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Small businesses make up the majority of business both in Alaska and nationwide. Alaska Business provides coverage of established small businesses as well as offers expert insight into how to improve upon business operations or even get a small business loan with the help of organizations such as the Small Business Administration and Alaska Small Business Development Centers, among others.

Latest Small Business News

The Roaming Root Cellar Wins Golden Carrot Award

The Roaming Root Cellar Wins Golden Carrot Award

A small business in Fairbanks that grew from a bus to a storefront in a year has won the 2021 Golden Carrot award from the Alaska Department of Natural Resources in recognition of its Alaska Grown display creativity, support of Alaska Grown small businesses, and success during the fifth annual “Alaska Grown $5 Challenge” campaign.

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Startup Week Brings Entrepreneurs Together

Startup Week Brings Entrepreneurs Together

The 2021 Techstars Alaska Startup Week concluded November 12 following five days of programming that drew over 600 attendees from myriad industries and communities across Alaska. Over 60 free events—from business open houses to panel discussions—were offered, featuring the expertise of local entrepreneurs, investors, nonprofit leaders, policymakers, and startup ecosystem builders.

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Spotlight Business Profiles

Calista Corporation
Fountainhead Hotels
JEFFCO Grounds Maintenance
Personnel Plus
Avis Alaska
Altman, Rogers & Co.
Lynden Inc.
American Marketing Association Alaska Chapter
Thomas Head & Greisen, PC
National Cooperative Bank
Doyon, Limited
TorcSill Foundations

Northwest IMPACT

Leonardo DRS
Alaska Business Magazine December 2021 cover

In This Issue

Voices of Healthcare: Professional Perspectives

December 2021

"I think there’s been a change in culture, and I think Alaska has been a little bit more progressive in promoting women,” says Ella Goss, CEO of Providence Alaska Medical Center (PAMC). Goss started working at Anchorage’s largest hospital in 1997 as an ER nurse and rose through the ranks of management. Providence has intentionally promoted female leaders from within, she says, developing their potential because the talent pool in Alaska is so small due to the state’s population.