• Nomination Form Here

    Nominations are open from July 15 - September 13

    Awards ceremony is September 24


  • Family Friendly Workplace

    The Family Friendly Workplace Awards were started in 2003 by the Fairbanks North Star Borough’s (former) Early Childhood Development Commission. After 20 years at the borough the the Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce agreed to continue the program starting in 2024. 
    The commission started the awards as a way for employees to thank their bosses who support them and their family. Family friendly workplaces are employers who recognize the importance of parents spending time with their children, adult children providing care for an elderly parent, families of choice supporting each other, or even allowing time off for the animal members of the family
    The employers benefit because their employees are happier… a loyalty is built.  It reduces turnover and employee absences and workers are more productive. Employers get recognition at the award ceremony, in the newspaper, window cling that advertises their nomination and the winners receive a proclamation from the borough mayor.
  • Register for the Awards Lunch

    Family Friendly Workplace Awards lunch & United Way Kickoff with dessert auction will be on

    Tuesday September 24, 2024

  • Past winners include:

    2023: FAST Planning; FNSB Rural Services Department; Hydro Tech Alaska; Lifewater Engineering; RCPC, Shannon & Wilson; State of Alaska Vocational Rehabilitation; Thrivalaska; UAF Community & Tech College
    2020-2022: program hiatus.
    2019: Access Alaska; Equipment Source Inc.; Ivory Jack's; LifeMed Alaska; Helping Alaska; UAF Nanook Recreation; UAF Office of the Bursar
    2018: Bread Line; Fairbanks Montessori School; FNSB Risk Management; Ivory Jack's; Pikes Waterfront Lodge; RCPC; UAF Museum of the North
    2017: Doyon, Limited; North Star Ballet; Presbyterian Hospitality House; The Woodway; UAF Bunnell House Early Childhood Lab School; US Army Garrison Ft. Wainwright Plans, Analysis & Integration Office
    2016: Alaska Oral & Facial Surgery Center; Gene's Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram; North Pole Police Department; Thrivealaska; UA College Savings Plan
    2015: Comic Shop; Fairbanks Native Association; Great Northwest; LifeMed Alaska; North Pole Police Department; Tanana Valley WAtershed Association; UA Museum of the North
    2014: Denali Surgical; Fairbanks District Attorney's Office; Fairbanks Memorial Hospital & Denali Center; PDC; 
    2013: Kohler, Schmitt & Hutchison, PC; Norther Alaska Environmental Center; Thrivalaska; UAF Development Office; UAF School of Education; Warbelow's Air Ventures
    2012: Alaska Center for Children & Adults; Alaska USA FCU; Kohler, Schmitt & Hutchison, PC; North Haven Communities; North Pole Veterinary Hospital; Norther Alaska Environmental Center; Ryan Middle School; UAF College of Rural & Community Development 
    2011: Fairbanks Pipeline Training Center; GCI; Golden Valley Electric Association; Satterberg Law Office; UAF Advancement; 
    2010: Alaska Center for Children & Adults; Credit Union 1; Denali State Bank; UAF Center for Research Services; Wilson & Wilson CPA
    2009: Big Brothers Big Sisters Greater Fairbanks; Credit Union 1; Fairbanks Daily News Miner; Wilson & Wilson CPA; State of Alaska Office of Children's Services; UAF Career Services
    2008: Ben Lomand; Fairbanks Resource Agency; Norther Business Systems; Resource Center for Parents and Children; Yukon Koyukuk School District
    2007: Big Brothers Big Sisters Greater Fairbanks; Fairbanks Memorial Hospital & Denali Center; Guardian Flight; Merdes & Merdes, PC; UAF Geophysicall Institute; UAF Community and Tech College
    2006: Alaska Center for Children & Adults; Alaska Tent & Tarp; Dr. Todd Wentz; Fairbanks Resource Agency; Guardian Flight; New Northwest Broadcasters; Regency Fairbanks Hotel; Talkabout; Tanana Valley State Fair Association; US Army EEO Office; US Army Lodging
    2005: Adult Learning Programs of Alaska; Alaska Legal Services; Century 21- Gold Rush; Fairbanks Daily News Miner; Information Insights; Norther Lights Educare; UAF Community and Tech College
    2004: Design Alaska; FNA-Early Head Start/Head Start Program; JL Properties; MAC FCU; Play N Learn Head Start; Presbyterian Hospitality House; 
    2003: Alaska Center for Children & Adults; Design Alaska; Fairbank Billing Services; Fairbanks Memorial Hospital & Denali Center; Fairbanks North Star Borough School District; Golden Valley Electric Association; Resource Center for Parents and Children; State of Alaska Public Assistance Office; The Alaska Club - Fairbanks; 
  • Thank You

    2024 Sponsors


  • Presenting Sponsors

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  • Gold Level Sponsors

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  • Silver Level Sponsors

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  • Supporting Sponsors

  • Law office of William Satterberg