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News from National Restaurant Association

Excerpted from the National Restaurant Association newsletter. For the full newsletter, click here.   Operators endure weaker business conditions The costs of goods restaurateurs need most have continued to accelerate, and according to a new survey released today by the National Restaurant Association, 46% of operators say business conditions are worse now than they were 3 months […]

How the Alcohol Tax is Spent

With the approval of Proposition 13 in April 2020, authorizing a 5% sales tax on the retail sales of alcoholic beverages, Anchorage has made a commitment to try a new approach to how our community responds to the emergencies today, and how it commits to the long-term well-being of future generations in Anchorage. Here is […]

OPINION: New investment will transform downtown Anchorage

By Bruce Bustamante, Michael Fredericks, Debbie Rinckey, Julie Saupe, Silvia Villamides and Bill Popp Along with flowers, orange cones and cranes are popping up as the construction season begins. For people like us who are lucky enough to be downtown on a daily basis, we have already been able to witness the dramatic change at […]

New Security Training for AKHR Members

Alaska Hospitality Retailers is pleased to announce a partnership, through Alaska Hospitality Retailers Anchorage, with Nightlife Security Consultants (NSC), the premier security training experts on providing knowledgeable training and consulting services to minimize risk and maximize safety. Nightlife Security Consultants (NSC) brings over 52 years of experience in law enforcement, bar and nightclub security, alcohol […]

COVID-19 Impact Report: November 2 , 2020 – January 2, 2022

RESPONDING TO COVID-19 United Way of Anchorage Impact Report: November 2 , 2020 – January 2, 2022 The coronavirus pandemic continues to deliver economic challenges to thousands of Alaskans. • Alaska’s leisure and hospitality industry experienced the biggest labor hit in 2020. By the end of 2021 the industry still lagged pre-pandemic 2019 jobs by nearly […]

Important for Homeowners

Important information for homeowners. For more information please visit the website indicated below. Alaska Housing Finance has a mortgage assistance program for homeowners   https://www.alaskahousingrelief.org/homeowners   Are you an Alaska homeowner experiencing financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic? You are not alone, and there may be assistance available. Alaska Housing Homeowner Assistance may be able to help […]

ServSafe COVID-19 Precautions Training Suite is FREE

With the holidays behind us, January is a great time to renew training efforts. ServSafe’s suite of COVID-19 training modules are available for free. The new video, ServSafe Operating Guidance: COVID-19 Precautions, combines content from original COVID-19 Delivery, Takeout, and Reopening modules and includes updated best practices from the latest COVID-19 Operating Guidance. Available in English and Spanish. […]

Set Up Show Training

What: 6 weeks of Set Up Shop Training classes, a free program covering the ins & outs of planning for your business. When: Every Tuesday Evening from Feb 1st to March 8th, from 6-8PM Where: All classes will be taught over ZOOM Application Deadline: January 9th  https://anchoragelandtrust.org/set-up-shop/program-services/training/  

Happy Holiday Season

Wishing you and yours a happy holiday season from Alaska Hospitality Retailers!

In the News: Meals Program

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) – Residents at the Chugach Manor and Chugach View in Anchorage are woke up to a nice surprise right on their doors: a meal prepped by Peppercini’s Deli and Catering employees Mark Pierce and Brandon Kaiser. “Well we came and brought some Christmas meals for the folks here at Chugach View and […]