Business Briefs

Posted: Thursday, March 07, 2002

Cuddy named 2002 Alaskan of the Year

Dan Cuddy, chairman and president of First National Bank Alaska, was elected Alaskan of the Year for 2002, announced Kay Linton, member of the Alaskan of the Year Board of Directors.

Cuddy will be honored at the 35th annual banquet to be held March 23, in Anchorage. He was selected for the honor by a group of more than 60 business and community leaders from across the state. Proceeds from the banquet will fund scholarships for college-bound students.

Also to be recognized at the March 23 banquet are Denali Award recipients -- recognizing lifetime achievements in a single project or endeavor -- the Rev. Norman Elliott, Bettie McDonald, Harold Newcomb, Roger Graves and Esther Wunnicke.

The Governor's Award, recognizing accomplishment over the last year, goes to Alaskans Protecting America, Robert Bowen and Joan Bugbee Jackson for the Veterans' Memorial, and Ernie Hall.

The posthumous With Great Respect Award recognizes Alaskans Sam Kimura and Hugh Malone.

For more information, contact Banquet Chair and Alaskan of the Year board member Kay Linton at (907) 272-6961.

Program to show networks from hackers' perspective

Security experts from Mercury Data Group and Cisco will present a hacker's view of a sophisticated network attack this month in Anchorage. Actual vulnerabilities are exploited in this real-world scenario. This seminar is geared for managers and network administrators interested in network security.

The seminar will be March 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bear Tooth Theatre, 1230 W. 27th Ave., in Anchorage. Pre-registration is $75 ($95 at the door) and includes lunch. For more information, please visit To register, call (907) 274-1510, extension 34.

Show to feature remodeling methods, new homes

The newest in building products, services and techniques will be featured at the 42nd annual Anchorage Home Builders Association Home and Remodeling Show, March 15-17 at the Sullivan Arena.

Nearly 150 companies, from building supply companies, to banks, landscapers and builders will participate in this year's show. Seminars, on everything from installing wood flooring to building a retaining wall, will be offered throughout the weekend.

The Spring Preview of Homes will run in conjunction with the show. A total of 30 homes, built by 24 different builders, will be open for free public viewing on March 16 and 17 (and again on March 23 and 24) from 1 to 5 p.m.

For more information about the 2002 AHBA Home and Remodeling Show or the Spring Preview of Homes, call (907) 522-3605.

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