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Alaskan business awarded money to develop new food product
ANCHORAGE — USDA-Rural Development Alaska state director Jim Nordlund announced Tuesday that a Value Added Producer Grant of $91,100 has been awarded to Wrigley Farms LLC which does business as Alaska Flour Company. According to a USDA release, the Alaska Flour Company is the only commercial flour mill in Alaska. It specializes in high-quality, artisan, stone-ground barley flour and barley cereals that are grown a...
Aug 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Business spotlight: Keeping up with flooring needs keeps Wood busy
Stephen Wood hesitated at first in describing his future plans for his booming Great Alaskan Flooring Company — his workload is so large these days it leaves little time for vision statements. But then he availed a long-term view: “My ultimate goal would be to have a design center — cabinets, appliances, flooring, paint — that’s probably years down the line and I don’t know if I’ll ever achieve it. But that seems ...
Jun 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Business Spotlight: CrossFit legions take Kodiak
For Shanna and Tim Rockenbach, their fast-growing CrossFit gym speaks volumes on the popularity of this alternative fitness movement in Kodiak. The couple started a CrossFit Kodiak Island “box” in their garage and moved into a larger retail space some 60 days later. “We started the business in February of this year in our house in a 1,000 square foot garage and within two months had outgrown capacity,” Shanna Rock...
May 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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Petro Marine’s new fuel dock opens with event
Petro Marine’s gleaming new fuel dock boasts faster fuel times, slicker facilities, and a lot less snow shoveling than its wooden predecessor. “We’ve taken that 1950s technology and brought it up to 2013-2014 with a steel floating dock,” Jaime Flores, plant manager, said. The new marina was completed in October after being closed all of September for renovations. The marina hosts an open house April 17-18 to show ...
Apr 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 116 116 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shipper opens new Kodiak terminal
American Fast Freight opened a terminal at 2430 Beaver Lake Drive to help improve the freight forwarding company’s Kodiak operations. “We’ve been serving Kodiak for a long time and this is the first time that we’ve been able to put our own building in Kodiak with our own dedicated equipment. This is going to allow us to have a higher quality service to the people of Kodiak and be able to better manage our delivery...
Apr 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 113 113 recommendations | email to a friend
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J's-ound upgrades sound systems for cars
For Jay Baldwin, a car audio system passes the test when you can sit in the driver’s seat, close your eyes, and “trick your mind, so the center stage is your dash.” Baldwin has pursued his passion for mobile sound quality since he attended Kodiak High School in the 1980s. Now as the technical wiz behind J-Sound, he installs custom systems for people who want something more than factory-installed speakers. “I start...
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
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Business Spotlight: Videographer hopes to go pro with scenes of local life
What began as a septuagenarian’s challenge could become Kodiak’s best travel guide — and it might even go viral. Last fall, art teacher and fisherman Ann Barker found herself approaching 70 and confronted an inner need to diversify a fish-centered career. She opted to turn a hobby videotaping her and husband Bill Barker’s fishing expeditions into a community service and, she hopes, a business. “I started Kodiak Vi...
Mar 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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Business spotlight: Skin is a priority for Valladolid
When it comes to taking proper care of your skin, business owner Dana Valladolid knows a little more than the average bear. Valladolid, proprietor of Glow, a new natural skin care boutique at 4673 E. Rezanof, not only offers natural and organic skin care services, but the extended knowledge of long-term skin care as well. Glow offers a variety of services including sunless tanning, waxing, facials and other custom...
Mar 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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Business Spotlight: Olsen makes twisting balloons a business
Last September, Larissa Olsen wanted to do something special for her daughter’s fifth birthday party. Thanks to a lot of practice and Internet videos, the mother of three transformed herself into a balloon artist, scoring a hit at the party and starting a viable business to boot. “Once I started doing it, I just kind of realized I loved it,” she said. “I didn’t expect it to get this big.” Olsen set up a Facebook p...
Feb 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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Business Spotlight: A Balanced Approach keeps people fit
Ten years ago A Balanced Approach owner Zoya Saltonstall wanted an indoor cycling group. Saltonstall, who grew up in Kodiak, was back on the island working as a physical therapist and missed spinning, a hobby she’d picked up in school at the gym of Ithaca College in New York. “When I came back here (to Kodiak) I said ‘gosh, there’s no cycling classes,”’ she said. “I really like group fitness. It’s just people moti...
Feb 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
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