2019 Engineer of the Year Nominees
The 2019 Engineer of the Year nominees are: Amy Mestas (PDC Engineers); Katie Johnson (Coffman Engineers); Bradley Sordahl (MBA Consulting); Erica Jensen (CRW Engineering); and Nicole Knox (R&M Consultants).
A research team has discovered a previously unknown species of marsupial that lived in Alaska’s Arctic during the era of dinosaurs, adding a vivid new detail to a complex ancient landscape.read more
The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) Board appointed Tomas Boutin as AIDEA Executive Director.read more
The Alaska Department of Natural Resource’s Division of Forestry (DOF) and the US Forest Service have partnered to award a second timber sale in Southeast Alaska under a Good Neighbor Authority (GNA) agreement.read more
Alaska State Fair, Inc. is currently seeking candidates interested in serving on the Board of Directors. The candidate application deadline is Friday, March 15 at 4:30 p.m.read more
When it comes to office design, taste is subjective. But one thing that most business owners, architects, and interior designers tend to agree on is that today’s offices need to be adaptable.read more
Companies in the tourism industry often work together to provide the best experience for those visiting the Last Frontier. And while this form of cooperative tourism may seem counterintuitive since many of them are competing for the same tourist dollar, such relationships actually benefit all of the parties involved—including the state itself.read more
In 2016 the University of Alaska (UA) launched Strategic Pathways, a plan to “maximize value to Alaska through excellent, accessible, and cost-effective higher education.” An early draft was published in February 2016, and three years later UA has made significant strides in pursuing its goals.read more
Small business owners around the state provide local meat options, whether through raising animals in Alaska or processing game meats and fish sourced in the Last Frontier. Below is a range of butchers, wholesalers, and game processors to help you get your meat fix.read more
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March 28 - March 30
ComFish is the largest commercial fishing show in Alaska and the longest running fisheries trade show in the state, now in its 40th year, bringing together gear vendors, government agencies, and nonprofits involved in every aspect of commercial fishing.
Employment First Job Fair
March 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
EMPLOYMENT FIRST JOB FAIR is facilitated by BEST (Business Employment Services Team)
SWAMC Annual Conference
February 27 – February 28
The Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference advocates for its region by “providing accurate research and information, developing regional consensus on issues, and conveying local and regional priorities to government agencies, the Southwest Alaska Legislative Delegation, and the Alaska Congressional Delegation.”
2019 Alaska Food Festival and Conference
March 8 – March 9
Registration open for Alaska Food Festival and Conference on March 8-9 in Homer. Hosted by the Alaska Food Policy Council (AFPC), this semi-annual event previously took place in Anchorage in 2014 and 2016 and in Fairbanks in 2017. This year, the Alaska Farmers Market Association is co-hosting the conference.
Spotlight Business Profiles
Altman, Rogers & Co.
National Cooperative Bank
PIP Marketing, Signs, Print
GCI announced the recipients of its 2019 philanthropy campaign – 12 nonprofit organizations that work to improve the lives of Alaskans across the state. Each of the 12 nonprofits will be highlighted by GCI during a monthly “spotlight” campaign that includes promotional signs and digital displays at GCI’s 30+ retail stores, features on GCI social media channels and promotion on iHeart radio stations.read more
Longtime arts supporters Ed and Cathy Rasmuson have established three long-term charitable endowments to support the performing arts in Anchorage.read more
From the moment I learned that the programs for initial licensure within the University of Alaska Anchorage’s School of Education did not meet accreditation requirements, I have been focused on what we need to do to improve and reapply for full accreditation by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. UAA can reapply for accreditation in January 2020, and we believe that we will be ready.read more
Representatives Tiffany Zulkosky (D-Bethel), Zack Fields (D-Anchorage), and Ivy Spohnholz (D-Anchorage) released a memorandum from the non-partisan Division of Legal and Research Services confirming that the Governor of Alaska is legally obligated to accept federal funding to cover the Medicaid expansion population in Alaska.read more
In This Issue
2018 Engineer of the Year Christine Ness
Nominated by the Alaska Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction, 2018 Engineer of the Year Christine Ness is a fire protection engineer and project manager at PDC Engineers, an Alaska-based firm with five offices and more than one hundred employees. Ness always knew she wanted to be an engineer and, after moving here in 2013, found in Alaska the happy combination of her many loves: a brilliant husband, ample opportunities for solitary fishing excursions, and the ability to pursue her passion to make the world a little more fire resistant.