On September 18, 2015, CRW won the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce Gold Pan Award for Distinguished Community Service for a Large Business. Established in 1957, the Gold Pan Award civic program recognizes “active participants in the community who demonstrate outstanding community service, creativity and excellence and have significantly improved the city of Anchorage by achieving success in its business through growth and quality performance.” Part of a field including Boys & Girls Club of Alaska, CH2M, and Cook Inlet Housing Authority, CRW was selected based on a written proposal explaining our community involvement.
In addition to making charitable donations to numerous organizations, CRW values a practical, hands-on approach to community involvement. This leads to community additions such as the two new Fix-It Bike Repair stations and the Anchorage Bike map, and teams of employees participating in City Wide and Creek clean ups. One of CRW’s favorite community services is helping young potential engineers learn about the field. Employees mentor the East High School Robotics team, participate in ASD's high school Engineering week, and provide weekly math tutoring at Central Middle School. The CReW loves working within our communities to support others, and is humbled by the Chamber of Commerce’s recognition.