ChemTrack Alaska, Inc. recognized as 2023 Northern Pacific Region Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year
ChemTrack Alaska, Inc., which provides environmental, construction, engineering and innovative remedial technology services across the state, was recently named the 2023 Northern Pacific Region Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The Northern Pacific Region includes Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.
In a letter announcing the honor, Bibi Hidalgo, Associate Administrator from the Office of Government Contracting and Business Development, wrote: “Your hard work, innovative ideas, and dedication to your community have helped you excel, but also inspire other businesses to do the same. The SBA is pleased to recognize your achievements and your role in driving our nation’s economic growth.” A Department of Defense Small Business Specialist nominated ChemTrack for the award.
Carrie Jokiel, ChemTrack Alaska, Inc. President, explained that the award’s significance reaches far beyond the company’s current work. “This is a truly special honor for ChemTrack and our talented, hardworking team, and it reflects more than 40 years of embodying our company’s mission and values, providing excellence in our services, and maintaining strong, trusted commitments to our business partners,” Jokiel said. “Recognition like this is important to us in that it provides a platform to further encourage current businesswomen and future women entrepreneurs to strive to have a meaningful impact in their industries.”
Jenith Ziegler, ChemTrack Alaska, Inc. Vice President, added: “We are thrilled to receive this distinction and thank the SBA and the Small Business Specialist for considering the depth of our work, service of our people, and success of our company in a demanding, competitive business landscape. This award adds to our company’s already proud legacy, and fuels us as we focus on a future of continual improvement and providing the best services to those we work with across Alaska and beyond.”
Each year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation calling for the celebration of National Small Business Week (NSBW). With NSBW arriving May 1-5, 2023, SBA recognized outstanding small business owners for personal successes and contributions to our nation. More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business.
The 2023 Northern Pacific Region Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year honor follows other recent awards for ChemTrack. The company was presented with the Associated General Contractors of Alaska Excellence in Construction Awards in late 2022, and named among the Best Workplaces Alaska 2022 by the Alaska Journal of Commerce.
Collectively, ChemTrack’s staff possesses more than 100 years of experience managing environmental service programs in Alaska on behalf of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Alaska District, the United States Coast Guard, the Federal Aviation Administration, the State of Alaska, and other organizations. Project volume equals more than $40 million in over 45 Alaska locations.