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December 2017

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Skin Deep

When Jenny Vanderbilt was first diagnosed with eczema at the age of ten, the clinic nurse in Seward told her mother not to worry about the red, flaky patches on her beautiful daughter’s face and recommended an over-the-counter topical lotion for the dryness and itching.

Engineers Imagine an Alaska with Year-Round Road Accessibility, Sustainable Energy

Imagine being an engineer. Now imagine being an engineer with an unlimited budget and the ability to fulfill even the wildest engineering dreams. What projects top the wish lists of Alaska’s engineering community? From sustainability and accessibility to advancing Alaska’s potential through public health improvements, Alaskan engineers offer insight into their dream projects.

Trucks in the Tundra

Alaska is all about transportation. It’s a factor in every potential resource development project; it’s a key component of building safe, functional communities; it’s the means by which Alaskan’s have access to oranges, candy canes, and Christmas trees. As Alaska’s industries advance and innovate new programs and techniques, the transportation industry has matured to transport all the materials those programs and techniques require.

Saying Good-Bye to Turbulent 2017… Looking Forward to a Prosperous 2018

So many thrilling changes occurred in Alaska in 2017. The oil and gas industry received exciting news in May when US Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke signed a secretarial order to advance exploration efforts in the National Petroleum Reserve—Alaska and to update resource assessment for certain areas of the North Slope, specifically in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

SBA Administrator: Small Businesses Form ‘Backbone’ of Alaska’s Communities

One of Anchorage’s newest restaurants opened in late July at 1450 East Tudor Road: locally-owned Bread and Brew is a “modern day sandwich shop that specializes in grilled cheese,” the company states. Bread and Brew Managing Partner Craig McCarty says, “We’ve been a family of business owners and entrepreneurs for more than thirty years.”

Caring for More than Just the Bottom Line

Many small businesses are donating their time and money in manifold ways to support communities throughout Alaska. For these companies, charitable giving is essential—even in challenging economic times. Altruism adds tremendous value to recipients and brings gratification to donors. Corporate philanthropy not only benefits Alaskans today but well into the future.

AGC of Alaska Honors 2017 Award Winners at Annual Convention

The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Alaska is the state’s largest construction trade association representing more than 650 general and specialty contractors, suppliers, manufacturers, and businesses participating in one of Alaska’s largest economic sectors.
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