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Coinme and Coinstarannounced entrance into Alaska with the launch of fifteen bitcoin-enabled Coinstar kiosks located at select Carrs and Safeway grocery stores across the state
John Horjes announced that Diamond Grid is an approved vendor for Ace Hardware. “We are pleased to join Ace Hardware as a vendor to their many locations in the United States, Canada, and around the world,” said Horjes. “Our EDI system is currently ‘on-boarding’ with Ace, and we expect to be available for purchase within thirty days.”
The Shop Local Alaska Program is an online marketplace exclusively for Alaska businesses.
Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits (Southern Glazer’s) announced its appointment of Christina Reed to the role of Vice President & General Manager of Alaska.
The award recognizes the retailer’s marketing creativity and success during the fourth-annual “Alaska Grown $5 Challenge” campaign.
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50 Years of ANSCA
Fifty years ago, as the Watergate scandal swirled around then-President Richard Nixon, he signed into law the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA). It was the largest land claims settlement in the nation’s history and a stark departure from agreements forced on Tribes in the Lower 48.