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July 2016

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Local Alaska IT

It’s not at all controversial to say that technology is an integral part of doing business, no matter a company’s size, industry, or location; however, for any Alaska business, there is an appropriate IT solution.

Commercial Drones Boost Fairbanks Startups

For the past decade, biologist John O’Brien of ERM Alaska has been looking for a way to use unmanned aircraft to count salmon in Alaska rivers. In October 2015, he finally got his chance. O’Brien met up with two people from a Fairbanks startup to compare a drone survey of salmon in Lignite Creek near Healy with a traditional helicopter survey. The experiment was a success.

Alaska’s New Workers’ Compensation Fee Schedule

Recently, the Alaska Division of Workers’ Compensation implemented a new medical fee schedule that completely alters how providers are reimbursed for the treatments and services they render. The new schedule—which became effective December 1, 2015—is already having a positive impact on workers’ compensation costs.

Alaska Business Banking Trends

Recently, Denali Federal Credit Union began offering customers a special perk: the Denali Business Center. Business members can use the Midtown Anchorage facility to host meetings, conferences, and other events in a professional setting.

Oil & Gas Underwater Support Services

It’s difficult enough in Alaska maintaining and servicing various oil and gas industry equipment and infrastructure to ensure that projects run efficiently and safely for everything involved: the equipment, the environment, and the people.

The Price of Conflict

Why can’t we just all get along? How many times have we heard that refrain? Well, I have some good news and some bad news: Interpersonal conflict is a part of life and is here to stay. In fact, conflict is an inevitable and natural part of all relationships at work and at home.

Creating a Transferable Business (Part 2)

Many owners today are becoming aware that a process exists to help them plan for the exit from their privately-held business.

PenAir’s Investments Improve Rural Service

Aviation in Alaska just got better. The family-owned airline PenAir, in business for more than sixty years, has invested millions in several bigger, faster aircraft to expedite and increase passenger and freight loads to Unalaska and Dutch Harbor as well as the Pribilof Islands and Bristol Bay.

Alaska Business Monthly's Best of Alaska Business 2016

Thank you to our readers who helped us select the winners of Alaska Business Monthly’s first annual Best of Alaska Business Awards
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