CEO and creative director for Alpaca International, Zia Boccaccio, will be recognized with the TUMI Award for excellence in business representing Maryland.
Alpaca International is a fashion retail shop. Boccaccio also runs one of the stores in downtown Juneau.
Boccaccio said she had the vision for the alpaca to be the symbol of her company, which later became the “passion of [her] life,” in her homeland, Peru.
The TUMI USA Award was founded in Miami, Florida, in 1995 to recognize outstanding Peruvian immigrants.