In any thriving city you’re going to find a thriving Chamber of Commerce. They’re a community’s head booster, a cheerleader for local business, and they’re always good for a parade when the time seems right.
On Wednesday, the Soldotna Chamber recognized the individuals and businesses in town who keep both the city and chamber thriving, with its annual community awards.
It’s impossible to fit all the honorees into five minutes from a ceremony that took over an hour, so we gathered a few highlights. The complete is list below.
Honorary Lifetime Soldotna Chamber Membership: Dan and Kathy Gensel
Commitment to Customer Service: Peninsula Community Health Services of Alaska
Commitment to Youth: Linda Hutchings
Excellence in Profession: Paul Wright, Bassline Sound
Pioneer Award: Kearlee Wright
President’s Award: City of Soldotna
Volunteer of the Year: Terri Burdick
Small Business of the Year: Annette Villa, Soldotna Wednesday Market
Chamber Business of the Year: Peninsula Pumping
Person of the Year: Brenda Ahlberg