2016 Heart of Anchorage Awards

Congratulations to all 2016 Heart of Anchorage recipients and nominees! These individuals, groups and businesses help make downtown Anchorage a vibrant place. Thank you for joining us on March 26th to celebrate and honor these amazing individuals! See the list of award recipients here.Anchorage Has Heart 2016 FB-206

 

Click here to see the full list of all 2016 Heart of Anchorage Award nominees!

CHUGACH MOUNTAIN AWARD

Presented to an employee in an organization or business that has demonstrated outstanding customer service skills and professional excellence.

FOR-PROFIT
Peter House (Deeptree)
NOT-FOR-PROFIT
Dani Myren (APDEA – Police Navidad)

DENA’INA AWARD

Presented to a team/group for their outstanding leadership, professional excellence, and contributions to Downtown Anchorage.

FOR-PROFIT
CRW Engineering (Mike Rabe and Willy Van Hemert)
NOT-FOR-PROFIT
Alaska Veterans Museum (Suellyn Wright Novak and Staff)

SPIRIT OF ALASKA AWARD

Presented to a volunteer who has demonstrated exceptional efforts to support a Downtown business, charity, or organization.

FOR-PROFIT
Amie Haakenson (Caffe D’arte)
NOT-FOR-PROFIT
Brenda Trupp (Downtown Soup Kitchen)

SHIP CREEK LANDING AWARD

Presented to entrepreneur(s) who have started a new, innovative downtown business (in the last 3 years) that has enlivened downtown.

SteamDot Coffee Company

CAPTAIN JAMES COOK AWARD

Acknowledges outstanding design on a new or remodeled exterior/interior renovation or storefront of a business (in the last 3 years).

Large Project
Williwaw

GEORGE M. SULLIVAN AWARD

George M. Sullivan was our mayor in 1975 when the Municipality of Anchorage was formed. In regards to his outstanding leadership we present this award to the manager, executive or owner who demonstrates strong leadership qualities and works well with a team.

FOR-PROFIT
Dale Tran (Kaladi Brothers Coffee)
NOT-FOR-PROFIT
Steve Ribuffo (Port of Anchorage)

 


Thank you to our event sponsors:

EasyPark, Port of Anchorage, ConocoPhillips

Additional thanks to our Award Sponsors:
Anchorage Economic Development Corporation, Marsh & McLennan Agency, CLIA Alaska, Sheraton Anchorage Hotel, CIRI Alaska Tourism, E Street Audio Visual, CRW Engineering, Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, Artique, Ltd., and HAP Alaska

And a final thank you to our 2016 Yearly Investors for your continued support:
EasyPark, Delta Air Lines, Alaska Railroad, Anchorage PRESS, Alaska Integrated Media, and Element Agency