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Alaska USA honors military members at annual award ceremony
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 13, 2022 Alaska USA Honors Alaska’s Military28th Annual Military Appreciation Breakfast Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska USA honored 12 members of Alaska’s armed services chosen as the Service Person of the Year honorees as well as the Spouse of the Year, and the Bobby Alexander Civic Leader of the Year at the 28th Annual Alaska Military Appreciation Breakfast. These exceptional enlisted service members represent each of the active-duty branches of the Guard and Reserve. Each
U.S. Chamber Statement on Biden Administration Willow Announcement
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Marty Durbin, President of the U.S. Chamber’s Global Energy Institute, issued the following statement regarding the Biden Administration’s announcement to move forward on the Willow project while restricting energy development in the Arctic: “Unfortunately, the Biden Administration continues to send mixed messages about the importance of U.S. oil and natural gas at a time when the world needs it the most. Allowing the Willow project to proceed is a win for energy security and for Alaska
New Technology Makes It Easier to Ride the Bus
ANCHORAGE – The new mStop app and upgraded bus tracking technology were rolled out this week for bus riders. The new rider tools allow for better communication between People Mover and its passengers. Riders now have access to more precise bus arrival times and personalized notifications when detours and schedule changes affect the routes they ride. Buses are equipped with new GPS systems that allow riders to visually track their bus on a map or get a notification before the bus arrives at their
Statement by SBA Administrator Guzman on President’s Fiscal Year 2024 Budget
Will increase access to capital for small business owners, strengthen counseling and training resources and improve veteran services WASHINGTON – The Biden-Harris Administration today released the President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2024. The Budget details a blueprint to grow the economy from the bottom up and middle out, lower costs for families, protect and strengthen Medicare and Social Security and reduce the deficit by ensuring the wealthy and big corporations pay their fair share — all while
Grammy Award Winning band TRAIN comes to Anchorage Alaska July 15th
Erickson Unlimited announces Train in concert Multi-platinum, GRAMMY- and Billboard-award winning artists to perform July 15 in Anchorage Brad Erickson of Erickson Unlimited is proud to announce that platinum-selling artists Train, winners of multiple GRAMMY and Billboard Music awards, will perform live in Anchorage on July 15 with an all-ages show at the Chinook Lot at 3rd and E Street. Train has been one of the best selling artists of the past 25 years with 10 million albums and 30 million tracks sold
Rosanne Cash Residency Uses Songwriting as Therapy
A new project benefits veterans and military members exposed to Traumatic Brain Injury. ANCHORAGE, ALASKA – Anchorage Concert Association, in partnership with Creative Forces and Rosanne Cash, is creating connections through a creative residency program. The program bridges participants from the military community affected by PTSD and/or TBI with local singer/songwriters in songwriting workshops featuring Rosanne Cash. Using the art of songwriting as a therapeutic tool, participants and musicians create
Spring Skiing is Near
Spring is Right Around the Corner!Can you believe that it’s almost spring? You know what that means, Spring Break at Hilltop Ski Area!Hilltop will be open: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm March 13th through March 18th. Weekend hours remain the same throughout spring break. If you are interested in booking a spot in one of our spring break snowsport school programs call 907-346-2169, spots are filling up fast! Grab the family and enjoy spring skiing at its finest &##128526;. Be sure to follow
CU1 Scholarship Program - Application Period Now Open!
The Bill Countryman Scholarship Program Each year, Credit Union 1 is proud to offer the Bill Countryman Scholarship Program to Alaskans of all ages pursuing higher education goals. In the words of our honored past Board of Directors member Bill Countryman, "education and adventure keep you young!" FAQs Eligible scholarship applicants must meet one of these three categories: Individuals of any age who are continuing their education at an accredited college or vocational school Senior high students
Vacancy filled on Chugach Electric Board of Directors
Chugach Electric Association’s Board of Directors has appointed Bernie Smith to fill the interim vacancy on the Chugach board. Smith’s appointment comes after Director Erin Whitney resigned last month following her acceptance of a position with the U.S. Department of Energy. Smith was among 11 Chugach members who applied to fill the vacancy. All 11 applicants were interviewed by the Chugach board and the appointment was announced at the board’s Feb. 22 meeting. “We were overwhelmed by both the number
SBA Administrator Guzman Announces National Small Business Week 2023
Week-long Celebration takes place April 30 – May 6, Features Awards, Virtual Summit, and Roadshow Tour WASHINGTON – SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, the voice in President Biden’s Cabinet for America’s over 33 million small businesses, announced National Small Business Week (NSBW) will take place April 30-May 6, 2023. This annual tradition, led by the SBA for more than 60 years, is co-hosted by SCORE, mentors to America’s small businesses. During NSBW, the SBA recognizes the hard work,
The Eklutna Challenge Returns!
This is Matthew Worden, owner of Go Hike Alaska and new owner of Lifetime Adventures! While you may not be familiar with the name, you probably are with the business. Lifetime Adventures owns the building on the Eklutna Lakeshore, which rents out bikes and kayaks to recreationists. We also offer group tours to corporations, non-profits, mission groups, teen groups and more! As part of the and as a way of introducing myself as the new owner and saying goodbye to the previous owner, Dan Mconough, him
2023 Best of Alaska Business Voting Is Now Open!
It's March, which means it's time to vote for your favorite companies in the Best of Alaska Business awards! We have more than forty categories this year, ranging from bike shops to accounting firms. You can vote in every category or just one to make sure the businesses you love get the accolades they absolutely deserve. Share the link with your friends and coworkers, and encourage them to vote now, because voting ends March 31.VOTE
''At-Sea Job Fair'' at the Anchorage Midtown Job Center
The Seafood Office and the At-Sea Processors Association are hosting the "At-Sea Job Fair" at the Anchorage Midtown Job Center at 3301 Eagle St. on Thursday, April 20, 2023. The fair will start at 10:00 a.m. in room 104. Please arrive early so you can complete online applications for the different seafood employers. Please contact the Seafood Office at (907) 269-4520 for questions.
Lisa Eyler Takes Helm of AKWorld as President and CEO
The Executive Board of the Alaska World Affairs Council (AKWorld) welcomes Lisa Eyler – its new President and CEO. She succeeds Lise Kristiansen, who dynamically led AKWorld for 16 years. The Alaska World Affairs Council is dedicated to “bringing the world to Alaska,” stimulating interest in world affairs and inspiring its members to be involved in world events. Lisa Eyler brings over 20 years of executive leadership in nonprofit, natural resources and cross-cultural communications fields. She served as
First National Bank Alaska HAMILTON community sponsorship supports Alaskan youth education and outreach opportunities
ANCHORAGE, AK. February 21, 2023 – First National Bank Alaska will support Broadway Alaska's upcoming HAMILTON engagement by serving as a Community Sponsor. The sponsorship will be focused specifically on providing education and outreach opportunities for Alaskan youth. For more than 100 years, First National has "helped Alaskans move into dream homes, send kids to college, open new businesses, and plan for a comfortable retirement. Our focus has always been about looking forward and supporting the
RIM Architects Announces New Managing Principals
ANCHORAGE, ALASKA: RIM Architects named Michelle E. Klouda as the new Managing Principal-Alaska and James E. Dougherty as the new RIM-wide Managing Principal of Architecture. “RIM is here for the future,” said CEO | President David L. McVeigh. “Promoting Michelle and other up-and-coming leaders while recognizing and leveraging senior institutional knowledge to maximize benefit, we are setting the company up for success for generations to come.” Named by the Alaska Journal as Top 40 Under 40, Klouda
How Artists, Artisans, and Other Creatives Can Raise Their Profile and Get Discovered
The path from undiscovered creative to successful entrepreneur in your field can appear daunting. You can eventually make a living from your passion by taking positive steps to raise your profile and increase your odds of getting discovered. Try these tips from the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce to put your work before more eyeballs and launch a business. Build Confidence Excellence XL explains that you must believe in yourself and your aspirations to increase commitment and achieve your goals.
Alaska USA Federal Credit Union announces name change to Global Credit Union
Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska USA Federal Credit Union is changing its name to Global Credit Union to better reflect its worldwide service to its loyal members. The credit union will operate under its new name starting April 3. The member-owned cooperative’s headquarters will remain in Anchorage and the current Board of Directors and executive management, including President and CEO Geoff Lundfelt, will remain in leadership of Global Credit Union. Alaska USA has grown throughout its 74 years of service,
How to Select the Right Startup-Friendly Business Structure in Anchorage
Choosing the right business structure for your startup is one of the most important decisions you will make as a business owner. The wrong decision could cost you dearly in terms of taxes, liability, and flexibility. But don't worry — we're here to help. In this article, we'll cover different types of business structures and the pros and cons of each, factors to take into consideration when making your decision, how to register your business, and how to stay organized.Types of Business