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Department of Commerce Requests $3.75 Million Investment in Seafood Industry None 

Department of Commerce Requests $3.75 Million Investment in Seafood Industry

A $3.75 million general fund investment in the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) will ensure the public-private partnership is able to maintain critical activities well into the future, according to the state's Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development.

Alaskans Advised to Use Caution When Evaluating Marijuana Investments None 

Alaskans Advised to Use Caution When Evaluating Marijuana Investments

As marijuana business ventures become more prevalent, fraudsters may attempt to use this increased attention to convince Alaskans to invest in risky or fraudulent schemes. The Division of Banking and Securities recommends that Alaskans educate themselves about risks and potential scams before making any investments.

Digital Mortgage Tool Matches Alaskans with Homegrown Home Loans None 

Digital Mortgage Tool Matches Alaskans with Homegrown Home Loans

Searching for the right home loan for what may be the biggest single purchase an Alaskan makes can feel intimidating and downright other-worldly. An online mortgage tool created by Alaska Housing Finance Corporation -- Loan Wizard -- was released this fall to help Alaskans identify the right financing for their future home.

Alaska Chamber Announces Winners of 2018 Top Business Awards None 

Alaska Chamber Announces Winners of 2018 Top Business Awards

Recipients of the Alaska Chamber's 2018 Top Business Awards were announced last week at the Chamber’s annual Top Business Awards Gala in Fairbanks, Alaska. The Chamber awarded its three traditional business awards.

Thirteen Business Owners Graduate from SBA Emerging Leaders Fairbanks Program None 

Thirteen Business Owners Graduate from SBA Emerging Leaders Fairbanks Program

Thirteen small business owners across Alaska graduated October 24th from US Small Business Administration (SBA) Emerging Leaders, a “mini-MBA” training initiative for local businesses on the brink of growth.

Alaska Chamber Convenes Annual Conference in Fairbanks None 

Alaska Chamber Convenes Annual Conference in Fairbanks

The Alaska Chamber returns to Fairbanks for its annual Fall Forum and celebration of 65 years of pro-business advocacy in Alaska. The annual Forum is an opportunity for business professionals of all industries and from across the state to advance economic health of Alaska. The Chamber was last in Fairbanks in 2015, and is once again meeting at Westmark Hotel & Conference Center.

KPMG Announces Two New Senior Managers None 
Alaska’s Continuous Improvement Process Receives Top Honor None 

Alaska’s Continuous Improvement Process Receives Top Honor

A statewide procurement continuous improvement effort undertaken by the State of Alaska has received the Gold Award, the highest honor in the George Cronin Awards for Procurement Excellence, presented annually by the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO).

Fauske Earns Gallup Strengths Coaching Certificate None 

Fauske Earns Gallup Strengths Coaching Certificate

Center for Economic Development associate director Gretchen Fauske earned her Gallup Strengths Coaching certification earlier this month.

2018 Permanent Fund Dividend Reminder to Alaskans None 

2018 Permanent Fund Dividend Reminder to Alaskans

The Internal Revenue Service reminds Alaskans that the Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) is taxable income for both adults and children, and must be reported on a Federal income tax return. Taxpayers should be sure to set aside enough to cover their tax bill, or consider making an Estimated Payment when they get their PFD.