Shipping delays are one factor driving last-minute shoppers to the mall. Another is pent-up demand.
Alaskans have a little less than a week to apply for the Paycheck Protection Plan, which is designed to keep workers on the payroll instead of unemployment insurance.
The Small Business Administration says it’s ready to make immediate “loan advances” of up to $10,000 to companies hurt by the coronavirus.
Even though it’s the off-season, some businesses need the help now.
The donation is part of nearly $240,000 Northrim Bank is giving to the University of Alaska for business programs and economic research.
Two longtime employees have bought the Juneau outdoor equipment and ski shop, which has been open for 40 years.
A number of small businesses are for sale in Juneau right now.