2017 Heart of Anchorage Awards

Ashlee Schneider | April 28th, 2017

The Heart of Anchorage Awards Ceremony is an event to recognize both for-profit and not-for-profit members of Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. This event highlights the hard work and commitment to excellence of our downtown businesses and organizations by honoring their employees, leaders, and business owners.

The 2017 Heart of Anchorage Awards Ceremony will be held on Friday, April 28th at the Anchorage Museum! The event will run from 6:30pm – 8:30pm and will feature fabulous live auction packages, delicious hors d’oeuvres provided by downtown restaurants, a no-host bar, and of course the awards ceremony celebrating ALL 2017 nominees and winners!

NOMINATE NOW!

The time to nominate is now! The deadline for nomination submission is March 22nd. Nominate a peer or team or project for the 2017 Heart of Anchorage Awards here!
Here is how YOU can Nominate a person, group, building or organization! 

1. Fill out this online form. Any additional attachments can be emailed to info@anchoragedowntown.org

Who is Eligible?
Anyone can nominate an employee, volunteer, leader, business or organization that is a member of Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. To read more about the categories and who can be submitted, click here: HOA Nomination Form 2017

All nominees are judged on performance that goes above and beyond normal job responsibilities with outstanding or unusual service to the visitor, customer, and community.

Deadline for Nominations
Entries must be received at Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. (ADP) NO later than 5:00 PM March 22nd, 2017

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

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