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Anchorage Chamber of Commerce Congratulates the 62nd Annual Gold Pan Award Winners

ANCHORAGE – The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce’s 62nd Annual Gold Pan Awards “Hollywood Glam” was held on Friday, September 13, 2019 at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center. Chamber members and guests enjoyed a plated dinner and drinks followed by music and dancing, plus a game of Heads or Tails where a lucky winner earned themselves two round-trip tickets courtesy of Alaska Airlines.

The Gold Pan Awards recognized and celebrated the accomplishments of eleven nominees. Awards were given to individuals, organizations and businesses for their commitment to community service, as well as those who have shown business and entrepreneurial excellence.

“The Anchorage Chamber wants to congratulate the winners of the 2019 Gold Pan Awards,” says Bruce Bustamante, President/CEO of the Anchorage Chamber. “All nominees should be applauded as well for the contributions they make to Anchorage and for their efforts to build a great community.”

The eleven finalists in four categories were, and the winners are:
Business Excellence
Alaska Regional Hospital WINNER!
The Odom Corporation
Nine Star Education & Employment Services
Distinguished Community Service of a Large Business with over 30 Employees
49th State Brewing Company WINNER!
Food Bank of Alaska
Providence Health & Services Alaska

Distinguished Community Service by an Organization or a Small Business with fewer than 30 employees
American Red Cross
BOMA Anchorage WINNER!
Upper One Studios
Entrepreneurial Excellence
Alaska Hearing & Tinnitus Center WINNER!
Alaska Escape Rooms

In addition, the Anchorage Chamber relies heavily on volunteers, whether they serve on our Board of Directors, committees, or Ambassador Council. Ambassadors are an energetic group of people who work together to promote the Anchorage Chamber. Each year, the Anchorage Chamber recognizes an exceptional Ambassador who is a model professional, committed to the Anchorage Chamber’s mission. Congratulations to the 2019 Ambassador of the Year, Cassie Thompson of iHeartMedia.