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ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Alaska Communications (NASDAQ: ALSK) has signed a Distribution Partner Agreement with OneWeb, the global communications network powered from space, to expand the company’s connectivity solutions across Alaska.Through the agreement, Alaska Communications will sell OneWeb’s low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite service to its customers and use OneWeb’s infrastructure for critical middle mile connections. “We’re pleased to work with OneWeb to offer LEO services in Alaska,” said Bill Bishop,
Show Alaska that your company is the Best Workplace Alaska Journal of Commerce and Peak 2 Peak Alaska have partnered with a data collection and analysis firm, to determine the top workplaces in Alaska. Registration is free for all interested companies across the state. Once registered, employees will be surveyed and participating organizations will be ranked according to size and industry. The top organizations will be honored at the Best Workplaces Alaska award ceremony that will be held in December
We’re excited to join the National Safety Council in celebrating the 25th annual National Safety Month in June! Sign up for free materials here, including weekly topics and tips on common workplace safety risks.
Discounted parking program rules change to support new hires Anchorage Community Development Authority’s (ACDA) parking division, EasyPark’s, Downtown Employee Discount Program has been modified to allow for new hires to receive the 70% parking discount immediately, if they make less than $35,000 a year. “We have received quite a bit of customer feedback from business owners regarding the challenges of getting new hires started on the discount parking program,” said Melinda Gant, Acting Executive
Annual award goes to Anchorage Chamber leader George Vakalis ANCHORAGE, Alaska – During the 2021 Anchorage Remembers: Memorial Day Ceremony on May 31, the Municipality of Anchorage (MOA) Military & Veterans Affairs Commission recognized George Vakalis as a veteran who has offered exceptional and long-standing volunteer service in support of military members and their families who live and work in the Anchorage area. Pictured: commission vice-chair Chris Nelson, left, and commission chair Pam Beale, right,
Anchorage, Alaska – The Alaska USA Foundation donated a total of $92,500 to local nonprofit organizations in Alaska and Arizona, working hard to support children, veterans and active-duty military personnel and their families. $65,000 was donated to Armed Services YMCA of Alaska in support of their efforts to provide ongoing services to military personnel and their families as well as providing funding that will allow them to provide opportunities for brave young men and women of the United States Armed
Four bylaw amendments approved in annual election Chugach Electric Association, Inc. members elected a new director to the utility’s seven-member board of directors. Election results were announced Tuesday night at the electric cooperative’s virtual annual meeting. Due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols, and restrictions on large gatherings, Chugach held its annual meeting virtually for the second year in a row. University of Alaska Anchorage associate research professor Erin Whitney was elected
2020 was a tough year for so many. It presented a lot of challenges and some new opportunities. Through it all, Alaskans stepped up to help each other when it was needed most. Many times, youth were leading the charge. In the summer of 2021, our community’s young heroes will be in the spotlight.Alaska Communications and Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska are seeking youth heroes who made a positive difference in their Alaska community this year. Up to six selected youth each will be awarded a $1,500 scholarship
Provides micro grants for community cleanup, riverbank and land rehabilitationANCHORAGE, ALASKA — As part of its corporate focus on protecting the environment and improving the quality of life in the communities it serves, Matson has launched a new program that partners with nonprofits to care for the environment. The Caring for Alaska program donates up to $2,500 to eligible 501(c)(3) nonprofits that organize and conduct community cleanup, riverbank and land rehabilitation, and small infrastructure
May is National Wildfire Awareness Month and the Anchorage Fire Department is rolling out the national Ready, Set, Go! Program to help the residents of the municipality prepare for Wildland Fire Season. Make sure to protect yourself and your family – plan, prepare and stay aware. “It is important for all Anchorage residents to protect themselves and their families.” said AFD Deputy Fire Chief Mark Monfore, “The Ready, Set, Go! program is designed to help residents to prepare for wildfires as well as
Covenant House Alaska invites you to join in its first-ever telethon event! Covenant House Alaska invites you to join in its first-ever telethon event on Monday, May 17, at 12 p.m. to support youth experiencing homelessness in Alaska. Hear from leaders in our local community and participate in live raffle drawings to prepare for the nationwide event that begins promptly after the telethon, “Night of Covenant House Stars” organized by Covenant House International. Local musicians Ava Earl and Kat Moore
Help is on the way for Alaskans struggling to afford broadband. Alaska Communications (NASDAQ: ALSK) will participate in the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, which will help households struggling financially during the pandemic. The Federal Communications Commission recently established the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program using COVID-19 relief funds. The program will give eligible Alaska households a discount on broadband service of up to $75 a month. “The pandemic demonstrated just how essential
The Travel Raffle is the best way to support the professional theatre by and for Alaskans and get many chances to win fabulous, fun prizes! Click here to buy Travel Raffle tickets ... The Travel Raffle is one of Perseverance's most important annual fundraisers, and we THANK YOU for your support!Click here to see the Travel Raffle Prize List! For assistance buying tickets or if you have any questions, please contact Benjamin Brown, Perseverance's Development Director: email@example.com or 907 364
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 4, 2021ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska USA Federal Credit Union, in partnership with the Municipality of Anchorage, hosted a COVID-19 vaccine clinic for employees on Wednesday, April 28. This allowed employees and their families access to the vaccine in a familiar setting, the parking lot of the Alaska USA headquarters. The clinic also provided an opportunity for community members to receive the vaccine on a walk-up basis. More than 55 vaccines were distributed during the eight-hour
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Supporting Military servicemembers, their families and veterans has been the goal of Alaska USA Federal Credit Union since its inception in 1948. In support of this goal, a $12,500 donation was made to Operation Homefront. These funds will be divided in Alaska, Arizona, California and Washington so Operation Homefront can continue to be the provider of choice for military families needing short-term relief, long-term resiliency and recurring family support programs and services. For
Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska USA has been committed to community since its inception. One of those longtime commitments has been with United Way of Anchorage, with annual volunteering, employee giving and engaging fundraisers at the core of this partnership. United Way of Anchorage was confronted with many things in 2020, none more challenging than needing to find a new space to call home. United Way of Anchorage quickly turned to their partners in the community to ask for help and support in the process of
ANCHORAGE – Local gig economy workers have the support of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, with its board approving the development of the Anchorage Gig Economy Network and establishing a committee that will prioritize opportunities that foster growth for the budding economic sector. The chamber appointed Far North Fashion blogger Lesli Olson to its Board of Directors and to chair an ad hoc committee responsible for further developing the effort. “Gig workers are a strong segment of Anchorage’s