Anchorage Business Success Stimulates Local Economies

“It’s a great group of people, they care and want to see you succeed.” Carrie Jokiel sits comfortably on the couch in her office. She is this year’s recipient of the award for Women-Owned Business of the Year – ChemTrack, presented by the Small Business Administration. “And I think, that’s one of the nice things about Anchorage, and about our state, is that we can have impact pretty quickly.” ChemTrack has been providing environmental services since 1973. It has cleaned in Anchorage but mostly around the state. Carrie refers to it as “cleaning up dirt“. A lot of what ChemTrack does, is fufill contracts for the federal government. Cleaning up the spills that were made in Alaska during World War II. Jokiel is an alumni from University of Alaska Anchorage and hard-working, but attributes a lot of for success to having access to people and networks. She also shared a video of a process called contract mobilization, where banking institutions can partner with small businesses, to assist owners better in the financial decisions they make for their business.

Carrie Jokiel and the other Alaskans, will receive their award at a ceremony this Friday the 10th, at 10:30 am – 11:30 am at the Loussac Library. To be followed by the Alaska BizFair, noon – 5pm.