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30th Annual Alaska Business Hall of Fame


Join us Thursday, January 26, 2017, for the 30th Annual Alaska Business Hall of Fame, an event that celebrates the past, present, and future of business in Alaska. In 1987, Junior Achievement (JA) began the Alaska Business Hall of Fame to honor outstanding individual leaders of Alaskan business. Since then, the Hall of Fame has become one of the state’s most prestigious events, inducting new Laureates on an annual basis. These individuals are honored for their direct impact toward furthering the success of Alaskan business, support for JA’s mission and programs, and demonstrated commitment to the Alaska economy.

This important event is a fundraiser for JA, an organization dedicated to providing economic and entrepreneurial education in the great state of Alaska. Since 1973, JA has served K-12 students statewide from Barrow to Ketchikan. JA serves 12,900 students annually in 53 Alaskan communities. As demand for the program continues to grow, JA partners the business community with educators to prepare young people for a global economy. Through the continued support of corporations and businesses in Alaska, we can continue to reach more students in Alaska.

It is our privilege to invite you to attend the 2017 Alaska Business Hall of Fame, presented by Alaska Business Monthly. This year we are honored to induct Oliver Leavitt, Arctic Slope Regional Corporation; Max Hodel, Alaska Sales & Service; Larry and Barbara Cash, RIM Architects and RIM Design; and James Udelhoven, Udelhoven Oilfield System Services. Congratulations to you all!

The Alaska Business Hall of Fame is annually attended by 600 Alaskans, including many prior Laureates, leaders from the business community, and supporters of JA. We are again pleased to have General Mark Hamilton emcee the event along with actual JA students.

For table reservations, or to inquire about the limited remaining sponsorship opportunities, we encourage you to call JA at 344-0101 or visit http://alaska.ja.org. Tables of ten are $1,500, or individual reservations can be made for $150 per ticket. JA of Alaska is a registered 501(c)(3) and the majority of your purchase may be tax deductible.

The 2017 Alaska Business Hall of Fame will be held on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at the Dena’ina Civic & Convention Center. Doors open at 5:30 for a no-host reception with the formal program and dinner following at 6:30.

From the board, staff, and students of JA of Alaska, we wish you the very best in 2017 and we look forward to seeing you on January 26!


This article first appeared in the January 2016 print edition of Alaska Business Monthly.

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