Alaska Chamber announces 2017 Top Business Awards finalists

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September 08, 2017
Anchorage, AK — The Alaska Chamber is pleased to announce its finalists for the 2017 Top Business Awards. Each year the Chamber recognizes an outstanding individual, a leading small business, and a local Alaska chamber of commerce for their accomplishments and contributions they make to our statewide economy.

The winners will be announced and recognized at the Chamber’s annual Fall Forum during the Top Business Awards Gala on Wednesday, October 11 at the Harrigan Centennial Hall in Sitka, Alaska. The Gala will feature a networking reception starting at 6 p.m., followed by a dinner, awards program and a live and silent auction. Individual tickets and table sponsorships can be purchased online at

Established in 1964, the celebrated and prestigious William A. Egan Outstanding Alaskan of the Year award is presented to individuals who have made substantial and continual contributions of statewide significance while working in the private sector.


•    Joseph Beedle, Northrim Bank
•    Ron Duncan, GCI
•    Daniel R. Fauske
•    Kara Moriarty, Alaska Oil and Gas Association

Established in 1993, the Bill Bivin Small Business of the Year award pays tribute to businesses that exemplify leadership, ethics and organization.


•    Alaskan Brewing Co.
•    Coldfoot Environmental Services, Inc.
•    Denali Brewing
•    Spawn Ideas

Established in 1994, the Local Alaska Chamber of Commerce of the Year award recognizes the consistent community involvement and excellent business reputation of a local chamber of commerce in Alaska.


•    Greater Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce
•    Greater Sitka Chamber of Commerce


About the Alaska Chamber
The Alaska Chamber, a private, non-profit corporation, operating since 1953, works to promote a positive business environment in Alaska. The Chamber is the voice of small and large business representing hundreds of businesses, manufactures and local chambers from across Alaska. Our member companies employ over 100,000 hard-working Alaskans. View a list of our current priorities and positions here.

Brandy Dixon, Communications and Events Director
(907) 278-2727