Top Business Awards

Each year, the Alaska Chamber recognizes outstanding individuals and business members for their accomplishments and contributions they make to our statewide economy. The awards are presented each year during the Chamber’s Top Business Awards Gala. Nominated by their peers from around our state, the awards are presented the following categories:

Rita Sholton Large Business of the Year

Established in 2018, the Rita Sholton Large of Business of the Year award pays tribute to businesses that exemplify leadership, ethics and organization.

Bill Bivin Small Business of the Year

Established in 1993, the Bill Bivin Small Business of the Year award pays tribute to businesses that exemplify leadership, ethics and organization.

William A. Egan Outstanding Alaskan of the Year

Established in 1964, the celebrated and prestigious William A. Egan Outstanding Alaskan of the Year award is presented to individuals who have made substantial and continual contributions of statewide significance while working in the private sector.

Local Alaska Chamber of Commerce of the Year

Established in 1994, the Local Alaska Chamber of Commerce of the Year award recognizes the consistent community involvement and excellent business reputation of a local chamber of commerce in Alaska.

North Star Award

When the situation warrants, the Alaska Chamber presents a North Star Award to an individual or organization in Alaska, who through a special project, action, or concern, developed or pursued the endeavor for the betterment of all Alaska residents. These individuals or organizations provide a significant contribution to the future of the great state of Alaska.