Choose Anchorage: A Framework for Revitalization is the result of an 11-month planning process that engaged
numerous individuals and organizations in the community. The effort was coordinated through AEDC and guided
by a volunteer 20-member steering committee. The planning process was conducted in three phases: discovery,
opportunity, and implementation.
Oct. 20, 2022
JUNEAU — The Alaska minimum wage will increase from $10.34 to $10.85 in 2023. Voters passed a ballot initiative in 2014 to adjust the minimum wage annually for inflation.
Alaska Statute 23.10.065(a) requires the Alaska minimum wage to be adjusted using the Consumer Price Index for urban consumers in the Anchorage metropolitan area (Anchorage CPI-U) for the preceding calendar year. The Anchorage CPI-U increased 4.9 percent in 2021. As a result, the minimum wage will rise from $10.34 to $10.85 effective Jan. 1, 2023.
The Alaska minimum wage applies to all hours worked in a pay period, regardless of how the employee is paid — whether by time, piece, commission or otherwise. All actual hours worked in a pay period multiplied by the Alaska minimum wage is the very least an employee can be compensated by an employer unless the employer can clearly show that a specific exemption exists.
Restaurant disaster relief fund
If your restaurant is experiencing hardship due to a federally declared natural disaster, has 3 stores or fewer, employs fewer than 50 employees per location, and has revenues of $3M or less per location in the last 12 months, you might be eligible for a DoorDash $10K relief grant through the Restaurant Disaster Relief Fund, in partnership with Hello Alice. Apply today at doordash.helloalice.com.
Alaska Hospitality Retailers, United Way of Anchorage, and the Municipality of Anchorage are happy to continue the “Restaurant Hunger Relief Program,” a meals food program.
Applications for the Restaurant Hunger Relief Program are now CLOSED. Thanks to everyone who applied.
A lottery will select 12 restaurants on Thursday, December 1 at 1:30 p.m. and the location is TBA.
The new program will begin on Monday, December 12, 2022.
Thank you for your interest in helping your community! This program is designed to contract with Anchorage-based restaurants to prepare meals for local underserved communities. This is an opportunity to support both the service industry and those who are experiencing food insecurity.
We are saddened by the loss of John Ivanoff of Time Out Lounge here in Anchorage.
We all loved and respected John. He was Alaska Hospitality Retailer’s board secretary, founder, leader, and a tremendous supporter of our association.
John was family to all of us at Alaska Hospitality Retailers. His legacy in our association will continue through his family. Thoughts and prayers to his family at this time.
US Treasury awards Alaska nearly $60M in small business funding
[Alaska News Source]
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) – The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced Tuesday that Alaska is among 11 states to be approved for the most recent round of State Small Business Credit Initiative funding.
According to a press release from the treasury, Alaska is set to receive $59.9 million in SSBCI monies that will be directed to lenders in order to provide opportunities for commercial fishing, mariculture, tourism, manufacturing, and other industries. The release said that Alaska’s funding will be split up into four programs.
Alaska Hospitality Retailers, United Way of Anchorage, and the Municipality of Anchorage are happy to announce the continuation of the “Restaurant Hunger Relief Program,” a meals food program. If you have already participated in a prior round, you are still required to apply.
Applications will open on Monday, October 17 at 9:00 a.m. AK Time and close Monday, October 24 at 5:00 p.m. AK Time. A lottery will select 12 restaurants on Thursday, December 1 at 1:30 p.m. and location is TBA. The new program will begin on Monday, December 12, 2022.
Stay tuned for further information!
Anchorage, AK – Today, Mayor Dave Bronson announced the creation of “Project Anchorage,” a taskforce of business, civic, and community leaders who will help devise strategies and ideas to make Anchorage a more attractive place for tourists to visit, businesses to invest, and residents to live. The 11-member taskforce will play a critical role in developing policy recommendations that will help enhance Anchorage’s economy and livability in the years to come.