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Most Influential in Valley Non-Profit
Debbie Gaby

Since making Sleep America into the largest mattress retailer in Arizona, this co-founder and president has made it her priority to ensure everyone gets a good night’s sleep. She also implemented a program that donates old mattresses to St. Vincent de Paul’s, saving our landfills and one more person from a restless night’s sleep. 888.947.5337, www.sleepamerica.com.

Favorite Couple in the Valley
Dan and Paige Wheeler

Dan and Paige Wheeler, who will celebrate their 12th wedding anniversary on July 4, are the parents of daughter, Ashten, 9, and son, Scott, 7. When not enjoying family time, Dan is the CEO of HR Betty and Paige, president of www.purpleletter.org, www.ipraytoday.com and nonprofit, www.excessities.org.

Most Fashionable in the Valley
Lisa Garber

Second-generation jeweler and owner of Galicia Jewelers, Garber showcases her new signature collection, titled “Lisa Garber,” of versatile earrings, charms and necklaces, in addition to other hand-picked pieces from around the globe. 480.421.9688, www.galiciajewelers.com.

Most Influential in Valley Food
Eddie Matney

As the chef at Eddie’s House in Scottsdale, Eddie Matney’s classic American dishes have landed him several accolades, including presenting dinner at the prestigious James Beard House. He has been a culinary hero in the Valley for 24 years. 480.946.1622, www.eddieshouseaz.com.

Most Influential in Valley Food (Runner-Up)
Christopher Gross

Christopher Gross, owner and chef of Christopher’s Restaurant and Crush Lounge, an American contemporary meets French-inspired restaurant, dishes out a unique twist on everyday favorites. 602.522.2344, www.christophersaz.com.