As one of Alaska’s most profitable and exciting industries, tourism is a vital part of Alaska Business coverage. From cruise operations in Southeast to Aurora viewing trips in the Interior, we provide businesses with the insight and economic forecasts needed to not just run a tourism business, but to run a successful, cutting-edge tourism operation.
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Snowmachining is a truly exciting way to experience Alaska’s backcountry with its towering mountain peaks silhouetted against an immense expanse of sky; unmatchable shades of blue captured in glacial ice; and networks of trails winding through thick forests and over frozen lakes.
Six outstanding Alaska business leaders will join the Alaska Business Hall of Fame at the annual Junior Achievement recognition event in January.
STG Incorporated recently completed the construction of a new bridge and walkway over the Brooks River in Katmai National Park and Preserve for the National Park Service.
Partnering with global surf forecasting site Surfline, Alaska will discount up to 30 percent off flights to and from Hawaii based on the height of forecasted waves around the islands.
Lake Clark National Park and Preserve Opens Second Public Use Cabin in Historic Prospector’s Log Home
Lake Clark National Park and Preserve recently opened its second public use cabin. The historic Joe Thompson cabin is at the base of the newly revitalized Portage Creek Trail on the north shore of Lake Clark about thirteen miles from Port Alsworth.
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The Alutiiq Museum is the 2019 recipient of Discover Kodiak’s Chinook Award, an honor recognizing a community contribution by a non-profit organization.
Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska (Tlingit & Haida) is pleased to welcome the new Tribal Child Support Attorney Brent Mulvaney.
TDX Corporation, announced that Tina Woods, PhD, has been appointed as Chief Administrative Officer. In her new role, Woods will be responsible for overall leadership of the TDX Support Services Center.
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The Marx Bros. Café
Jack Amon and Richard “Van” Hale opened the doors of the Marx Bros. Café on October 18, 1979; however, the two had already been partners in cuisine for some time, having created the Wednesday Night Gourmet Wine Tasting Society and Volleyball Team Which Now Meets on Sunday, a weekly evening of food and wine. It was actually the end of the weekly event that spurred the name of the restaurant: hours after its final service, Amon and Hale were hauling equipment and furnishings out of their old location and to their now-iconic building on Third Street, all while managing arguments about equipment ownership, a visit from the police, and quite a bit of wine. “If you’ve ever seen the movie ‘A Night at the Opera” starring the Marx Brothers, that’s what it was like,” Hale explains.