Level Up Your Granola

When life throws you carrots, sometimes you make granola. Megan Militello, founder and owner of Elevated Oats, recently celebrated her one-year anniversary of manufacturing delicious, colorful granola flavors, like Coconut Carrot Creamsicle, which forefronts carrots as a main ingredient. Elevated Oats also makes the chewy favorite Not Banana Bread, Dark and Salty (for the chocolate … Continue reading "Level Up Your Granola" More

Japan in Alaska

Alaska blueberry homemade marshmallows; matcha swiss roll with Alaska rhubarb mousse. Oishi Bakery in Fairbanks glistens with sugar and blooms with the loft of puff pastry. The bakery uses healthy, quality ingredients to create Japanese baked goods and entrees featuring Alaska ingredients. “Oishi” means delicious in Japanese and owner Shelly Jensen aims to uphold the … Continue reading "Japan in Alaska" More

Red Spruce inside Forbidden Peak Brewery

Last January, a global street-food eatery opened inside the Juneau taproom of Forbidden Peak Brewery. Founded by chef Lionel Udippa, Red Spruce AK offers a robust and flavorful rotating seasonal menu featuring a range of tastes and cuisines. When the coronavirus pandemic hit, Uddipa and his close-knit team had to roll up their sleeves and … Continue reading "Red Spruce inside Forbidden Peak Brewery" More

Highlighting Ropes Fitness, LLC

Ropes Fitness, LLC is a fitness boot camp and personal training business. Priced affordably and conveniently located inside the RED Strength gym, there is both space and equipment for a variety of exercises.  Combined with her love of training, owner Jannah Denham was inspired to start her own business after seeing and feeling results after … Continue reading "Highlighting Ropes Fitness, LLC" More

Spreading Love and Cream Cheese

Everything Bagels in Soldotna has kneaded, boiled, and baked their way to success, serving hand-rolled bagels, homemade spreads, sandwiches, and espresso to devoted bagel fans on the Kenai Peninsula since 2016. When the novel coronavirus pandemic shook the state, owners Pamela and Matthew Parker chose to close the dining area of their artisan bagel restaurant … Continue reading "Spreading Love and Cream Cheese" More

Highlighting Frosty Feet Running Company

Frosty Feet Running Company the only full-service and specialized walking and running shoe store in Fairbanks. Owner Stacy Fisk is an ultra-marathon runner which served her well in the start-up process for her business during a global pandemic. With several years of running a shoe department, serving as the Director for both the Equinox Marathon … Continue reading "Highlighting Frosty Feet Running Company" 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