The Alaska Chamber honored the Alaska Railroad, Northern Alaska Tour Company, the Cordova Chamber of Commerce, and Bob Berto of Ketchikan with its annual awards.
A report from the National Park Service (NPS) estimates that parks attracted 2,023,881 visitors who spent $1,160,600,000 in 2022.
Renovations are complete at two buildings along Hotel Row in Midtown Anchorage. The Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton, both owned by Kentucky-based Columbia Sussex, have been given fresh décor and upgraded amenities.
A pair of managers at Alaska Native Heritage Center in Anchorage are promoted to senior leadership positions. Rinah Fifield becomes Director of Operations, and Caroline Ulapiŋan Wiseman is the new Director of Cultural Programming.
The Mat-Su Convention & Visitors Bureau promoted Casey Ressler to President and CEO, succeeding Bonnie Quill, who announced her retirement after leading the organization since 2000.
The Alaska State Fair completed the lineup of its AT&T Concert Series for three weekends in August and September. Comedian Nate Bargatze rounds out a slate of a dozen musical acts for just about every taste.