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Nominations now open for ‘Idaho Business Leader of the Year’

September 25, 2008
ISU Marketing and Communications

Nominations are now open for “Idaho Business Leader of the Year.” The award, made annually since 1959, is presented by the Delta Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi at Idaho State University. Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of business leaders and is the oldest professional business fraternity in the nation.

Alpha Kappa Psi volunteers annually select the winner, present the award and learn from the process of reviewing distinguished examples of business leadership from which to model and pattern their careers.

The award annually recognizes an Idaho business leader who has demonstrated outstanding business and professional ethics while contributing significant support to worthwhile community, civic and education activities. The recognition program is the longest-standing such program in Idaho.

Arlo D. Luke, CEO of Varsity Contractors, Inc., Pocatello, was the 2008 award recipient.

Nominations for the 2009 “Idaho Business Leader of the Year” are now open.

Visit to obtain a form.

Nominations close on Nov. 7. The winner will be announced at a gala banquet in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center at ISU in early 2009.

The business community is urged to submit nominations to honor business leaders while positively influencing the development of the future principled business leaders of Alpha Kappa Psi.

For more information, contact Cassey Newbold, Alpha Kappa Psi Idaho Business Leader of the Year chair, at (208) 241-8099 or by e-mail at


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