“I saw a lot of opportunity to grow it, even though it was an established business, and it was one of those feel-good businesses where the public really embraces it and everyone feels like it’s theirs: it belongs to them, it’s their Bagoy’s,” says Chanda Mines, who owns the florist shop with her husband Randy.
“Every nonprofit in this state is nervous about the future. If we are going to recover, we will need more community support than ever. That means we need to defeat Ballot Measure 1,” says Flora Teo, president of Junior Achievement of Alaska.
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.
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.