NEWS: US Treasury awards Alaska nearly $60M in small business funding

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 […]

Coming Soon: Restaurant Hunger Relief Program (Meals Program)

Coming Soon!  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. […]

AKHR Member Profile: Crossroads Lounge – “Where Friends Meet”

Mayor Bronson Announces Project Anchorage Taskforce

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 […]

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   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 […]