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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
ANCHORAGE - The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce is hosting our first-ever Citywide Cleanup Pop-Up event with Anchorage Downtown Partnership. Our two organizations are partnering to clean the hub of Anchorage and hosting this event together at Town Square Park. Those looking to help clean downtown can meet us to receive: ● Orange bag pickup and Citywide Cleanup Swag ● Free orange bag disposal provided by Northern Waste ● Information on downtown summer programs from Anchorage Downtown Partnership ● How to
Chris von Imhof, who brought his Old-World charm to the Last Frontier where he became one of the state’s most influential non-politicians, has released a new autobiography that recounts his colorful journey from the Bavarian resort of Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Girdwood, where his tenacity, good business skills and plain old luck helped him turn a struggling ski area into one of the top ski destinations in the world. Along the way, he barely escaped death in the Good Friday earthquake, was a driving
A year after the pandemic hit the hospitality industry hard, Girdwood’s biggest business is moving forward with over 100 jobs up for grabs. Alyeska Resort is now hiring seasonal and full-time positions ranging from entry-level to skilled technicians, managers and directors. “It’s a good sign when you see more ‘we’re hiring’ signs around town,” said Alyeska Resort General Manager Mandy Hawes. “But before we can see a positive shift in the economy, we need these positions filled.” As more people continue to
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – GCI, Alaska’s largest telecommunications company, is working with longtime partner Wells Fargo to support GCI’s AU-Aleutians Fiber Project through the bank’s New Market Tax Credit (NMTC) group. Wells Fargo acted as the NMTC investor through another valued partner—Clearinghouse CDFI. Clearinghouse acted as the community development entity (CDE) providing the NMTC allocation. GCI will deploy an 860-mile subsea fiber system from Kodiak along the south side of the Alaska Peninsula and the
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 Economic Development Corp. Board of Directors recommends strategies to combat state fiscal crisis
Anchorage, Alaska - The Anchorage Economic Development Corp. Board of Directors released a letter to Gov. Dunleavy and the Alaska Legislature today, recommending the following strategies to be implemented as key components of a solution to the state’s ongoing fiscal policy crisis:Limited, targeted budget cuts while maintaining and improving essential programs and services. A statewide sales tax that protects municipal sales tax collections and contributes new revenues to the state treasury. Adopting a
Minister of Foreign Affairs AwardIssued to Greg Wolf On December 1st of last year, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the recipients of the Foreign Minister's Commendation, and Gregory Wolf, Executive Director of the World Trade Center Anchorage, was selected as a recipient from Alaska. The ceremony to hand over the Foreign Minister's Commendation to Mr. Wolf was held on April 13, 2021 (Tuesday) at the Consular Office of Japan in Anchorage with a small number of participants due to the COVID-19
The Odom Corporation would like to recognize Lessie Kincaid, as being awarded the “2021 Top Forty Under 40” by the Alaska Journal of Commerce & Anchorage Daily News. With 114 nominees & 750 pages of supporting documents, the Selection Committee individually ranked all candidates on a scale of 1-5. All winners will be honored in the June 20th Edition of the Alaska Journal of Commerce & at the Award Showcase @ the Hotel Captain Cook @ October 29th. Lessie has lived in Alaska since she was 12 years old.
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 - The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce is looking forward to the 53rd annual Citywide Cleanup presented by Matson to be held May 1 through May 29, 2021, where thousands of volunteers throughout the Municipality of Anchorage unite to collect and dispose of millions of pounds of trash from Anchorage, Eagle River, and Girdwood neighborhoods. Groups can register at CitywideCleanup.org and arrange pickup for the number of orange garbage bags needed with the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce. Individuals are
The University of Alaska Anchorage has ramped up efforts to increase enrollment in the past year, with incentives for returning students, first-time freshmen and residential students. “New scholarships are a great example of UAA’s responsiveness to the needs of our community,” said Lindsay Chadwell, interim associate vice chancellor for enrollment services. “The pandemic disrupted our students’ lives in many different ways, and we knew that some were looking at brand new barriers to remaining enrolled,
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Honoring the past and protecting the future is the goal of the Alaska USA Foundation as a $10,000 donation is made to the American Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces Program (SAF). These funds will be divided equally in Alaska, Arizona, California, and Washington to help provide care and comfort to members of the military. For more than 140 years, the American Red Cross has provided care and comfort to military members and their families through the following services: Providing
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