Economy

New Paycheck Protection Program loans coming soon to Alaska businesses

January 14, 2021 by Robyne, KUAC- Fairbanks Many businesses closed or reduced operations early on during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Abbey Collins/Alaska Public Media) Alaska businesses will soon be able to apply for a second round of Paycheck Protection Program loans. The second COVID-19 relief and spending package passed by Congress in December includes $284 billion more for businesses hurt by the pandemic. …

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As pandemic brings difficulties to local businesses, Highmark Marine lends a helping hand

Times have been hard for local small businesses, but that hasn’t stopped them from helping each other out. Cooper Curtis and his merry band at Highmark Marine have been putting on drive-in movies at the Kodiak fairgrounds, and then gifting donation proceeds to businesses in need. “We were trying to figure out a way to give back to the community …

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