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Annual Events & Programs


Between valuable networking opportunities to educational training, the Anchorage Chamber offers an event for every type of personality and business professional.


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Anchorage Chamber Gold Pan Awards is one of the organization's longest-running civic programs. It was established in 1957 as Anchorage's number 1 premier business awards event. For over 60 years, Gold Pan Awards have been awarded to those who have shown business and entrepreneurial excellence, as well as a loyal commitment to Anchorage through community service.




Business Excellence

  • Alaska Regional Hospital WINNER!
  • The Odom Corporation
  • Nine Star Education & Employment Services

Distinguished Community Service of a Large Business with over 30 Employees

  • 49th State Brewing Company WINNER!
  • Food Bank of Alaska
  • Providence Health & Services Alaska

Distinguished Community Service by an Individual, Organization or a Small Business with fewer than 30 employees

  • BOMA Anchorage WINNER!
  • American Red Cross
  • Upper One Studios

Entrepreneurial Excellence

  • Alaska Hearing & Tinnitus Center WINNER!
  • Alaska Escape Rooms

Ambassador of the Year Award

  • Cassie Thomspon WINNER!
  • Dawn Carmichael
  • Larry Cleland


Currently, the Monday forums are virtual from 11 am to Noon until further notice.

The weekly forums are held from Noon to 1 pm on Mondays, commonly at the Dena’ina and Egan Centers. Doors open at 11:30 am for lunch, allowing members a brief opportunity to network before the program starts at Noon. Media is often in attendance, as many presentations are newsworthy topics that affect all Alaskans.

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