InnerSea Discoveries and American Safari Cruises Win Chuck West Award

InnerSea Discoveries and American Safari Cruises’ CEO and principal Dan Blanchard and EVP of sales and marketing Tim Jacox accepted the Chuck West Award at Alaska Travel Industry Association’s conference in Anchorage, Ala., on Oct. 11, 2012.

The Chuck West award is presented to a new pioneer in the industry who has exhibited entrepreneurial creativity, innovation and courage in the introduction of a successful new product for the benefit and enjoyment of Alaska's visitors.

John Binkley, president of Alaska Cruise Association and former chairman and CEO of Riverboat Discovery, presented the award to Blanchard and Jacox. Joining John in presenting the award was his mother and highly respected Alaska tourism pioneer, Mary Binkley. John Binkley recounted the pioneer spirit of his parents, Captain Jim and Mary Binkley, and their close friendship and ties with Chuck and Marguerite West. In announcing the Chuck West award, Mr. Binkley described the concept behind the recipients’ innovative and active Un-Cruise Adventures in Alaska.

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