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The US Small Business Administration Alaska District Office has extended the deadline for accepting nominations for its local 2020 Small Business Week Awards to March 18.
Marx Bros. Café is an icon in the Anchorage dining scene, which is a result of both their long history of quality and their ongoing drive to innovate and surprise. Co-owners Richard “Van” Hale and Jack Amon are part of the 2020 class of laureates inducted into the Alaska Business Hall of Fame.
Factor[e] Ventures closed a deal with 60Hertz, the first maintenance management software designed specifically for people managing remote energy assets such as microgrids.
The Juneau Economic Development Council is looking for five Alaskan entrepreneurs to compete in its Pitch Contest, and thirty presenters of “Innovation Shorts” to be featured in the ninth annual Innovation Summit February 26 and 27.
Here’s the thing: there may be those of us who plan our holiday shopping far ahead of time, stashing exactly the right gifts away months in advance, never worrying about if something is in stock or if the gift is exactly right.
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Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska is pleased to announce the promotion of John Hawkins Jr. to Tribal Transportation Manager.
The Kuskokwim Corporation (TKC) shareholder Andrea Gusty has been selected as the corporation’s next President and CEO. “This was a big decision and not one that we took lightly,” says Board Chair Dunia Morgan.
As part of its new investment into Alaska’s seafood industry, Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) has hired Amy Humphreys as President and CEO and BBNC...
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The Art of Architecture
Architects often find themselves facing something of a chicken and egg dilemma. When it comes to design, what takes precedence—form or function?
“It’s a great question, and it’s probably a loaded question,” says David McVeigh, president of RIM Architects. “You can ask ten different architects and get ten different answers.”
Many of the factors that influence those answers land outside the architect’s control. The client’s vision for the building, its location and intended use, the project budget, and whether the design must conform to specific guidelines are all details the architect must consider when determining how much emphasis to place on aesthetics and how much on function.