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We are thrilled to announce our 36th class of Coca-Cola Scholars! These 150 high school seniors will each receive a $20,000 college scholarship and join a family of 6,900+ alumni who are leading positive change in their communities and around the world. Less than 1/6th of 1% of applicants were chosen to receive this extremely competitive award. These 150 students, who were selected from an initial pool of 103,800+ applications from across the country, not only exemplify superior leadership, service, and
If you’re new to opera, this one's for you! If you’re an opera fan, you’ll LOVE La Traviata! Made famous in the movie "Pretty Woman", don’t miss one of the most popular operas of all time! “No sacrifice is too great for true love…or is it?” Violetta has it all. A glamorous life of endless parties and frivolous pleasures. Every man in Paris adores her but only one, Alfredo, truly loves her. In a heartbeat she trades life in the fast-lane for a happily-ever-after life with him in the countryside. Until
“Take One: La Traviata” an all-inclusive preview event for Anchorage Opera's much anticipated production.
Spend an afternoon with the cast and artistic team of one of the most popular operas of all time, Verdi’s sublime La Traviata! A stunning private home is the setting for an all-inclusive afternoon of music, discussion, food, and drink! Enjoy appetizers with wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages before a concert, and an ‘up-close & personal’ panel discussion with the stars. Discover interesting facts about La Traviata, its plot, history, and thrill to excerpts from the production performed by the cast.
Change Will Give Small Businesses Access to Projects up to $9 Million and Federal Contracts up to $14 Million WASHINGTON – Today, Administrator Isabel Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the voice in President Biden’s cabinet for America’s more than 33 million small businesses, announced that for the first time since 2013, the SBA is increasing the statutory contract limits for the Surety Bond Guarantee Program (SBG). This regulatory change is expected to increase
Linnzi Reilly, Controller at R&M CONSULTANTS, INC. (R&M) in the firm’s Accounting Group, has gained her Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation.The CMA, issued through the Institute of Management Accountants, is a professional certification credential in the management accounting and financial management fields. It signifies knowledge in the areas of financial planning, performance, analytics and internal control, as well as strategic financial management and professional ethics.“I earned my MBA
Featuring the Best Businesses voted by our readers ANCHORAGE, March 1, 2024—Alaska Business Publishing Co. is excited to announce the upcoming Best of Alaska Business awards, published annually in July. Annually in March, we invite our dedicated readers to cast their votes for the finest businesses that Alaska has to offer. The categories for the awards are curated by the Alaska Business editorial and management teams. They take into account current business and industry trends, coupled with insightful
The Anchorage ATHENA Society is pleased to announce the inductees into the Class of 2024. A group of 10 women and this year’s Leadership Award recipient will be honored at the annual Anchorage ATHENA Society luncheon Monday, March 18, 2024, at the Hotel Captain Cook. This year’s inductees are: Leah BoltzBettisworth NorthPrincipalCodie CostelloAlaska Center for the Performing ArtsPresident and COOLanie FleischerRetiredBig Brothers Big Sisters of AlaskaVonnie GaitherArt by VonnieOwnerRachel
SBA Announces Funding Competition to Organizations Providing Entrepreneurship Training to Women Veterans
Awards Aim to Help Women Transition from Service to Entrepreneurship WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration today announced that non-profit organizations and private sector firms are now eligible to compete for funding of up to $300,000 to deliver entrepreneurship training to women veterans. The application period begins today and continues through March 21, 2024. Up to six grantees will be awarded $300,000 in total funding to participate in the Women Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Program
Alaska District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration Presents: The 2023 Alaska T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Reimagined Graduates
Anchorage, AK – On December 12, 2023, fifteen Small Business Owners, CEOs, and CFOs graduated from the 2023 T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Reimagined Program -Alaska Cohort. The graduation ceremony took place at Main Event Catering in Anchorage. The SBA T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Reimagined program is an executive-level training series designed to develop strong leaders and accelerate the growth of high-potential small businesses across the United States. The program combines business fundamentals
Regulators give the green light for project to move forward Chugach Electric Association, Inc., is moving forward on a community solar program that will allow members to voluntarily subscribe and receive solar energy from the project. The Regulatory Commission of Alaska (RCA) approved the utility’s request for an initial three-year pilot period. “We are pleased the RCA has approved our filing that will allow members who are unable to put solar on their property to take advantage of renewable energy,”
Fellowship Provides State and Local Business Leaders with Opportunities to Engage Nationally on Critical Education and Workforce Issues WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation announced today that Kathleen McArdle, President/CEO of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, was selected to participate in the ninth cohort of its premiere business leadership program. The Business Leads Fellowship Program trains and equips leaders from state and local chambers of commerce, economic development
SBA Unveils Updated Equity Action Plan to Advance the Biden-Harris Administration’s Commitment to Investing in Equity
Updates Focus on Providing Access to Capital and Entrepreneurial Support Services, Creating Economic Opportunities, and Advancing our National Economy WASHINGTON – Today, Administrator Isabel Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the voice in President Biden’s Cabinet for America’s more than 33 million small businesses and startups, announced the SBA’s updated 2023 Equity Action Plan outlining actionable steps the agency will take to advance the Biden-Harris
With fourth-quarter contributions of $609,453, First National Bank Alaska and its employees gave $973,016 to Alaska communities in 2023. This total includes charitable gifts, activity and community sponsorships, and in-kind donations of time and talent during the past year. “First National is proud of our wide-ranging support of the diverse communities and organizations that make Alaska such a vibrant place to work and live,” said Betsy Lawer, First National Board Chair and CEO/President. “More than a
Assembly Members Brawley, Volland and Zaletel Invite Participation in HOME Initiative Public Engagement Process
View this email in your browserASSEMBLY MEMBERS ANNA BRAWLEY, DANIEL VOLLAND & MEG ZALETELAssembly Members Brawley, Volland and Zaletel Invite Participation in HOME Initiative Public Engagement Process February 12, 2024Today, Anchorage Assembly Members Anna Brawley, Daniel Volland and Meg Zaletel announced a robust plan to engage interested residents over the next four months in the public process for the “Housing Opportunities in the Municipality for Everyone (HOME)
Limited-time offer: 3.99% fixed interest rate for the initial 12 payments of an SBA commercial real estate loan loan1
Between February 1 and April 30, 2024, Wells Fargo is offering SBA 7(a) or 504 loans for owner‐occupied commercial real estate with a special promotional rate. Qualified applicants will receive a 3.99% fully fixed interest rate for the first 12 payments of the loan.1,2The SBA loan may be used for the initial purchase or the refinance of owner-occupied commercial real estate.1,2,3 In addition, up to $500,000 for construction improvements, working capital, and equipment, can be included in the
Laron Thomas and Lauren Hurst recently joined R&M CONSULTANTS, INC. (R&M) as Survey Technicians in the firm’s Geomatics Department. In this role, Laron and Lauren support the collection, processing and mapping of survey data and provide day-to-day support to the surveying and mapping team in support of airport, highway, railroad, waterfront and other civil infrastructure projects.Laron has three years of surveying experience and is based in R&M’s Anchorage office. He joined the firm in Summer 2023 as a
The Anchorage Community Development Authority (ACDA) has expanded the Great Streets Façade Loan Program to Midtown Anchorage’s business district and has increased funding up to $100,000 to incentivize investment in Anchorage’s business districts. “ACDA recognizes that healthy business districts play an important role in the vitality of Anchorage,” said Mike Robbins, Executive Director of ACDA. “Ensuring Anchorage has a vibrant downtown, main corridor, and business district to the City’s long-term growth
LEARN ABOUT LEADERSHIP ANCHORAGE Founded in 1997, Leadership Anchorage (LA) is the premier leadership development program for established and emerging Alaskans seeking to expand their impact in the community. LA is a unique opportunity to become a part of a powerful community of diverse leaders from a wide range of industries, backgrounds, ages, and experiences. Each year, a diverse cohort of leaders is selected to participate in this 9-month program consisting of monthly Saturday sessions enhanced by
New resource helps businesses respond to community members in crisis ANCHORAGE – Today, the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce released its Community Care Kit: Best Practices for Responding to Community Members and Employees in Crisis. The Chamber announced the Community Care Kit at its "Make it Monday" forum, alongside a panel of local business and crisis response experts.The Community Care Kit helps businesses and the Anchorage community compassionately and effectively respond to challenging on-the-ground