Wednesday, May 20, 2009 2 Responses
Juneau, Alaska - As an owner of 2 successful business The Governor understands the value of private business and established the Governor’s North Star Awards for International Excellence back in May of 2008. Today Governor Palin announced the seven companies and international organizations that won the Governor's North Star Awards for International Excellence for 2009. The awards were presented by Commissioner Emil Notti at the Export Alaska luncheon in Anchorage, attended by more than 150 Alaskans.
“I’m proud of our state’s broad range of outstanding international activity,” Governor Palin said. “From export of aviation technology to cultural exchange to the visitor industry, Alaskans know how to promote positive international relations. It’s a privilege to honor this hard-working group.
“I’m especially pleased to honor one of Alaska’s 13 Native corporations, Koniag, Inc., and the Alutiiq Museum. They persevered together for years to bring a significant collection of Alutiiq masks to Alaska from France to share with all of us.”
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