JA Inducts Four Laureates at 2018 Annual Alaska Business Hall of Fame
General Mark Hamilton, JA Students to emcee event’s 31st year
By Flora Teo and Cory Quarles
Cory Quarles (left), JA of Alaska board chair and Flora Teo, President of JA Alaska.
Images courtesy of Junior Acheivement of Alaska
Join us for the 31st Annual Alaska Business Hall of Fame, an event that celebrates the past, present, and future of business in Alaska. In 1987, Junior Achievement began the Alaska Business Hall of Fame to honor outstanding individual leaders of Alaska 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 Alaska business, support for Junior Achievement’s mission and programs, and demonstrated commitment to the Alaska economy.
This important event is a fundraiser for Junior Achievement, an organization dedicated to providing economic and entrepreneurial education in Alaska. Since 1973, Junior Achievement has served K-12 students statewide from Utqiaġvik to Ketchikan. Junior Achievement serves nearly 14,000 students annually in fifty-five Alaska communities. As demand for the program continues to grow, Junior Achievement 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 2018 Alaska Business Hall of Fame, presented by Alaska Business. This year we are honored to induct Thomas Barrett, Alyeska Pipeline Service Company; Robert B. Gilliam, McKinley Capital Management; Robert Penney, Real Estate Development and Investor; and a posthumous induction of C.E. “Chuck” Robinson, Alaska Communications—congratulations to you all!
The Alaska Business Hall of Fame is annually attended by nearly 600 guests, including many past laureates, government officials, leaders from the business community, and supporters of Junior Achievement. We are again pleased to have General Mark Hamilton emcee the event along with our Junior Achievement students.
For table reservations, or to inquire about the limited remaining sponsorship opportunities, we encourage you to call Junior Achievement at (907)-344-0101 or visit Alaska.ja.org. Tables of ten are $1,500, or individual reservations may be made for $150 per ticket. Junior Achievement of Alaska is a registered 501(c)(3) and the majority of your purchase may be tax deductible.
The Alaska Business Hall of Fame will be held Thursday, January 25, 2018, at the Dena’ina Civic & Convention Center. Doors open at 5:30 for a no-host reception with the dinner and awards ceremony begin at 6:30 p.m.
From the board, staff, and students of Junior Achievement of Alaska, we wish you the very best in 2018 and we look forward to seeing you on January 25!
Flora Teo is president of Junior Achievement of Alaska. Cory Quarles is JA’s board chair and ExxonMobil Alaska production manager.