Conventions, conferences, meetings and events held in the Golden Heart of Alaska bring attendees, participants and spectators to the community that positively impact the local economy. The Estimated Direct Attendee Spending (EDAS) is a nationally-accepted economic impact calculation of meetings based on the factors of number of out-of-town meeting attendees, number of nights in a local lodging facility and an average expenditure rate. The calculation does not include economic model-multipliers.
The Matauska-Susitna Borough’s most popular hiking trail—West Butte—will open 70 parking spaces in a new lot on Monday. The parking lot removes vehicles from the road, ending a chronic safety problem for the Borough.
We're closing in on the start of Salmonfest 2017, August 4-6, and once again our talented, creative and energetic festival team has been working tirelessly to help set the table for what promises to be another magical, musical and memorable weekend! We are excited about the diverse and dynamic lineup and are confident of the 65 plus acts on four stages over 3 days that you will all find new performers to fall in love with.
Financial & Operational Highlights
One of the world’s leading hotel price comparison platforms, HotelsCombined, today announces the results for its Recognition of Excellence awards. This year, the finalist honors in the state of Alaska for Best Hotels in a Metropolitan Area go to Alaska's Capital Inn Bed and Breakfast in Juneau, and in Anchorage, to Alaska House of Jade Bed and Breakfast; Hotel Alyeska; Fireweed Manor Bed and Breakfast, and winner 11th Avenue Bed and Breakfast in Anchorage.
Salmonfest, Alaska’s biggest festival weekend gets help from Cook Inletkeeper and ReGroup to minimize waste at this year’s festival August 4-6 in Ninilchik.
Iron Dog, Inc., the world’s longest toughest snowmobile race, announced today that Executive Director Kevin Kastner has resigned to pursue a new opportunity. The Board has begun a search for Mr. Kastner’s successor.
Due to the pending retirement of PenAir’s Chief Operating Officer, Dave Hall, several changes in upper management have been announced.