March 15, 2012 | Vol. 39, No. 11

Business of the Year

Barb and Mike Luhr accepted the Chamber of Commerce plaque naming Piston and Rudder as the Business of the Year. The couple and local shareholders purchased the local shipyard and merged its operations with their company in 2011. Piston and Rudder also constructed a new retail facility as well as expanded the shipyard operations. The award was presented at the Chamber’s annual meeting last Saturday evening, which was attended by about 85 people at the Sons of Norway Hall. Bob Heinrich from Conoco Phillips spoke on the company’s operations in Alaska and about the current political debate over oil taxation policies in Juneau.

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