Movers and Shakers

Movers and Shakers

Movers and Shakers for July 2

Resource Data, a custom software development, geographic information system and IT consulting firm, hired Lynelle Davis as AP/AR specialist at its corporate office in Anchorage. Davis recently graduated with her associate’s degree in business management from Alaska Pacific University and has her business offices specialist degree from Alaska Career College. Most recently Davis worked as a program assistant for the CIRI Foundation, where she worked with Resource Data on TCF’s online application.

Alaska’s ‘Chief Encouragement Officer’

Allan Johnston has a theory about the cyclical attempts at new business ideas.

Institutional knowledge tends to turn over every eight years. Then the knowledge disappears — maybe in the form of a discouraged entrepreneur moving on to a new idea or to the Lower 48.

Alaska attracts talented people possessing good ideas who seek to set a plan in place, but few have the longevity to know what’s already been tried.

Movers and Shakers for June 25

Jason Omedelina joined Sitnasuak Native Corp. as land technician on June 5. Omedelina was born and raised in Nome. Omedelina graduated from Nome Beltz in 1996 and attended college at Green River Community College in Auburn, Wash., and Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo. Prior to joining Sitnasuak, Jason worked with Alaska Airlines over the past 16 years, and continues to work with Alaska Airlines part-time.

Movers and Shakers for June 18

Northrim Bank announced several promotions and new hires. Promotions include: Donna Fountain, associate vice president, call center assistant manager; Sarah Gaines, associate vice president, human resources operations manager; Jyah

Movers and Shakers for June 11

Movers and Shakers for June 4

Resource Data Inc. has hired Breck Craig as a project manager/senior analyst to its Anchorage branch. Most recently Breck worked as a senior program manager for GCI Education. He has his MBA in IT from Western Governors University and his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Colorado and is a certified project management professional

Movers and Shakers for May 28

Movers and Shakers for May 21

Movers and Shakers for May 14

Unlikely pair taking Alaska hospitality to next level

Partners Jason Motyka and David McCarthy are changing what it means to pass on Alaskan hospitality one plate at a time.

As what they call the “third generation” of Alaska restaurant owners, they’ve formed partnerships with lettuce growers, fishermen and meat producers. They helped a restaurant down the street — a potential competitor — just as in the old Alaska when neighbors helped neighbors.

And they incorporate unique stories of the frontier to help customers walk away in understanding of what they hope is a deeper experience.

Movers and Shakers for May 7

The U.S. Small Business Administration 2017 Alaska Small Business Persons of the Year are David McCarthy and Jason Motyka, owners of DV3 Corp. in Denali Park.

Since the Denali Park Salmon Bake was founded in 2005, DV3 has grown from one restaurant with 40 seasonal employees to two brewpubs, three restaurants, one gas station/campground and one hotel which total 120 year-round and 600 seasonal employees.

Movers and Shakers for April 30

Entrepreneurs awarded at UA competition

Congressional budget cuts mean fewer federal funds will be flowing to Alaska projects, but a 30 percent tax incentive for private enterprise on infrastructure investments lends a potential ace for rural Alaska.

That’s one of the concepts behind a winning idea at the 2017 Alaska Business Plan Competition April 21 at the Beartooth Theatre hosted by the University of Alaska Anchorage Business Enterprise Institute.

Movers and Shakers for April 23

The Renewable Energy Alaska Project launched the Alaska Network for Energy Education and Employment in March and hired Chris McConnell as director. McConnell joins REAP from Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska where he was responsible for communications and outreach. McConnell draws from a background in writing, teaching and film production.

BOOKWORM SEZ: The Bookworm Sez: Dealing with the office schmuck

Your co-worker is an idiot.

All day long, he’s blah-blah-blah, telling you how great he is, the coolest guy ever. If you’ve done something, he’s done it better. Twice. You’d love it if the boss fired the jerk, but then you’d be short-handed and that’s no good, either.

So read “The Schmuck in My Office” by Jody J. Foster, MD, MBA (with Michelle Joy, MD) and find out a better way of dealing with him.

Movers and Shakers for April 16

Sitnasuak Native Corp. announced the promotion of SNC shareholder Cameron Piscoya as the director of human resources effective March, 26. Piscoya was identified in 2014 to participate in a succession plan to learn all aspects of human resources with the ultimate goal of being promoted to lead the department with the planned retirement of Richard Dyson.

The Bookworm Sez: When good enough is good enough

You know exactly where Monday’s report is.

That, of course, doesn’t mean anybody else could find it. You put that report in a safe place in your office, which is organized to work for you. But is it really organized, or is it just a mess?

Admit it: it’s probably the latter and nobody’s perfect, but with “Organized Enough” by Amanda Sullivan, you might find a perfect solution.

Movers and Shakers for April 9

Christina “Tina” Thibodeaux has left the Alcohol Marijuana Control Office and has joined JDW Counsel’s team where she will assist attorney Jana Weltzin. Thibodeaux worked as a licensing examiner for the State Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office over the past year and a half. During her time at AMCO, she played a major role in the development and implementation of the new marijuana industry license application process and state licensing database, and helped issue the first 65 licenses in the state.

Movers and Shakers for April 2

Movers and Shakers for March 26

Craig Crawford has been named president and chief executive officer of Bristol Bay Native Corp. subsidiary Peak Oilfield Service Company LLC. Crawford joins Peak from CH2M, where he was vice president of Alaska construction for the energy and industry group. He has more than 30 years of experience leading and managing companies and business units in the oil and gas, refinery, petrochemical, and mining industries in the U.S. and overseas, and has held a number of executive level positions for various companies across the U.S.


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