September 18 was a busy day for Alaskan entrepreneur Jessie Janes, owner of Zip Kombucha: he launched Black Label Booch, the company’s new signature hard kombucha line, and hosted the grand opening of Zip Kombucha’s recently renovated taproom at the company’s midtown location on Arctic Boulevard near 36th Avenue.
Ravn Alaska is operating under new ownership and preparing to get back in the air with a new leadership team: CEO Rob McKinney, President Tom Hsieh, Chief Compliance Officer Dan Kitchens, and Chief Financial Officer Jim Day, all of whom have years of experience in the aviation industry.
After moving from Dallas to Anchorage, Suzanna Smiles came across Set Up Shop, Anchorage Community Land Trust’s (ACLT) flagship program to help neighborhood entrepreneurs. Smiles had noticed a lack of groomers in Anchorage and wanted for years to set up her own shop. ACLT helped make that happen.
In stark contrast to most of the goings-on in Alaska—marked by upheaval and change—the flow of goods and supplies into the Last Frontier hasn’t altered, at least in the eye of the casual consumer.
As a festival built around fish, love, and music, we try our hardest to think about everyone involved… We do not believe that it is possible to have the festival as usual.
Mayor Ethan Berkowitz, ISER Economist Mouhcine Guettabi, and Anchorage Economic Development Corporation President and CEO Bill Popp provided an economic update addressing business concerns as Alaska slowly begins to reopen.
There’s a lot going on at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, with no plans to slow down. In fact, several projects are underway or being planned at the airport that will allow for increased cargo activity.
The Alaska-grown Pacific Health Coalition represents more than 250,000 people, the majority of whom are in the Pacific Northwest, including members in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Colorado, Montana, California, and Nevada, in addition to Alaska.
Kirby Day, port operations manager for Princess Cruises/Holland America Group, and Beth McKibben, senior planner for the City and Borough of Juneau, provided insight into how various entities in Juneau have endeavored to meet the needs of the tourism industry and the community in which it operates.
Bering Straits Native Corporation has grown as a company in large part because the leadership driving the company has grown and evolved. President and CEO Gail R. Schubert is an original BSNC shareholder, an Inupiaq Eskimo born and raised in Unalakleet.