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Avitus Group Announces Merger with The Growth Company


Avitus Group CEO Willie Chrans and The Growth Company Founder and President Lynne Curry Sign Merger Agreement May 26, 2017, Officially Expanding Operations in Alaska.

“With its strong entrepreneurial spirit and business-friendly climate, Alaska continues to offer excellent growth opportunities,” says Avitus Group Public Relations Manager Dianne Parker. “This merger combines our two companies’ expertise and further increases Avitus Group’s presence in Alaska.”

The Growth Company, founded in 1978, provides human resources (HR), training and organizational strategy services to more than 3,500 organizations in all sectors throughout Alaska and the Pacific Northwest.

“Lynne Curry and The Growth Company have a tremendous reputation, and we are very excited to work side-by-side with them,” says Dee Hudson, Avitus Group Director of Operations, Anchorage. “Lynne has four decades of business experience, extensive industry knowledge and a great team. They will certainly strengthen Avitus Group’s HR services.”

The Growth Company President Lynne Curry has authored four books and written articles for more than 100 publications and organizations including Inc., U.S. News & World Report, Entrepreneur, CBS MoneyWatch and the Society for Human Resource Management. She is a weekly columnist and is well known for her Dear Abby of the Workplace column that has run in the Alaska Dispatch News and other publications since 1983.

“We are excited to join with Avitus Group and provide our clients and prospective clients access to a suite of business services that can help them simplify, strengthen and grow,” says Curry. “We chose Avitus Group because of the company’s mission to do just that.”

Avitus Group, founded in 1996, is one of the largest co-employment service providers in the United States. The company has offices across the country and worldwide providing back-office business services to organizations in every industry.

“This merger adds The Growth Company’s extensive experience in human resources to Avitus Group’s suite of professional business services,” says Willie Chrans, Chairman of Avitus Group Companies. “It’s strength adding to strength, which helps our clients, the business community and the overall economy in Alaska and beyond.”

With the addition of The Growth Company’s five employees, Avitus Group has 24 full-time employees now working at the company’s regional office in Fairbanks and in its two offices in Anchorage at 1306 East 74th Street and 711 H Street.


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