Sonoran Stitch Factory Wins the 2022 Startup of the Year from Tucson Metro Chamber

Tucson Metro Chamber

Sep 23, 2022

Winners Announced at the 2022 Copper Cactus Awards

The Arizona Daily Star featured a summary of the winners from the Tucson Metro Chamber Copper Cactus Awards, presented by Wells Fargo. The winners were announced at the Chamber's September 23 event, and included:

  • Tech Parks Arizona Start Up of the Year: Sonoran Stitch Factory

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Best Place to Work 3-50 employees: Health Information Management Services (HiMS);

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Best Place to Work 51-300 employees: Snell & Wilmer.

  • CopperPoint Small Business Leader of the Year: Amanda Powers, Benevolent Sports Tucson DBA FC Tucson.

  • Cox Business Growth: Paradigm Laboratories.

  • DPR Construction Diversity and Inclusion Champion: The Drawing Studio.

  • The Shirley Wilka Perseverance Award: Vanessa Bechtol — Santa Cruz Heritage Alliance.

  • Nextrio Innovation 3-50 employees: University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI);

  • Nextrio Innovation 51-300 employees: Paragon Space Development Corporation.

  • Tucson Electric Power Social Impact, up to $500,000 revenue: Amphi Foundation;

  • Tucson Electric Power Social Impact, $500,000-$2mm revenue: Tu Nidito Children and Family Services;

  • Tucson Electric Power Social Impact, $2mm-$5mm revenue: Community Investment Corporation.


To see all the nominees and finalists, visit:

https://tucsonchamber.org/copper-cactus-awards/ https://tucson.com/business/business-awards-earned-in-tucson-and-southern-arizona/article_42ae3800-3daf-11ed-9e21-d797c79f1a46.html