FCVB Recognizes Local Visitor Industry at Annual Awards Banquet
Fairbanks, Alaska (AK) - The Fairbanks Convention and Visitors Bureau (FCVB) acknowledged the
contributions of Bureau members and other individuals and organizations for their support of the
local visitor industry at its 2012 Annual Awards Banquet on April 28th at the Alaska Dog Mushers
The Golden Heart Award was presented to photographer Leroy Zimmerman, for his exceptional
hospitality, commitment and effort on behalf of Fairbanks visitors.
The Aurora Award was presented to co-recipients Warbelow’s Air Ventures and Northern
Alaska Tour Company, for their consistently exceptional contributions to the development and
increase of the Fairbanks visitor industry.
The Jim and Mary Binkley Award was presented to The Lodge at Black Rapids for its creativity,
innovation, courage and entrepreneurialism in the introduction of a new attraction for the benefit and
enjoyment of visitors to Fairbanks.
The Raven Award was presented to Ice Alaska for promoting a distinct local, statewide, national
and international interest and awareness among prospective visitors.
The Gold Pan Award was presented to outgoing Board Chair, Suzy Fischer, for her exceptional
commitment to the organization.