Alaska Chamber announces winners of 2016 top business awards

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October 13, 2016
Kenai, AK – The recipients for the William A. Egan Outstanding Alaskan of the Year, Bill Bivin Small Business of the Year, and Local Chamber of Commerce of the Year were announced on Wednesday, October 12 at the Alaska Chamber’s annual Top Business Awards in Kenai, Alaska.

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

Udelhoven’s companies serve the special needs of general contracting and oil production in Alaska, and around the world. His support of local-hire and Alaska charitable organizations – both personally and through his companies – is well known.

Bill Bivin Small Business of the Year
Davis Block & Concrete is the recipient of the Bill Bivin Small Business of the Year award. Established in 1993, the award pays tribute to businesses that exemplify leadership, ethics and organization.

Since 1975, Davis Block & Concrete has provided livelihoods on the Kenai Peninsula, in Anchorage and throughout the state of Alaska. The Davis family is a model of the determination and sound judgment that drives Alaska’s successful small companies.

Local Chamber of Commerce of the Year
The Wrangell Chamber of Commerce is the recipient of the Local Chamber of Commerce of the Year award. The award recognizes consistent community involvement and excellent business reputation.

The Wrangell Chamber supports local businesses with well-planned large events, marketing assistance, and day-to-day support. It is a shining example of how local business can enrich an entire community.  Please join the members of the Chamber in recognizing each of the 2016 award winners.
 
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About the Alaska Chamber
The Alaska Chamber, a private, non-profit corporation, operating since 1952, works to promote a positive business environment in Alaska. The Alaska Chamber is the voice of small and large business across the state with a Board of Directors comprised of 80 members representing all regions of the state. For more information visit alaskachamber.com.
 
Contact:
Brandy Dixon, Communications and Events Director
bdixon@alaskachamber.com, (907) 278-2727