Business success in a down economy with Spawn Ideas – KTVA Daybreak
Aug08

Business success in a down economy with Spawn Ideas – KTVA Daybreak

Alliance Member Karen King, CEO and President of Spawn Ideas, joined Daybreak on Thursday to give Alaska business owners tips on how to thrive in a struggling economy. Click here to see the full story.

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UMV Opens First Ever JBER Alternative to State DMV
Aug02

UMV Opens First Ever JBER Alternative to State DMV

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 1st, 2017 Contact: Melissa Cucullu 907-373-3681 ext. 2006 melissa@aktags.com   UMV Opens First Ever JBER Alternative to State DMV Military service members now have an on-base alternative to driving across Anchorage to the single State of Alaska DMV that serves the entire greater Municipality.  The new UMV, as it is appropriately named, takes the offerings of a State of Alaska DMV and changes the focus to You, the customer. “We are excited to have them here. This will ease the transition as our service members move state to state. This will be a win for our service members and their families,” said Colonel Daniel J. Knight, current Commander of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, at the ribbon cutting and opening ceremonies at the JBER Exchange. “I have always been a believer in what the private sector can do,” said Krista Gonder, owner and CEO of UMV.   Her vision is for rapid access to State of Alaska DMV services. This venture marks the fifth UMV location in Alaska, which has operated in Alaska since 2003.  Current locations of UMV offices are in South Anchorage, Midtown, Wasilla, Fairbanks and now JBER. For more information, visit their website at...

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Aspen Suites Hotel Sitka Now Open
Jul18

Aspen Suites Hotel Sitka Now Open

CONTACT: Carol Fraser July 18, 2017 Ph: 907-602-3766 Cfraser@aspenhotelsak.com The Aspen Suites Hotel in Sitka Alaska just opened its doors on Friday July 14th with 71 spacious suites in downtown Sitka. The Aspen is the sixth of its kind to be built in Alaska with other locations in Anchorage, Kenai, Soldotna, Haines and Juneau. “We are so excited to have our sixth Aspen Hotel in Sitka” says regional director of sales and marketing Carol Fraser. “The location within walking distance to the brand new Harrigan Centennial Hall will allow Sitka to bid on larger conferences bringing year-round business to this great city. With the addition of our hotel, we hope to also be a part of increasing the summer tourism and fishing business as well.” The Sitka Aspen’s suites are fully furnished with a full-sized refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, two-burner cooktop stove and all cooking and eating utensils. Complimentary WIFI, exercise room, and lobby coffee are also available. The hotel features two meeting rooms to accommodate meetings from 10 – 50. The Aspen Suites Hotel Sitka will be open year-round and will be employing approximately 20 local Alaskans. *** About Aspen Hotels of Alaska The Aspen Hotel chain first started in 1999 with the opening of the Valdez Aspen Hotel. Additional hotels were built in Fairbanks, Juneau, Soldotna and Anchorage. The hotel chain (with the exception of Soldotna) was sold in 2003 to Extended Stay Hotels. In 2008, development continued and the Aspen built another hotel in Juneau, Kenai, Anchorage, Haines and now the hotel in Sitka is their sixth in the state of Alaska. Reservations can be made by calling the statewide sales office at 907.258.0006 or by email of:...

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Tesoro and Western Refining to become Andeavor
Jun05

Tesoro and Western Refining to become Andeavor

Tesoro and Western Refining to become Andeavor On June 1, Tesoro closed the acquisition of Western Refining which brings us to 1.1 million barrels of refining capacity, more than 3,000 retail stations and 13,000 employees. By continuing to expand our geographic footprint, and optimizing our combined portfolio, we have become a stronger, more integrated organization that’s better positioned to bring shared value to you – our valued stakeholders. On August 1, we will be adopting a new Company name to reflect the Company that we have become over the past several years. Our new name will be Andeavor reflected with a new logo to mark the next phase of our journey to deliver ever greater value to all our stakeholders. To read the Fact Sheet about the change, click...

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Bob Cox to lead Bristol Bay Industrial Fuels
Jun05

Bob Cox to lead Bristol Bay Industrial Fuels

Bob Cox to lead Bristol Bay Industrial Fuels Anchorage, AK – Bristol Bay Industrial, LLC is pleased to announce the appointment of Bob Cox as president and chief executive officer of its newly formed member company, Bristol Bay Industrial Fuels, effective May 30, 2017. Cox is a 22 year veteran of the downstream fuel industry, having held senior management positions at Crowley Fuels and Petro Marine Services. In his new role, Cox will have executive oversight of BBI member companies, Bristol Alliance Fuels and PetroCard, and will be responsible for developing and executing a strategic plan to grow BBI’s fuels sales and distribution. Click here to read the full...

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The McDowell Group: The Role of the Oil & Gas Industry in Alaska’s Economy
Jun01

The McDowell Group: The Role of the Oil & Gas Industry in Alaska’s Economy

Click here to read the McDowell Group’s presentation at the Alaska Oil & Gas Association’s annual conference.

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