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In the Alaska Business Editorial department we’re passionate about cats, plants, Bob Ross, and Frank’s, but those are all secondary to our investment in Alaska businesses and their contributions to the state’s economy and communities.

Through our monthly print edition, online content, e-newsletters, and social media platforms, our goal is to highlight the individuals, corporations, nonprofits, and other organizations that create jobs and opportunity throughout the state.

Our best resource for that information is the community: we frequent conferences, attend luncheons, and hustle to media briefings; we scour press releases and obsessively check in on social media; and of course, we reach out to our sources, the professionals who are here in Alaska doing the work and pushing the projects we love to feature.

And we want to hear from you: acquisitions, partnerships, mergers, certifications, new hires, additional lines of business, unique service offerings, innovations, initiatives, projects, contracts, subsidiaries… and we certainly wouldn’t turn down a good pie recipe.

We are Alaska’s business advocates.

Managing Editor

Tasha Anderson

Stats:

Height: Tallest
Weight: Marshmallow
Age: Classic
Favorite book: Sunshine by Robin McKinley
What animal would you be: Baby otter
Pet peeve: Putting dirty dishes in the sink instead of the dishwasher

Editorial Assistant

Emily Olsen

Stats:

Height: Correct
Weight: Spectacular
Age: Limitless
Favorite book: Religious Texts
What animal would you be: A bird
Pet peeve: When someone answers the phone when they aren’t actually able to talk.

Alaska Business December 2022 cover
In This Issue
A Helping Hoof (or Paw)
December 2022
Some animals play a critical role in helping people. Therapy dogs, for example, are used to instill confidence in children learning to read or to provide comfort for patients during cancer treatments. Even horses are getting into the act, not only providing a soothing presence but helping those with physical disabilities to learn balance and gain confidence.