Buzzbizz Studios founder Michael Buzinski brings 25 years in the entertainment industry, as well as 23 years of marketing experience to lead a full team of media production professionals as they develop marketing campaigns and produce media for businesses, entrepreneurs, and marketing professionals. They perform more than 85% off the production in-house, with services ranging from graphic and web design to audio production, video production, and full-color print services for items such as brochures and posters. The company can also assist families and businesses with audio clean up and audio and video conversion services, creating DVDs out of footage pulled from antiquated formats such as reel-to-reel tape, VHS, or cartoon flipbooks.
A 2010 James Beard nominee for "Best Chef-Northwest Category," Ginger's Chef Guy Conley creates Pacific Rim and Asian inspired dishes that are as satisfying to behold as they are to consume. Using Alaskan seafood when it's in season, along with other fresh ingredients, he handcrafts each dish like a potter at his wheel, if pottery wheels spun delicious meals instead of hideous, frightening masks. Visit during lunch hours to try out the mu shu tacos ($11), a corps de ballet of ground, seasoned chicken, Chinese slaw, and house-made Hoisin sauce, line dancing in front of a flour-tortilla backdrop, or try out dinner's dream-like entrée of sesame-crusted ahi ($27) bathed in tamarind sweet chili beurre blanc and laid to rest in a Tempurpedic bed of coconut rice. Any meal choice will meet its match with a formidable drink menu of wine, sake, and regional microbrews. The black leather booths and the dark-stained wooden tables lining either side of Ginger create an ambiance of mystery and intrigue inspiring guests to interrogate their napkins into low-lying lap submission before the meal begins.
Flattop Mountain Shuttle allows freewheeling bike-riders to leave their vehicles at the mountain’s base for a day of seamless, scenic downhill cycling. Shuttle service sidesteps the onerous aspects of mountain biking by depositing cyclists at the Glen Alps trailhead, bypassing the need to search for a parking space at the mountaintop, plead with friends for a lift back up, or painfully pedal uphill to the car and drive home with the legs of a jellyfish. At an elevation of 2,200 feet, riders of all experience levels can find a downhill route to suit them, from rough and adrenaline-rousing to serenely scenic. All three trails boast glorious views, including emerald vegetation, crystal-clear creeks, the colorful alpine wildflowers, and glimpses of grazing moose or former unicycling circus bears watching with envy as cyclists fly by.
Since 1984, Alaska Business Monthly has documented, analyzed, and promoted the mercantile health of the 49th state, from Alaska's multimillion-dollar industries to its single proprietors and small businesses. Experienced journalist, publisher, and business-magazine manager Jim Martin leads a team of intrepid reporters and writers, talented artists, and a discerning editorial staff, all with strong roots in the region and a deep interest in the inner workings of the state's monetary engine. Like John Maynard Keynes' surprise guest appearance on Deadliest Catch, each article and editorial places a thoughtful economic focus on some of Alaska's most important industries, from construction-employment reports to oil and gas developments to tourism news. Far from mere number-crunching and pie charts, the pages of Alaska Business Monthly also celebrate the real-life humans that make up the companies and mom-and-pops throughout the state, with special reporting on the importance of Alaskan Natives in some of the region's top businesses, and profiles that reveal the interesting stories behind a neighborhood burger joint or a thriving tech outfit.
The professional staff at Car Toyz overhauls vehicular cosmetics with a portfolio of tinting, remote starting, and multimedia upgrades. Window-tinting services carry a lifetime warranty for the carefully applied films, designed to diffuse annoying glares and slowly reveal secret identities to drive-thru workers. As the sun sets, high-intensity headlights illuminate obstructions in ample time and heated seats help make waiting for the hot air less unpleasant. Remote starters conjure visions of the future as they set pistons pumping from up to one mile away, and mobile video installations let toddlers catch the morning milk prices during the preschool commute.