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03/03/15

NeoNova expands with new affiliates in Alaska, Michigan

RALEIGH, N.C. (Jan. 13, 2014) – NeoNova, an industry leader in cloud-based services for regional telcos and managed cloud services provider, today announced that Bristol Bay Telephone Cooperative and Midwest Energy Cooperative signed with the company for email and subscriber management services. NeoNova added 41 rural ISPs and telcos as affiliate customers in 2014, making last year the most successful year in NeoNova’s 15-year history. Bristol Bay Telephone Cooperative is located in King Salmon, Alaska, which is close to Dutch Harbor. The company supports the communities of King Salmon, Naknek and Bristol Bay, as well as about 6,000 migrant fishermen each summer. Midwest Energy is an electric utility cooperative located in Cassopolis, Michigan, which provides electric...

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ABM is hiring!

03/03/15

ABM is hiring!

  Job Description: ALASKA BUSINESS MONTHLY is seeking a dynamic Advertising Account Manager to join our sales team. This is a mid-entry level position with first year income potential of $36,000 to $48,000 + benefits and long-term potential for a six figure income. We offer health insurance, dental coverage, vacation and a company match Simple IRA retirement plan. You will directly report to the Vice President of Sales. In this position you will be expected to make approximately 20 sales calls per day and schedule between 5 and 1O outside client meetings per week with the goal to sell advertising space, provide excellent customer service and build long term client relationships. Don't miss this opportunity to interview for a career as an Advertising Account Manager...

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03/03/15

2015 Inclusive Practice Award Winner Announced

The Governor's Council on Disabilities & Special Education established the Inclusive Practice Award to recognize outstanding educators who work to ensure students with disabilities have the opportunity for an inclusive education with their peers as part of the general education curriculum. Nominations are made by parents, students and educators. This year there were a wide range of nominees; special education teachers and classrooms, program directors, and a couple of whole schools including a variable term residential program. The award is given each February at the Alaska Statewide Special Education Conference (ASSEC). This year's award was presented Tuesday February 10, 2015 at a luncheon at the Hilton Hotel in Anchorage. It was attended by more than 200 special...

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03/03/15

Wind Power Conference Highlights Alaska as Leader in Hybrid Technology

Anchorage, Alaska – March 3, 2015 - Experts from across the United States and several countries will convene tomorrow at Alaska Pacific University for a 2.5 day conference to discuss the latest techniques and technologies for utilizing wind power in remote communities. Alaska is an ideal location to host the event because the state is recognized as a world leader in remote wind-diesel hybrid systems, with more than 25 communities powered by wind. “Alaska’s high-energy costs make it a perfect place to optimize energy technologies that might be too costly to utilize in the rest of the U.S. “ noted Chris Rose, Executive Director of the Anchorage-based Renewable Energy Alaska Project (REAP).  “Many of Alaska’s remote utilities have been taking...

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03/03/15

Local Alyeska Resort Skiers Surpass Two Million Vertical Feet for Season

March 3, 2015 (Girdwood, AK) – Local skiers at Alyeska Resort have been logging millions of vertical feet this season despite a lower-than-average snowfall season. Thirteen local skiers have totaled over one million vertical feet each with one skier logging over two million vertical feet. Alyeska’s vertical tracker system, which is integrated into the RFiD gates located at each lift, automatically adds the vertical measurement of each lift and is stored in the resort’s database every time a skier completes a lap. "We are extremely excited to have these die-hard skiers here in Girdwood and at Alyeska Resort,” proclaims Ski Area General Manager Di Whitney. “These guys are an inspiration to us all to get out and get after it as well as a reminder that...

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03/03/15

Kvichak Marine Industries, Vigor Industrial Announce Merger

Merger positions combined company to play a dominant role in recapitalization of North Pacific fishing fleet and emerging Arctic oil gas operations SEATTLE, WASH. – (March 3, 2015) – Kvichak Marine Industries and Vigor Industrial today announced the companies are merging to unite their strengths in the design and fabrication of aluminum workboats, shipbuilding, and boat building. Under the terms of the merger, Kvichak will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Vigor. Kvichak’s current owners (Jim Meckley, Brian Thomas and Keith Whittemore) will join Vigor as shareholders and as members of the leadership team. “My partners and I are very excited to be joining Vigor. Sharing best ideas and practices across companies will make us even more competitive and create...

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03/03/15

Governor Walker Announces Alaska Receives Three Triple-A Bond Ratings

March 3, 2015 JUNEAU –Governor Bill Walker and Department of Revenue Commissioner Randall Hoffbeck today announced that the State of Alaska has received three separate AAA bond ratings from Moody’s Investor’s Service, Standard & Poor’s and Fitch Ratings. The announcements come after the bond rating agencies met in February with Governor Walker, Commissioner Hoffbeck and staff members of Departments of Natural Resources and Revenue. The meetings addressed growing concerns about Alaska’s declining oil revenue. “This is excellent news,” Governor Walker said. “Three separate agencies have each given Alaska a triple-A bond rating, which will provide the state with unparalleled access to funding for future capital projects. I look forward...

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Patricia Vecera Joins Anchorage office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

03/03/15

Patricia Vecera Joins Anchorage office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

MARCH 3, 2015 – Patricia Vecera, an experienced labor/employment lawyer, has joined the Anchorage office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP (DWT) as Counsel. Vecera defends private and public employers in a full range of employment disputes and is also known for her labor law expertise. She joins DWT after spending 15 years at the Anchorage-based firm of Turner & Mede, P.C. “We’re very pleased to have Patti further expand our leading Alaska employment practice,” said Joseph L. Reece, DWT’s Anchorage Office Partner-in-Charge. “Davis Wright Tremaine is regularly recognized for having one of the finest employment practices in the state—and for good reason,” said Vecera.  “I look forward to adding my expertise to this excellent...

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Chris Black, PE Joins R&M’s Engineering Department

03/03/15

Chris Black, PE Joins R&M’s Engineering Department

R&M CONSULTANTS, INC. (R&M) is pleased to announce the addition of Chris Black, PE to our Anchorage office team. Chris joined R&M’s Engineering Department as a Project Engineer in January 2015. “At R&M, there are great people to work with and great benefits. I’m happy to be with the firm,” said Chris. Chris brings more than 22 years of construction and civil engineering experience to the firm. His experience includes site and road design, water and wastewater systems, storm water collection systems, earthwork calculations, engineer cost estimates, traffic impact analysis and permitting. He has worked on projects for a variety of public entities, including the Municipality of Anchorage, Alaska Department of Transportation & Public...

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03/03/15

Sullivan Reacts to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Address to Congress

WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) released the following statement today after attending Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s joint address to Congress: “Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a powerful and moving speech to Congress today,” said Sen. Sullivan. “It was everything a speech from a strong leader should be: intelligent, resolved and most importantly, true. All of us, especially President Obama, should take note, especially when the Prime Minister said that the deal that the Obama administration is making with Iran ‘paves Iran’s path’ to a bomb. ‘The greatest dangers facing our world is the marriage of militant Islam with nuclear weapons,’ said Prime Minister Netanyahu. ‘To defeat ISIS and let...

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