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Six Longtime Alaskans Inducted to the Business Hall of Fame

Anchorage, AK – Four outstanding Alaska business leaders will join the Alaska Business Hall of Fame at the annual Junior Achievement recognition event in January. Business peers recently selected Pat & April Reilly – Rain Proof Roofing, David Lawer – SVP, First National Bank Alaska, Van Hale & Jack Amon, Business Partners of Marx Brothers, and Aaron Schutt, President & CEO of Doyon. These business leaders are honored for their direct impact toward furthering the success of Alaska business, demonstrated support and commitment to Junior Achievement’s programs, and demonstrated commitment to Alaska business.

The induction ceremony into the Alaska Business Hall of Fame will be held Jan. 23, 2020 at the Dena’ina Civic & Convention Center. Junior Achievement of Alaska, Inc. and Alaska Business Monthly are the Title sponsors of this event. Alaska Business Monthly will feature an interview and biography of each of the Laureates in the January 2020 edition.

In 1987, Junior Achievement of Alaska, Inc. began the Alaska Business Hall of Fame to honor outstanding individuals of Alaskan business. Since then, the Hall of Fame has become one of the state’s most prestigious events, inducting new Laureates on an annual basis.

“This class joins a group of more than 100 Hall of Fame Laureates exemplifying the rich
diversity of Alaska in terms of geographical regions, business and industrial heritage, and
cultures. In essence, the Laureates represent the foundation upon which the state of Alaska
is built and continues to grow.” Ret. Gen. Mark Hamilton, Hall of Fame 2020 Emcee

The 33rd annual celebration includes a reception beginning at 5:30 p.m., dinner and induction ceremony at 6:30 p.m., concluding by 8:30 p.m. The evening will also include a special recognition of the many past inductees who will be in attendance. Individual tickets are $150, with limited sponsorship opportunities available. Please call 344-0101 for more information. Purchase tickets online at

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Flora Teo
JA of Alaska
(907) 344-0101

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