Pioneer Award

The Pioneer Award was established in 1986 as the Palmer Chamber’s highest form of recognition.  It is presented to those who served the GPCC and the community with distinction.  In some years, two awards have been made, one to an individual and one to an organization.

The Pioneer Award was established in 1986 as the Palmer Chamber’s highest form of recognition.  It is presented to those who served the GPCC and the community with distinction.  In some years, two awards have been made, one to an individual and one to an organization.

Congratulations to Deana Moore & The Alaska State Fair for being our 2018 Pioneer Award recipients!

1986 ———- Bill Tull

1987 ———- Melinda Kolivosky & Mat-Su Miners

1988 ———- Kathy and Andy Simasko & MSCVB

1989 ———- Henry Guinotte & Musk Ox Development Corp

1990 ———- Dan Pollock

1991 ———- Chuck and Penny Griffin & Mat-Su Supply

1992 ———- Wendy Anderson & Palmer Pride Committee

1993 ———- No award given

1994 ———- Janet Kincaid

1995-96 —– Craig Thorn

1997 ———- Bill Mitchell

1998 ———- Jeff Johnson

1999 ———- Cecilia Hidalgo

2000 ———- Paul Campbell

2001 ———- Service Oil and Gas

2002 ———- Kay Slack

2003 ———- Matanuska Telephone Association

2004 ———- Mary Combs

2005 ———- Cindy Bettine

2006 ———- Helen Munoz

2007 ———- Matanuska Valley Federal Credit Union

2008 ———- Sara Jansen

2009 ———- John Douglass

2010 ———- Marcie Bentti

2011 ———- Cherie LeBlanc-Shue

2012 ———- Stacie Stigar

2013 ———- Denise Statz & First National Bank Alaska

2014 ———- Denise Christopher

2015 ———- Pamela Stephen

2016 ———- Kristy Bernier & Mat-Su Regional Medical Center

2017 ———- Sabrena Combs & Active Soles

2018 ———- Deana Moore & The Alaska State Fair

Qualifications:

1. Must be a member of The Greater Palmer Chamber of Commerce.

2. Must have served the Palmer Chamber and the Palmer community with distinction.

3. Long-term commitment to the Chamber and the community is a very important consideration.

Pioneer Sponsors

Matanuska Sponsors

Hatcher Sponsors

Butte Sponsors