Margie Brown and three other longtime Alaskans will be named

Margie Brown and three other longtime Alaskans will be named to Junior Achievement of Alaska Business Hall of Fame. Brown, Willie Hensley of NANA Development Corp., Andy Eker of The Alaska Club, and Jim Jansen of Lynden will be inducted into the Alaska Business Hall of Fame in a ceremony to be held at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center on Jan. 30, 2009. Alaska Business Monthly will feature an interview and biography of each of the laureates in its January 2009 edition.

In 1987, Junior Achievement of Alaska Inc. began the Alaska Business Hall of Fame to honor outstanding individuals of Alaska business. Since then, the Hall of Fame has become one of the state’s most prestigious events, inducting new laureates on an annual basis. Laureates are selected based on their direct impact toward furthering the success of Alaska business, demonstrated support and commitment toward Junior Achievement’s programs and demonstrated commitment to Alaska business.
Hall of Fame laureates exemplify the rich diversity of Alaska in terms of geographical regions, business and industrial heritage, and cultures. In essence, the laureates represent the foundation upon which the state of Alaska is built and continues to grow.

The 23rd annual celebration includes a VIP Reception and open reception beginning at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., and induction ceremony at 8 p.m. The evening will also include a special recognition of the many past inductees who will be in attendance. Individual tickets are $150, and sponsorship opportunities are available.