Plexus Worldwide, a direct-selling health and happiness company, earned the top spot for the 2019 Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce Sterling Awards in the Big Business category.
This distinction recognizes people and companies which go the extra mile to make Scottsdale a great place to do business, according to a press release.
Plexus was selected following a lengthy nomination process that focused on contributions to the business community, evidence of future growth and a commitment to community stewardship.
“The Sterling Awards recognize the great accomplishments of businesses in Scottsdale,” Mark Stanton, president and CEO of the Scottsdale Chamber, said in a prepared statement announcing the finalists. “The honorees represent innovation, success and the highest standards of business practice excellence.”
The selection committee chose Plexus as the honoree in the big business category over the other finalists Hotel Valley Ho and Wells Fargo. In all, there were four categories and 12 finalists honored at the 34th Annual Sterling Awards luncheon held Friday, Nov. 15 at the Embassy Suites Resort in Scottsdale.
“Plexus is proud to be a part of the Scottsdale community and this prestigious recognition from the Chamber of Commerce means so much to everyone on our team,” Tarl Robinson, founder and CEO, said in a prepared statement.
“We want to congratulate all the finalists, from the large banks to the small nonprofits, because every group recognized by the Chamber has made a contribution to keeping business strong in Scottsdale.”
Alec Clark, founder and president, said the honor comes because of the efforts of the employees.
“In addition to recognizing Plexus’ excellence as a business, the chamber highlighted our community involvement and commitment, which makes us extremely proud,” he said in a prepared statement.
In 2018, the company launched Plexus Charities, a 501(c)3 to support employees and Ambassadors doing social good through volunteer opportunities and monetary donations.
The company also supports several local nonprofits including Phoenix Children’s Hospital, St. Mary’s Food Bank, Salvation Army and Cancer Support Community Arizona.
Earlier this year, Direct Selling News, and industry media outlet, ranked Plexus No. 30 on the world’s largest direct sales companies and named it one of the Best Places to Work based on employee surveys.