Alaska Business Success Stories

Putting you first

First National’s roots are firmly planted in the communities and industries that drive Alaska’s economy. We are First National proud to be a part of the success stories of these amazing organizations that are shaping brighter tomorrows for Alaskans.


Lake and Peninsula Airlines

Southwest Alaska depends on Lake and Peninsula Airlines for passenger, cargo and emergency transportation. Business owners Heidi and Lyle Wilder depend on First National for financial tools, local expertise, and customized solutions to help them navigate an ever-changing economy.


Kinley's Restaurant and Bar

Kinley's Restaurant and Bar Owner and Chef Brett Knipmeyer aims to make casual, approachable food that is also delicious. With First National, he has a trusted financial team that cares about his success and makes it comfortable to talk about numbers so he can concentrate on what he loves to do.


Signature Land Services

In Alaska, business is anything but usual. That’s why Jen and Tim Schrage of Signature Land Services rely on First National Bank Alaska for unmatched expertise, a dedicated local banker and innovative financial solutions tailored to pave their road to success.



Catalyst Marine

Joe Tougas, owner of Catalyst Marine Engineering, appreciates how his close relationship with First National bankers keeps his business moving forward – and keeps Alaska’s boats in the water as a result.


North Pole Vet Hospital

“First National immediately saw what our vision was,” says Patrick Lovely, owner, North Pole Veterinary Hospital, which has expanded in recent years, growing from one veterinarian to nine.


Mega Trucking, LLC

Jesse Passin and his business, Mega Trucking, have been banking with First National in Valdez for the past ten years — hear Jesse’s story.


Bethel Native Corporation

As the President and CEO of Bethel Native Corporation, Ana Hoffman has a deep appreciation for First National’s shared values of connection, experience and community.


Superior Machine & Welding, Inc

Jantina Lunsford’s family and their business, Superior Machine & Welding, have banked with First National for 70 years — hear her story.