“We appreciate the hard work and dedication of our lenders. They play a vital role in financing the startup, growth, and recovery of Alaska’s small businesses,” says SBA Alaska District Director Steve Brown.
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.
2020 Alaska Small Business Owners Honored by SBA Alaska District as Part of National Small Business Week
The awards highlight entrepreneurs’ resiliency and perseverance.
“We have a long way to go to get back to ‘business as usual.’ We’re seeing lingering impacts to revenue, employment, supply chains, and vendor relationships,” says Bill Popp, AEDC president and CEO.
As Alaskan business owners rethink and retool how they do business, the SBA and Alaska SBDC have a clear message for the business community: you aren’t alone.
The Alutiiq Museum is launching the Aluutiq Seal program to promote the work of Alutiiq artists and help consumers identify authentic Alutiiq-made art.