September 29, 2006
Ketchikan, Alaska - Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce Member Angela Salazar of Diversified Investment received the Alaska State Chamber "Bill Biven" Small Business of the Year Award during the Alaska State Chamber of Commerce 47th Annual Conference and Business Trade show held at the Anchorage Sheraton Hotel Wednesday September 27, 2006.
Salazar was nominated for this award by the Greater Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce Membership Services Committee as well as by her own employees. The Bill Biven Small Business of the Year Award was first established in 1993. Since its inception, this is the first time that this prestigious award been awarded to a Ketchikan Business. Diversified Investment was established by Angela Salazar in 2000 and is located at 4033 Tongass Ave.
In addition to receiving the Alaska State Chamber Bill Biven Small Business of the Year Award, Angela Salazar and local resident Andrew Spokely of Power Systems Supplies of Alaska both received the distinction of being named to the "ALASKA'S TOP FORTY UNDER 40" list.
"ALASKA'S TOP FORTY UNDER 40" is a program created by the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce and the Alaska Journal of Commerce to recognize the state's top young professionals younger than the age of 40. The selected forty will be recognized in a special section of the Alaska State Journal of Commerce and during an awards luncheon to be held on November 6, 2006, at the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage.
Salazar and Spokely were nominated to "ALASKA'S TOP FORTY UNDER 40"'s prestigious list by The Greater Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce. Employees at Diversified Investment also participated in the nomination of Salazar.
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