Phoenix Suns and community groups honor corporate heroes at upcoming game | News

PHOENIX, January 31, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The HeroZona Foundation, the Black Chamber of Arizona, the Community Collaborative (TCC) and the Phoenix Suns are thrilled to announce that they will be honoring business heroes from across the Valley at the team against the Brooklyn Nets at Footprint Center (201 E. Jefferson St.) in Phoenix to Tuesday, February 1. During the event, the leaders of Arizona who have demonstrated a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, have had a significant impact on the growth of the state’s economy and have helped improve the quality of life, education and opportunities for all of its citizens will be invited and recognized in the team’s Ring of Honor suite.

The Phoenix Suns organization, led by the President and CEO Jason Rowley, has a long history of promoting a diverse and equitable environment, both internally and in valley communities. The organization has taken part in several diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives, including a workshop led by civil rights icon Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. for staff members of Suns Legacy Partners. Rowley was also a guest contributor to the National Newspaper Publishers Association: The Black Press of America’s Daily Breaking News Program, “Let it Be Known”, to discuss diversity in professional sports. During the month of February, the Suns organization will be celebrating Black History Month through numerous in-game and community activations.

“It’s critical that business leaders vocally support the advancement of diversity, equity and inclusion principles, and actively engage in the process of delivering results,” Rowley said. “As our organization kicks off the celebration of Black History Month on February 1stit is fitting that we pay tribute to the business leaders who have followed their words into deeds in this space.”

TCC is a series streaming on the Social Television Network (STN) that is an ongoing effort to promote and support diversity and inclusion initiatives in Arizona. Series producers and hosts Robin S. ReedCEO of the Black Chamber of Arizona and Monica VillalobosCEO of the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, led the virtual show to discuss current challenges facing organizations regarding DEI and showcase actionable solutions.

“I am proud to work alongside this incredible group of community leaders as we strive to prove that collaboration is indeed the key to growing our small business economy,” said Reed. “Together we go far!”

The HeroZona Foundation is one of from arizona leading non-profit organizations focused on improving the livelihoods of citizens of underserved populations. He has notably hosted a variety of iterations of the Bridge Forum, a series dedicated to fostering productive conversations between local leaders on important topics such as race, veterans affairs and the connection between law enforcement and the community. In 2018, the organization contributed to Nielsen’s “Beyond the Uniform: A Look at Today’s Veteran Consumers” report, which found that the percentage of multicultural and female veterans was increasing, reflecting broader American demographic trends and resulting in the most diverse community of veterans in the country. seen.

“Thank you to the incredible business leaders we honor today, Arizona has become a national destination,” says Alan “AP” Powell, U.S. Army Desert Storm veteran and co-founder of the HeroZona Foundation. “We are thrilled to celebrate those who diversify the market and create safe spaces for people of all backgrounds. .”

“Companies both in Arizona and across the country must focus on innovation to succeed in the future,” says aaron naked, co-founder of the HeroZona Foundation and author of the exponential theory. “The only guaranteed ingredient to innovation is inclusion – making sure all of your customers are represented, have a seat at the table, and have a voice that is also heard.”

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About the HeroZona Foundation

The HeroZona Foundation is a non-profit organization that empowers community heroes through entrepreneurship, employment, and education. The group works with veterans, first responders and those who bring social good to future generations and underserved communities. The foundation’s mission is to create opportunities for brave men and women who serve their country and community every day. For more information, please visit

About Suns Legacy Partners, LLC

Suns Legacy Partners, LLC operates the Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury and Footprint Center. The suns are from arizona original professional sports franchise anchored by 2021 Coach of the Year Monty Williams, 2021 Executive of the Year Managing Director james jones and a list with the future Hall of Famer Chris Paul and All Star Devin Booker. Three-time WNBA champion Phoenix Mercury is celebrating his 25th season led by Diana Taurasi, Brittney Griner and Skylar Diggins-Smith. Footprint Center, in the heart of downtown Phoenix, recently underwent a $245 million transformation, making it the premier destination for sports and entertainment in the Southwest and a living laboratory for sustainability.

About the Arizona Darkroom

We help increase entrepreneurial and corporate diversity by building stronger businesses that serve all communities. We do this by providing tools and training to build more “bankable” businesses, removing barriers that impede access to capital, and partnering with leading educational institutions to help create business advantages. competitive through workforce diversity.

About Community Collaboration

The Community Collaborative is a web series that highlights the diversity and inclusion initiatives taking place in Arizona. Featuring Arizona Chamber CEOs and member organizations, the ongoing series focuses on moving actions to cultivate diversity and inclusion in state and local communities.

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