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Glenn Newkirk PR FINALArctic IT Appoints Glenn Newkirk to Sales Team

Published February 22, 2017

Arctic Information Technology (Arctic IT), the award-winning managed services provider in Alaska, announces the addition of Glenn Newkirk to its Platform and Infrastructure sales team. In this role, Newkirk will apply his passion for technology and his customer-first philosophy to further the growth of TotalCare by Arctic IT, the company’s managed services offering.

“Arctic IT has a reputation for excellence,” said Mark Mathis, senior account executive at Arctic IT. “Glenn’s experience in sales and dedication to providing best-in-class service and solutions to his clients will be an asset to our team.”

Glenn adds more than 25 years of experience in sales and marketing to Arctic IT. After many years at several high-profile food and beverage distributors, Glenn shift his focus to the IT industry; taking a position with a multi-national technology company. He has his bachelor of science from the University of Alaska Anchorage, and serves the community by volunteering as a YMCA basketball coach.

 


 

BruceHellenPressRelease FINALArctic IT Appoints Bruce Hellen as President

Published February 14, 2017

Arctic Information Technology (Arctic IT), the award-winning top managed services provider in Alaska, has appointed Bruce Hellen as president. In this role, Hellen will apply his passions for technology and business development to build upon the company’s position as a market leader in tribal, federal, and managed services technologies. Arctic IT is an 8(a) small business and a wholly owned subsidiary of Doyon Government Group (DGG).

“We are pleased to have Bruce join the Arctic IT team,” said Julie Morman, senior vice president and chief operating officer, Doyon, Limited. “His experience and leadership are tremendous assets, and we look forward to continued successful business results under his guidance.”

Hellen served for 24 years in the United State Air Force. After retiring in 2010 as a Colonel, he entered the private sector as the director of business practices for a $1.5 billion company, primarily focusing on marketing, sales, and branding strategies. Next, he led a major RFID research and development project, resulting in multiple patents and international recognition as the world’s number one RFID implementation program in 2015. Hellen has led multiple organizations of various sizes throughout his military and private sector careers, ranging from small teams to large organizations.

“I look forward to working with the talented and passionate team at Arctic IT. I am committed to the pursuit of excellence in providing IT solutions to our customers with world-class service and support,” said Bruce Hellen, president of Arctic IT.

 


 

Anchorage Comprehensive Economic Development Survey

Published February 14, 2017

Help us shape Anchorage’s economic future. Take the CEDS survey and share it with others: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ANCHCEDS

What: AEDC will be conducting a survey, holding public and industry forums and collecting community feedback to develop a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) document. This is the first-ever effort to engage residents and public and private partners within the Municipality of Anchorage to inform and guide the Municipality’s economic future.

When: The survey will be open until February 28th, 2017.

How: Take the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ANCHCEDS

Where: The survey is open to residents of the Municipality of Anchorage (MOA boundaries start north at Eklutna Valley and end south at Portage). Anchorage Bowl neighborhood map | Eagle River/Eklutna neighborhood map | Turnagain Arm neighborhood map

Why: To help create a more resilient economy by involving every member of our community, the final plan will help guide economic development in Anchorage for the next five years.

Who: YOU! You and every resident within the Municipality of Anchorage can affect positive change through this process. Help AEDC, in partnership with the Municipality of Anchorage and with sponsorship from the Port of Anchorage and Northrim Bank, shape Anchorage’s economic future.

 


 

China as Number One: So What?

Published February 1, 2017

Join the Alaska World Affairs Council on Friday, April 28th from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM at the Anchorage Hilton for an engaging program titled “China as Number One: So What?” featuring speaker Damien Ma. Ma is a widely circulated author and expert on the Chinese economy. He is currently Fellow and Associate Director of the Think Tank at the Paulson Institute, and has previously served as lead analyst on China and Mongolia at the Eurasia Group, the political risk research and advisory firm. Ma argues that China’s growth in the next decade will constrain it, and seeks to illuminate the complex truth about modern-day China and its probable future. Doors open at 11:30. This event is open to the public, tickets start at $15 per person with complimentary admission available to current students and active-duty military personnel. For more information and registration, visit: http://www.alaskaworldaffairs.org/

 


 

SBA Loan Briefing: How the SBA Guaranty Loan Program Works

Published February 14, 2017

This seminar will give current or prospective small business owners insight into the SBA Guaranty Loan Program and the criteria used by loan officers to evaluate a loan request.

When: Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 2-3 pm

Where: Small Business Development Center (SBDC) (201 N. Lucille St., Suite 2A Wasilla)

This Briefing will also be available by webinar.Please contact Nelida Irvine at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for instructions. This event is free and open to the public.  Seating is limited.  For more information and to RSVP click here.

For questions contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We hope you can make it!

 


 

Sheila Watt-Cloutier on "The Right to be Cold: One Woman's Story of Protecting Her Culture, the Arctic and the Whole Planet"

Published February 1, 2017

Join the Alaska World Affairs Council on Friday, April 7th from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM at the Anchorage Hilton for an enlightening program titled “The Right to be Cold: One Woman’s Story of Protecting her Culture, the Arctic and the Whole Planet” featuring Nobel Peace Prize nominee, activist, and global leader Sheila Watt-Cloutier. Watt-Cloutier has been recognized for her outstanding work showing the impact of climate change on human rights in the Arctic. There will be a special introduction by Dr.Dalee Sambo Dorough, Associate Professor at ISER at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear a world-renowned speaker on issues of key importance! Doors open at 11:30. This event is open to the public, tickets start at $15 per person with complimentary admission available to current students and active-duty military personnel. For more information and registration, visit: http://www.alaskaworldaffairs.org/

 


 

Arab Fall: How the Muslim Brotherhood Won and Lost Egypt in 891 Days

Published February 1, 2017

Join the Alaska World Affairs Council on Friday, March 31st from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM at the Anchorage Hilton for an engaging program on “Arab Fall: How the Muslim Brotherhood Won and Lost Egypt in 891 Days” featuring Egyptian politics expert Eric Trager. Trager has been living in and studying Egypt since 2006 and his book (which shares the title of this program) argues that the very reasons for the Muslim Brotherhood’s heady rise to power also contributed to its precipitous demise. Don’t miss this insightful discussion of Middle Eastern politics! Doors open at 11:30. This event is open to the public, tickets start at $15 per person with complimentary admission available to current students and active-duty military personnel. For more information and registration, visit: http://www.alaskaworldaffairs.org/

 


 

Going Undercover in North Korea

Published February 1, 2017

Join the Alaska World Affairs Council on Friday, March 3rd from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM at Bear Tooth Theatre for an exciting program titled “Going Undercover in North Korea” featuring American investigative journalist and covert operative Suki Kim. Kim is the only writer ever to go live undercover in North Korea, and is the author of Without You, there is no Us: Undercover among the Sons of North Korea’s Elite. Kim has been teaching the sons of elite North Korean officials since the early 2000’s, and has gleaned extraordinary insight into the psychology of the country’s future leadership through her activities. Doors open at 11:30. This event is open to the public, tickets start at $10 per person. For more information and registration, visit: http://www.alaskaworldaffairs.org/

 


 

Alaska Territorial Cavalry at Fur Rondy

Published January 24, 2017

Alaska Territorial Cavalry (Motorized), ATC(M), is a group of 144 Alaskans organized to support activities helpful to the acquisition, collection, possession, display, exhibition, preservation, and use of historic military vehicles and accessories by responsible collectors, owners, mechanics, and other interested persons. Plan to visit the collection at the 2017 Anchorage Fur Rondy on Saturday, February 25 from 9am to 5pm and Sunday, February 26 from 9am to 4pm. The Anchorage Chrysler Dodge RAM Center (2601 East 5th Avenue) graciously allows us to fill the mechanics bays.

 


 

Services from SBA & Native PTAC

Published January 24, 2017

Informative session on the programs and services provided through the Small Business Administration and Native Procurement Technical Assistance Center. Learn what these two organizations offer that can assist small businesses to start, grow and expand, and getting your business connected with federal government contracts. SBA's Charles Niemann and Native PTAC's Tina Long will present at the Small Business Development Center 201 N Lucille St, Ste 2A in Wasilla from 10am to Noon. Seating is limited so register today! https://sba-nativeptac-programs.eventbrite.com.

 


 

First Friday with SBA

Published January 3, 2017


Your business is registered in SAM and may qualify or already have a socio-economic contracting certification. So why aren't you getting federal contracts? Come learn about federal government contracting opportunities using various federal data bases. And hear from former JBER contracting officer, Melissa Blair as she reveals tips to search for procurement opportunities and responding to solicitations. The more you know, the better your chances of securing a federal government contract! Register: https://marketing2government.eventbrite.com POC: Clark Bihag / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 907-271-4850.


 

Kumin project selected as 6th most beautiful hospital in U.S.

Published October 26, 2016

Norton Sound Regional Hospital was voted 6th most beautiful hospital in the U.S. during Soliant Health’s 8th annual “Most Beautiful Hospitals” competition. Kumin was Architect of Record, with Mahlum of Seattle as medical planner. The voting shows a high degree of current/former employee satisfaction with the hospital's beauty and functionality. Also evident is a strong sense of community pride in the facility. The new hospital features stunning views of the surrounding tundra, Alaskan native artwork, and state of the art comprehensive healthcare for the Norton Sound region.

 


 

Hire East High School Students

Published October 26, 2016

Do you need music for your event? The East High School Orchestra program's Symphonic ensemble is available for special performances. Our students are wonderful, mature students who are eager to play and earn money to finance our group trip to work with the Orchestra program at the University of Hawaii in March of 2018. All contributions for student players go directly to the performing students trip expenses and the Orchestra program. For more information, please contact Janeen Wilkins, Orchestra Director at (907) 575-1789 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 


 

EasyPark Offers Parking Amenities To Downtown Anchorage Parkers

Published September 20, 2016

EasyPark announces the launch of downtown Anchorage’s first parking Amenities Program. All guests in downtown Anchorage that park in any EasyPark garage or surface lot will have the option of utilizing free services such as personal escort to their vehicle, tire inflation and battery jump starts. EasyPark’s Amenities Program is available 7 days per week from 5am-midnight through our central dispatch center. For those that require any of these services, just call or text the dispatch number 297-4471.

 


 

 

 

 

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