Inside Alaska Business
Providence Alaska

Providence Health & Services Alaska opened a new primary care clinic in Anchorage: Providence Medical Group Primary Care Huffman. The new clinic is located at 1389 Huffman Park Drive, Suite 202.

The opening of this clinic is part of Providence’s effort to bring care to more people, closer to where they work and live, with extended hours and same-day appointments.

Trilogy Metals

Trilogy Metals announced that Ambler Metals, the joint venture operating company equally owned by Trilogy and South32, has approved the 2020 program and budget of $22.8 million for the advancement of the Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects located in Northwestern Alaska. The budget is 100 percent funded by Ambler Metals.

Firehouse Subs

Firehouse Subs opened its first location in Anchorage at 345 West 104th Avenue, Suite 100, serving hot specialty subs and offering a variety of catering options from sandwich and dessert platters to salads and snacks to fuel any occasion.

A portion of every sale at any Firehouse Subs in the United States is donated to provide lifesaving equipment, funding, and education to first responders and public safety organizations across the country.


Chugach Electric Association is partnering with five commercial members who were selected to be participants in an electric vehicle (EV) charging station research project. In exchange for research information, Chugach is providing funding toward the installation of “Level 2” charging stations with universal connectors that can charge any EV. The five members were selected competitively based on criteria such as geographic diversity and activities available while charging. They are: Alyeska Resort, Creekbend Company (in Hope), Dimond Center, JL Properties (at the South Restaurant retail center), and the Municipality of Anchorage (in the parking lot east of Rustic Goat). As part of the program Chugach will contribute up to $7,500 toward the actual installed cost of the charging facility. The charging station will be selected, installed, owned, and maintained by the customer for the duration of the three-year research period. The goal of the partnership and research program is to better understand the driving habits and charging needs of EV owners as well as the extent to which chargers are used in commercial areas.

Chugach’s most recent count of EVs shows there are more than 150 all-electric vehicles registered in the Municipality of Anchorage (not including plug-in hybrid vehicles).


The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) Board approved a resolution that authorizes AIDEA to provide a loan of up to $7.5 million to HEX for a natural gas production project in the Kenai Peninsula Borough. The loan to HEX is in support of the company’s bid to acquire the Kitchen Lights offshore unit and related infrastructure out of bankruptcy from Furie Operating Alaska.

Funding will be used for acquiring and developing the Beluga and Sterling Formations within the Kitchen Lights Unit, along with existing infrastructure including a 15-mile subsea pipeline, an on-shore production facility, and off-shore production platform.

The HEX acquisition will initially create fifteen new jobs in the Kenai Peninsula Borough, with more jobs expected as development of the Kitchen Lights Unit continues to advance. This natural resource development project will also generate millions in revenue annually to both the state and borough.


Northrim Bank opened a Loan Production Office in Kodiak, located at 2011 Mill Bay Road adjacent to Residential Mortgage, Northrim’s wholly-owned subsidiary. The Kodiak Loan Production Office is open to the public and provides lending-related services such as loan information and applications.

Cape Fox Corporation | Bar Harbor Ale House

Cape Fox Corporation’s newest business addition, Bar Harbor Ale House, opened in Ketchikan. Bar Harbor is a small, intimate restaurant that sits on Tongass Avenue with a view of the mountains and waterway and opened with a fully renovated interior and a brand new menu.