Six Longtime Alaskans Inducted to the Business Hall of Fame
ANCHORAGE—Six outstanding Alaska business leaders will join the Alaska Business Hall of Fame at the annual Junior Achievement recognition event in January. Business peers recently selected April & Pat Reilly – Rain Proof Roofing; David Lawer – SVP, First National Bank Alaska; Van Hale & Jack Amon, Business Partners of Marx Brothers; and Aaron Schutt, President & CEO of Doyon. These business leaders are honored for their direct impact toward furthering the success of Alaska business, demonstrated support, and commitment to Junior Achievement’s programs, and demonstrated commitment to Alaska business.
The induction ceremony into the Alaska Business Hall of Fame will be held January 23, 2020 at the Dena’ina Civic & Convention Center. Junior Achievement of Alaska, Inc. and Alaska Business are the title sponsors of this event. Alaska Business will feature an interview and biography of each of the Laureates in the January 2020 edition.
In 1987, Junior Achievement of Alaska, Inc. began the Alaska Business Hall of Fame to honor outstanding individuals of Alaskan business. Since then, the Hall of Fame has become one of the state’s most prestigious events, inducting new Laureates on an annual basis.
“This class joins a group of more than 100 Hall of Fame Laureates exemplifying the rich diversity of Alaska in terms of geographical regions, business and industrial heritage, and cultures. In essence, the Laureates represent the foundation upon which the state of Alaska is built and continues to grow,” says Ret. Gen. Mark Hamilton, Hall of Fame 2020 Emcee.
The thirty-third annual celebration includes a reception beginning at 5:30 p.m., dinner and induction ceremony at 6:30 p.m. The evening will also include a special recognition of the many past inductees who will be in attendance. Individual tickets are $150, with limited sponsorship opportunities available.
Purchase tickets online at http://alaska.ja.org.
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The Corporate 100
Alaska Business has been celebrating the corporations that have a significant impact on Alaska’s economy since 1993. At the time, the corporations weren’t ranked as the list didn’t have specific ranking criteria. Instead, the Alaska Business editorial team held long, detailed, and occasionally passionate discussions about which organizations around the state were providing jobs, owned or leased property, used local vendors, demonstrated a high level of community engagement, and in general enriched Alaska.