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April 2017

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Providence Alaska: Care for the Poor and Vulnerable

Providence Health & Services Alaska set foot in Alaska in 1902 during the Gold Rush in Nome when the Sisters of Providence first brought healthcare to the Last Frontier. Since then Providence has grown, providing healthcare in six Alaska communities: Anchorage, Eagle River, Kodiak Island, Matanuska-Susitna Valley, Seward, and Valdez. In Alaska, Providence has 4,000 employees, led by Bruce Lamoureux, Senior VP/CEO of the Providence Alaska Region.

You Light Up My Life (and Help Me Land Safely)

Ever wonder what it would be like to land an airplane in the dark? You could envision such a scenario on a computer simulation or in a movie, but for all intents and purposes, a pilot requires some level of illumination to safely land a plane.

Alaska Shale Deposits

Alaskans know the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A) as an important asset. The Greater Moose’s Tooth (GMT) development, operated by ConocoPhillips, is estimated to add 30,000 to 40,000 barrels per day into the Trans Alaska Pipeline System(TAPS). NPR-A was set aside by President Warren Harding in 1923. The increase is an important change to declining TAPS throughput, roughly a half million barrels of oil per day last year to an average 520,000 barrels per day today. A second project, GMT-2, further into the fringe of NPR-A, is still progressing and in the permitting stages. A third project, Willow, was announced in January as a light oil discovery with a possible 100,000 barrels per day.

Audio/Visual Services

Businesses don’t generally have events just on a whim. Business events are purposeful: celebrating clients, fundraising, education, networking, and a myriad of other goals. No matter the purpose of a business event, it’s vital for the event to meet that goal.

Business Start-Up Essentials

When Debra Lindsay-Hudgins, fifty-eight, decided to purchase Artworks Gallery & Glass Studio in 2015, it was a bold move. She had been a part-time employee of the downtown Eagle River shop for about eight years and loved working there. But she had never operated a business before and would need help taking the leap into business ownership.

How Accountable Plans Save Employers When Reimbursing Employees

When an employer pays an expense reimbursement or advance to an employee (regardless of whether the employee incurs or is reasonably expected to incur the expense), the IRS considers the arrangement to be disguised taxable compensation to the employee. In other words, the purported expense reimbursement is treated as additional taxable compensation.

Matching Hardware to Needs in IT Infrastructure

Crowley Maritime 125th Anniversary

Contributing to the growth of Alaska over the past sixty-four years, this year Crowley Maritime celebrates its 125th year of successful operations worldwide.

Corporate 100 Shines Again

Congratulations to all the companies of the Corporate 100 this year for employing so many people in Alaska—89,329. That is a huge chunk of the Alaska workforce and close to 40 percent of estimated average monthly private employment. The diverse range of employers in the 2017 Corporate 100 gives readers an idea of the rich cross-section of companies operating in the state—there are many industries represented.
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