Posted on: October 25, 2023 Posted by: Dr. Courtney A Hammonds Comments: 1

In a glamorous and star-studded event, the Alaska Pacific Insurance Agency marked a remarkable milestone, celebrating 25 years of unwavering service and commitment. The occasion was nothing short of spectacular, as over 400 distinguished guests, clients, and partners gathered to honor the agency’s founder, Tracey Parrish, at the exclusive Captain Cook Hotel in Anchorage, Alaska.


Alaska Pacific Insurance Agency has been a beacon of trust, reliability, and innovation in the insurance industry for a quarter of a century. The agency’s silver jubilee celebration was an event of grandeur, fashion, and reflection on a legacy of service excellence., an iconic Anchorage landmark, set the stage for this extraordinary soirée. Its luxurious ambiance, with stunning views of the surrounding natural beauty, provided the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable evening. Guests were greeted with sparkling champagne and breathtaking views of the Alaskan wilderness.

The evening’s highlight was undoubtedly the dazzling fashion show that showcased the fusion of Alaskan heritage and contemporary style. The silverfoxsquad strutted down the runway in ensembles that blended exquisite furs and accessories from hakfurgallery, celebrating the rich cultural tapestry of Alaska.

Throughout the event, the guests were regaled with the agency’s journey, led by the vision of its founder, Tracey Parrish. Tracey’s speech resonated with warmth and gratitude as she recounted the agency’s humble beginnings and its growth into one of the most trusted insurance providers in the state. Her dedication and leadership have been instrumental in building a company that Alaskans have come to rely on for a quarter-century. APIA’s goal is to educate and service the cities and communities throughout the 24 states they quote, bind and service.

(L) APIA Founder, Tracey Parrish with The Silver Fox Squad photo courtesy of Sylvanus Edi

Among the attendees were several prominent local business leaders, dignitaries, and longtime clients. The festive crowd was treated with entertainment from Grammy Award winner Grace Weber, The Silver Fox Squad, Proprietor of Fashion Bomb Daily Claire Sulmers, Acclaimed Comedian Kelly Kellz, Celebrated Poet Laureate Dasha Kelly Hamilton, praised designer/creative Yvette Crocker, and hosted by Kim Kane.

They all shared their stories of how Alaska Pacific Insurance Agency had been a constant source of support and peace of mind throughout the years.

Fashion Highlights

Founder of the Silver Fox Squad, Irvin Randle photo courtesy of Sylvanus Edi
Member of the Silver Fox Squad, Winston Warrior photo courtesy of Sylvanus Edi
Member of the Silver Fox Squad, Tommie Johnson photo courtesy of Sylvanus Edi
Member of the Silver Fox Squad, Stephen G. Adkins photo courtesy of Sylvanus Edi


Fashionable Guest photo courtesy of Sylvanus Edi
Chairita Wesley Franklin photo courtesy of Sylvanus Edi
(L) Anchorage native/legend Judy Ann Young and her Husband photo courtesy of Sylvanus Edi
Vara Allen-Jones photo courtesy of Sylvanus Edi

The anniversary event was also a testament to the agency’s commitment to its community. Giveaways, featuring items donated by local businesses, further solidifying the agency’s position as a responsible corporate citizen.

The night was filled with heartfelt toasts, laughter, and even a few tears of joy as guests reflected on the agency’s unwavering commitment to its clients and the Alaskan community. The celebration was a testimony to the strong relationships that Alaska Pacific Insurance Agency has built over the years.

(L) Upscales senior fashion editor, Dr. Courtney A. Hammonds and (M) winner of the best dressed contest, Pam Ramsey (R) Claire Sulmers, proprietor of Fashion Bomb Daily photo courtesy of Sylvanus Edi

As the night came to a close, it was evident that the Alaska Pacific Insurance Agency’s journey was far from over. With a legacy of trust, a commitment to innovation, and the leadership of Tracey Parrish, the agency continues to be a beacon of support for the people of Alaska. The 25th-anniversary celebration was not only a time to look back on past achievements but also a promise of a bright future filled with continued excellence and unwavering dedication to its clients.


Cheers to 25 years of outstanding service and to many more to come!

Dr. Courtney A. Hammonds

Images courtesy of Sylvanus Edi

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