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Unwrap the Spirit of Alaska: BuyAlaska Launches Holiday Gift Guide Showcasing Local Treasures

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Unwrap the Spirit of Alaska: BuyAlaska Launches Holiday Gift Guide Showcasing Local Treasures Alaska, November 27, 2023 – BuyAlaska invites you to experience the magic of giving while supporting our vibrant Alaskan community

BuyAlaska 2023 Holiday Gift Guide: Explore the State!

When you choose to shop small, you directly contribute to the livelihoods of your neighbors, creating a network of interconnected businesses that strengthen the economic fabric of the community. This not only preserves Alaska’s unique

November 25 is Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday will be here before we know it! To celebrate, download your free Support Alaska’s Small Businesses heart graphic here (featured above). Explore the magic of supporting local businesses and discover unique holiday gifts that truly

BuyAlaska Holiday Gift Guide: Submissions Open!

It’s almost our favorite time of the year and you know what that means… the BuyAlaska Program is taking submissions for this year’s Holiday Gift Guide! This is always such a fun and helpful guide

Shopping Local & Alaskan Tourism Flourish Hand-in-Hand

Summer is finally here, and with the sunshine comes an influx of visitors to Alaska. This surge in tourism brings with it immense opportunities for local businesses, as travelers seek unique experiences and authentic souvenirs

BuyAlaska Celebrates and Supports Black Entrepreneurs

We are excited to offer the FIRST basic edition of the Alaska Black Business Directory. Support Alaskan Black- Owned Business and discover Black-owned business on

Amazing Holiday Gift Ideas – Shop Local

Gifts from local businesses are thoughtful, unique, and a great way to support our local economies. The BuyAlaska Holiday Gift Guide features inspired gift ideas from Alaska businesses. Get started on your local holiday shopping using the

March Update from the Alaska SBDC Executive Director

There’s a lot going on this month and almost all of it is good! The federal government passed another relief bill that will pump $1.9 trillion into the economy through existing programs like the PPP

It’s SBDC Day!

It’s #SBDCDay! Take a peek at what the Alaska Small Business Development Center has been up to in the last year. We’re looking forward to continuing to serve Alaska’s small business sector in the year

JEDC 2021 Innovation Summit April 7-9

The Juneau Economic Development Council 2021 Innovation Summit is going virtual this year on April 7-9.   The annual conference hosts a diverse array of talks, performances, and experiences designed to foster relationships and inspire

‘Buy Alaska’ makes the case for local resiliency, growth (KCAW)

“Katie Ashbaugh took over [managing the Alaska Small Business Development Center’s] BuyAlaska Program at the start of the pandemic in 2020 to retool the project toward a new goal: To educate and encourage the public

January Update from the Executive Director

Over the last few weeks, Alaskans have begun to see funding from the latest federal relief bill start to pour into the state. From individual payments of up to $600 per person to early-stage PPP

Introducing Katie Ashbaugh, BuyAlaska Program Manager

Katie Ashbaugh is the BuyAlaska Program Manager and is thrilled to be finding ways to promote Alaska’s small businesses and to encourage shopping local first. With a background in the natural sciences and sustainable forest

The BuyAlaska Directory is here!

You asked we listened! Our BuyAlaska program has launched a brand new statewide directory, and it’s as easy as 1-2-3 to sign up your business! Visit Sign up as a BuyAlaska Member for free