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04/17/15

Pier 1 Imports to open second Anchorage store at Tikahtnu Commons

Store opens on April 20, Grand opening event on April 24 ANCHORAGE, ALASKA - Pier 1 Imports is pleased to announce the opening of its newest Alaska store. The new store will be the second Pier 1 Imports in Anchorage and will officially open to the public on April 20 at the Tikahtnu Commons shopping center at 1124 N. Muldoon Rd. In celebration of the new store, Pier 1 Imports will host a grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting on Friday, April 24, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the new store location.   “Pier 1 Imports is pleased to open our second store in Anchorage, and we are honored to continue our commitment to our Alaska customers,” said Alex Smith, CEO of Pier 1 Imports. “Pier 1 Imports offers merchandise that fits all decorating styles, as well as a...

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04/17/15

Baker Hughes Incorporated Rig Count: U.S. -34 to 954, Canada -19 to 80

BHI Rig Count: U.S. -34 to 954 rigs U.S. Rig Count is down 34 rigs from last week to 954, with oil rigs down 26 to 734, gas rigs down 8 to 217, and miscellaneous rigs unchanged at 3. U.S. Rig Count is down 877 rigs from last year at 1831, with oil rigs down 776, gas rigs down 99, and miscellaneous rigs down 2. The U.S. Offshore rig count is 33, unchanged from last week, and down 19 rigs year over year. BHI Rig Count: Canada -19 to 80 rigs Canadian Rig Count is down 19 rig from last week to 80, with oil rigs unchanged at 20, and gas rigs down 19 to 60. Canadian Rig Count is down 119 rigs from last year at 199, with oil rigs down 65, and gas rigs down 54.   Additional information on the rig count is available on our rig count website at...

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Emerging Leaders and United Way

04/17/15

Emerging Leaders and United Way

“Millennials” is a term loosely defined as those born between 1980 and the early 2000s. Not since the Baby Boomers—born between 1946 and 1964—has there been a demographic as large and with the potential to truly effect change in their community.

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21st Century Conventions: What’s new?

04/17/15

21st Century Conventions: What’s new?

When contemplating what comprises a convention in 2015, one would likely envision a large ballroom or mosaic of smaller meeting rooms, hustling attendees draped with lanyards, decorative tables and booths, myriad events, thoughtful presentations, scattered work sessions, and a large dining room where meals are hastily distributed from lunch to dinner.

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04/17/15

CBJ Seeks Volunteers to Serve on Boards & Commissions

In honor of National Volunteer Week, the City and Borough of Juneau would like to thank all the 245+ individuals who serve on our all the various CBJ boards and commissions. CBJ is seeking applications from citizens interested in serving on a variety of Boards and Commissions. Complete information can be found online at http://www.juneau.org/clerk/boards/Board_Mainpage.php. Members are appointed based on their expertise, experience, and interest related to the board for which they are applying. The time commitment for boards varies and if you are interested in serving, we recommend you attend a meeting to see the board in action. Boards with approaching application due dates are listed below: *Applicants for the empowered boards go through a more rigorous...

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PND Engineers Hires New Accountant and Civil Engineer in Anchorage Office

04/17/15

PND Engineers Hires New Accountant and Civil Engineer in Anchorage Office

PND Engineers, Inc., is pleased to announce the following professional new employees in its Anchorage office.   Angela Chenery joined the firm as a staff accountant. She holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Business Administration from Wayland Baptist University. Angela has more than 15 years of accounting experience and is responsible for accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and project accounting activities.     Chad Ringler, E.I.T., was hired as a staff civil engineer. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biological Science from the University of Alaska Anchorage. His primary responsibilities include civil design and permitting.     PND Engineers,...

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The Alaska Press Club Conference is next week!

04/17/15

The Alaska Press Club Conference is next week!

The Alaska Press Club Conference is next Thursday-Saturday   Thursday sessions are at Alaska Public Media. Friday and Saturday sessions are at the University of Alaska Anchorage Rasmuson Hall.   Admission is an Alaska Press Club membership. Check out the schedule. A few...

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04/17/15

Governor Walker Secures Promise from Legislative Leadership on Confirmation Votes

April 17, 2015 JUNEAU—Governor Bill Walker today revoked his proclamation to convene the House and Senate into a joint session today at 10 a.m. to vote on his appointments. “I just wrapped up a meeting with House Speaker Mike Chenault and Senate President Kevin Meyer,” Governor Walker said. “They gave me their word that each of the 89 appointments would be given an up or down vote on Sunday. I trust them.” Governor Walker said revoking the proclamation is an important step toward a positive relationship with legislative leadership.   Alaska Governor Bill Walker  

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04/17/15

Legislature Moves to Capture More Lost Revenue

HB155 repeals certain indirect expenditures that don’t meet legislative intent Thursday, April 16, 2015, Juneau, Alaska – The Alaska House of Representatives today passed a bill that will allow the State to collect foregone revenue, certain incentives, deductions or tax credits enacted over the years. House Bill 155, by Finance Co-Chair Steve Thompson, repeals six indirect expenditures that will bring in roughly $350,000 more in revenues. “We’ve gotten the ball rolling of taking a critical look at the Indirect Expenditure Reports ordered by last year’s passage of HB306,” said Thompson, R-Fairbanks. “In our current fiscal situation we need to take every step to recoup revenue that has previously gone uncollected. We’re searching under...

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04/17/15

Legislature Brings AK Native Corporations' Rules Up To Date

HB 149 allows for quorum requirement changes Thursday, April 16, 2015, Juneau, Alaska – The Alaska Legislature today, with a vote of 18-1 in the Alaska Senate, voted to empower Alaska Native Corporations with the ability to adjust quorum requirements. House Bill 149, by Representative Lance Pruitt, gives Alaska Native Corporations that were incorporated before July 1, 1989, the option to amend their articles of incorporation, reducing the quorum requirements for a meeting of shareholders to one-third of the outstanding shares entitled to vote at a meeting, represented in person or by proxy. AS 10.06.415 allows a corporation to reduce its quorum to one-third of the shares eligible to vote by amending its articles of incorporation. Because most ANC’s were formed...

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