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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.

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The Marx Bros. Café

The Marx Bros. Café

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.

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Bazaars

Bazaars

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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National Cooperative Bank

Calista Corporation

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AFF Global Logistics

Avis Alaska

Siemens

Thomas Head & Greisen, PC

Alaska Safety Alliance

Lynden Inc.

RISQ Consulting

Alaska Business Magazine February 2020 cover

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The Art of Architecture

February 2020

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.