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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

Kathryn Mackenzie

Stats:

Height: Appropriate
Weight: Impeccable
Age: Majestic
Favorite book: The World According to Garp by John Irving
What animal would you be: Dolphin
Pet peeve: Bright, sunny days

Associate Editor/Web 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

Digital & Social Media Specialist

Arie Henry

Stats:

Height: Yes
Weight: Sterling
Age: Puppy
Favorite book: The Game by Ken Dryden
What animal would you be: Canada goose with dual citizenship
Pet peeve: Other drivers not using a turn signal

Staff Writer

Danny Kreilkamp

Stats:

Height: Masculine
Weight: Five Stars
Age: Enlightened
Favorite book: The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
What animal would you be: Definitely a dog, maybe an old Saint Bernard—they get all the lovin’
Pet peeve: Spatial awareness—if I’m walking on the right-most part of the sidewalk and the people in a group walking toward me don’t make a deliberate effort to move over, I’m probably gonna lose it

Alaska Business Magazine September 2020 Cover

In This Issue

Spreading the Word

September 2020

When Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) first aired TV commercials featuring the tagline, “A Place That’s Always Been,” the reaction was surprising. Not only because they received numerous accolades and marketing awards for the campaign but because, at the time, it was rare for Alaska Native corporations to market themselves through the media.