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A Time for Thanks


At Alaska Business Monthly, we get Thursday and Friday off for Thanksgiving. This is just one of the many things I am thankful for this year.

I am also thankful most in Alaska who want jobs have jobs, and ask prayers for those who don’t.

I’m thankful the recession did not hit us harder than it did, and pray for our future as a state. We may face some hard times as the Lower 48 recovers. But we will survive, God willing.

I’m thankful for a great staff at ABM, and wonderful freelance writers and photographers who help put this magazine together.

I am thankful for our advertisers and readers, who make our magazine successful.

I am thankful for all we have here at ABM and in Alaska.

I am thankful for oil and gas, stimulus funds, a strong government, mining, timber, fishing, Native corporations, the F.I.R.E sector (finance, insurance and real estate), manufacturing, utilities, retail, wholesale and construction. As well as nonprofits. I’m thankful for those who I have forgotten, the smaller players, too, that make this state great as well.

I am thankful for strong leadership in our companies.

I am thankful to be a part of the U.S.

I am thankful for a world that is beginning to attend to its environmental Sissues, and develops wisely.

I am thankful for a lot of things: for health, happiness, family and friendship.

It could be much worse.

But it isn’t.

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