Chena Hot Springs receives award for international excellence by Governor of Alaska
Recognizing the role of Alaskan companies engaged in international businesses and activities, geothermal resort Chena Hot Springs has received one of 2017 Governor's North Star Awards for International Excellence in Alaska.
In a release by the office of the Governor of the State of Alaska in the U.S., the awardees for the 2017 Governor’s North Star Awards for International Excellence have been announced. For more than three decades, the Awards have recognized Alaskan companies and organizations engaged in successful international business and activities.
Among this years honorees, is Chena Hot Spring Resorts (for Tourism).
Chena Hot Springs has been an interesting case study for geothermal energy utilisation, utilising a hot spring for bathing facilities, heating, and a geothermal power plant.
Chena Hot Springs Resort is a staple in Interior Alaska and is a tremendous partner with the state’s tourism industry, providing both a getaway for the Fairbanks community and drawing visitors from all over the world who come to see the Northern Lights. The resort and its proprietors, Bernie Karl and Connie Parks-Karl, work with Explore Fairbanks and the Alaska Tourism Industry Association to promote winter tourism and to support marketing efforts in Asia, Europe, and beyond. In addition to being a tourism leader, the resort is a leader in the effort to develop geothermal power in the Interior, which may help to significantly reduce pollution, carbon emissions, and energy costs.
Congratulations to Bernie Karl and his wife.
Source: Governor of Alaska