Call for Sponsors for BestCompaniesAZ's Third Annual 2017 Military Career Event with the PGA TOUR, Birdies for the Brave(TM) and Career Connectors

PHOENIX, AZ (November 8, 2016) – BestCompaniesAZ is hosting its third annual Military Career Event in conjunction with the PGA TOUR, Birdies for the Brave(R) and Career Connectors, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wed., Feb. 22 at North Phoenix Baptist Church Conference Center, 5757 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ, 85012.

The call for sponsors is now open. Military-friendly companies interested in hiring veterans should contact Denise Gredler, BestCompaniesAZ, at 480-545-5151 or email The deadline for sponsorship reservations is Dec. 15, 2016.

Hundreds of military veterans, reservists and National Guard members, their spouses and significant others have participated in previous events, many of whom have found employment at Arizona’s award-winning companies. “These men and women are often celebrated for their leadership, team-building, organizational commitment, decision-making skills and advanced technical training skills,” said Gredler, founder and CEO of BestCompaniesAZ. “It is our goal to help place them with some of the ‘best’ military friendly employers the state has to offer.”

BestCompaniesAZ is partnering with Career Connectors, a local nonprofit career transition organization that offers free career assistance training to job seekers. Career Connectors and BestCompaniesAZ are hosting a series of workshops in interviewing techniques, resume preparation, LinkedIn profile development, and translation of military skill sets into civilian careers January through February, prior to the 2017 Military Career Event. For participants who want to get a jump on career opportunities, these events also offer networking, motivational speakers and hiring presentations from at least two corporate sponsors. For a complete list of career transition workshops visit Career Connectors Events Schedule.

“BestCompaniesAZ’s mission is to help companies improve their employer branding and advance best practices in corporate culture. We host three key hiring events throughout the year that match Arizona’s best companies with top talent. The Military Career Event is our flagship program and preparation begins months in advance. Last year we partnered with more than 50 award-winning Arizona companies, agencies and nonprofits and plan to continue to deliver high quality support for Arizona veterans this coming year,” says Gredler.

Most of the sponsoring companies have been awarded at least one prestigious state or national workplace award, such as Arizona’s Most Admired Companies, CareerBuilder’s Top Companies to Work for in Arizona, FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For(R) in America, FORTUNE Most Admired Companies, Military Times Best for Vets Employers, or US Veterans Magazine’s Best of the Best, among others.

BestCompaniesAZ’s platinum and gold sponsors in 2017 include Charles Schwab, Dignity Health in Arizona, Synchrony Financial, Hyatt Regency Phoenix, GoDaddy, Progrexion and USAA. A complete listing of sponsors and community partners is listed on the BestCompaniesAZ website,

About BestCompaniesAZ
BestCompaniesAZ specializes in developing, strengthening and marketing employer branding for corporations through its proprietary network of businesses, community partners, its online presence, media partnerships and private label publications. The client base is comprised of leading state employers who have won significant state and national awards, and often lead their respective fields in creating desirable workplaces. To help clients keep pace with evolving trends, BestCompaniesAZ clients have access to communications programs, podcasts and roundtable programs created for marketing and HR professionals, all designed to spotlight best practices in action. BestCompaniesAZ co-founded and continues to sponsor leading workplace award programs, including Arizona’s Most Admired Companies, published by AZ Business Magazine, and the Republic Media’s Top Companies to Work for in Arizona. Among its capabilities, BestCompaniesAZ offers programs dedicated to corporate culture development, best practices benchmarking, recruitment marketing, public relations and social media outreach for Arizona’s top employers. For more information, visit

About Birdies for the Brave
Birdies for the Brave is a national military outreach initiative proudly supported by the PGA TOUR. Birdies for the Brave was originally created in 2006 by PGA TOUR player Phil Mickelson and his wife, Amy, to support combat-wounded veterans. The PGA TOUR subsequently adopted Birdies for the Brave and expanded it to include a variety of military outreach initiatives, including military appreciation activities during PGA TOUR tournaments and a series Birdies for the Brave fundraising events conducted at the TOUR’s TPC clubs nationwide – an effort that has raised more than $15 million for military home front groups that are supported by TOUR players, which provide critical programs and services to meet the specialized needs of wounded heroes and military families. For more information, please visit or follow them on Facebook.

About Career Connectors
Career Connectors’ mission is to connect professionals in career transition to hiring companies and quality resources. As Arizona’s fastest growing job seeker program, the organization hosts no-cost job seeker events in Chandler/Gilbert, Phoenix and North Scottsdale. At each event, Career Connectors showcases hiring companies, and offers free services including educational opportunities, DISC assessments, resume review, LinkedIn, professional business portraits, networking tips, interview coaching and one-on-one face time with hiring companies. Founded by Jessica Pierce in 2009, the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization has served more than 20,000 attendees, and worked with over 300 hiring companies. For more information, visit, or call 480-442-5806.

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BestCompaniesAZ Media Contact:
Denise Gredler, CEO, BestCompaniesAZ
Phone: 480-545-5151 Cell: 480-570-6989