Junior Achievement Special Section | Introduction

The Alaska Business Hall of Fame 2019

Junior Achievement of Alaska inducts four new laureates


lora Teo, Junior Achievement of Alaska’s president, and Tom Redmond, Junior Achievement of Alaska board chair and director of human resources for SolstenXP, are pleased to extend an invitation to members of the Alaska business community to join the youth-education advocacy group for its 32nd Annual Alaska Business Hall of Fame, an event that celebrates the past, present, and future of business in Alaska.

Through the Alaska Business Hall of Fame, Junior Achievement has been honoring outstanding individual leaders of Alaska business since 1987; the dinner and awards ceremony is one of the state’s most prestigious events, inducting laureates every January. Laureates are selected based on their direct impact in furthering the success of Alaska business, support for Junior Achievement’s mission and programs, and demonstrated commitment to the Alaska economy.

In addition to recognizing Alaska’s business leaders and their contributions to the future, the Alaska Business Hall of Fame raises funds for Junior Achievement, which is dedicated to providing economic and entrepreneurial education for our youth. In Alaska, Junior Achievement has served students grades K-12 from Utqiaġvik to Ketchikan and all places in between since 1973. Today, Junior Achievement of Alaska provides educational opportunities to nearly 14,500 students annually in fifty-five communities. To meet the needs of the state, and as this vital program continues to grow, Junior Achievement partners the business community with educators to prepare young people for a global economy. Contributions to Junior Achievement of Alaska allow the organization to both continue this needed education as well as reach out to even more young Alaskans.

Flora Teo

Junior Achievement

Tom Redmond

Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement of Alaska is privileged to invite you to attend the 2019 Alaska Business Hall of Fame, presented by Alaska Business, which this year is honored to induct John Binkley, Alaska Cruise Association; Rick Morrison, Morrison Auto Group; Richard Strutz, Wells Fargo; and Connie Yoshimura, DWELL Realty—congratulations to all!

General Mark Hamilton will again emcee the event, accompanied by several JA students. Learn more about the program and this year’s laureates along with past laureates, government officials, leaders of the business community, and other Junior Achievement supporters; in total, about 600 people passionate about Alaska’s future attend annually.

For table reservations, or to inquire about the limited remaining sponsorship opportunities, call Junior Achievement of Alaska at 344-0101 or visit Alaska.ja.org. Tables of ten are $1,500, or individual reservations can be made for $150 per ticket. Junior Achievement of Alaska is a registered 501(c)(3), and the majority of the purchase may be tax deductible.

The Alaska Business Hall of Fame will be held on Thursday, January 24, 2019, at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center. Doors open at 5:30 for a no-host reception, with the dinner and awards ceremony beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The board, staff, and students of Junior Achievement of Alaska wish you the very best in 2019 and look forward to seeing you on January 24!