Holiday Closure 12/21 – 1/3

In alignment with the University of Alaska’s holiday schedule, Alaska SBDC centers will be closed beginning Monday, December 21, and will resume regular operations on Monday, January 4.  We will check and respond to your email as quickly as possible upon our return. In the meantime, you may find these resources helpful:  COVID-19 Resource page: … Continue reading "Holiday Closure 12/21 – 1/3" More

Highlighting Elevate Wellness Center

Elevate Wellness Center is the first in Fairbanks to introduce multiple innovative options in one space. Services include IV nutrition, Prolon cellular reset, float, heat, and light therapies, and mediation and coaching support that can help Alaskans struggling with poor sleep, low energy, and high stress. During such a challenging year, these services are more … Continue reading "Highlighting Elevate Wellness Center" More

December Update from the Executive Director

The holidays are finally upon us and this year I think we could all use a little extra cheer, so I’ll start out with some good news. For starters, 2020 is finally limping its way to the finish line and while there are no guarantees that 2021 won’t throw us some curveballs, all indications so … Continue reading "December Update from the Executive Director" More

MOA Announced 3rd Round of Small Business Relief Grants

On Friday, December 11, 2020, the Municipality of Anchorage announced the third round of the Small Business Relief Grant program. Applications will open on Friday, December 18, 2020, and close on January 11, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. You can read the full press release here: MOA Announced 3rd Small Business Relief Grants Administered by Cook … Continue reading "MOA Announced 3rd Round of Small Business Relief Grants" More

Small Business Saturday is Nov 28!

Tomorrow is #SmallBusinessSaturday! We encourage you to shop locally – either virtually or safely in person – and #LiftUpLocal. Jeremy Field, SBA Pacific Northwest Regional Administrator shared, “Last year, Small Business Saturday spending hit a record high of $19.6 billion from an estimated 110 million shoppers nationwide. Our holiday spending – at whatever level our … Continue reading "Small Business Saturday is Nov 28!" More

MUNI OF ANCHORAGE – EO-16 takes effect for the month of December

BREAKING: Municipality of Anchorage will undergo another “hunker down” emergency order for the month of December. With rising COVID-19 cases, the Municipality of Anchorage will hunker down once again. Under Acting Mayor Austin Quinn-Davidson, Emergency Order 16 (EO-16) will go into effect on December 1, 2020 – January 1, 2021. You may reach the Mayor’s … Continue reading "MUNI OF ANCHORAGE – EO-16 takes effect for the month of December" More

Thanksgiving Closure: Nov 26 & 27

Our offices will be closed on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. We will be in touch upon our return on Monday, November 30th, and look forward to connecting at that time. Just a note – Small Business Saturday is happening on November 28th! We encourage you to … Continue reading "Thanksgiving Closure: Nov 26 & 27" More

Highlighting Little Alaskan

The Little Alaskan boutique is family-owned and operated in Kenai, Alaska. Founded on the idea that children’s clothing can be trendy, comfortable, and affordable, Little Alaskan strives for the intentional curation of unique toys, coveted baby items, meaningful accessories, and high-quality clothing from newborn to size 10. From day-to-day clothing, special occasions, and gifts, Little … Continue reading "Highlighting Little Alaskan" More

Shopping Small for 2020 Holiday Season Needed More Than Ever

By Jeremy Field SBA Pacific Northwest Regional Administrator It’s no secret that the Coronavirus pandemic has made a huge impact on how Pacific Northwest retailers and restaurants operate. With additional restrictions implemented at the start of the holiday season as cases surge, it’s another challenge for local small businesses. But that’s where we as a community … Continue reading "Shopping Small for 2020 Holiday Season Needed More Than Ever" More