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7/26/2013
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There's no time like the present to acknowledge dedicated Alaskans.

The Alaska Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for the William A. Egan Alaskan of the Year Award. Egan served as Alaska's first state governor from 1959 to 1966 and the fourth governor from 1970 to 1974. Born in Valdez, he is the only governor in the state's history to be born in Alaska.

Award nominees also are being sought for the Bill Bivin Small Business of the Year and the Local Chamber of Commerce of the Year awards.

Wouldn't it be wonderful for winners to come from southern Southeast Alaska? It isn't unheard of. In fact it has occurred more than once, particularly from Ketchikan.

But it isn't only the larger communities with likely nominees; all of the lower-populated ones can place the names of well-deserving nominees in the mix, too.

It's not where one is from, but what they've done in Alaska and in Alaska business that counts.

The deadline to submit nominations is close of business on Aug. 2. The awards will be presented Oct. 15 during the Alaska Chamber Awards Gala at the state Chamber's annual fall conference in Fairbanks.

August is just around the corner; submit nominations sooner rather than too late.