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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.

Credit Union 1 Promotes Communications Manager None 

Credit Union 1 Promotes Communications Manager

ANCHORAGE, AK—Credit Union 1 (CU1) announced the promotion of Evan Mulcahy to Communications Manager. Mulcahy was originally hired in 2013 as a Staff Trainer at the credit union, but he was soon promoted to Digital Communications Specialist (2014) and Innovation Strategist (2016). During his time in these positions, Mulcahy worked to bring many e- Service related projects and initiatives to fruition. Additionally, his digital advertising and social media strategies resulted in Credit Union 1’s placement among The Financial Brand’s “Top 100” list of credit unions using social media.

Credit Union 1 Promotes Chief Operating Officer None