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  • 2016 Annual Award Recipients from left to right: George Nehrbas Volunteer of the Year - Dr. Katherine Johnson ; Bill Stroeker Business of the Year - Sunrise Bagel and Espresso;  Bernice Joseph Education Advocate of the year - Dr Cary Keller of Sportsmedicine Fairbanks (Rebecca Dean accepted the award on his behalf). 

  • 2017 Annual Awards

  • Application deadline: November 30 Application deadline: November 30

  • George Nehrbas Volunteer of the Year George Nehrbas Volunteer of the Year

    The George Nehrbas Volunteer of the Year award is presented to a member of the Chamber who has distinguished themselves as an outstanding volunteer. It is the Chamber's most visible recognition for volunteer contributions to our community. All employees of Chamber member businesses and organizations are eligible to receive this award.

    Past recipients include:

    2016 : Dr. Katherine Johnson
    2015: Derek Miller
    2014: Sarah Lefebvre
    2013: Heather Lambert
    2012: Mary Jane Fate
    2011: Cindy Cevasco
    2010: Lorna Shaw
    2009: Joe Usibelli Jr.
    2008: Billie Blanchard
    2007: Val Cofield
    Past Annual Award Winners dating back to 1963

  • Bill Stroecker Business of the Year Bill Stroecker Business of the Year

    The Bill Stroecker Business of the Year award honors the accomplishments in the business community of a member of the Chamber who has shown drive in leading local development with sights on the future of Fairbanks. The business is recognized for consistent community involvement, an excellent business reputation with the public, and as a leader in their own profession and/or field of business.

    Past recipients include:
    2016: Sunrise Bagel and Espresso
    2015: HooDoo Brewing Company
    2014: Northern Alaska Tour Company
    2013: Date-Line Digital Printing
    2012: Madden Real Estate
    2011: Mt. McKinley Bank
    2010: Chena Hot Springs
    2009: Santina’s Flowers & Gifts
    2008: Advance Printing Company
    2007: Pacific Alaska Forwarders

  •  Bernice M. Joseph Education Advocate of the Year Bernice M. Joseph Education Advocate of the Year

    The Bernice M. Joseph Advocate of the Year award recognizes a business or individual in the business community that have consistently shown a commitment to education through sustained partnership, outreach, or career development opportunities that improve the educational experience of students and demonstrate partnership innovation and creativity. All employees of Chamber member businesses are eligible to receive this award. 

    Past recipients include:

    2016: Dr. Cari Keller
    2015: Sue Hull