Comerica Bank Arizona "Companies to Watch" Call for Nominations
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Posted by: Barbara Daniels, CSMC
FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE COMERICA BANK ARIZONA COMPANIES
TO WATCH AWARDS CELEBRATION – DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS IS JULY 9, 2010
AZ (Tuesday, June 8, 2010)
– The Arizona Small Business
Association (asba) in
association with the Edward
Lowe Foundation will be joining with Comerica Bank for the
third year to host the Comerica Bank Arizona Companies to Watch Award Program.
asba is now accepting
nominations for 2010 award honorees. Together, asba and Comerica Bank will
spotlight Arizona-based, second-stage companies that are succeeding and
sustaining their business growth. The program seeks companies from a wide range
of industries from across the state. To qualify, companies must be privately
owned, second-stage companies. Second-stage companies employ between 6 and 100
full-time equivalent employees with $750,000 to $100 million in revenue, while
creating jobs and growing sales through innovative products, services and
practices. Publicly-traded firms and nonprofits are not eligible.
The deadline to submit
nominations is July 9, 2010. From these
nominations, deserving companies will be selected for recognition. Qualifying companies may be nominated by
members of the business community, including service providers such as,
attorneys, bankers, accountant, public relations representatives, economic
development offices etc., or companies may self-nominate. Nominees will receive an email with
instructions to complete an online application by July 19. Online forms and
more information are available at www.azcompaniestowatch.org. The awards ceremony will be held on Friday,
November 5, 2010 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa in Phoenix, AZ.
Donna Davis, CEO of asba will
participate in the selection process along with executives from Comerica Bank,
the Edward Lowe Foundation and other local business leaders.
Following the celebration, the
companies selected as Companies to Watch will join with the 187 past winners
from 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 in the Comerica Bank Arizona Companies to Watch
Alliance, which supports companies in their continued growth.
About asba – For nearly 40 years, asba
has been creating opportunities for businesses to make money, save money and
achieve amAZing results. With a
membership of almost 5,000 businesses representing over 300,000 employees, asba
is the second largest trade association in the state and the only statewide
association dedicated to serving small businesses. From outstanding value to an extensive range
of support and services, asba is committed to making Arizona the best place for launching and
growing your business. For more information or sponsorship opportunities,
please call 602-306-4000, or visit www.asba.com.
Join asba! Be amAZed®.
About the Edward Lowe
National presenter of Companies to Watch, the Edward Lowe Foundation created
this awards program to celebrate second-stage entrepreneurs and their
companies. The Edward Lowe Foundation is a Michigan-based, private,
not-for-profit foundation whose mission is to "champion the
entrepreneurial spirit." The foundation believes growing, second-stage
companies deserve significant recognition as a critical, but often overlooked,
driver of the state's economy. For more information, visit www.edwardlowe.org.
About Comerica Bank in Arizona – Comerica Incorporated is a financial services company
headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and strategically aligned by three
business segments: The Business Bank, The Retail Bank, and Wealth &
Institutional Management. Comerica focuses on relationships, and helping people
and businesses be successful. In addition to Texas, Comerica Bank has offices
in Arizona, California,
Florida and Michigan,
with select businesses operating in several other states, as well as in Canada, and Mexico. In Arizona, Comerica has grown from one office
in 2004 to 16 locations, with plans to open another banking center by the end
of 2010. Comerica Inc. reported total assets of $57.1 billion at March 31,
2010. For more information, visit www.comerica.com/newsalerts.