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In the Alaska Business Editorial department we’re passionate about cats, plants, and Bob Ross, 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

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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

Alaska Business Magazine November 2019 cover

In This Issue

Mining in 2019: The Year in Review

November 2019

Following a year when metal prices were both up and down—sometimes dramatically; when international trade squabbles spooked investors to both enter and exit the metals markets; and when mining companies started the year cautiously bullish but ended it cautious bearish, those involved in Alaska mineral exploration, development, and production are once again asking themselves: “Where did we succeed, where did we fail, and where do we go from here?”