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special section 2012 CORPORATE 100

Alaska Business Monthly’s

2012 CORPORATE 100 Top Citizens of Industry


ongratulations to this year’s Corporate 100. Help us salute and honor these top

citizens of industry that we’ve highlighted in this annual special section of companies doing business in our great state. These 100 companies employ 63,782 in Alaska, and, taking into account parent company and global presence data, the number of jobs rises to more than 1.48 million—not to mention the billions of dollars in revenues generated. In addition to all the goods and services supplied and the hard work performed to keep the economic engine running, these companies and their employees all contribute to the common good through community involvement. Whether it is dollars, volunteers or the way they do business, the Corporate 100 exemplify corporate citizenship.

Afognak Native Corp./Alutiiq 215 Mission Rd., Ste. 212 Kodiak, AK 99503

Business Activities: Government contracting. Corporate Citizenship: Alutiiq Museum, Native Village of Afognak, Junior Achievement of Alaska, Port Lions School, Special Olympics, Alaska Native Justice Center and more.

907-762-9457 Top Executive Richard Hobbs, Pres./CEO |

Year Founded: 1977 Estab. in Alaska: 1977 Employees & Revenue Alaska: 165 Worldwide: 5,000

Native Organization

Alaska Airlines 4750 Old Int'l Airport Rd. Anchorage, AK 99502

Alaska Air Group Inc.

907-266-7230 Top Executive Marilyn Romano, Regional VP, Alaska

Seattle, WA ALK

Business Activities: Alaska Airlines and its sister carrier, Horizon Air, together provide passenger and cargo service to more than 90 cities in Alaska, Canada, Mexico, Hawaii and the Lower 48.

Year Founded: 1932 Estab. in Alaska: 1932

Corporate Citizenship: Company leaders serve on boards of a variety of organizations, including the University of Alaska Foundation, Commonwealth North, the Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, Alaska State Chamber and more.

Employees & Revenue Alaska: 1,700 Worldwide: 9,640


Alaska Commercial Co. 550 W. 64th Ave. Anchorage, AK 99518

Business Activities: Largest rural retailer of merchandise and groceries in Alaska, including a wholesale division that sells groceries to more than 150 rural stores, and a meat-packing plant.

The North West Co.


Winnipeg, MB Canada

Top Executive Rex Wilhelm, Pres./COO


Corporate Citizenship: Major sponsor of Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, ASAA, Junior Achievement, Special Olympics, Idit by Two, the Food Bank of Alaska, American Diabetes Association, and many other regional and local events.

Year Founded: 1867 Estab. in Alaska: 1867 Employees & Revenue Alaska: 850 Worldwide: 5,500

Retail & Wholesale Trade |

Alaska: $200.00M Global: $1.50B

Alaska Communications 600 Telephone Ave. Anchorage, AK 99503

Business Activities: Alaska Communications is a leading provider of high-speed wireless, mobile broadband, Internet, local, longdistance and advanced data solutions to consumers and businesses across Alaska.

Year Founded: 1999 Estab. in Alaska: 1999


Corporate Citizenship: Through corporate donations and employee volunteer work, we give back to help build a better Alaska. Programs include Employee Volunteer Grants, Summer of Heroes Youth Awards and United Way Campaign.

Top Executive Anand Vadapalli, President and CEO Telecommunications


ALSK | • Alaska Business Monthly • April 2012

Employees & Revenue Alaska: 832 Worldwide: 855 Alaska: $341.52M

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