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Welcome to the Second Annual Best of Alaska Business Awards

You voted, we listened, and here we present your favorite Alaska businesses


Published:

Mike Kirkpatrick, Screamin’ Yeti Designs 

 

Welcome once again to our Best of Alaska Business Special Section! We launched this special section last year to give our readers the opportunity to honor their favorite Alaska companies by voting in nineteen categories. We also want to give Alaska’s business community an inside view of how their efforts are resonating with their customers and communities.

We’ve borrowed from Alaska’s landscape to organize our Best of Alaska Business winners. It isn’t coincidental that we chose Alaska’s three tallest peaks to represent the heights Alaska businesses can reach. Our Best of Alaska Business companies are resilient, excel in their fields, and are a vital part of the fabric of Alaska.

For our part, we offer special congratulations to every one of our winners—through your significant efforts, you’ve connected with our readership and your customers, who were given the opportunity to vote online for Alaska companies that make a difference in their daily lives; whether you help them start the day by serving up the perfect cup of coffee or make their lives a little better by offering exceptional customer service, they spoke, we listened, and here we present the results.

Alaska’s businesses provide our jobs, stimulate our economies, and allow us to live and play in the Last Frontier. Alaska Business is honored to celebrate all those who work so hard to keep Alaska climbing.

 

2017 Best of Alaska Business Award Winners

Best Alaskan Ad Campaign

Denali: First National Bank Alaska

St. Elias: Pick.Click.Give.

Foraker: Alaska Airlines

 

Best Bakery for Office Treats

Denali: Fire Island Rustic Bakeshop

St. Elias: Great Harvest Bread Co.

Foraker: House of Bread

 

Best Brewery

Denali: 49th State Brewing Co.

St. Elias: Alaskan Brewing Co.

Foraker: Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

 

Best Place for a Business Breakfast

Denali: Snow City Cafe

St. Elias: South Restaurant & Coffeehouse

Foraker: Gwennie's Old Alaska Restaurant

 

Best Restaurant to Have a Business Dinner

Denali: Simon & Seafort's: Saloon & Grill

St. Elias: Glacier Brewhouse

Foraker: 49th State Brewing Co.

 

Best Place to Have a Business Lunch

Denali: 49th State Brewing Co.

St. Elias: Glacier Brewhouse

Foraker: Simon & Seafort's: Saloon & Grill

 

Best Caterer for Business Meetings or Events

Denali: Peppercini's Deli & Catering

St. Elias: Alaska Coastal Catering

Foraker: Dianne's Wild Fork Catering

 

Best Coffee Shop to Meet with Business Associates

Denali: Kaladi Brothers Coffee

St. Elias: SteamDot

Foraker: Jitters

 

Best Convention or Tradeshow

Denali: Great Alaska Sportsman Show

St. Elias: Alaska Federation of Natives

Foraker: Great Alaska Beer & Barley Wine Festival

 

Best Corporate Citizen

Denali: First National Bank Alaska

St. Elias: ConocoPhillips Alaska

Foraker: Rasmuson Foundation

 

Best Customer Service

Denali: First National Bank Alaska

St. Elias: ConocoPhillips Alaska

Foraker: Rasmuson Foundation

 

Best Distillery

Denali: Alaska Distillery

St. Elias: Anchorage Distillery

Foraker: Port Chilkoot Distillery

 

Best Family-Owned Business

Denali: First National Bank Alaska

St. Elias: Kriner's Diner

Foraker: Bearpaw River Brewing Company

 

Best Place to Work - Large Employer (250+ employees)

Denali: First National Bank Alaska

St. Elias: Alaska Airlines

Foraker: GCI

 

Best Place to Work - Medium Employer (25-249 employees)

Denali: Cook Inlet Tribal Council

St. Elias: 49th State Brewing Co.

Foraker: Advanced Physical Therapy

 

Best Place to Work - Small Employer (1-24 employees)

Denali: Peppercini's Deli & Catering

St. Elias: Odd Man Rush Brewing

Foraker: La Boum Events

 

Best PR Event for Charity

Denali: Bean's Cafe: Empty Bowl Project

St. Elias: Special Olympics: Alaska Polar Plunge

Foraker: Covenant House: Fire & Ice Ball

 

Best Take-Out for Business Meetings or Events

Denali: Moose's Tooth Pub & Pizzeria

St. Elias: Peppercini's Deli & Catering

Foraker: Urban Greens

 

Best Travel Destination in Alaska

Denali Award: City of Homer

St. Elias Award: Denali Park

Foraker Award: City of Seward


This article first appeared in the July 2017 print edition of Alaska Business.

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