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Pioneer Award Recipients


The Pioneer Award was established in 1986 as the Palmer Chamber's highest form of recognition.  It is presented to those who served the GPCC and the community with distinction.  In some years, two awards have been made, one to an individual and one to an organization.  

Congratulations to Sabrena Combs & Active Soles for being our 2017 Palmer Pioneer Award recipients!

2017 ---------- Sabrena Combs & Active Soles
2016 ---------- Kristy Bernier & Mat-Su Regional Medical Center
2015 ---------- Pamela Stephen

2014 ---------- Denise Christopher
2013 ---------- Denise Statz & First National Bank Alaska
2012 ---------- Stacie Stigar
2011 ---------- Cherie LeBlanc-Shue
2010 ---------- Marcie Bentti
2009 ---------- John Douglass
2008 ---------- Sara Jansen
2007 ---------- Matanuska Valley Federal Credit Union
2006 ---------- Helen Munoz
2005 ---------- Cindy Bettine
2004 ---------- Mary Combs
2003 ---------- Matanuska Telephone Association
2002 ---------- Kay Slack
2001 ---------- Service Oil and Gas
2000 ---------- Paul Campbell
1999 ---------- Cecilia Hidalgo
1998 ---------- Jeff Johnson
1997 ---------- Bill Mitchell
1995-96 ----- Craig Thorn
1994 ---------- Janet Kincaid
1993 ---------- No award given
1992 ---------- Wendy Anderson & Palmer Pride Committee
1991 ---------- Chuck and Penny Griffin & Mat-Su Supply
1990 ---------- Dan Pollock
1989 ---------- Henry Guinotte & Musk Ox Development Corp
1988 ---------- Kathy and Andy Simasko & MSCVB
1987 ---------- Melinda Kolivosky & Mat-Su Miners
1986 ---------- Bill Tull

Qualifications:
1. Must be a member of The Greater Palmer Chamber of Commerce.
2. Must have served the Palmer Chamber and the Palmer community with distinction.
3. Long-term commitment to the Chamber and the community is a very important consideration.