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Northrim Bank is proud to support the work of the University of Alaska throughout the state. The Bank provides an annual contribution to the University system and supports higher education as the backbone of a strong community. “We are proud to be able to continue our support for the University during challenging times,” says Northrim Bank Chairman, President and CEO Joe Schierhorn, “We support the major academic units of the University, and the community campuses where we have branch locations. We believe
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Alaska Communications recently named Debra Morse as vice president, human resources. Morse previously served as legal counsel for Alaska Communications, most recently as vice president, legal. “As a lawyer, Deb has guided us on labor relations, compensation and benefits and other areas of human resources,” said William Bishop, president and CEO. “Deb has a strong commitment to customer service, ethics and diversity in the workplace. She is strategic, compassionate, thoughtful and
ANCHORAGE, AK – The Municipality of Anchorage and Cook Inlet Lending Center (CILC) announced the recipients of the $1 million COVID-19 Small Business and Nonprofit Relief Grant program today. These grants will provide support and stabilization during a challenging time when too many small businesses and nonprofits are bearing the cost of responding to the public health crisis. The grants support business operations, including but not limited to, payroll, rent, utilities, taxes, and paying vendors. CILC is
AIDEA Announces AK CARES Funding Program Partnership with DCCED and Credit Union 1 to Support Alaska Small Businesses (Anchorage) – The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) Board at its May 20th meeting unanimously approved a resolution that creates in AIDEA the AK CARES Funding Program to support small Alaska businesses that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This program is in partnership with the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
Welcome back to business, some things have changedAlaska agency provides businesses tools to effectively communicate safety changesANCHORAGE, Alaska—It’s safe to say “return to work” doesn’t mean return to normal. The world has shifted, businesses are quickly adapting, and so will the ways they communicate with customers and clients. Thompson & Co. Public Relations is providing local businesses a boost with new service packages designed to provide efficiencies, assurances and relief using communications
BURN BAN IN EFFECT! Open Fires are PROHIBITED Due to VERY HIGH Fire Danger! Anchorage Health Department Director, Natasha Pineda, and Anchorage Fire Chief, Jodie Hettrick, issued a Burn Ban for the Municipality of Anchorage effective tomorrow, Friday, May 15th, 2020 at 9:00 am. The burn ban is based on the determination that the fire danger within the Municipality is Very High and is projected to continue at that level or worse for several weeks. The Municipality of Anchorage is also concerned about the
WASHINGTON—Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S Department of the Treasury, released the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application and detailed instructions for the application. The form and instructions inform borrowers how to apply for forgiveness of their PPP loans, consistent with the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). SBA will also soon issue regulations and guidance to further assist borrowers as they complete
ANCHORAGE — The Municipality of Anchorage dedicated $1 million for grants to small businesses and nonprofits impacted by COVID-19. Too many small businesses and nonprofits are bearing the cost of responding to the public health crisis, and this fund will provide some support as Anchorage moves through these incredibly challenging times. The Municipality is partnering with Cook Inlet Lending Center (CILC) to process and distribute small business and nonprofit stabilization funds. The application period
SEATTLE – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) released an updated Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Report detailing data from the second round of PPP funding through May 8. This report contains PPP loan numbers and volume by state along with lender segments – including PPP loans made by CDFIs, MDIs, non-banks and lenders with less $1 billion in assets. The following is summary of all available PPP data for states in the SBA Pacific Northwest Region plus national numbers for
Pure Barre Anchorage partners with Anchorage fitness community to offer virtual workout weekendBenefitting Covenant House Alaska, Sweat 4 Shelter will run online May 16-17, 2020 WHO: Pure Barre Anchorage, Anchorage fitness community, Covenant House Alaska WHAT: Sweat 4 Shelter, a weekend of virtual fitness classes benefiting at-risk youth WHEN: Saturday, May 16 – Sunday, May 17, 2020 WHERE: Online via a private Facebook group for ticketholders DESCRIPTION: Pure Barre Anchorage has
ANCHORAGE – Municipality of Anchorage residents may register for a Free Summer Disposal Pass from the Department of Solid Waste Services (SWS) starting Monday, May 4. Residents can register at www.muni.org/sws for a pass that allows them disposal of one free load of garbage. Registration opens at 8 a.m. Monday, May 4 and closes at midnight Monday, May 18. Passes will be valid through Sept. 5, 2020.All free drop-offs must go to the Anchorage Regional Landfill in Eagle River. Passes will not be accepted at
Joint Statement by Administrator Jovita Carranza and Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin on the Success of the Paycheck Protection Program
WASHINGTON— U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza and U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin today issued the following statement on the success of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP): “The Paycheck Protection Program is providing critical support to millions of small businesses and tens of millions of hardworking Americans. “Since Round 2 of PPP loan processing began on April 27, 2.2 million loans have been made to small businesses which surpasses the number of
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