If there’s one thing everyone loves about the holidays, it’s the food. Well, eating the food. Preparing, perhaps transporting, and cleaning up after the food isn’t quite as alluring as the dining part of the equation. Luckily for businesses large and small, as well as nonprofits and individuals putting on an event, there are fantastic caterers throughout Alaska ready to provide any tasty treat needed, be it appetizers, entrees, desserts, or all of the above.
An academic forum exploring ways Alaska Native communities can increase self-governance and sustain their own development will be held Nov. 20-22 at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) will sponsor a lecture on the prominent Jilkáat Tlingit leader Kaalaxch next week in celebration of Native American Heritage Month.
The Alaska Business Top 49ers are ranked simply by gross revenue, just one of many indications of corporate success. According to Doyon Limited President and CEO Aaron Schutt, Doyon has annual goals that relate to two measures of success: income and shareholder employment. “We also have longer term goals that are usually project driven, or we want to do an acquisition in the next eighteen months, or something like that. But the two annualized goals that get passed down are our income and shareholder employment.”
A $49,982 grant to Koniag, Inc. from the Institute for Museum and Library Services will fund a unique Alutiiq Museum collections project, the development of an Alutiiq Technological Inventory. The museum will use grant funds to identify and describe of all the major prehistoric artifact types in its care, an estimated 300 kinds of tools.
Ahtna, Inc. is pleased to announce that Timothy F. Gould, PE, has been promoted to president of subsidiary Ahtna Engineering Services, LLC (AES). Gould has served as the vice president of AES and Ahtna Environmental, Inc. since 2014.
Students at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and beyond are learning the Inupiaq language with help from a website created by a fellow student.
Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) will hold the eighth round of its People Propel® Program this fall. Since its launch in 2013, the program has helped over 1,500 residents of Western Alaska acquire newer, safer, and more efficient boats, motors, snow machines, ATVs, and other gear, totaling more than $15 million worth of equipment. Back by popular demand, the application period for Round 8 of the program begins on October 30th.
Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) has wrapped up the second year of its ninth-grade focused Ciuneq program, designed to give high-achieving students in Western Alaska an opportunity to explore educational pathways and careers that will be available to them if they continue to work hard in high school.