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asba selected as a winner of the alfred p. sloan award

Tuesday, September 7, 2010   (0 Comments)
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Kristen Wilson, asba Sr. VP, Member Services & Marketing

Charlotte Hodel, asba Sr. VP, Business & Education Development



PHOENIX, AZ (September 6, 2010) – The Arizona Small Business Association (asba) has been selected as a national winner of the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility. asba is one of 28 businesses throughout the State of Arizona that have been selected for this prestigious recognition. Arizona has become known as one of the national leaders for Workplace Flexibility award winners. The winners received recognition at the 2010 When Work Works Arizona Alfred P. Sloan Awards Ceremony hosted by the Chandler Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, August 31, 2010. The winners will also receive state and national recognition through the Award program.

"We are thrilled to be recognized for our flexibility in the work environment., said asba CEO Donna Davis. "Workplace flexibility is key to attracting and keeping a high caliber team that produces amAZing® results.”

The Awards are part of When Work Works, a nationwide initiative to highlight the importance of workforce effectiveness and workplace flexibility as strategies to enhance businesses’ competitive advantage in the global economy and yield positive business results. Workplace flexibility can help employers retain talent. In organizations with high levels of flexibility, 67 percent of employees report high levels of job satisfaction.

"It’s definitely not business as usual as we are continually trying new approaches., adds asba Sr. VP of Finance & Administration Leslie Barrett. "It’s fun and enables us to be creative and accommodating.”

The selection criteria were rigorous and included both an Employer and Employee Surveys which covered workplace flexibility policies and access and overall company culture. Over 700 worksites nationwide applied for this prestigious recognition, representing employers of all sizes and industries.Applicants were measured against data from a nationally representative sample of employers and had to score in the top 20% - at or above the 80th percentile of employers nationally.

About asba – For nearly 40 years, the arizona small business association (asba) has been a trusted source in 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, please call 520-327-0222 or visit Join asba. Be amAZed®.

About the Alfred P. Sloan Award – The Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility are part of When Work Works, a nationwide initiative to bring research on workplace effectiveness and flexibility into community and business practice. It is a project of Families and Work Institute in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for a Competitive Workforce and the Twiga Foundation, with funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. For more information, visit


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