benefit Arizona patients first,” said Tess Burleson, TGen’s Chief Operating Officer.
This year, GPCC recognizes two recipients in each of four categories: Community Champion, Economic Driver, Entrepreneurial Excellence, and Response to Adversity.
Small to Medium Business Category:
2014 Community Champion: Native American Connections
2014 Economic Driver: Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen)
2014 Entrepreneurial Excellence: Risas Dental and Braces
2014 Response to Adversity: NJOY, Inc.
Large Business Category:
2014 Community Champion: Phoenix Children’s Hospital
2014 Economic Driver: Sundt Construction, Inc.
2014 Entrepreneurial Excellence: The CORE Institute
2014 Response to Adversity: Phoenix Zoo
The 2014 IMPACT Businesses of the Year will be selected from these honorees and announced at the 27th annual IMPACT Awards luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. May 15, at the Arizona Biltmore. For more information, visit www.phoenixchamber.com/impact.
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Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) is a Phoenix, Arizona-based non-profit organization dedicated to conducting groundbreaking research with life changing results. TGen is focused on helping patients with cancer, neurological disorders and diabetes, through cutting edge translational research (the process of rapidly moving research towards patient benefit). TGen physicians and scientists work to unravel the genetic components of both common and rare complex diseases in adults and children. Working with collaborators in the scientific and medical communities literally worldwide, TGen makes a substantial contribution to help our patients through efficiency and effectiveness of the translational process. For more information, visit: www.tgen.org.
TGen Senior Science Writer