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Matson commits $10,000 to Children’s Lunchbox, boosts other community organizations in light of COVID-19
Anchorage, Alaska – Matson announced a $10,000 commitment to Children’s Lunchbox to help feed Anchorage schoolchildren. As the Bean’s Café and Children’s Lunchbox corporate partner of the year in 2019, Matson has been a longtime supporter of these organizations. The company sends a group of employee volunteers to assist Children’s Lunchbox in compiling meals each month, so when the call for additional support due to COVID-19 went out, Matson was among the first to respond. With a record number of
Alaska’s nonprofits lift a lot of weight, often with little support. Charged with fulfilling a mission to make each community a better place, there’s no doubt to the impacts they make, especially in the face of a crisis such as the ongoing pandemic. In gratitude, Thompson & Co. Public Relations is providing free communications consulting for up to three nonprofits a week throughout the month of April. “It’s an effort that we’ve been wanting to start for quite some time. The need today has been
AIDEA Creates Billion Dollar Loan Guaranty ProgramSustaining Alaska’s Future Economy (AK SAFE) Confronts COVID-19 Economic Crisis (Anchorage) – The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) Board on Friday unanimously approved a resolution that creates in AIDEA the Sustaining Alaska’s Future Economy Guaranty Program (AK SAFE). This program will confront the economic crisis resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, which threatens Alaska businesses and the people who work in these
Guides from Salmon Berry Travel & Tours, currently out of work due to the worsening novel coronavirus pandemic, are spending their days assisting the Food Bank of Alaska with deliveries of staple ingredients.Instead of leading groups of Alaska visitors around Alaska's popular tourist sites, five guides, driving five company vans, have been picking up pre-packaged boxes from the food bank and delivering them to needy senior citizens around the Anchorage area, filling the empty seats with nourishing food
Anchorage, Alaska – Bob Warthen has been selected to fill the position of vice president, commercial services administration, business and commercial services. Warthen is a skilled leader with more than 25 years of industry experience. He has been employed with Alaska USA since 2005, most recently as credit administration manager. “Bob has demonstrated an incredible willingness to go above and beyond in serving the needs of Alaska USA’s business members,” said Robert McNaughton, executive director,
Anchorage, Alaska – Children are the most vulnerable members of society and one of the primary focuses of charitable giving for the Alaska USA Foundation. For 16 years, the Alaska USA Foundation has been committed to serving children in the communities it serves with $26,000 being donated this year to four nonprofits. $10,000 was donated to Kids Kupboard, whose mission is to end child hunger with sustainable, grassroots child-centered strategies and advocating for their widespread adoption throughout
Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska USA honored members of Alaska’s armed forces, including 11 recipients of the Service Person of the Year award and the Military Spouse of the Year, at Alaska USA’s 25th annual military appreciation breakfast in Anchorage. The Service Person of the Year honorees were nominated by their supervisors and underwent a panel interview. These exceptional enlisted service members, representing each of the active duty branches of the guard and reserve, were recognized and awarded for
Due to the health concerns of COVID-19, Anchorage Community Development Authority (ACDA) has taken the following steps effective March 17, 2020 to ensure the safety of its staff and the general public: EasyPark and ACDA customer lobbies will be closed down until further notice.EasyPark will temporarily stop the Amenities program (escorts, tire fill, & battery jumps). ACDA recognizes that there will be financial impact on the businesses and workers in downtown Anchorage. All late parking citation fees will
ANCHORAGE – The Board of Directors of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce recently voted to support the Municipality of Anchorage and Anchorage School District (ASD) bond packages that will be on the April 7, 2020 municipal election ballot. The Anchorage Chamber recognizes that, without continued investment, the city cannot continue to attract businesses and families who want to live and work in Anchorage. Strong police and fire departments, good roads, and quality parks are all important aspects of
The Seafood Unit is hosting the "At-Sea Job Fair" on Thursday, April 30, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to noon in room #104. for more information please contact Sal or Bernie at the Seafood Office at (907) 269-4746.
Recruiters for Silver Bay Seafoods will be recruiting and conducting in-person job interviews at the Anchorage Midtown Job Center on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. in room #104. For more information, please contact Sal or Bernie at the Seafood Office at (907) 269-47.
Recruiters for North Pacific Seafoods will be recruiting and conducting in-person interviews at the Anchorage Midtown Job Center on Thursday and Friday , April 23 & 24 2020 at 9.a.m. in room 102. For more information, please contact Sal or Bernie at the Seafood Office at (907) 269-4746.
Recruiters for Red Salmon Cannery in Naknek will be recruiting and conducting in-person interviews at the Anchorage Midtown Job Center on Monday & Tuesday April 27 & 28, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. in room 102. For more information, please contact Sal or Bernie at the Seafood Office at (907) 269-4746.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 9, 2020Anchorage, Alaska – The Armed Services YMCA has honored Bobby Alexander, Alaska USA chairman of the board, with the inaugural Civic Leader of the Year award. The Civic Leader of the Year award is given to individuals who have displayed outstanding dedication to bettering their community and an unwavering commitment to the armed forces. Alexander’s service to his country includes two tours in Vietnam with the 5th Special Forces Group, where he was selected as the
Coca-Cola Scholars: Regional Finalist for $20,000 College Scholarship Cameron Blackwell@ Soldotna High School •Coca-Cola Scholars•(150) $20,000 College Scholarships•Provides•10 Years to use $20,000 towards Tuition/Housing/Textbooks/Computer•Timeline•(150) Coca-Cola Scholars Announced•March, 2020•Coca-Cola Scholars Banquet•April 16, 2020 Applications Open: August 1-October 31, 2020 Apply:Here
Alaska Waste has crunched the numbers on its 2019 recycling data for Anchorage. We are proud to announce that our customers diverted roughly 16,600 tons of material from the local landfill last year. That's33.2 million pounds of recyclables that did not get thrown away. The data comes from both residential and commercial customers in Anchorage. It includes our curbside recycling, in-office recycling, cardboard and mixed paper dumpsters, commercial composting route, and more. Thank you Anchorage, and
Alaska Public Lands Information Center - 2019/2020 Winter HoursNovember 14th, 2019 - May 8th, 2020Tuesday - Friday 10am - 5pm, AND this Saturday, November 16th605 W. 4th Ave. Anchorage, AK 99501https://www.alaskacenters.gov/visitors-centers/anchorage Located in Anchorage's historic Federal Building, the center hosts exhibits representing natural, historical, and cultural features throughout the state. Wandering among the exhibits, visitors get a mini-tour of Alaska. One can also learn about recreating on
Olympic gold medalist Kikkan Randall is the newest member of The Alaska Club board of directors. Randall is a longtime member of The Alaska Club and her deep knowledge of Alaska and its people, along with her commitment to family, is a perfect fit with The Alaska Club’s core values. Kikkan will bring her unique and extensive perspective on training, physical fitness and personal health to The Alaska Club’s management team.“I’m excited to begin working with The Alaska Club board of directors,” said Randall.
BP is investing more than $280,000 in UAA’s College of Engineering and the Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program (ANSEP) in 2019, benefitting not only current university students, but also elementary school students and engineering professionals supported by the college’s extensive programs. “At UAA, we’re training the next generation of our state’s workforce,” said Dr. Kenrick Mock, Interim Dean of UAA’s College of Engineering. “Partnerships like this allow us to expand our impact and support the