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Current Weather in Anchorage
Winds are Northwest at 6.9 MPH (6 KT). The pressure is 1014.7 mb and the humidity is 54%. The wind chill is 45. Last Updated on May 1 2020, 11:53 am AKDT.
Weather Forecast for Anchorage
A slight chance of snow showers before 1pm, then a slight chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
A 20 percent chance of snow showers before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. North wind around 5 mph.
Sunny, with a high near 44. North wind around 5 mph.
Mostly clear, with a low around 29. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 47. Northeast wind around 5 mph.
A 30 percent chance of snow after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. East wind around 5 mph.
A chance of snow before 10am, then a chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34.
A chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 46.
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33.
A chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 49.
A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34.
A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 49.
Anchorage News and Events
Get outside with your family and help us clean Anchorage in May! As the snow melts, Anchorage is left with lots of trash on the ground. The official Citywide Cleanup days are May 4-May 31st to encourage people to take their time with cleanup and practice social distancing as mandates are in place.
HOW TO REGISTER
Pick that perfect team name and get registered HERE
Looking to get your school involved in the Super Sweepers Program? Sign up your school here
WHERE TO GET BAGS
Curbside Citywide Bag Pickup
We're offering curbside *empty* bag pickup starting 4/22. To register for bags, follow this link for more information. We ask that you give us 24 hours notice and your bags will be located outside 1016 W 6th Avenue at noon the following business day.
Bag Pickup Locations
Would your business like to help hand out bags? Contact Kaylin at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
WHERE TO DUMP
Free Dump Days are CANCELLED this year. Instead, Solid Waste Services is offering each resident a one-time-use free summer dump voucher. These vouchers will be available starting May 4th and expire Labor Day. For updates and rules, visit this page
We're always looking for ways to give your business the exposure it deserves. Citywide Cleanup is a great opportunity to give back to the Anchorage Community! Find out more HERE
Port of Alaska update with Steve Ribuffo, Port of Alaska; Bal Dreyfus, Matson; and Alex Hofeling, TOTE Maritime Alaska
PLUS, a new member presentation from Jen Motyka at Blitz Promotions. Blitz Promotions offers event planning, business and political consulting, problem solving, product launch support, marketing and social planning. Fifteen years experience in Anchorage.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
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Alex Hofeling joined TOTE Maritime Alaska in 2013, serving as Regional Sales Manager and Director of Marketing before taking over the Vice President and Alaska General Manager role.
Alex has worked in the Alaska Jones-Act trade since honorably discharging from the US Coast Guard in 1999.
After graduating from high school in Beatrice, Nebraska, Alex joined the United States Coast Guard and served on the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Sea out of Seattle and at Coast Guard Group Grand Haven in Michigan.
Alex holds an undergraduate degree in Business Administration with a finance focus from the University of Washington (2003) and an MBA from Seattle University (2010).
Alex previously served as Board of Director of the Northwest Fisheries Association and the board of the Transportation Club of Tacoma.
Alex has recently moved to Anchorage, AK from Gig Harbor, WA with his wife, Mariana, and two boys.
TOTE Maritime Alaska, since setting sail as a one‐ship company in 1975, has become the premier provider of ocean transportation service between the ports of Anchorage, Alaska and Tacoma, Washington. TOTE Maritime Alaska, a privately‐owned Alaska corporation, operates a fleet of (RO/RO) cargo ships in addition to providing overland highway and inter
Bal Dreyfus, Senior Vice President, Matson Inc. Alaska
Bal has led Matson’s Alaska operations since 2019. In his current position as Senior Vice President, Alaska, he oversees all aspects of Matson's core market operations in Alaska. In addition to his contribution to the company's business operations, Bal represents Matson in a wide range of community service activities, as well as serving in leadership roles pertaining to the Port of Alaska Modernization Program.
Bal, who is originally from San Francisco, California, has held a wide range of positions in the maritime industry in sales, operations and logistics. Since joining Matson in 1993, he has served as General Manager, Sales Mainland; Area Manager, Northern California; Vice President / Area Manager, Southern California; VP / Area Manager Hawaii; President of Matson Logistics Solutions; VP, West Coast Terminals and Vehicle Operations; VP, Equipment and Purchasing; VP Alaska; and most recently Senior VP, Alaska.
Prior to joining Matson, he worked for Sea-Land Services for six years as Country Manager, Thailand - Indochina, Country Manager, Philippines and General Manager, Hawaii Guam.
Bal holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Economics from the University of San Francisco and is a graduate of the UCLA Executive Program. Having served on the boards of numerous industry associations throughout his career, he currently serves as co-chair of the Port of Alaska Users Group, as a member of the boards of directors of the Marine Exchange of Alaska, Special Olympics Alaska and Covenant House Alaska, and as a member of the Investors Council of the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation.
Steve Ribuffo is the Director of the Port of Alaska. He is responsible for the Port’s day-to-day business operations and its modernization program.
Mr. Ribuffo has been port director since 2014. He was previously named deputy port director in 2007, after retiring as a colonel after 30 years active duty in the U.S. Air Force. He is an Accredited Marine Port Executive and member of the International Association of Maritime and Port Executives advisory board. He also serves on the University of Alaska – Anchorage Global Supply Chain Management Curriculum Advisory Committee and is chairman of the Cook Inlet Harbor Safety Committee.
The program will showcase summer 2020 MOA construction projects and the overall work of PM&E so that members can plan and prepare for the summer construction season and know what's happening across Anchorage.
Featuring Diana Rotkis, Central Region Deputy Director, Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, and Kent Kohlhase, Director, Project Management and Engineering.
Diana Rotkis recently celebrated 30 years with the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities. She currently serves as the Deputy Director of Central Region and her passion is solving problems to clear the way for her colleagues to get their jobs done. She started at the department in 1990 with the Division of Planning in Juneau, transferring to Anchorage in 1993 to work with the State Equipment Fleet (SEF), which manages the state’s vehicles and equipment, including the operation and replacement fund. Prior to joining the Regional Director’s office, she served as the SEF Fleet Manager. She lives in Anchorage with her husband and his three rescue cats.
Kent Kohlhase, Director of Project Management and Engineering, has been with the MOA for 12 years. Prior to becoming director, he served as the Design Section Manager and Acting Municipal Engineer in PM&E. His duties in that position included managing the MOA engineering design group and overseeing the Survey/Right of Way Acquisition and Materials Lab. From 2013 to 2015, he held the position of Private Development Manager, where Kent worked directly with developers and engineers to guide the design and construction of subdivisions and related public improvements. He also served as Acting Building Official in 2015.
Before joining the MOA, Kent spent 22 years with the United States Forest Service, Chugach National Forest, as a Forest Engineering Staff Officer and as an Acting District Ranger, among other positions. Kent has more than 25 years of experience as a project engineer, team leader and engineering manager in Alaska.
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The Young Professionals Group (anchoragechamber.org/ypg) is made up of business professionals and corporate leaders between the ages of 21-39 who are ready to work hard, play hard and make a positive impact on the greater community of Anchorage.
YPG averages dozens of professionals per event, and has implemented a variety of avenues for professionals to develop key business skills and strategies, grow personally and professionally, and provide unique networking opportunities with other motivated and social professionals.
This group is open to all Anchorage Chamber members and non-members aged 21 to 39.
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