Tri-City Transmission Named Finalist for Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Annual Impact Business of the Year Award

(Phoenix, Arizona) March 12, 2012– Tri-City Transmission of Tempe, Arizona, was named a finalist for the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Impact Award.

This award recognizes enterprising business owners in both large and small organizations who have made an impact on their communities.

This year Tri-City Transmission celebrates 40 years of servicing, repairing and rebuilding automobile transmissions in the Phoenix Metropolitan area. It was purchased by current owner Dave Riccio, in 2007.

The Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Impact Business of the Year Award recognizes outstanding businesses in the following categories:

  1. Community Champion – A business focusing on local community involvement, volunteerism, and a dynamic company culture that fosters employee growth and development.
  2. Economic Driver – A business or organization substantially contributing to the economic vitality of the Greater Phoenix community by creating new jobs and opportunities, advancing a new industry or revitalizing a business sector or neighborhood.
  3. Entrepreneurial Excellence – A business exemplifying the spirit of entrepreneurialism; this business invests in the Valley and adds to the Greater Phoenix community. A business that has identified opportunities or unmet needs and, as a result, has taken risks, created value, initiated changes, or innovative solutions.
  4. Response to Adversity – A business that faced significant challenges and was able to respond and rebound in order to build a stronger, more sustainable company.
  5. IMPACT Business of the Year – Selected from the category award recipients and announced at the event. A business that has achieved remarkable results and accomplishments within their business and has moved their company and the local economy forward, exemplifies excellent corporate citizenship by giving back to our local community and possesses a corporate culture that enhances the lives of its employees

For more information about the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Impact Business of the Year Award go to

About Tri-City Transmission:

Tri-City Transmission is a family-owned business that has been providing complete transmission service, repair and sales to the Phoenix, Arizona area since 1972.

Tri-City Transmission is rated as an A+ Accredited Business by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and is a member of the Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association (ATRA).

The owner of Tri-City Transmission, Dave Riccio, has been in and around the automotive business for over 15 years, getting his start in the tire business. He served as chairperson of the Better Business Bureau’s automotive advisory committee from 2009-2011. Dave is also featured on the Bumper to Bumper Radio show every Saturday morning from 11:00-12:00 on 92.3 KTAR Radio in Phoenix.

Dave was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2005. Because of that he actively involved with the Arizona chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. When not at work, Dave enjoys spending time with his family and mountain biking. For more information go to