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December 04 2015

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SALT RIVER PIMA-MARICOPA INDIAN COMMUNITY, Ariz. (Dec. 4, 2015)-Talking Stick Resort, an enterprise of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC), has been recognized as a bronze winner for "Best Place to Work-Large Company" in the Best in Biz Awards 2015, the only independent business awards program judged by press and industry analysts. The annual competition has been in existence for five years.

"We are honored and truly grateful for the prestigious award," said Ramon Martinez, director of public relations for Talking Stick Resort. "We take pride in creating a supportive and encouraging work environment across all of our departments. This award applauds our efforts and reiterates the fact that Talking Stick Resort is one of the leading organizations in the country."

More than 600 companies located in the U.S. and Canada submitted their business for consideration, marking the highest number of entries to date. Sixty award categories were available and included "Most Innovative Company of the Year," "Fastest-Growing Company of the Year" and "Company of the Year" just to name a few. In order to receive an award for the "Best Place to Work-Large Company," businesses with at least 1,000 employees were required to demonstrate employee satisfaction and a collection of employee well-being programs such as mentoring, flexible work arrangements, financial and lifestyle perks. An independent judging panel of 46 gave each candidate a score and the companies with the highest marks were deemed winners.

The judging panel featured various representatives with admired backgrounds including contributors to ABC, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Forbes, Small Business Digest and Buffalo News. "Judging the 5th annual Best in Biz Awards was a difficult decision because all of the applicants in this year’s program were very impressive," said Brian Bandell, a reporter with South Florida Business Journal.

Since opening in 2010, Talking Stick Resort has received numerous accolades for its positive workplace culture and has been praised for its apprenticeship program for SRPMIC enrolled members, Pathways to Success. In 2014, the AAA Four Diamond property was named a Silver winner for "Best Places to Work" in the Best in Biz Awards 2014 International competition.

Talking Stick Resort
Talking Stick Resort (TSR) is a AAA Four Diamond Rated Resort and a central landmark within the emerging Talking Stick Cultural and Entertainment Destination (TSCED). Located in Scottsdale, Ariz., just east of the Loop 101 on Talking Stick Way, TSR is locally owned and caringly operated by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. The property offers culturally rich experiences and luxury accommodations throughout its 496 deluxe rooms, nearly 300,000 sq. ft. casino, 11 restaurants and lounges, world-class spa, 650-seat showroom, 25,000 sq. ft. grand ballroom, thriving cultural center and more than 113,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor meeting space.

About Best in Biz Awards
Best in Biz Awards recognizes top companies, teams, executives and products for their business success as judged by established members of the press and industry analysts. Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in two separate programs annually: North America, and International. Entries will begin to be accepted in the fourth annual Best in Biz Awards International program in January 2016. Any organization worldwide may enter any of the more than 60 company, department or team, executive and product categories. For more information about the entry process and categories in the International program, please visit:

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