PUBLISHED: 4:27 PM on Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Alaska State Chamber of Commerce solicits nominations for annual awards
The Alaska State Chamber of Commerce is soliciting nominations for its prestigious William A. Egan Outstanding Alaskan, the Bill Bivin Small Business of the Year and the Chamber of the Year Awards. Presentations of the awards will be made at the at the Chamber's 48th Annual Convention and Business Trade Show in Anchorage.

The celebrated and prestigious William A. Egan award is given to individuals who have made substantial and continual contributions of statewide significance while working in the private sector.

Each year, nominations are kept strictly confidential and the selection is made with voting by all past chairs of the Alaska State Chamber of Commerce. The recipients of the Outstanding Alaskan of the Year form an impressive list of Alaskan "Who's Who" and dates back to its first honoree in 1964.

The Bill Bivin award, established in 1993, pays tribute to businesses that exemplify leadership, ethics and organization. The business is recognized for consistent community involvement, an excellent business reputation and established leadership in their fields.

The Alaska Chamber of the Year award is bestowed upon an Alaskan chamber for consistent community involvement and an excellent business reputation.

The nomination packet is attached to this message and can be found online at

Deadline for submitting applications is the close of business Friday, Aug. 10.