Business People

Dan Cuddy, who presided over First National Bank Alaska for more than six decades, died Tuesday in Anchorage, according to bank officials. He was 94.

Jeannette Lee Falsey
For the state’s nonprofits, The Foraker Group acts as a mentor or an amicable older sibling willing to show the way. For many in the sector, it has changed how they do business. Now, Dennis McMillian, who has headed the group for 14 years, is getting ready to retire.Tegan Hanlon
The craft brewery has doubled its production capacity every year since 2011, the company says, making it the second biggest producer in the state. Laurel Andrews
Alaska Dispatch staff
With more than $40,000 in sales in three years, Grayson Davey's Alaska Paracord Designs is growing, and the 13-year-old CEO is looking to hire employees.Sean Doogan
Jason Smith, an Iraq War veteran who learned to grow vegetables in his garage, is starting an indoor "vertical farm" that will produce organic greens year-round in the heart of Midtown Anchorage.  Alex DeMarban
Anchorage Uber drivers had been giving only free rides since a Superior Court judge ruled on Oct. 13 that if they accepted payment, it would be a violation of city taxi ordinances.Sean Doogan
The building, taking shape at 725 E. Fireweed Lane, will employ high-tech windows that dim automatically to cut glare and reduce summer solar heating, computer-controlled LED interior lights, a Space Age gel for insulation and light diffuser panels made with microscopic chips of silicon. Sean Doogan
James Patterson has written more New York Times best-sellers than anyone else. He reportedly earned $90 million last year. And now he's shared some of those earnings -- and his passion for books and independent bookstores -- with Palmer's own Fireside Books.  Zaz Hollander
Alexandra West created a “fish carcass disposal system” to filter fish waste back into the water and prevent bear-human conflict. She's the first student UAA to be the sole inventor listed on a patent. Tegan Hanlon