Movers and Shakers for Feb. 25

The Alaska Resource Education board of directors named Ella Ede as the organization’s executive director. Ede comes to ARE with more than 25 years’ experience in Alaska resource industries. She brings experience in mining as well as oil and gas, most recently as stakeholder engagement manager for Statoil Alaska. Ede is a long-time supporter of ARE as a volunteer and board member.

State gets incomplete grade from FERC

While Alaska Gasline Development Corp. officials often tout the reams-worth of documents they’ve submitted to federal regulators for the Alaska LNG Project, those regulators responded with a letter Feb. 15 contending the state agency has refused to send information imperative to analyzing the $43 billion megaproject.

Startup community brainstorms to save nonprofit farm

Managers of an Anchorage hydroponic farm at risk of shutting down in March made an unusual move to save their operation.

Seeds of Change, located off Arctic Boulevard and 26th Avenue, occupies a 10,000-square-foot warehouse designed for the purpose of high-tech agriculture growing. During its first year of operation, it served 18 youth employees through a program for at-risk youth at the Anchorage Community Mental Health Service, or ACMHS.

Binkley Co. buys three Morris publications

On Monday the Binkley Company and Morris Communications announced the sale of three Alaskan publications: The Alaska Journal of Commerce, the Chugiak-Eagle River Star and The Alaskan Equipment Trader.

The Alaska Journal of Commerce and the Chugiak-Eagle River Star are published weekly, and the Alaskan Equipment Trader is a monthly publication.

The sale is expected to close on Feb. 23. A sale price was not announced.


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