Health, life, supplemental, maritime, worker’s comp, liability, and property insurance… we cover it all and more. Changes in insurance policies have a huge effect on any business so we keep our readers up to date on business trends and government initiatives that impact insurance companies and their clients.
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CopperPoint Insurance Companies, a western-based regional commercial insurance company, announced an agreement to acquire Alaska National Corporation and its wholly owned subsidiary Alaska National Insurance Company.
Alaska USA Insurance Brokers has received performance-based recognition from a number of insurance company partners. These include the Umialik Circle of Excellence award, Safeco President’s Award, and the Progressive Premier Partner award.
Alaska is known for having some of the most hazardous industries, requiring various types of insurance to protect operations, employees, customers, and the general public.
The award winning Colonial Life Anchorage District Office (operated by Pamela Whitfield, President of Whitfield Benefit Solutions) is now Elite-VB LLC.
For business owners, increasing healthcare costs are squeezing out other investments and limiting growth opportunities. But it is not all bad news; positive things are happening too.
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TDX Corporation, announced that Tina Woods, PhD, has been appointed as Chief Administrative Officer. In her new role, Woods will be responsible for overall leadership of the TDX Support Services Center.
Cook Inlet Tribal Council (CITC) is proud to announce the appointment of its new Chief Technology Innovation Officer (CTIO), Hans Roeterink of Seattle.
Kristi Williams joined Calista Corporation as the Government Relations Manager this summer. Prior to her employment with Calista, Williams owned a consulting firm in Anchorage that specialized in Alaska Native tribal advocacy.
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National Cooperative Bank
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Thomas Head & Greisen, PC
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In This Issue
The Marx Bros. Café
Jack Amon and Richard “Van” Hale opened the doors of the Marx Bros. Café on October 18, 1979; however, the two had already been partners in cuisine for some time, having created the Wednesday Night Gourmet Wine Tasting Society and Volleyball Team Which Now Meets on Sunday, a weekly evening of food and wine. It was actually the end of the weekly event that spurred the name of the restaurant: hours after its final service, Amon and Hale were hauling equipment and furnishings out of their old location and to their now-iconic building on Third Street, all while managing arguments about equipment ownership, a visit from the police, and quite a bit of wine. “If you’ve ever seen the movie ‘A Night at the Opera” starring the Marx Brothers, that’s what it was like,” Hale explains.