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AWARD RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED: 2014 Heart of Anchorage Awards

Anchorage, Alaska (April 1, 2014) – The award recipients for the 2014 Heart of Anchorage Awards were announced by Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd on March 29th at ConocoPhillips Atruim.

The awards are a way to recognize employees of downtown businesses or organizations who go above and beyond normal job responsibilities with outstanding or unusual service to the visitor, customer and community. The awards recognize businesses, employees or volunteers for both for profit and not-for-profit businesses.        

Award Recipients:

DENA’INA AWARD

Presented to a team/group for their outstanding leadership, professional excellence, and    contributions to Downtown Anchorage.

For-Profit: The Clarion Suites Downtown Team

Not-For-Profit: Skinny Raven Sports & McGinley’s Pub Tuesday Night Pub Run

CHUGACH MOUNTAIN AWARD

Presented to an employee in an organization or business that has demonstrated outstanding customer service skills and professional excellence.

For-Profit: Cyrus Aldeman – Anchorage Trolley

Not-For-Profit: Archana Mishra – Anchorage Economic Development Corporation

SPIRIT OF ALASKA AWARD

Presented to a volunteer who has demonstrated exceptional efforts to support a Downtown business, charity, or organization.

For-Profit: Paul McGuire – Hotel Captain Cook

Not-For-Profit: Tom Lewando – Crystal Gallery of Ice

SHIP CREEK LANDING AWARD

Presented to entrepreneur(s) who started a new, innovative downtown business (in the last 3 yrs) that has enlivened downtown.

The Red Chair Café – David Seube and Barb Whitney

CAPTAIN JAMES COOK AWARD

Acknowledges outstanding design on a new or remodeled exterior/interior renovation or storefront of a business (in the last 3 yrs).

Large Project: Covenant House Alaska

Small Project: Fat Ptarmigan

GEORGE M. SULLIVAN AWARD

George M. Sullivan was our mayor in 1975 when the Municipality of Anchorage was formed. In regards to his outstanding leadership we present this award to the manager, executive or owner who demonstrates strong leadership qualities and works well with a team.

For-Profit: Sue Linford – Linford of Alaska

Not-For-Profit: Dick Reichman – Cyrano’s Theatre Company

HEART OF ANCHORAGE AWARD

The Heart of Anchorage Award recipient is selected by the staff at Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. And the criterion we use in selecting a winner is simple: he or she must have a heart as big as Anchorage.

Nancy Harbour – Alaska Center for the Performing Arts

For pictures or more information about the awards and for a complete list of nominees,

please visit www.anchoragedowntown.org.

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