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Anch Chamber Gold Pan Awards: Finalists Announced!


ANCHORAGE - The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce's 2012 Gold Pan Awards will kick off at  5 p.m. on Friday, Sep. 14 at the Dena'ina Center. This year's theme is again "Casino Royale."

Attendants can get lucky at numerous casino-style games while enjoying live entertainment, drinks and appetizers, all while supporting this year's business finalists.

The Gold Pan Awards, now in its 55th year, are given to individuals, organizations and businesses for their commitment to community service, as well as those who have shown business and entrepreneurial excellence.

The 16 finalists in four categories are listed below. A short biography of each finalist can be found soon at Anchoragechamber.org.

Distinguished Community Service by an Individual, Organization or Small Business

Kristin George (Beacon Media & Marketing)

Nerland Agency

Rich Owens (Tastee Freez)

Darl Schaff (Art Services North)

Distinguished Community Service by a Large Business or Organization

Alaska Communications

Credit Union 1


Municipality of Anchorage

Business Excellence

Cornerstone General Contractors, Inc.

Dimond Center Hotel

Era Alaska

The Wilson Agency

Entrepreneurial Excellence

Cyrus Aldeman (Anchorage City Trolley Tours)

Ron Duncan (GCI)

John Schwartz (Perfectionist Auto Sound & Security)

Rick Thomas (The Chariot Group)

Volunteer of the Year Award

            To be announced at this year's Gold Pan Awards

Tickets for the 55th annual Gold Pan Awards are now on sale. Cost is $40 per person. Tables of ten (10) for $400. Deadline to RSVP is by 5 p.m. on Sept. 5, 2012. Make your reservation at Anchoragechamber.org.
For more details, e-mail events@anchoragechamber.org , or call 272-2401.

The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit, member-driven business organization with more than 1,100 members representing more than 60,000 employees.  For businesses interested in membership, annual fees are based on the type of organization and number of full-time year-round employees.  More information about the Anchorage Chamber is available at Anchoragechamber.org or by calling (907) 272-2401.

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