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Thursday, April 08, 2021
FedEx Express announced today that it is adding a new, permanent night shift to its operations at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC).  “FedEx Express is adding a second shift to sort import cargo at the Anchorage International Airport and is looking to fill 230 positions,” said Dale Shaw, Managing Director for FedEx Express in Alaska and Hawaii.  "This is great news from one of ...read more
Categories: Members, Human Interest, Economic, Community, Press Release
Tuesday, April 06, 2021
Spring Acupuncture & Wellness Clinic Are you fatigued?  Feeling stressed?  Have you noticed changes in your physical and/or mental wellbeing?  It’s time to Center yourself.  The Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, Snow Blossom Acupuncture LLC - Wellness & Float Center and Live Breathe Alaska have partnered together to provide the benefits of Acupuncture & Qigong to Alaskans.This ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Human Interest, Press Release, Members, Events, Military/Veteran
Thursday, April 01, 2021
ANCHORAGE, Alaska—Changing the world through sport begins with community. Alaska USA Federal Credit Union is proud of its commitment to community in supporting Special Olympics Alaska with a donation of $20,000. Special Olympics Alaska’s mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Economic, Human Interest
Thursday, April 01, 2021
This April, we are giving you 30 ways in 30 days to support local Alaska businesses and our economy. If every Alaska household shifted $20 of their spending to local businesses instead of non-locally owned businesses, an estimated additional $103 million would stay and circulate through the Alaska economy. Small changes have a big impact and we want to help make it easy for you to ...read more
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Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Alaskans for Litter Prevention & Recycling (ALPAR) annual awards recognize companies, organizations or individuals that have made significant impact in litter prevention and recycling. They are intended to celebrate their achievements and commitment as well as provide inspiration for others. Award nomination procedures and criteria:  The applicant or project must be located/conducted in ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Members
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Call for Submissions: Connecting Through ArtA Mental Health Month Art Show   Alaska Behavioral Health, NAMI – Anchorage, and Out North are teaming up to host an art show in the month of May in celebration of Mental Health Month.   We value the power that comes with sharing one’s lived experiences and the connections that can be made in doing so. We also recognize that sharing an experience ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community, Events
Friday, March 26, 2021
“Metamorphosis” ANCHORAGE – The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professionals Group (YPG) is proud to host the first virtual Alaska Young Professionals Summit on April 16-17, 2021 via Whova, an award-winning event and conference app. This growing group is enthusiastic to reach even further across the state to develop Alaska’s workforce and prepare, motivate and inspire them to be better, ...read more
Categories: Events, Press Release, Members
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Anchorage Community Development Authority (ACDA), which oversees parking in downtown Anchorage and land redevelopment for the Municipality of Anchorage, has promoted Melinda Gant as its new Community Development & External Affairs Director. "Since 1996, ACDA’s Parking & Development departments have benefited from Ms. Gant’s vast business and educational experience, commitment to the community, ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, March 15, 2021
ANCHORAGE, Alaska--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 15, 2021-- Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALSK) (“Alaska Communications” or the “Company”) announced that, based on the preliminary voting results from a special meeting of stockholders held on Friday, March 12, 2021, Alaska Communications’ stockholders have approved the adoption of the previously announced merger agreement relating to ...read more
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Monday, March 15, 2021
U.S. Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, heads to Asia before US-China meeting In advance of the meeting later this week in Anchorage between U.S. and Chinese government officials, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and his delegation, stopped through Anchorage yesterday on their way to Japan and Korea for consultations with these American partners in Northeast Asia prior to the Anchorage ...read more
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Friday, March 12, 2021
March 12, 2021 – Anchorage, Alaska – Building on early fulfillment of its groundbreaking $16.5 billion Community Benefits Plan, KeyBank today announced it will increase its commitment to $40 billion. The investments will continue to focus on economic access and equity for underserved communities and populations. Launched in 2017, the National Community Benefits Plan surpassed its $16.5 billion ...read more
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Friday, March 12, 2021
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration announced extended deferment periods for all disaster loans, including the COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, until 2022.  All SBA disaster loans made in calendar year 2020, including COVID-19 EIDL, will have a first payment due date extended from 12-months to 24-months from the date of the note.All SBA disaster loans made in ...read more
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Friday, March 12, 2021
WASHINGTON - Upon President Biden signing the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 into law, the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Senior Advisor Michael Roth stated:  “The American Rescue Plan Act enables the SBA to continue to lift up the cornerstones of our communities; the mom-and-pop businesses and nonprofits that provide essential services for our everyday lives, hire from within ...read more
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Wednesday, March 10, 2021
A recent study found Anchorage residents consider homelessness to be a top issue the city must address, surpassing crime and public safety with 76% of locals labeling it a crisis or big problem. The professional study was commissioned by the local business community to gauge public interest, desire and determination to address homelessness. That study revealed Anchorage is ready to support ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
RIM Architects (RIM) is pleased to announce the launch of our newly designed website! It’s colorful, fresh, and vibrant! Several months in the making, the design was spearheaded by Sasha Sagan, our Senior Art Director. As a leader in design, RIM recognizes the importance of making information easily accessible for clients and associates. Our goal is a welcoming, user-friendly interface that ...read more
Categories: Members, Press Release
Wednesday, September 09, 2020
ANCHORAGE – Local gig economy workers have the support of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, with its board approving the development of the Anchorage Gig Economy Network and establishing a committee that will prioritize opportunities that foster growth for the budding economic sector. The chamber appointed Far North Fashion blogger Lesli Olson to its Board of Directors and to chair an ad hoc ...read more
Categories: Diversity & Inclusion, Members, Chamber, Press Release