Congratulations 2016 Heart of Anchorage Award Nominees!

Thank you for helping us celebrate & honor the Heart of Anchorage nominees on March 26th at the Anchorage Museum! Congratulations again, to all 2016 Heart of Anchorage Award Nominees, and thank you for your continued efforts to help make downtown Anchorage a better place.

 

CHUGACH MOUNTAIN AWARD

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

FOR-PROFIT
Sophia Alexander (Kaladi Brothers Coffee)
Shelley Cooper (The Kobuk)
Peter House (Deeptree)
Natalie Osborne (WONDERBUILD.com)
Katelyn Swiercz (Kaladi Brothers Coffee)
Lexy Turnbull (Moose A’La Mode)

NOT-FOR-PROFIT
Jon Bangs (Holy Family Cathedral)
Dave Devlin (MOA – Community Work Service)
Dani Myren (APDEA – Police Navidad)
Richard Oswald (EasyPark)
Daniel Ramierz (EasyPark)

 

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)
Jade Lady Meditation (DaoShima Susan Elkins and Staff)

NOT-FOR-PROFIT
Alaska Veterans Museum (Suellyn Wright Novak and Staff)
First United Methodist Church Mission Outreach Team (Steve Maga, Jen Miller, Lori Staats)

 

SPIRIT OF ALASKA AWARD

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

FOR-PROFIT
Bill Chambers (Hafling Building)
Kristin George (Sullivan’s Steakhouse)
Amie Haakenson (Caffe D’arte)

NOT-FOR-PROFIT
Sally Ausman (Covenant House)
Brenda Trupp (Downtown Soup Kitchen)
Downtown Scavenger Hunt Planning Committee (United Way)
Visit Anchorage Critters

 

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.

Pangea Restaurant & Lounge
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
Alaska Railroad Historic Freight Shed Interiors
Brilliant Media Strategies
Sullivan’s Steakhouse
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
Kathryn Muntean (Kaladi Brothers Coffee)
Michelle Smith (Sacks Café)
Dale Tran (Kaladi Brothers Coffee)
Marvin Ungerecht (Architects Alaska)

NOT-FOR-PROFIT
Debe Mahoney (NeighborWorks)
Steve Ribuffo (Port of Anchorage)
Reed Smith (Anchorage Opera)