Meng Paule and Ging Day had years of experience cooking together before the doors of their new restaurant, “Meng and Ging’s Kitchen,” opened earlier this year.

Pilothouse Coffee opened late last year in Tongass Federal Credit Union's "The Commons" with the goal of providing a comfortable space for locals to gather and work on business.

Prince of Wales Island’s only professional brewery isn’t named “First and Main Brew” just because it’s located at the intersection of two streets in Craig. It’s also the first commercial beer to be brewed in Craig and therefore the main beer of Craig, notes head brewer and co-owner Josh Andrews.

Perceiving a need for a downtown drug store, local Stefhanie Smith decided to open Rain City Drugstore at 305 Dock Street.

The Out to Sea Expedition Company is only in its first season of operation, but has already made changes to its business plan in response to the changing business landscape caused by COVID-19.

 Family Nurse Practitioner Mandy Hulstine opened her new Power of Wellness Health Services clinic on Aug. 1, and she shared her vision for her new practice during an interview this past week in her new location inside the True North Health and Wellness clinic, across from the main U.S. Post Office.

Earlier this month, a new entertainment center opened in Ketchikan with a goal of catering to families and providing “old school” community youth activities.

The Alaska Kayak Company entered its first season of operation this month, having given its first tour to a two-person group on Friday.

Just as tourists and cruise ship passengers begin to visit Ketchikan, the Alaska Crepe Company has opened its doors at 625 Mission St. for the first time.

JUNEAU — Gov.-elect Mike Dunleavy on Wednesday named a former director of Alaska's Division of Oil and Gas to be his Natural Resources commissioner.

This year, The Bus in Alaska’s southernmost city of Hyder is celebrating its 20th year. The seafood restaurant operating out of an old school bus seems to be well-liked: It has nearly 100 reviews on four websites, garnering almost a five-star rating on each site.

Island Air Express has added new permanent, year-round, regional service to Juneau and Petersburg, adding to its long-time service between Ketchikan and Klawock.

Just because Patricia Burkman is starting a catalog for local artists, doesn’t mean her photographer husband will be guaranteed a spot in it — according to her, he’ll have to go through the application process like everyone else.

When most of the seasonal shops were closing down at the end of September, there was at least one business that was opening its doors once again. It’s been a long time coming, and there’s still a fair amount of work to be done, but the Creek Street Cabaret has reopened and is ready for business.

“We’re gonna go downtown, gonna make our rounds to a place where dreams come true, we’re going to the Arctic Bar, gonna play our guitar, gonna drink that happy bear brew — alright!”

FAIRBANKS (AP) — A group of women is asking University of Alaska Fairbanks administrators to launch an investigation into salary equity and other issues at the university.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) —  Ketchikan Ready Mix and Quarry has been selected as the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s HUBZone Contractor of the Year for 2017.

JUNEAU (AP) — Alaska authorities have confirmed that a plane wreck found last week by a hunter is that of a single-engine Cessna 182 that went missing in 2008 with two people on board.

My Best Friends Place, a pet retail store that opened last month, has just launched its Dog and Cat Cafe that will have a grand opening celebration, complete with a pet alligator, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday at its 4227 Don King Road location.

Southeast Alaska based business The Bay Company opened in Ketchikan in May, moving into the building that previously housed The Cleaners dry cleaning at 636 Stedman St.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — A training session focusing on maintenence techniques and engine theory regarding the Pratt & Whitney R985 aircraft engines has been scheduled for Oct. 4 in Ketchikan.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) —  The Ketchikan-based Alaska Escrow and Title Insurance Agency recently received two awards from the Stewart Title Guaranty Company.

ANCHORAGE (AP) — The janitorial contract for the old Palmer Hospital, now medical offices, involves thousands of square feet of floor space to clean using above average sanitary measures.

Walking into Soul Harvest Cafe, regular guests are immersed in a familiar environment — the sound of an espresso machine letting off steam, dimmed lighting and several patrons spread amongst the high and low tables and couch next to the fireplace.

KETCHIKAN — Dr. Karl Richey, of Ketchikan, will be shifting from a career in emergency medicine and joining Creekside Family Health Clinic as an outpatient physician.

The Wells Fargo Shoreline Branch and drive-up at 4966 North Tongass Highway will be closing at the beginning of October, according to Patrick Ryland, Southeast Alaska district manager.