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State Seeks Nominations for 2018 Farm Family of the Year None 

State Seeks Nominations for 2018 Farm Family of the Year

The Alaska Division of Agriculture invites the public to submit nominations for the 19th Annual Farm Family of the Year award. The award will be presented at the Alaska State Fair.

Small Businesses’ Input About Health Insurance Costs Is Requested None 

Small Businesses’ Input About Health Insurance Costs Is Requested

The Alaska Division of Insurance, in coordination with organizations such as the Alaska Chamber of Commerce and the National Federation of Independent Businesses, is asking small business employers in Alaska to complete a survey to inform strategies for lowering health insurance premiums in the small group market.

Alaska USA Federal Credit Union Announces New Executive Placements None 
A Shoe Company on the Path to Improving Lives None 

A Shoe Company on the Path to Improving Lives

Pandere Shoes, a startup company founded by Anchorage-based entrepreneurs Laura Oden, Celia Crossett and Ayla Rogers, has created the world’s first closed shoe designed to expand three-dimensionally up to one and a half shoe sizes.

Northrim Bank Founder Receives Meritorious Service Award None 

Northrim Bank Founder Receives Meritorious Service Award

Northrim Bank co-founder Marc Langland was recently named a recipient of the Meritorious Service Award from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Mr. Langland will receive the award in recognition of his years of service to the Alaska business community as part of the University of Alaska Anchorage’s Spring Commencement ceremony on May 6.

Show Me Alaskan Beer: Alaskan Brewing Heads to Missouri None 

Show Me Alaskan Beer: Alaskan Brewing Heads to Missouri

Beer drinkers throughout the Show-Me state will soon be able to enjoy award-winning beer from the Last Frontier, as beer from the Alaskan Brewing Company will be on tap and on the shelves in Missouri beginning in mid-May.

Measuring Anchorage Consumer Confidence None 

Measuring Anchorage Consumer Confidence

While US consumer confidence increased across the board in Q1 2018, the Anchorage Consumer Optimism Index dropped from the previous quarter, both in aggregate as well as in the individual components. At 52.5, the index is still above 50, an important level signifying the boundary between optimism and pessimism.

Alaskanomics Blog: How is the State Dealing with the Shortfall in Pension Systems? None 

Alaskanomics Blog: How is the State Dealing with the Shortfall in Pension Systems?

A new paper by Cliff Groh, in collaboration with ISER faculty, looks at how the state government has dealt so far with a very big problem: the state's two largest retirement systems for public employees don't have enough money to cover future costs of pensions and benefits for state and local employees when they retire.

Community Leaders Announce Public-Private Partnership to Provide Housing Stabilization in “Path to Independence” None 

Community Leaders Announce Public-Private Partnership to Provide Housing Stabilization in “Path to Independence”

The Municipality of Anchorage, along with Cook Inlet Housing Authority, Weidner Apartment Homes, Rasmuson Foundation, and several other local foundations, businesses, and community organizations announced a public-private partnership to provide housing assistance for people experiencing homelessness.

Alaska Businesses Selected for Opportunity Alaska: China Trade Mission None 

Alaska Businesses Selected for Opportunity Alaska: China Trade Mission

Governor Bill Walker announced the delegation for Opportunity Alaska: China Trade Mission, which will include fisheries, tourism, and investment businesses, as well as a baby food maker, an architecture firm, and a university.