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Go Global, Get Going, Get Paid - Anchorage

Published March 14, 2017

Lee Gibbs, U.S. Small Business Administration –Office of Int’l Trade; John Brislin, Export-Import Bank of the U.S.; and Debbie Franklin, U.S. Commercial Service-AK will be providing answers to your questions about exporting your small business product or services. Why export when I am already successful selling domestically? It's a big world, what country do I choose to business with? How do I know this is a legitimate buyer and sales opportunity? How do I get paid in a timely manner? I need greater capacity, what are my financing options? Is there a way to mitigate risk and ensure payment? SBA / Alaska District Office 420 L St. Ste 300, Anchorage AK 99501 FREE Contact Nelida Irvine 907-271-4027 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


 

Lead on, Aliy! Aliy Zirkle teams up with ANDVSA to help end violence in Alaska

Published March 7, 2017

Aliy_Zirkle_2017.jpgPopular Iditarod contender Aliy Zirkle has announced an effort to fund youth education and violence prevention programs designed to promote healthy, safe, and strong communities across Alaska.

Backed by sponsor Matson, Zirkle is partnering with Alaska Network on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault (ANDVSA) to support and expand youth programming statewide, including rural villages along the Iditarod route, communities Zirkle has come to know well over her years of racing.

“The support and care I’ve received in the villages over the years has been phenomenal,” Zirkle said. “I’ve been looking for a way to give back; and, if I can help get more kids involved in this program that strengthens their communities as well as themselves, it’ll be a start.”

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Spirit of Tomorrow Awards

Published March 6, 2017

Join us as School Business Partnerships celebrates successful collaborations. We will recognize several ASD schools and businesses with a Business Partner of Tomorrow award, given to a school and business that have developed a strong relationship for the benefit of students.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Dena'ina Convention Center, 3rd floor

For more information on tickets, sponsorships and hosting a student visit asdk12.org/sbp/spiritoftomorrowawards.

Please submit questions to Brenda Kincannon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 907-339-7278.

 


 

Veterans and Small Business - Start and Grow with SBA

Published February 27, 2017

Informative session to learn about SBA's programs and services to assist veterans. Presentation includes business loans, business counseling, and government contracting programs plus information on the Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business contract set-asides, Boots to Business program, and the Veterans Advantage loan program. Thursday, March 16 from 5:30 - 6:30pm at the Alaska PTAC / UAA Business Enterprise Institute / 1901 Bragaw Street, Suite 199 Anchorage 99508. Register: https://sba-veteran-programs.eventbrite.com For more info: Charles Niemann (907) 271-4841 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 


 

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.

 


 

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/

 


 

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/

 


 

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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