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HOT TECHNOLOGY ISSUES in the World of E-COMMERCE.

HOT TECHNOLOGY ISSUES in the World of E-COMMERCE. WILLIAMS, COLLEEN MADONNA FLOOD From digital signatures to e-checks, technology improves to ensure security. Most purchases that are made over the Internet today are made with a credit card, user name and password. Merchants need to be aware that these types of transactions do not legally bind […]

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Thrifty Car Rental franchisee purchases Dollar Rent a Car.(SERVICES)

Thrifty Car Rental franchisee purchases Dollar Rent a Car.(SERVICES) Pilkington, Steve Dollar Rent A Car, a subsidiary of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc. (NYSE: DTG), recently announced that Floyd and Sons Inc., owners of the Thrifty Car Rental franchise in Anchorage, has purchased the Dollar Rent A Car franchise in Anchorage. Darrell Floyd and Craig […]

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High-flying Saucy Sisters Catering checks its altitude. (small business profile) (company profile)

High-flying Saucy Sisters Catering checks its altitude. (small business profile) (company profile) SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS make lots of important choices -not the least of which is whether to start the business at at. But a particulary troublesome dilemma is determining when growth is good for the enterprise. Expanding too fast or with out the necessary […]

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Baidarka Corporation. (construction firm in Anchorage, Alaska) (company profile)

Baidarka Corporation. (construction firm in Anchorage, Alaska) (company profile) “Baidarka.” A word with strength behind it. A baidarka is a kayak-type craft used by Aleut whale hunters and proven to be a superior design for withstanding the often harsh waters of the Aleutian Islands. Baidarka is also the name of a dynamic new construction firm […]

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the small cruise ship visitor leaves behind more money in Alaska’s towns than the average large cruise ship passenger.

Small cruise ships are big on adventure: the small cruise ship visitor leaves behind more money in Alaska’s towns than the average large cruise ship passenger. Pardes, Joan While the large cruise ships still bring the majority of cruise travelers to the state, Alaska’s small cruiseline business has been growing over the years as well. […]

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Alaska’s banks strive to provide the best service possible, and have many policies in place to do such.

Banking on customer service: Alaska’s banks strive to provide the best service possible, and have many policies in place to do such. Saunders, Stacey Customer service is defined as “a department or function of an organization that responds to inquiries or complaints from customers of that organization,” according to Barron’s Dictionary of Business Terms. Senior […]

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An example of service.(Regal Alaskan Hotel)

An example of service.(Regal Alaskan Hotel) Oswald, Lori Jo In an overglutted hotel market, why is Anchorage’s Regal Alaskan Hotel so successful? The hotel grossed over $50 million in 1998. First it is the location. Second, the emphasis on personal service to hotel guests. And third is the realization that doing business in Alaska requires […]

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what can be done to keep ahead of the avian flu?

Business planning for a pandemic: what can be done to keep ahead of the avian flu? McCorkle, Vern C. Once Alaska was singled out as “ground zero” a few weeks ago, and the primary landing zone for the introduction of Avian Flu to the U.S. and North America, some folks looked up and began to […]

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Katrina’s wake still reaching Alaska.(Hurricane Katrina)(Integrated Concepts and Research Corp.’s services)(Brief article)

Katrina’s wake still reaching Alaska.(Hurricane Katrina)(Integrated Concepts and Research Corp.’s services)(Brief article) Pilkington, Steve While New Orleans and surrounding states still reel from the effects of Hurricane Katrina, section’s of the nation’s industries, such as construction and manufacturing, continue to feel the ripple effect in unexpected ways. Alaska’s businesses are not outside the hurricane’s devastating […]

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this popular collegiate basketball tournament will be held in Anchorage Nov. 21 to Nov. 25.(Alaska This Month)

Great Alaska Shootout gets national and local television coverage: this popular collegiate basketball tournament will be held in Anchorage Nov. 21 to Nov. 25.(Alaska This Month) Pilkington, Steve For nearly 30 years, collegiate basketball fans have watched as their favorite teams have clashed in an annual tournament held in Alaska. And for many of those […]