Award Finalists to be Recognized during 55th Annual Event
ANCHORAGE - The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce's 2012 Gold Pan Awards will kick off at 5 p.m. Friday, Sep. 14 at the Dena'ina Center. This year's theme is again "Casino Royale."
Attendants can get lucky at numerous casino-style games while enjoying live entertainment, drinks and appetizers, all while supporting this year's business finalists.
The Gold Pan Awards, now in its 55th year, are given to individuals, organizations and businesses for their commitment to community service, as well as those who have shown business and entrepreneurial excellence.
The 16 finalists in four categories are listed below. A short biography of each finalist can be found soon at Anchoragechamber.org.
Distinguished Community Service by an Individual, Organization or Small Business:
Kristin George (Beacon Media & Marketing)
Rich Owens (Tastee Freez)
Darl Schaff (Art Services North)
Distinguished Community Service by a Large Business or Organization:
Credit Union 1
Municipality of Anchorage
Cornerstone General Contractors Inc.
Dimond Center Hotel
The Wilson Agency
Cyrus Aldeman (Anchorage City Trolley Tours)
Ron Duncan (GCI)
John Schwartz (Perfectionist Auto Sound & Security)
Rick Thomas (The Chariot Group)
Volunteer of the Year Award:
To be announced at this year's Gold Pan Awards
Tickets for the 55th annual Gold Pan Awards are now on sale. Cost is $40 per person. Tables of 10 for $400. Deadline to RSVP is by 5 p.m. Sept. 5. Make your reservation at Anchoragechamber.org.
For more details, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 272-2401.