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

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

Nearly $30 Billion in PPP, EIDL Funds Approved for Pacific Northwest Small Businesses, Nonprofits

SEATTLE – As part of economic relief efforts related to the Coronavirus pandemic, nearly $30 billion in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) funds have been approved for small businesses and nonprofits in the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Pacific Northwest Region serving Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. To put that in perspective, during the fiscal year 2019, … Continue reading "Nearly $30 Billion in PPP, EIDL Funds Approved for Pacific Northwest Small Businesses, Nonprofits" More

Seward CARES Act Funds Relief Program

CITY OF SEWARD                                                               July 24, 2020 RE: SEWARD CARES ACT RELIEF FUNDS PROGRAM OPENS JULY 27, 2020 Beginning on Monday, July 27, 2020, eligible business applicants may apply for a grant from the Seward Cares Act Relief Fund. The application period will be open from July 27, 2020 to August 17, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.. This … Continue reading "Seward CARES Act Funds Relief Program" 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

Room to Roam: The Roaming Root Feeds Fairbanks

Earlier this year, Erica Moeller celebrated the opening weekend of her rolling market, The Roaming Root: a made-in-Alaska-goods-and-Alaska-grown-produce-packed 1976 bus. Just two weekends later, the COVID-19 murmur became a pandemic, forcing Moeller to evaluate the next right thing for her business and community. Like so many business owners across the state, she grappled with the … Continue reading "Room to Roam: The Roaming Root Feeds Fairbanks" More