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Gold Pan Recipients Announced by Anchorage Chamber of Commerce


Recipients honored for community service and business excellence in Anchorage


Anchorage— At the Dena’ina Center Friday night, nearly 500 people networked during “Casino Royale,” acknowledging 16 of Anchorage’s business best during the 56h annual Anchorage Chamber Gold Pan Awards.


The evening ended with four recipients taking home awards in two categories: community service and entrepreneurial/ business excellence.

Gold Pan Award finalists and recipients were honored at a celebration reception afterward.

“These members truly represent a successful business climate,” said Anchorage Chamber board of directors chair Bob Heinrich. “They were selected for their above-and-beyond level of commitment to Anchorage, both on a business and community service level.”


Below is a list of the recipients of this year’s event.

Details on each of the finalists, including the recipients, can be found at Anchoragechamber.org.


2013 Gold Pan Award Recipients


Entrepreneurial Excellence

Chris Dunn, Integrity Roofing & Windows


Business Excellence

Cornerstone General Contractors


Distinguished Community Service (Individual, Small Business/ Organization)

Peter Mulcahy, URS Corp.


Distinguished Community Service (Large Business/ Organization)

Fred Meyer


Anchorage Chamber Ambassador of the Year

Michele Gruber, Alarm Protection Alaska


Anchorage Chamber Volunteer of the Year

George Vakalis, Municipality of Anchorage


The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit, member-driven business organization with more than 1,000 members representing 50,000 employees. More information about the Anchorage Chamber is available at Anchoragechamber.org or (907) 272-2401.

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