PPP Update & New FAQs

As of July 31, Alaska has received 11,597 Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans for a total of $1,278,375,015! Nationally, 5,083,585 loans have been approved for $521,385,950,607. There is currently $128,230,770,853 left in PPP funding. If you’re interested in applying, we can help, just send us an email or register to work with an advisor! SBA … Continue reading "PPP Update & New FAQs" More

Anchorage Mayor Signs Emergency Orders EO-15 & EO-13 v2

Mayor Signs Emergency Orders EO-15 and EO-13 v2 ANCHORAGE, ALASKA — Today, Mayor Ethan Berkowitz signed Emergency Order EO-15 to preserve the health and safety of the Municipality of Anchorage from COVID-19. Anchorage just experienced our worst week of the epidemic as measured by new cases, active cases, and cases per day. New local cases are being … Continue reading "Anchorage Mayor Signs Emergency Orders EO-15 & EO-13 v2" More

August 2nd – Salmonfest: Streaming for Bristol Bay

From our friends at Salmonfest: Join us on Sunday, August 2nd from 4-7 pm for Salmonfest: Streaming for Bristol Bay: Three hours of fish, fun, and music to celebrate and protect Bristol Bay – streamed to your habitats. While we’ve pressed pause on our annual migration to Ninilchik for Salmonfest, the government continues to fast-forward … Continue reading "August 2nd – Salmonfest: Streaming for Bristol Bay" More

An infusion of care keeps The Spice & Tea Exchange open during pandemic

On a regular summer day, The Spice & Tea Exchange’s door is open wide, with the aroma of spices, herbs, and teas inviting new and returning guests inside. Guests not only see the array of goods, but they enjoy smelling, touching, and sampling snacks, teas, seasonings, and more. With the arrival of COVID-19, the shopping … Continue reading "An infusion of care keeps The Spice & Tea Exchange open during pandemic" More

July Update from the Alaska SBDC Executive Director

Normally, July in Alaska is a time of frenetic activity and huge masses of visitors exploring the natural beauty of the state and taking advantage of our bountiful salmon runs. Unfortunately, this year is very much not a normal one. With the remaining potential cruise ships canceling their last late summer offerings, travel numbers at record lows, … Continue reading "July Update from the Alaska SBDC Executive Director" More

Davons’ Place: A House of Heart and Soul Food

Before his untimely death in 2014, Davon Mosley encouraged his mother-in-law-to-be, Khanesia Allen, to take her skill and passion for cooking and create her own business. She has done just that. With the support of Gathering AK in the Anchorage re:MADE building, guest chefs like Allen are featured during the week to share their specialized … Continue reading "Davons’ Place: A House of Heart and Soul Food" More

SBA Tools for Small Business Exporters & Global Supply Chains

SBA Tools for Small Business Exporters & Global Supply Chains June 30, 2020- 3:00pm EST (11:00 am AKST) Do you sell overseas or are you part of a global supply chain?  Is your company ready to take advantage of the growing opportunities that a re-opening global market can provide? The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) … Continue reading "SBA Tools for Small Business Exporters & Global Supply Chains" More

June 30 is Last Day SBA Can Approve PPP Loan Applications

One Week Left to Access More Than $128 Billion in Available Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Funds *As of June 20, the SBA has approved more than 4.6 million PPP loans valued at nearly $515 billion. For Alaska, that is 10,523 loans for $1.2 billion There is one week left for small businesses, nonprofits, independent contractors, … Continue reading "June 30 is Last Day SBA Can Approve PPP Loan Applications" More

SBA & Treasury Announce New EZ/Revised Full Forgiveness Applications for the PPP

WASHINGTON—Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, posted a revised, borrower-friendly Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness application implementing the PPP Flexibility Act of 2020, signed into law by President Trump on June 5, 2020.  In addition to revising the full forgiveness application, SBA also published a new … Continue reading "SBA & Treasury Announce New EZ/Revised Full Forgiveness Applications for the PPP" More