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Alaska Business Publishing Co. was established in 1984 and has published Alaska Business, the state’s premier business magazine, for more than thirty-five years.

Through our print and digital editions, website, newsletters, and social media platforms, Alaska Business emphasizes the importance of all enterprises statewide, from the large multinational corporations that do business in the state to numerous locally-owned sole proprietorships. Our goal is to promote economic growth in the state by providing a thorough and objective discussion and analysis of the issues and trends affecting Alaska’s business sector.

Starting in the first quarter of 2021, Alaska Business Publishing Co. is proud to publish The Alaska Contractor, issued quarterly, in partnership with the Associated General Contractors of Alaska (AGC of Alaska). The Alaska Contractor covers all aspects of Alaska’s vital construction industry, from winning construction bids and recent projects to profiles of the state’s dedicated contractors and updates from the AGC of Alaska.

Below, learn more about both our amazing team and awards we’ve received in recognition of our work.

Our Staff

Jason Martin
Jason Martin

Vice President
General Manager

Charles Bell
Charles Bell

Vice President
Sales & Marketing


Managing Editor

Monica Sterchi-Lowman
Monica Sterchi-Lowman

Art Director

Editorial Assistant

Janis Plume
Janis Plume

Sr. Account Manager

Scott Rhode
Scott Rhode
Fulvia Caldei Lowe
Fulvia Lowe

Graphic Designer

James Barnhill
James Barnhill


Sr. Account Manager

Carter Damaska
Carter Damaska

Marketing Assistant

Web Manager


2nd Place: Best Arts Reporting

Alaska Business Editor Scott Rhode earned 2nd Place: Best Arts Reporting from the Alaska Press Club in 2023 for his article “One City, Two Capitals” that explores “the living treasure of Juneau’s Northwest Coast art.”

2nd Place: Best Education Reporting

Alaska Business Editor Scott Rhode was the writer and photographer of “Taming Lions at Alaska’s Largest K-6 School,” which won 2nd Place: Best Education Reporting from the Alaska Press Club in 2023.

1st Place: Best Headline Writing

Our incredible Editor and Staff Writer Scott Rhode snagged 1st Place: Best Headline writing for five of his 2022 headlines. It was hard to narrow the selections down to five, as he excels at creative, intriguing headlines.

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1st Place: Best Magazine Cover

Art Director Monica Sterchi-Lowman invited guest artist Lucas Elliott to illustrate this exceptional cover to suit our October 2022 Top 49ers theme: Choose Adventure! The style of the cover was inspired by the “Choose Your Own Adventure” series, which also influenced branching paths within the issue in the editorial, all of which contributed to this being an award-winning issue. 

3rd Place: Best Magazine Cover

One of Alaska Business’ favorite photographers, Kerry Tasker, captured the joyful photo of Remora co-founders Rebecca Clark and Jody Oyen that graced our June 2022 cover, which won 3rd Place: Best Magazine Cover from the Anchorage Press Club.

2nd Place: Best Magazine Feature

Alaska Business Freelance Writer Brad Joyal pitched and penned “Reinventing the Last Great Race,” celebrating the Iditarod’s 50th run and sharing with our readers where this iconic race is headed next.

1st Place: Best Media Website

The Alaska Business Editorial and Production teams are proud that our efforts online resulted in akbizmag.com winning 1st Place: Best media Website. According to notes from the judge, “[akbizmag.com’s] ability to gracefully display its long form stories and images give it the edge in the ‘Best website’ category of this contest.”

2nd Place: Best Profile

Guest Author Hope Roberts wrote “Marine Mammal Huntress: A tale of a Native woman on an epic quest,” a biographical piece about her journey to being an entrepreneur and how she has used her experiences to reconnect to her culture and help others do the same.

3rd Place: Vern McCorkle Award for Best Business Reporting

Alaska Business Freelance Writer Rachael Kvapil snagged 3rd Place in the Vern McCorkle Award for Best Business Reporting Category for her article “To Catch a Z,” which explores post-Millennial marketing through a profile on Glacier Marketing Group, launched by Jordan Green, a member of Gen Z.

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In This Issue
Delivering Anchorage's Promise
June 2024
Welcome to the June 2024 issue, which features our annual Transportation Special Section. We've paired it this year with a focus on the Pacific Northwest and Hawai'i, as Alaska has close ties to both that reach far beyond lines of transportation. Even further out past our Pacific Ocean compatriots and our Canadian neighbors to the east, Alaska's reach extends to India and Singapore. Enjoy this issue that explores many of Alaska's far-flung business dealings.