MOVERS & SHAKERS

  • Jim Jeffords Jr. assumed responsibility as chief of the Engineering, Construction and Operations Division for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Alaska District in August.
  • A good day’s work is about more than simply turning a profit for a couple Alaskan small business owners. Arctic Solar Ventures in Anchorage and Cordova’s Alaska Glacial Mud Co. are the first Alaska businesses to be certified as Benefit Corporations — B Corps for short.
  • On the morning of Oct. 18, 1966, Emil Notti, an Athabascan born in Koyukuk, called the first gathering of the Alaska Federation of Natives to order. Almost exactly five decades later, he is slated to give the keynote speech Oct. 20 at the 50th annual convention in Fairbanks.