Sintra Hoffman

Sintra Hoffman, president and CEO of WESTMARC, is gearing up for the annual Best of the West show—to be held Oct. 22 at Phoenix Raceway in Avondale.

It’s almost time for what can be called “The Oscars of the West Valley business scene.”

WESTMARC is getting ready for its annual Best of the West award show. 

“We’re celebrating 30 years of serving the West Valley at this year’s annual Best of the West Awards Dinner at Phoenix Raceway Oct. 22,” said Sintra Hoffman, WESTMARC president and CEO.

This year’s finalists:

•Economic Engine: Desert Microsoft and Avondale Health Tech Corridor.

•Excellence in Innovation: Ottawa University and Peoria Autonomous Shuttle (Robo Ride).

•Quality of Life Enhancement in the Community: Verizon Wireless and White Tank Mountains Conservancy Connectivity Initiative.

•Quality of Life Enhancement in Education: Abrazo Healthcare Residency Program and West Point High School.

Registration closes Oct. 16 at

There will be a virtual option this year, Hoffman noted.