Business Briefs

Posted: Tuesday, September 04, 2001

Chamber seeking award nominations

JUNEAU - The Juneau Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its Citizen of the Year award.

The award will be presented during the Chamber's annual dinner, Nov. 3 at the Baranof Hotel.

According to a chamber press release, the criteria generally used for selection of Citizen of the Year includes being active in business. This is not a requirement, however, the release said.

The recipient should have contributed to the welfare and reputation of the community and have a "significant element of service outside the source of his or her livelihood," the release said. The recipient does not have to be a member of the chamber.

Nominations can be sent by mail, fax or e-mail to the chamber office. The letter must contain reasons the nominee should be citizen of the year. It may also contain supporting news articles about the person, as well as letters of support from others.

The deadline for entries is the close of business Oct. 12.

Entries may be sent by mail to Jamie Parsons, Juneau Chamber of Commerce, 3100 Channel Drive, Suite 300; by e-mail to; or faxed to (907) 463-3489.

For more information call (907) 463-3488.

FedEx plans Anchorage expansion

ANCHORAGE An expansion of FedEx's sorting hub at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport will include a new pickup and delivery center and more room to sort international cargo and park aircraft, company officials said.

FedEx wants to relocate its "city station," which is used for local pickup and delivery operations, to the sorting hub. Moving the station will shave time off deliveries throughout Alaska because the estimated $15 million building would be located next to a new parking ramp for FedEx airplanes that serve the state, said Dennis Bird, managing director of FedEx's Anchorage hub.

The new station would house 60 FedEx vans - 20 more than the existing building - and total up to 50,000 square feet. Work could start next spring, Bird said.

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