News & Updates
Breaking: The first confirmed case of #OmicronVariant has been detected in the United States. Everyone 5 years and older should get vaccinated against #COVID19. Boosters are recommended for everyone 18 years and older. Read CDC's full statement.
TOMORROW: Celebrate Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month with SBA! Meet inspiring small business owners who pivoted during the pandemic.
▶️ Register: https://sbaaanhpi.eventbrite.com
Did you receive a #PaycheckProtectionProgram loan? It will be fully forgiven if funds are used for payroll costs, interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities. Due to likely high subscription, at least 60% of the forgiven amount must have been used for payroll.
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Proud to have Anc Small Biz Alerts from @ANCInnovation #iteams, @AnchorageStrong, #ACLT, @AEDCweb & others highlighted. We are working on providing more info for possible city replication. @twilio @textitin @mayorethananc @BloombergCities @WhatWorksCities @ELGL50 @cswope https://twitter.com/BloombergCities/status/1311358902735458306
Cities are getting creative when it comes to helping #smallbiz owners access relief information.
Instead of calling businesses, Anchorage is texting them.
Learn how @ANCInnovation’s work may offer a blueprint for other cities to do something similar: https://buff.ly/3fVoHZf
What a fantastic statewide program! We are so happy to see this much-needed support for local business.
We are thrilled to announce the official relaunch of BuyAlaska! We are a group of Alaskans that believes in supporting Alaskan-owned businesses to build long-term economic resilience for our state.
October Newsletter: https://conta.cc/3jkuuds
As a consumer, you can help local businesses by keeping your dollar local. As a business owner, you can help consumers buy local by boosting your online presence. @alaskasbdc can help!
Are you a business trying to learn to navigate online commerce or setting up carts and clicks instead of in-person? Attend the free @AlaskaSBDC workshop on transitioning/incorporating online commerce to your shop!
If remaining AK CARES grant funds are available after all applications received between June 1 and September 15, 2020, have been processed, the online application portal will reopen with advance notice to the public. Please direct questions to email@example.com.
ALERT - The #AKCARES online application portal closed at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, after more than $100 million in excess of the program’s cap had been requested.
Don't forget to follow @buy_alaska on Twitter, Facebook, and on Instagram as buyak.localfirst. Look for more updates as the program kicks into high gear! @alaskasbdc
Did you catch a glimpse of our highlight in @EdibleAlaska? Stay tuned for exciting updates! #LiftUpLocal #LocalFirst https://twitter.com/alaskasbdc/status/1295795852468871168
Did you get a #PaycheckProtection Program loan? It will be fully forgiven if funds are used for payroll, mortgage interest, rent, & utilities (due to likely high subscription, at least 60% of the forgiven amount must have been used for payroll). Learn more about loan forgiveness:
You asked, we listened; the BuyAlaska program is getting a remodel!
Want to share ideas for the new BuyAlaska program & be the first to know about statewide updates & efforts? Share your thoughts & sign-up for our e-newsletter at https://forms.gle/a6oPX2mjdYzRY7iw6
There are new opportunities in the shifting workforce trends. See more from our colleagues at @aedcweb at http://bit.ly/workfromanchorage.
AEDC has started a new initiative aimed at putting Anchorage on the map as a remote-friendly place to live, work (remotely) and play. More at http://bit.ly/workfromanchorage.
We're recruiting student and community entrepreneurs for the Upstart Alpha Startup Accelerator! If you're trying to scale your idea, give it a look. @uaanchorage @uafairbanks @uasoutheast https://upstartalpha.com/
Join @mayorethananc for his regular community update today, September 11, at noon. Tune in to the Mayor's Facebook page to watch.
ACF and Alaska Department of Health and Social Services will be announcing the second round of Coronavirus Nonprofit Relief Fund grantees soon! It has been a fantastic partnership in getting CARES Act funding out and making a difference in Alaska.
Today, the State of Alaska announced the AK CARES program is oversubscribed. This means more funds have been requested than are available. You are still welcome to apply; however, there is a high likelihood your application cannot be funded due to a lack of available grant funds.