66th Annual Gold Pan Awards "Route 66"

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Name: 66th Annual Gold Pan Awards "Route 66"
Date: November 17, 2023
Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM AKST
Registration: Online registration for this event has closed.
Get your kicks on Route 66
Event Description:

The Anchorage Chamber's 66th Annual Gold Pan Awards Route 66 will be held on Friday, November 17, 2023, at the Dena'ina Center. Chamber members and community leaders can participate in games of giving for a chance to win prizes like two roundtrip tickets on Alaska Airlines, two 7-day cruise tickets courtesy of Royal Caribbean International, and a dinner for four at Glacier Brewhouse; photo ops courtesy of Photo Emporium Alaska; and a plated dinner. Proceeds from the games go to foster future Anchorage Chamber events and programs.

"The Anchorage Chamber Gold Pan Awards is a hallmark recognition program for our community, shining a spotlight on civic leadership", says Kathleen McArdle, President & CEO. For 66 years, Gold Pan Awards have been awarded to those who have shown business and entrepreneurial excellence, as well as a loyal commitment to Anchorage through community service. We can't wait to celebrate these incredible achievements from Anchorage's strongest supporters alongside you this November.


Get involved!


Check out our Pinterest board of '40s and '50s attire. 

Marriott Anchorage Downtown has graciously provided room discounts of $159 USD per night! Just a block from the Dena'ina Center. (NOTE: Start date is Tues., Nov. 14, 2023 to Tues., Nov., 21, 2023. Must book by Fri., Nov., 3, 2023) Book Your Group Rate for Gold Pan HERE


The 2023 finalists are... 

Distinguished Community Service (Large)

  • Alaska Military Youth Academy
  • Fred Meyer
  • Orthopedic Physicians Alaska

Distinguished Community Service (Small)

  • Alaska Escape Rooms, Inc.
  • Anchorage School Business Partnership
  • ​Wilderness Adventures for Kids Everywhere

Business Excellence

  • PIP Marketing, Signs, and Print
  • LifeMed Alaska
  • SteamDot Coffee Roasters

Entrepreneurial Excellence

  • Snowy Berry Cafe
  • Alaskan Sights and Bites
  • Alaska Chip Company

Non-Profit: Above & Beyond

  • Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
  • Hospice of Anchorage
  • VOA Alaska

To see 2022 finalist and winners, download the post-event program.

Event Media:
Event Sponsors:

Reception Sponsor

24 Karat Gold Sponsor

Official Toast Sponsor

18 Karat Gold Sponsor

14 Karat Gold Sponsor

12 Karat Gold Sponsor

Event Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor

24 Karat Gold Sponsor

Dena'ina Center, 3rd floor

Formal Attire Recommended (See Pinterest board!)
Date/Time Information:


  • 6:00 pm | Opening Welcome
  • 7:00 pm | Dinner Begins
  • 7:30 pm | Awards Ceremony
  • Games of Giving 
    • Heads or Tails Game for Alaska Airlines Tickets
    • Deal or No Deal for Royal Caribbean Cruise Tickets
    • Airplane Toss for Dinner for 4 at Glacier Brewhouse
Contact Information:
Erica Schneider, 907-677-7111
Ticket sales will close at the end of the day on Wednesday, November 10, 2023.

Purchase a Table of 10
$10,000: Diamond Dinner Sponsor with V.I.P. Table
$5,000:   Reception Sponsor with V.I.P. Table
$3,500:   24 Karat Sponsor with V.I.P. Table

$2,500:   18 Karat Sponsor with Table for 10
$2,000:   14 Karat Sponsor with Table for 10
$2,000:   12 Karat (Nonmember) Sponsor with Table for 10
$1,500:   12 Karat Sponsor with Table for 10
Individual tickets can be purchased for $150 or $200 for Non-members.

Be a Beverage or Centerpiece Sponsor!
*Pricing includes (2) tickets to the event. Tables sold separately. 
$3,000:  Centerpiece Sponsor 
$3,000:  Entertainment Sponsor
$2,500:  V.I.P. Sponsor
$1,500:  Per bottle on each table (2 available or $2,500 for both)
$1,000: Official Toast Sponsor
$600: Individual Award Sponsor

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