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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

Vice President
General Manager

Vice President
Sales & Marketing

Customer Service Representative

Art Director

Acting Managing Editor

Digital and Social Media Specialist

Graphic Designer
and Production

Staff Writer

Sr. Account Manager

Account Manager

Awards

Gold Award: Cover and Special Section Design

Alaska Business was honored with a Gold Award for The Best of Alaska Business 2019 Cover and Special Section Spread at AIGA’s annual “The Big One” design competition for 2019.

First Place: Magazine Feature

Alaska Business Managing Editor Kathryn Mackenzie was awarded “First Place: Best Magazine Feature” for our inaugural Off the Cuff, featuring then-Executive Director of the Alaska Trucking Association Aves Thompson, by the Alaska Press Club in 2019.

First Place: Long Feature

Alaska Business Freelancer Isaac Stone Simonelli was awarded “First Place: Best Long Feature” for his article Newtok to Mertarvik, in which we inform our readers about the challenges that climate change and shoreline erosion have presented to the community of Newtok, by the Alaska Press Club in 2019.

First Place: Magazine Cover

Utilizing the amazing talents of local artist Lindsey Neidlinger, Alaska Business was awarded “First Place: Best Magazine Cover” by the Alaska Press Club in 2019 for our July 2018 cover.

First Place: Layout and Design

The Alaska Press Club honored Alaska Business with the “First Place: Best Page Layout & Design” award in 2019 for the two-page opening spread of the article Marine Salvage, authored by Isaac Stone Simonelli and published in July 2018.

Second Place: Layout and Design

Alaska Business won “Second Place: Best Page Layout & Design” from The Alaska Press Club in 2019 for the two-page opener of Facing the Blob, authored by Isaac Stone Simonelli and published in November 2018.

Third Place: Reporting on Health

Alaska Business Freelancer Isaac Stone Simonelli was awarded “Third Place: Best Reporting on Health” for his article Responsible Pain Management, in which we provide our readers with information on the opioid crisis and pain management options for Alaskans, by the Alaska Press Club in 2019.

Third Place: Vern McCorkle Award

Alaska Business Freelancer Julie Stricker was awarded “Third Place: Vern McCorkle Award for Best Business Reporting” for her article Enterprising Entrepreneurs, in which she explores small businesses serving rural locations, by the Alaska Press Club in 2019.

Alaska Business Magazine July 2021 Cover

In This Issue

The 2021 Best of Alaska Business Awards

July 2021

Welcome to the 2021 Best of Alaska Business awards! We ask our readers to give us their input on the best businesses that Alaska has to offer, ranging from flower boutiques to accounting firms. Throughout March, readers voted in record numbers, yet another indication after a trying year of how Alaskans take extra effort to support local businesses.