Alaska Business Hall of Fame

Thursday, January 20, 2022
Dinner & Awards Ceremony -  6:30 PM  -  Dena'ina Center  -  Anchorage, AK

Celebrating the past, present, and future of Alaska business for 33 years.

Please help us meet our 2021 goals

Out of an abundance of caution, the Alaska Business Hall of Fame will take a hiatus for 2021. 

This event is a major fundraiser for Junior Achievement of Alaska; a non-profit organization that provides financial literacy, career/work readiness, and entrepreneurship programs to 15,000+ students in Alaska from Ketchikan to Atqasuk.

Please join us by making a donation to help JA until we can
celebrate together in 2022.

A HUGE thank you to these companies and Laureates for donating to this campaign:

Lynden - John C. Hughes Foundation - Mary K. Hughes - Andrew Eker - Alaska Communications - GCI - DowlandBach - Lynn Johnson - ASRC Energy Services - Randy & Chanda Mines - Wells Fargo - Kevin & Jeana Van Nortwick - Betsy Lawer - Saltchuk - Baird - Grace Greene - Enstar Natural Gas Co. - John & Kai Sims - Leonard & Martens Investments - KPMG LLP - Arctic IT - Cal IV Tubulars - Delta Constructors - NANA Management Services - Northrim - Jana Smith - Parker Smith & Feek - Petro 49 Inc. - Tote Maritime - Jason Metrokin - Harry McDonald - Jana Hayenga - Jo Michalski - Admiral Tom & Sheila Barrett - Pat & April Reilly - Rain Proof Roofing  - Connie Yoshimura - Bill Odom
Baird - Mary Witte - Rita Sholton


As of 9/25/2020 we have raised $106,075 toward our goal of $120,000!

Meet the 2022 Laureates

Event Program  

General Reception

5:30 PM

Dinner & Awards Ceremony

6:30 PM

     Dave Allen

Allen Marine Tours & Alaska Dream Tours

     Randy & Chanda Mines

Bagoys Florist & Home

     Rich Owens

Jewel  Lake Tastee Freez

     Rex A. Rock, Sr.

Arctic Slope Regional Corporation

JA Educator of the Year presentation

Linson Thompson, Sand Lake Elementary

JA Volunteer of the Year presentation

Jenna Compehos, Alyeska Pipeline Service

Closing Remarks & Raffle

8:15 PM

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I nominate an Alaskan to become a Laureate?

Select the 'Nominate' button at the top of the page.  Laureate selection for the next year begins annually in February.  

I bought my tickets.  Now what?

Tickets are not issued, names are held at the door.  When you attend the event, please stop by the Hospitality desk to view the seating diagram (for a company table) or speak with an Event Volunteer to find your table assignment.  

Do I need to provide the names of the guests at my table?

It is not required, but highly recommended to provide the names of your guests ahead of the event.  This helps ensure that your guests will be guided to the correct table and reduces confusion.

When will photos from the event be posted?

Photos will be posted on the Junior Achievement of Alaska site within 72 hours of the event.  Click 'Gallery' tab at the top of the page.  Photos will also be uploaded to JA Alaska's Facebook page.

How do I make a donation?

Text instructions will be presented during the program, or go to and click donate.

I didn't receive a receipt, how do I get one?

Contact Tiana Taylor at [email protected] 

Are donations tax deductible?

Yes.  Junior Achievement of Alaska is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.  Donations are tax deductible where allowable by law.  Tax ID # 92-0045091. For official information regarding the value of the dinner, etc. contact [email protected]  

I can't attend but I want to support the charity.  How do I do that?

You can make a donation ahead of time by visiting and selecting 'Donate'.  

How can I make sure I am seated next to the Laureate that I am there to support?

The JA staff makes every effort to seat guests according to their preference, however preferred seating cannot be guaranteed for individual ticket holders.  Email [email protected] with a specific request.  Please keep in mind there will be many opportunities to visit and network before/during/after the event.   

How long is the program?

The event typically concludes by 8:30 PM.

Where should I park?

The Easy Park parking garage on the corner of 7th and G Street are available at an hourly rate.  JA Alaska will validate parking for this garage and the Linny Pacillo Parking garage.  Stop by the Hospitality desk after the event to validate.  Street parking is available at no cost after 5:30 PM.

Are vegetarian options available?  Do I need to notify staff ahead of time?

Yes, vegetarian options are offered.  Advance notice is appreciated to ensure timely dinner plating.

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Alaska Business Hall of Fame

Honoring the past, present, and future of Alaska business.


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