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Tom Bartels stands with wife, Janet Bartels and children Landon Bartels (left) and Tana Deweese (right).

Tom Bartels, Owner of North Pole Coffee Roasting Co., is the 2023 Business Leader of the Year!

He was honored at a dinner and award ceremony on Saturday, November 18, 2023.

To view more photos and media from the event, click the links below:

Thank you for your support of the 2023 UAF Business Leader of the Year. Over 300 Alaska community leaders, faculty, and students came together to support CBSM students at the sold-out event. Thanks to the generous commitment of businesses, individuals and our sponsors, we raised more than $100,000 in support of CBSM student organizations, development and scholarships.

For questions or more information contact Morrow Duszynski at or (907) 474-5942.

For sponsorship information, contact Tammy Tragis-McCook at or (907) 474-7042.