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BBNC Welcomes President Obama

Bristol Bay Native Corporation Welcomes President Obama

- Electronic Regional Guide to Bristol Bay available for download below -

Anchorage, AK – Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) president and CEO, Jason Metrokin, issued the following statement in anticipation of President Obama’s visit to the Bristol Bay region:

“Our communities, the BBNC Board and all of our employees appreciate the privilege of having President Barack Obama visit Alaska and meet with the people of Bristol Bay,” said Metrokin. “We are grateful for the opportunity to open our homes and show the President how the land and water has sustained our people for centuries.

“In our region, the changing arctic climate poses daily challenges, from impacts to the salmon that sustain our villages, to coastal erosion and even in how we maintain and build infrastructure. Concerns about the future of our land and water also led the majority of our shareholders to oppose the proposed Pebble mine, and we continue to applaud President Obama and his Administration for the initial steps they have taken to protect Bristol Bay’s valuable fishery from harmful development.

“We take great pride in the choices we have made to protect our region, which includes a ‘Fish First’ policy for land and resource management. We urge the Administration to implement a similar priority in Bristol Bay. By putting Fish First, we ensure our most treasured resources will be enjoyed by future generations.”

In support of its “Fish First” policy, BBNC has launched a social media campaign utilizing the hashtag #BristolBayFishFirst that will run in anticipation of President Obama's visit to Dillingham. The purpose of the campaign is to urge the President to continue assisting the people of Bristol Bay by directing all federal agencies to follow a “Fish First” priority in decision making that implicates Bristol Bay’s lands and waters, recognizing the importance of the region’s wild salmon fishery. More information about the #BristolBayFishFirst campaign is available on BBNC's blogFacebook page, and Twitter account.

BBNC has produced a regional guide that provides background on our communities and Bristol Bay as a whole, as well as the issues most important to BBNC shareholders. It can be downloaded by clicking here and paper copies are available by request.

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About BBNC: Bristol Bay Native Corporation is a responsible Alaska Native investment corporation dedicated to the mission of “Enriching Our Native Way of Life.” Established through the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 (ANCSA), BBNC works to ensure the continuation of the life and culture of its more than 10,000 shareholders—the Eskimo, Indian and Aleut Natives of Southwest Alaska’s Bristol Bay region.

Vote your 2015 BBNC Proxy!

To vote your 2015 BBNC Proxy online, click here or visit: www.bbncvote.net

You will need your Shareholder ID number (found on the back of your Shareholder ID Card, or in your mailed proxy material), your PIN number (found in your mailed proxy material), and the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number.

If you have any questions about voting your proxy, locating your Shareholder ID or PIN, please contact Election Certifiers, Sramek Hightower, at (907) 677-3310.

Deadlines:

Early Bird Deadline: September 16, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
To be eligible for the early bird cash bonus, your written or electronic proxy must be received by Sramek Hightower (if by mail, at P.O. Box 240569, Anchorage, Alaska 99524-9968, or if delivered personally, at 2525 C Street, Suite 100, Anchorage, Alaska 99503, or by fax at (907) 561-4341, or electronically at www.bbncvote.net) by 5:00 p.m., Alaska Time, Wednesday, September 16, 2015.

Proxy Voting Deadline: September 30, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
In order for written or electronically submitted proxies to be voted at the annual meeting, they must be received by Sramek Hightower (if by mail, at P.O. Box 240569, Anchorage, Alaska 99524-9968, or if delivered personally, at 2525 C Street, Suite 100, Anchorage, Alaska 99503, or by fax at (907) 561-4341, or electronically at www.bbncvote.net) by 5:00 p.m., Alaska Time, Wednesday, September 30, 2015.

BBNC Honorees of 2015

During BBNC’s annual meeting October 3, we will announce the names of three individuals who we will honor as BBNC Elder of the Year, BBNC Citizen of the Year and BBNC Student of the Year. Nominations may be made by individuals or organizations.

The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 5 p.m. Mail or fax your nomination(s) to:

BBNC Honorees of 2015
111 W 16th Avenue, Suite 400
Anchorage, AK 99501
Fax: (907) 276-3924.

Download the nomination form by clicking here.

For further information, call Sonya Stewart at 1-800-426-3602.

2015 Shareholder Informational Meetings

If you're unable to attend the BBNC Annual Meeting of Shareholders in Naknek on Saturday, October 3, 2015, please join BBNC for a corporate overview at one of the following Shareholder Informational Meetings:

  • ANCHORAGE: Saturday, August 8, 2015, 12 p.m., Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center; BBNC will also host a Career Fair at the Dena'ina Center from 11:30-3:00 in the Tikahtnu Ballroom
  • DILLINGHAM: Friday, August 14, 2015, 6 p.m., Dillingham Elementary School
  • NEW STUYAHOK: Saturday, August 15, 2015, 12 p.m., New Stuyahok Village Council Building
  • KOKHANOK: Friday, August 21, 2015, 5 p.m., KCC Building
  • CHIGNIK BAY: Saturday, August 22, 2015, 12 p.m., Chignik Bay Community Hall
  • MANOKOTAK: Friday, August 28, 2015, 5 p.m., Manokotak Nunaniq School
  • TOGIAK: Saturday, August 29, 2015, 12 p.m., Togiak High School
  • PORTLAND: Saturday, September 19, 2015, 1 p.m., Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
  • SOLDOTNA: Monday, September 21, 2015, 6 p.m., Soldotna Senior Center

 

Shareholder artists interested in selling their crafts at any of the meetings or the annual meeting in Naknek, please call BBNC at 1-800-426-3602 to reserve a table.

New Job Opportunities at BBNC

Bristol Alliance Fuels General Manager

New BBNC subsidiary Bristol Alliance Fuels is seeking applicants for a General Manager in Dillingham. Read the full job description and apply online by clicking here. 

 

Leadership Opportunities in Alaska Oil & Gas

Bristol Bay Native Corporation is recruiting for leadership positions at its subsidiaries Bristol Bay Industrial, LLC and Peak Oilfield Service Company.

Bristol Bay Industrial (BBI) is a holding company that provides strategic leadership and operational oversight of BBNC’s oilfield and industrial services business line, which currently includes wholly owned subsidiaries CCI Industrial Services, Kakivik Asset Management, and Peak Oilfield Service Company. BBI is seeking applicants for a Vice President Chief Financial Officer.

Peak Oilfield Service Company (Peak) provides oilfield support such as construction, maintenance, industrial cleaning, power generation and transportation services to multiple clients on the North Slope, Palmer, Kenai, and North Dakota. Peak is seeking applicants for Senior Vice President of Operations.

To view the full job descriptions, position requirements and to apply, please visit click the job titles above. These positions are open until filled.

Questions about these positions? Contact Rick Baird, Vice President of Human Resources at (907) 265-7841.

BBNC gives employment preference to shareholders, their spouses and descendants.

Bristol Bay Native Corporation purchases fuel businesses in Bristol Bay

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 3, 2015

CONTACT:
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(907) 278-3602

Bristol Bay Native Corporation purchases fuel businesses in Bristol Bay 

Anchorage, AK – Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) is pleased to announce the purchase of Bristol Express Fuels, Inc., Bristol Alliance Fuels, LLC, and certain assets of Bristol Commercial Properties, LLC, located in Dillingham, Alaska. BBNC completed the acquisitions on July 31, 2015.

Investing within the Bristol Bay region has been a priority for BBNC over the past several years. This acquisition will position BBNC as a significant distributor of fuel products in the Dillingham area of Bristol Bay.  

Under BBNC’s ownership, Bristol Alliance Fuels will operate a 2.95 million gallon tank farm, a marine fueling facility, and the Bristol Express retail gas station and convenience store. The business supplies diesel fuel, regular unleaded gasoline, aviation gasoline, Jet A and propane to commercial and residential customers in Dillingham and the surrounding area. In addition to fuel delivery and sales, Bristol Alliance Fuels also provides fuel terminaling, docking, storage, and barge haul-out services. The company employs 20 people in Dillingham.

“BBNC is very excited about the purchase of Bristol Express Fuels and Bristol Alliance Fuels,” said Jason Metrokin, president and chief executive officer of BBNC. “This acquisition aligns with our in-region investment strategy, and the business fits into BBNC’s existing Petroleum Distribution line of business. We look forward to the opportunities this investment will bring to Bristol Bay and BBNC shareholders.”

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About BBNC: Bristol Bay Native Corporation is a responsible Alaska Native investment corporation dedicated to the mission of “Enriching Our Native Way of Life.” Established through the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971(ANCSA), BBNC works to ensure the continuation of the life and culture of its more than 10,000 shareholders—the Eskimo, Indian and Aleut Natives of Southwest Alaska’s Bristol Bay region.