Simpleview Named to Inc. 5000 List

Tucson company one of America’s fastest growing for 11 years running

TUCSON, Ariz. (September 21, 2017) - 2017 marks the 11th consecutive year that Tucson-based travel tech company Simpleview has earned a place on Inc. Magazine’s annual Inc. 5000 list, a noteworthy ranking of America's fastest-growing private companies. Companies such as Microsoft, Pandora, LinkedIn, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000. Of tens of thousands of companies who have applied for the list, only a tenth of a percent have managed to earn a spot 11 times, according to Eric Schurenburg, President and Editor in Chief of Inc. Media.

"We’re honored to be on the Inc. 5000 list again this year, in the company of so many incredibly driven, creative organizations,” said Ryan George, CEO of Simpleview. “We keep striving to provide the most pertinent, valuable digital marketing tools and services to our DMO customers ... and we keep growing to best meet their evolving needs," he added.

Simpleview is part of the number one fastest growing industry according to the Inc. 5000, as well: travel and hospitality. Founded in 2001, Simpleview provides Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs) with integrated customer relationship management (CRM) and content management system (CMS) platforms, responsive website design and creative services, digital marketing solutions, mobile apps, and revenue generation options. Simpleview works with over 540 travel and tourism clients across six continents, opened their first European office last year to assist in global expansion, and showed a 3-year growth rate of 58%.

The 2017 Inc. 5000 was unveiled online at on August 16th. Complete results of the Inc. 5000 can be found at

About Simpleview

Simpleview is the travel and tourism industry's leading provider of CRM, CMS, website design, digital marketing, revenue generation, and mobile technologies for destination marketing organizations (DMOs). Simpleview employs 200+ staff and works with over 540+ customers in North America and around the world, from meeting and vacation destinations the size of Paducah, Ky (population 25,018), to 16 of the top-20 meeting destinations in the U.S., to the country of Norway.

JTED Invitation to Judge: Student Design Contest

Greetings from the Arizona Design Education Network. We're off to a good start at various schools around the Tucson area, and have plans in place for our first area-wide contest of the school year. For it, we'd like to invite you to contribute by being a judge. Below is a brief overview of the project. 

Otoño in The Old Pueblo 
(presented by the Pima County Superintendent's office)

3 Design Projects:
- Logo for All Souls Procession
- Photo-Illustration for Nightfall
- Seasonally-relevant PSA page layout for Zocalo magazine

If you accept, we'll send you an email form next week. On it, you'll be able to click to vote for favorites, and add comments/feedback.The whole process can be done from your desk or cellphone, and should only take a couple of minutes of your time. 

We'll also invite you to attend the opening ceremony of the exhibit on Wednesday October 5th at the Superintendent's office in Downtown Tucson. At it, student work will be displayed, catered food from Flowing Wells HS culinary arts and live music by Catalina Foothills HS orchestra, plus student-recognitions will be made based on the feedback that was provided by all you local professionals. 

Please use our online judging registration form, on which you can indicate if you'd like to participate. Feel free to share it with any other local industry professionals that might be interested.

Executive Excellence Awards








2017 Executive Excellence Awards

 Oro Valley | Marana | Sahuarita | Tucson | Green Valley | Pima County

Tucson Local Media is looking to honor the top executive leaders in our region. Formerly the CFO Awards, we have expanded our award categories to include multiple positions of leadership within organizations. 


Our five Tucson Local Media publications — Inside Tucson Business,
Explorer News, Marana News, Foothills News and Desert Times 
— will work together
to gather nominations received. They will then be submitted to a panel of independent judges who are tasked to name the top three finalists in each category.

Submission Details

Nominations must be made on-line. Please select both a category for your business (Large Company, Small/Medium Company, Non-Profit, or Government/Education) followed by a category for your executive, CEO*, COO*, CFO*, or Executive Level Department Leader (*or equivalent title for their business). Nominations will close on Friday, September 15, 2017 at 5p.m.

Who Is Eligible

Executive level leaders in Oro Valley | Marana | Sahuarita | Tucson| Green Valley | Pima County who are making a significant impact in their industry and community. 

Awards Dinner

Finalists will be our guests and recognized during an awards dinner where rankings will be announced on Nov. 1 at Desert Diamond Casino on S. Nogales Hwy

Questions? Contact Laura Horvath at (520) 797-4384 or

Submit your nomination here

PRSA Ethics Month Seminar

Each year the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) celebrates ethics in September. This year, the Southern Arizona PRSA Chapter has recruited a world leader, right from our backyard, to present at this month’s luncheon. 

Dr. Paul Melendez, Founder of the Center for Leadership Ethics, and Professor at the Eller College of Management, University of Arizona, will give a special presentation on ethics.  As a leader in the field, he will discuss ethics in organizational life as well as in journalism… and yes, he will address “fake news.”  His presentation will be fun and interactive and will include an ethics test, table top discussions, and short case study. 

The link RSVP is:

PRSA Ethics Month Seminar