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Anch Chamber Gold Pan Award - Finalists Announced


Award Finalists to be Recognized during 56th Annual Event

ANCHORAGE – The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce‘s 2013 Gold Pan Awards will kick off at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sep. 13 at the Dena’ina Center. This year’s theme is again “Casino Royale.”

Attendants can try their hand at numerous casino-style games while enjoying live entertainment, drinks and plated dinner, all while supporting this year’s 16 business finalists.

The Gold Pan Awards, now in its 56th 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

Able Body Shop

Rene Haag (Blaine’s Art Supply)

Leverette Hoover (Siemens Industry)

Peter Mulcahy (URS Corp.)

Distinguished Community Service by a Large Business or Organization

Fred Meyer

Kendall Auto Group

Millennium Alaskan Hotel

Neeser, Inc.

Business Excellence

Cornerstone General Contractors

Green Alaska Solutions LLC

Northern Air Cargo


Entrepreneurial Excellence

Nick Brorson (Sockeye Business Solutions)

Ryan Cropper (Able Body Shop)

Chris Dunn (Integrity Roofing & Windows)

Dr. Helena Wisniewski (University of Alaska Anchorage)

Volunteer of the Year Award

            To be announced at this year’s Gold Pan Awards

Tickets for the 56th annual Gold Pan Awards are now on sale. Cost is $50 per member, $70 for non-members. Member tables of ten (10) for $500. Deadline to RSVP is by 5 p.m. on Sept. 6, 2013. 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 54,000 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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