Started on January 30, 1922, as The First National Bank of Anchorage inside a furniture store at 4th Avenue and G Street, FNBA has grown and prospered over the last century while other banks have fallen by the wayside or been absorbed by larger institutions.
Alaska Business’ Corporate 100 Special Section is an annual recognition that people drive business; the state’s five largest private employers have learned that focusing on their employees is key to finding success.
“We have had no disruptions or slowdowns during the COVID pandemic—and that is a testament to our employees who understand this responsibility, who care about what they do every day,” says Span Alaska then-President Tom Souply.
If there is one company that can support industry across the board, it is Fairweather. What began as a weather observation provider for aviators supporting remote industry sites has grown to include an entire array of services for Alaska’s resource developers.
Founder and owner Bill Hoople speaks to the good people and good timing that lead to decades of success for HC Contractors, based in Fairbanks.
According to Hecla Greens Creek’s General Manager and Hecla VP Brian Erickson, the mine is unique as it’s the only US mine permitted to operate within a national monument. “That means our safety and environmental record must be among the best in the world right now,” Erickson says.
The top five this year—Providence Health & Services Alaska; Trident Seafood Corporation; Princess Cruises, Holland America Line & Seabourn; Arctic Slope Regional Corporation (ASRC); and NANA—are representative of some of the brightest industries in Alaska’s economy.
Bev Crum has worked at PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center for more than forty years.