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May 2017

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Q&A with Jim Johnsen, President, University of Alaska

Inspiration + Aspiration = Motivation

Who remembers high school and all of the classes you endured? You likely maneuvered through a diverse curriculum and swath of subjects. Oh, so many subjects. Not to mention social interaction and the emotional ebb and flow of peer connectivity. Toss in the computer age and the growth of social media, and high school becomes a whirlwind of data, burgeoning intellect, and social maturation, all swirling through a torrent of adolescence.

​Q&A with ConocoPhillips Alaska President Joe Marushack

North Slope & Cook Inlet Activity

In business or financial terms, “activity” does enjoy a spot as a leading indicator of success or failure. Normally measured by the amount of sales and inventory turnover, a successful activity level leads to a business’s overall profitability. In Alaska’s oil and gas industry, oil and gas activity generally focuses on one element of the three branches of defined financial activity.

Life is change

From the Alaska Business Monthly office, in a currently thawing midtown Anchorage, we can see the former Northern Lights Hotel as it undergoes what is probably its final transformation. This evolution will bring about the long overdue demolition of the forty-seven-year-old building, which, when built in 1970, was so state-of-the-art that it even had color television—in every room.

An Alaskan Corporation Grows out of Denali National Park

In March Linda McMahon, head of the US Small Business Administration, announced Alaska’s Small Business Person of the Year winners are Jason Motyka and David McCarthy, owners of Denali Visions 3000 Corporation (DV3 Corp), headquartered in Healy.

Farmers Summit Explores Opportunity for Growth

The Southeastern community of Haines was once known as the strawberry capital of Alaska. In the 1900s, Charlie Anway’s prolific red berries were shipped throughout the state—his largest berry measuring seven inches in circumference. During the harvesting season for more than two decades, Anway hired up to twenty pickers and grossed more than $700 a day.

FisheWear

It’s been about two years since Alaskan Linda Leary founded FisheWear with a vision to create comfortable, functional, fashion-forward clothing and accessories for Alaska’s abundance of fisherwomen.
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