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ANCHORAGE, AK — Today, Acting Mayor Austin Quinn-Davidson signed a modified Hunker Down order, Emergency Order EO-16, to halt the uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 in the Municipality of Anchorage (MOA) and to protect our public health systems, which serve the entire state of Alaska, and the residents who rely upon these systems. The order will take effect on Tuesday, December 1 at 8:00 a.m. and will remain in effect until Friday, January 1 at 8:00 a.m. Despite the Municipality, the State, businesses, and
Shop Small is a nationwide event to promote shopping at local small businesses. This year the Anchorage Downtown Partnership is once again a Neighborhood Champion for this event in partnership with American Express. Attention - We are transforming this event into a week-long event. In order to keep our downtown shoppers safe we are pivoting our approach to Shop Small this year and are spreading the joy of shopping local for a whole week. Participating businesses have been asked to extend their special
On November 06, 2020, Eklutna Inc. Board of Directors was pleased to announce the promotion of Kyle Foster into the Chief Executive Officer position of the parent Company Eklutna, Inc. Kyle joined the Eklutna team as General Manager in July 2020. As the CEO, he will lead the parent company as well as provide leadership and work with the senior management teams of Eklutna’s subsidiaries, Eklutna Services, LLC (dba Eklutna Sand & Gravel), the natural resources division, and Eklutna Construction & Maintenance,
Anchorage Concert Association seeks local artists to impact Anchorage communities Anchorage, AK - Anchorage Concert Association is seeking local artists to explore new ways of safely bringing together art and audiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. In recent years, the organization has done different types of work in the community, often bringing artists and the public together to co-design artistic projects for impact close to home. Now with social distancing requirements, uncertain timelines for
Dear Anchorage Chamber of Commerce Members: The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce is asking for your support of the hospitality industry in Anchorage. Their request is outlined in this editorial letter to Alaskans on behalf of: Brewers Guild of Alaska; Alaska Cabaret, Hotel, Restaurant, and Retailers Association; Alaska Travel Industry Association; Anchorage Downtown Partnership; and Alaska Hospitality Retailers. They are asking everyone to carefully follow health guidelines to curb the spread of
We have built a website to be the one place where all Alaskans can go to find current, accurate, comprehensive information on all housing relief programs, and current guidance on eviction/foreclosure. This site goes beyond AHFC programs and the families and individuals we serve. It is a resource for all Alaskans — homeowners, landlords, and renters — and the organizations that assist them. It provides: A clearinghouse of all housing relief programs in the state of AlaskaA step by step guide that leads all
ANCHORAGE – The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce’s 63rd Annual Gold Pan Awards “Back to the Past, Into the Future” was held virtually on Friday, November 6, 2020. The event featured a mix of pre-recorded presentations and a live broadcast from Matanuska Brewing Company – Midtown by Upper One Studios. Chamber members and guests logged in to enjoy a virtual happy hour with The Spice & Tea Exchange, an awards ceremony, and a live concert stream with local band, I Like Robots. "I want to thank our sponsors,
MOA latest to partner with Chugach Electric on charging station Anchorage, AK – An electric vehicle (EV) charger is now available at the Rustic Goat restaurant in West Anchorage, installed by the Municipality of Anchorage (MOA), which leases the parking area to the restaurant. The charger is the fourth and final charging facility funded in part by Chugach Electric Association as part of an EV charging research program. Chugach launched an incentive program last year to help the utility learn more about the
Myth of the North as “masculine proving ground” dismantled in new Anchorage Museum exhibition EXTRA TOUGH: WOMEN OF THE NORTH on view Nov. 6, 2020 – Sept. 6, 2021 ANCHORAGE, ALASKA – A new Anchorage Museum exhibition re-examines the past and envisions female futures in the Circumpolar North, telling important stories of women’s impact on the North. The first major exhibition produced at the museum since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Extra Tough: Women of the North is on view Nov. 6, 2020
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
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The popular Catch the Train Photo Contest is back, and this year lets Alaskans share their images of what they capture onboard the Alaska Railroad with the chance to win cash and prizes. To participate, passengers can submit a photo to the contest via the Alaska Railroad Facebook page or by using the hashtag #CatchTheTrainAK on Twitter or Instagram. The deadline for submissions in the photo contest closes on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020. Following the submission period, 12 finalists will be