Fannie Lou Hamer: A Warrior Who Never Backed Down

Fannie Lou Hamer: A Warrior Who Never Backed Down – A Hero for Civil Rights and Economic Equality BY JADE GREENE, MBA, PHR, SHRM-CP, NORTHERN AND RURAL BUSINESS ADVISOR On October 6, 1917, Fannie Lou Hamer was born in Montgomery County, Mississippi into a sharecropping family and spent much of her early years in the … Continue reading "Fannie Lou Hamer: A Warrior Who Never Backed Down" More

The Alaska SBDC is Joining The Eureka Space!

It’s official! The Alaska SBDC is joining The Eureka Space later this spring The Eureka Space is a shared office environment for local organizations that serve small business owners in Alaska. In The Eureka Space, you’ll be able to consult with a business attorney, work on financial planning, gain guidance on marketing and PR, take … Continue reading "The Alaska SBDC is Joining The Eureka Space!" More

Mary Jane Fate: Celebrating an Alaska Native leader

Mary Jane Fate: Celebrating an Alaska Native leader By Jennifer Adams, MBA, Rural Center Director Mary Jane Fate was Koyukon Athabascan from Rampart, Alaska who left a lasting impression on women in Alaska, especially Alaska Native women. Fate was one of the original Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act lobbyists and her work helped secure the … Continue reading "Mary Jane Fate: Celebrating an Alaska Native leader" More

Webinar Series: PPP Updates for Your Small Business

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has some key changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) which will be available for a limited amount of time to ensure America’s smallest businesses get exclusive access. If you are a small business owner with 20 employees or less or are self-employed; there is new information for you. Please … Continue reading "Webinar Series: PPP Updates for Your Small Business" More

Alaska State Commission for Human Rights (ASCHR) Resources

Here you will find Alaska State Commission for Human Rights (ASCHR) resources for Alaskan businesses and employees: Employee Sheet Employer Quick Facts Employer Discrimination Policy Tips General Employer Information-Discrimination COVID-19 Guide for Employers and Employees Disability and Reasonable Accommodation Guide Religious Discrimination & Reasonable Accommodations Guide ASCHR Contact Information: 800 A Street, Suite 204, Anchorage, … Continue reading "Alaska State Commission for Human Rights (ASCHR) Resources" More

Alaska SBDC and AEDC on PPP Changes

    A number of changes have been made to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) this week that the Alaska SBDC and Anchorage Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) want Alaskans to be aware of. Here’s what is new with an outline of available resources: Mom and Pop Businesses Prioritized (Vea el comunicado de prensa en español … Continue reading "Alaska SBDC and AEDC on PPP Changes" More

SubZero Heats Up

Perhaps it makes sense that a North Slope worker might have some thoughts about freeze drying. That was certainly the case for Monica Peck. When she’s home in Palmer instead of expediting up north, she and her big, outdoorsy family spend lots of time camping, hunting, and fishing. Seven years ago they started making freeze-dried … Continue reading "SubZero Heats Up" More

Captain Healy and the Art of Bridge Building

Captain Healy and the Art of Bridge Building By Jade Greene, MBA, PHR, SHRM-CP, Northern and Rural Business Advisor Captain Michael A. Healy has been recognized since the late 20th century as the first man of African American descent to command a ship of the United States government. His feats as a law enforcement officer, … Continue reading "Captain Healy and the Art of Bridge Building" More