Six outstanding Alaska business leaders will join the Alaska Business Hall of Fame at the annual Junior Achievement recognition event in January.
Thousands of area students are back in school to learn the “three R’s”—Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic. But there is a fourth “R” that many students may be missing out on, and that’s “Relevance” as it relates to what they are learning in school and how it will apply later in life.
Milton W. Odom came to Alaska as an ambitious young traveling salesman and built Odom Corp., one of the state’s leading wholesale distributors of meats, produce, soft drinks, and liquor.
As children, there never was any amount of doubt that Bill, Jim, and John Odom would work in the family business.
On October 25, 2018, we visited the offices of Alaska Business. We were curious about how a magazine operates and what we would need to do to prepare ourselves for a future in journalism in Alaska.
Richard Strutz has always valued people over dollars. That mindset helped him work his way up through the ranks of the National Bank of Alaska (NBA), from teller to president.
John Binkley has had long and varied involvement in different businesses in the Last Frontier.
Rick Morrison entered the world of business at the tender age of five, when he went door to door charging a 5 cent “delivery fee” for free-sample bottles of Tang.
Growing up, Connie Yoshimura had no role models to look up to—so she became her own.