Letter from the President

The days are lengthening, temperatures rising, and as spring arrives in Alaska, we have much to look forward to. Soon enough, we’ll see the wildflowers bloom. And we’ll feel the optimistic tug of the summer days to come. We’re emerging from the dark months of winter and things are looking up. At the end of…Read More

BBNC Helps Bring Mobile DMV to Bristol Bay

In January 2020, Alaska’s first ever mobile DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) rolled into the snow-covered streets of New Stuyahok, a rural community in Bristol Bay. The mobile DMV is a long-awaited solution to one of rural Alaska’s challenges—allowing residents to take their driver’s test and obtain a license without the time and expense of…Read More

BBNC Staff Announcements

BBNC is pleased to announce two new hires in its corporate office! Tony Brothers was hired as BBNC’s Vice President of Human Resources. He is responsible for leading human resources strategic development and tactical execution across the enterprise in support of BBNC’s mission. Craig Decker joins BBNC as Controller. He is responsible for managing the…Read More

Recipe Corner: Egamaarrluk (Half Dried Bone King Meat)

Ingredients: King salmon Cabbage or cuassaaq’s (beach greens) Instructions: 1. Fillet King salmon. 2. Take the top portion of the backbone and hang dry in smokehouse or smoker (if desired, smoke for additional flavor). You can also substitute the backbone with King salmon bellies. 3. When meat is half dried, bring a pot of water…Read More

BBDF Announces P2P Winners

The Bristol Bay Development Fund (BBDF) is pleased to announce the three Path to Prosperity (P2P) winners! The recipients will use their winnings for business consulting, marketing, and technical assistance and will meet with P2P’s Competition Committee every three months for at least a year to review budgets and their business plan execution. Congratulations! $20,000…Read More

2020 Board Application Deadline: April 15!

Are you interested in serving your corporation as a member of the BBNC board? Four director seats will be filled for a three-year term by election at the October 3, 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. To apply, you must submit: A letter of interest Three letters of reference: two professional and one personal (no relatives)…Read More

BBNC Announces New Board Member

Joining the BBNC Board of Directors is BBNC shareholder and commercial fisherman L. Tiel Smith! Tiel is the Chief Operating Officer for RurAL Cap, a nonprofit organization that works to improve the lives of low-income Alaskans and also worked in BBNC’s Land and Natural Resources Department for 11 years.

Two Ways to Win Cash!

Shareholders who have direct deposit and/or a Stock Will on file that has been updated within the last five years are entered into quarterly prize drawings. The next deadline is May 15! Spring Direct Deposit Winners: $500 – Thomas Hiratsuka $250 – Yolanda Shangin $250 – William Ingram Jr. $250 – Mary Pauk $250 –…Read More

Shareholder-Owned Business Highlight: Sarah’s kuspuk’s

BBNC shareholder Sarah Catalone has owned Sarah’s Kuspuk’s for two years. She sews and sells women’s modern style kuspuks made out of knit, cotton and mesh. She also creates headbands and beaded jewelry! If you’d like to place an order or have any questions, visit her Facebook page: Sarah’s Kuspuk’s.

April Ferguson Inducted Into Women’s Hall of Fame

BBNC shareholder and Executive Vice President and General Counsel April Ferguson was inducted into the Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame! The Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame is dedicated to honoring women whose contributions have influenced the direction of Alaska. The 2020 Induction Ceremony will be on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. at the…Read More