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Highlighting Steller Botanical Health

In Gustavus, Alaska you can get farm-fresh cabbage, local fermented and aged berries, apple cider vinegar, a custom herbal formula tailored to your specific body and ailment, and bodywork therapy all in one place! Small

Highlighting Twisted Root Market

Opening in 2018 as a specialty marketplace for difficult-to-find food and goods, Twisted Root Market owner and founder, Sierra Roland, centered the store on her experience as a health coach and nutritionist. With the goal

Highlighting Wares by Maegan

Wares by Maegan: Intentional Art for Your Space Wares By Maegan is a home-based macramé and craft business owned by Maegan and Steven Lundy in Fairbanks, Alaska. Maegan has created her own niche by bringing

Highlighting Wares by Maegan

Wares By Maegan is a home-based macramé and craft business owned by Maegan and Steven Lundy in Fairbanks, Alaska. Maegan has created her own niche by bringing her love for the Alaskan wilderness to her

Highlighting Surreel Saltwaters

Surreel Saltwaters: For All Your Halibut and Salmon Adventures Hope and Charlie Upicksoun and their daughter Avilu (their 10-year-old exuberant little captain) are experienced Alaskan Native deep-sea fishing guides out of Valdez. Avilu is a seasoned 3rd-year deckhand

Have Your Aurora and Eat It Too

Traffic in Los Angeles was too much for Jae Shim and his wife Ingrid, a trained chocolatier and pastry chef who worked in high-end hotels in Beverly Hills. A typical hotel pastry kitchen, Jae says,

Highlighting Three Wolves Den in Hoonah

The impact of the coronavirus has been felt on every level across the state this year. Coupled with facing business development challenges due to the rurality of the community of Hoonah located on Chichagof Island,

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

Highlighting Always Be Swooping

Always Be Swooping: Wear Boldly & Drink Wisely Bras, bitters, and bodysuits; at first an unlikely trio, but in actuality, a flawless combination. Always Be Swooping is committed to creating unique, small-batch, and Alaskan items

Waffles First… and Next the World

Derrick Green of Waffles and Whatnot doesn’t think small. “At some point I said my mission statement was to go to war with the industrial food complex for the health of the country.” His mission

Highlighting Passages Alaska

Klawock, Alaska is home to Passages Alaska, an adventure and wilderness-based therapy program for adults that launched in the spring of 2020. Owner and Clinical Director Sean Tomkinson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who

Highlighting Marketing 49, LLC

Melissa Schoenwether is the creative mind behind Marketing 49, LLC in Kodiak, AK. Implementing everything she has learned and applied over the last twelve years allows Schoenwether to add a depth of experience to her

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

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

Highlighting Interior Trails

After 13 seasons with federal trail crews in Montana and Alaska, Gabe Travis and Christine Byl were ready to leave federal employment in 2008 and start their own small business offering trail-related services to the

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

Eat the Seasons: Wild Scoops whips up local flavor

“If I don’t do it, somebody else will.” Sometimes the thought of a missed opportunity is enough to push something from idea to reality. Elissa Brown, co-owner with Chris Pike of Wild Scoops in Anchorage,

Highlighting Out to Sea Expedition Co.

Let’s go Out to Sea Founded in 2019 by Ketchikan locals Eric Lunde and Delaney Murphy, Out to Sea Expedition Company’s mission is to explore our world with an adventurous spirit in a sustainable way.

Highlighting Kicksled Alaska

Inspired by the desire to get outdoors during the wintertime with their baby and needing a mode of outdoor-transportation smoother than their stroller, Valerie and Brennan Walsh turned to their used kicksled. Kicksledding provides great

Highlighting Salmon River Sportfishing

Salmon River Sportfishing Natalie Vaz owns the only freshwater fishing guide service in Gustavus, Alaska, the “gateway” to Glacier Bay National Park. In addition, to fly fishing and spin fishing, she also guides river kayaking,