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BBNC Internships: March 4 Deadline

BBNC and its subsidiaries have internships available in the following fields:

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Construction Management
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Graphic Design/Social Media
  • Human Resources
  • IT/Help Desk Support
  • Shareholder Relations
  • Project Management

BBNC is also partnering with non-BBNC companies to offer shareholder internships in seafood production, HR, accounting and surveying.

Please click here to download the Internship Application. The deadline to apply is March 4, 2016.

For information or questions, please contact Casey Sifsof or Carol Wren at (907) 278-3602 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

General Maintenance Technician Training

BBNC, in partnership with its companies Bristol Bay Industrial, Peak Oilfield Service Company, and CCI Industrial Services, is offering a General Maintenance Technician Training for BBNC shareholders and their descendants. The General Maintenance Technician Training will provide shareholders with certifications in: Health & Safety, Asbestos Abatement, NSTC, Fall Protection, Confined Space and Respiratory Protection, and Scaffold Training.

Training will be held at SAVEC in King Salmon from March 11 – March 31, 2016.
Tuition, housing and food will be provided, travel scholarships may be available on an as needed basis.

To apply, please complete the Short Term Training Application found by clicking here. An application and interview will be required for acceptance into the program.
Deadline to apply is Friday, February 19, 2016, at 5 p.m.

Minimum requirements to qualify for the training:

  • BBNC shareholder or descendant
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have a High School Diploma or GED
  • Have a Driver’s License
  • Have the ability to pass an alcohol/drug test
  • Ability to pass a background check


For questions about the application, please contact Casey Sifsof or Carol Wren at (907) 278-3602 or toll free at 1-800-426-3602, or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Shareholder Education and Employment Survey

BBNC shareholders were mailed an Education and Employment survey in October. The deadline to complete the survey is November 17, 2015.

To take the survey online, please click here: http://surveys.dittmanresearch.com/s3/2015-BBNC-Education-Employment-Survey

If you don't have your password or have questions about the survey, please call Dittman Research at 907-243-3345.

BBDF invests in Belleque Family Farm

For Immediate Release: Jan. 12, 2016

For questions, contact Fund Manager Cameron Poindexter at (907) 265-7836 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

BBDF invests in Belleque Family Farm

The Bristol Bay Development Fund (BBDF), a subsidiary of Bristol Bay Native Corporation, is pleased to announce its fourth investment in a Bristol Bay-based business, Belleque Family Farm (BFF) in Dillingham. BFF is owned by BBNC shareholder Johanna Belleque of Dillingham, Alaska, and her husband Kyle.

Belleque Family Farm is an agricultural business planning to use a 40-foot shipping container to grow fresh produce hydroponically. The system will be assembled by Vertical Harvest Hydroponics in Anchorage, Alaska, and shipped to Dillingham for set-up. The container is capable of producing about 450 pieces of produce per week year-round. The business will provide fresh produce for local restaurants, commercial kitchens, fishing lodges and grocery stores. 

Vegetables in Alaska and Bristol Bay are typically shipped from California or Mexico. Because of the distance, produce is harvested before the plant’s maturity so that it can last long enough to make it to grocery store shelves. Typically, it takes over two weeks for produce to reach stores, and much of it is spoiled at that point. Belleque’s container gardening system will cut delivery to just hours, and supply a higher-quality, fresher product.

Kyle and Johanna Belleque have pursued growing food crops in Dillingham for the past three years. While they have been able to successfully grow crops such as potatoes, broccoli, peas, brussel sprouts and cabbage, the farm can only grow during the short summer months. This system will allow them to consistently supply produce to their customers 365 days a year. 

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The Bristol Bay Development Fund launched in October 2014 and exists to be a catalyst for business growth and startups in the Bristol Bay region. The fund has a goal to invest $5 million within four years in businesses that participate in fisheries, transportation, agriculture, health and wellness, and energy. To date the fund has committed $675,000 for investment. The Bristol Bay Development Fund is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bristol Bay Native Corporation. Learn more about the fund at www.bbdf.net.

 

Prepaid Dividend Card Available for Shareholders

BBNC shareholder who are 18 years and older have the option to receive their shareholder dividends on a prepaid debit card. Shareholder who are not receiving their dividends by direct deposit are encouraged to enroll in this new ongoing program. Each quarter, BBNC dividends will automatically be issued to the prepaid card and funds will be available immediately.

How do I sign up and how does this all work?

  • Shareholder completes the simple one-page form and sends to BBNC.
  • Wells Fargo will issue the prepaid debit card directly to shareholders.
  • Shareholder must activate the prepaid card per instructions on the card.
  • BBNC will make all future dividend payments directly to the activated prepaid debit card.
  • Shareholder can use the card for purchases and/or cash withdrawals.

More questions? Click here to read more about the card, and click here for the Prepaid Card Solutions FAQ.

Completed applications can be faxed to 907-276-3924, emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or mailed to 111 W 16th Ave., Suite 400, Anchorage, AK 99501.

Call BBNC at 1-800-426-3602 for more information.