Frisco-based business honored by Dallas Regional Chamber

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Conifer Health Solutions, based in Frisco, has been honored by the Dallas Regional Chamber’s 2013 Blueprint Awards, which recognize companies that make a positive impact on the economy, according to a release by the Frisco Economic Development Corp.

The Frisco EDC nominated Conifer Health, a subsidiary of Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, for the Corporate Headquarters Location category.

Conifer Health’s new four story, 200,000 square foot corporate headquarters facility is under construction on the northeast corner of Warren Parkway. The expansion, on schedule for completion in March, is expected to add about 600 jobs to the existing 500 jobs it already supplies.

“Conifer Health is certainly one of our greatest business retention and expansion success stories,” said James Gandy, Frisco EDC president. “We are thrilled to have a thriving Frisco company recognized by the Dallas Regional Chamber. Even more excited for us at the FEDC is the opportunity to continuing to build on a successful relationship with Conifer Health. We are proud Conifer executives chose to keep a Frisco address as the company grows and prospers.”

The FEDC submitted a total of 11 companies and programs in different categories. Those companies and programs included The North Texas Enterprise Center, MoneyGram International, Wingspan Portfolio Advisors, Kenexa, WorldLink, GENBAND, Frisco ISD’s Career and Technology Education (CTE) Center, and Mindbender Academy, the Frisco Chamber of Commerce’s Young Entrepreneur Academy (YEA!) and the Collin College Engineering and Technology Department.

Winners in other categories included Encore Wire Corporation, Amazon.com, the George W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum, Bottle Rocket Apps and University Crossroads.

According to the Dallas Regional Chamber website, the Blueprint awards recognize companies that have “made a positive impact on the economy through job growth, location and expansion activities as well as those companies and organizations contributing to the vitality of the Dallas region.”

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Krista Wadsworth is the managing editor for Community Impact Newspaper’s DFW editions. After serving as a reporter and then managing editor for a daily newspaper in Northeast Texas, she moved to the DFW area and joined CI as an editor for the Frisco edition, which she helped to launch. Krista was named the DFW managing editor in 2015 and oversees the editorial content for the Frisco, Plano, McKinney, Grapevine|Colleyville|Southlake and Lewisville|Flower Mound|Highland Village editions.
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