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  • Three generations, one epic view

    The Eberhardt family and the Aurora Borealis share a common reality: They’ve all been hanging out north of Fairbanks, Alaska, for a long, long time.

    Sure, the Northern Lights likely have been twisting and crackling in the night sky for millions of years. But the Eberhardts have been there a while, too — Walter Eberhardt first homesteaded the family’s 280-acre ranch in 1947.

    Today, Walter’s grandson Kory runs the family show, which features two Aurora-oriented experiences.

  • Hello, Alice!

    The company, named Hello Alice, offers credit cards and microgrants and to women- and minority-owned small- and medium-sized businesses, as well as a host of other supports to help growing businesses thrive.

    Hello Alice awarded more than 1,000 small business grants totaling more than $12 million in 2022.

  • Succession is a journey, not a plan

    Succession is not a simple choice or decision; it is a far broader task of envisioning the future and taking steps to realize this vision. It fulfills two essential tasks for sustaining the enterprise across generations:

    * Creating a process to develop new leaders and pass ownership and control to successors.

    * Keeping the family as well as the enterprise vital and successful across generations.

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