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Kendall Auto Alaska hired John Guintu as its Community Relations Manager. In his new role, Guintu is responsible for managing the organization’s community engagement initiatives and charitable giving.
Winnebago Industries has announced that Great Alaskan Holidays has earned both their 2019 Flying W Award, as well as their 2019 Partners in Excellence Award.
The Women, Infants, and Children public health nutrition program is now offering Anchorage families a new way to shop for WIC benefits using an electronic benefit transaction card.
Governor Michael Dunleavy signed Senate Bill 16 which expands license types under Title 4 of the state’s alcohol license laws. This bill allows alcohol service in areas that had previously operated under a recreational site license before the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board denied licenses they deemed to be operating contrary to state law.
Four Alaskan artisans are taking their incredible talent and combining it with savvy business sense in a way that adds to the local economy and gives tourists and residents alike the opportunity to buy amazing—wearable—works of art.
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Bering Straits Native Corporation has grown as a company in large part because the leadership driving the company has grown and evolved. President and CEO Gail R. Schubert is an original BSNC shareholder, an Inupiaq Eskimo born and raised in Unalakleet.
The Alaska Native Justice Center is one of six organizations nationwide to be honored with the 2019 Paul H. Chapman Award from the Foundation for the Improvement of Justice.
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Out of the Mine and into the Smelter
Mining has long been a key fixture of Alaska’s economy. On a small scale, people flock to the 49th state to tour different operations. Kennecott Mine was once a booming copper mining site and is now a National Historic Landmark, attracting tourists eager to visit the ghost town and get a feel of the Gold Rush era it once dominated.