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Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2002

Local chiropractor honored by group

Dr. Patricia Conners-Allen of Juneau received the 2002 "Chiropractor of the Year" award by the Alaska Chiropractic Society at its convention at the Alyeska Prince Ski Resort last month.

The ACS, which was established in 1973, is the only association for Alaska-licensed doctors of chiropractic. It promotes education in health, wellness and disease prevention as well as continuing education and professional ethics for doctors of chiropractic.

Since 1984, Dr. Conners-Allen has served in all the executive officer positions for the ACS, two terms on the Alaska Board of Chiropractic Examiners, and is the District 1 director for the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards. She has been in private practice in Juneau since 1984.

Chamber of Commerce to hold annual meeting

The Juneau Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual meeting, dinner and auction Saturday, Nov. 16, at Centennial Hall.

Local businesses can sponsor a table at the meeting for $200 and enter a centerpiece competition with other table sponsors. Guests will vote on their favorite centerpiece, and the winner will be awarded a trophy.

The chamber also is seeking donations from businesses or individuals for its silent auction to benefit the Juneau Chamber of Commerce and the chamber/University of Alaska Southeast scholarship fund.

Tickets for the dinner are $50, and each participant will be entered in a drawing for two round-trip tickets to anywhere Alaska Airlines flies.

The Chamber of Commerce will award its 2002 Juneau Citizen of the Year award at the meeting. Nominations for the award are now being taken by letter, fax or e-mail to the chamber's office. Nominations must include a description of the nominee and reasons why the person deserves the honor. Supporting news articles and letters of support also may be provided. The deadline for nominations is Friday, Nov. 8.

Alaskan Brewing wins two medals at American competition

The Alaskan Brewing Co. of Juneau brought home two medals from the prestigious Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colo., last weekend.

With 1,900 beers competing for honors in 58 categories, Alaskan Smoked Porter and Alaskan Pale won bronze medals for their respective categories in what is considered by many in the industry to be the Olympics of American breweries.

Beers are judged by a professional panel of brewers, industry members, writers and beer experts in a series of blind tastings.

Receiving one medal at this event is a tremendous honor. Having two medals hanging around your neck is a great feeling, said Alaskan Brewing co-founder Marcy Larson. We couldnt be prouder of these awards. It brings national recognition to Alaska.

Alaskan Pale won its fifth medal in the Golden Ale category, and Alaskan Smoked Porter won its 11th medal in the Smoked Beer category.

Earlier this year, Alaskan Smoked Porter was recognized internationally with a silver medal at the 2002 World Beer Cup in Aspen and bronze medal from the Brewing Industry International Awards in London.

Alaskan Brewing has won 26 medals at the GABF since 1987.

The brewery produces Alaskan Amber, Pale, ESB and Stout year-round. Alaskan Winter Ale, Summer Ale and Smoked Porter make regular appearances in limited amounts.

The products are distributed in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Northern California and Northern Nevada.

Also at the Denver competition, the Snow Goose Restaurant & Sleeping Lady Brewing Co. of Anchorage won a silver for their Urban Wilderness Pale Ale in the Classic English-style Pale Ale Category.

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