Tonight! – Excellence in Education Awards

The Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce, Chugiak-Eagle River Community Foundation & the Eagle River Area Rotary Club will be hosting the Annual Excellence in Education Awards dinner today, March 27 from 530-730pm at the Chugiak Eagle River Senior Center.

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Milken Educator Award Winner Speaks

It started out as an unusual school assembly at Eagle River High School on the morning of Feb. 1 as Alaska Commissioner of Education Michael Johnson, Anchorage School District’s Superintendent Deena Bishop, and CEO of the National Institute for Excellence Dr. Gary Stark arrived to speak.They knew a tightly held secret.Dr. Stark began his speech, but then shifted his focus by revealing that the purpose of the assembly was actually to announce the winner of the Milken Educator Award. The Milken Educator Award is a rare honor for select teachers across the U.S. Only one educator from Alaska received it this year. The award comes with a $25,000 prize and numerous professional development opportunities.

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And the award goes to…

Valerie Baalerud received the prestigious Milken Educator Award at 9:30 a.m. on Feb 1st at a school assembly at Eagle River High School (ERHS). Baalerud is the only Alaska educator to receive the award this year and only 1 of 44 educators in the country.

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Alaska Chamber announces 2017 Top Business Award finalists

Sitka, AK — The recipients for the William A. Egan Outstanding Alaskan of the Year, Bill Bivin Small Business of the Year, and the Local Chamber of Commerce of the Year were announced on Wednesday, October 11 at the Alaska Chamber’s annual Top Business Awards Gala in Sitka, Alaska. In addition to the annual top three business awards, the Chamber assigned several special recognitions, including the North Star Award.

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