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Monk’s Rock expands to include store and bakery
Situated high above Monk’s Rock Coffeehouse and Bookstore, High Tide gives people a quiet space to shop, eat or read a book. The shop is a side effort of Monk’s Rock, which is also expanding to include a bakery in the space formerly occupied by Eugene’s Restaurant in the white-sided building at the downtown Y. High Tide opened around nine months ago but got off to a slow start, said Monk’s Rock manager Susannah Da...
Feb 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Business spotlight: Coffee stand opens on Near Island
Near Island Coffee is bringing coffee closer to the hardworking fishermen of Dog Bay. The coffee stand opened two weeks ago after nearly two months of hard work by manager Jasmine Gilpin. Gilpin moved to Kodiak at the beginning of October and was having trouble finding a job. She had worked as a manager at a coffee shop in Wasilla for three years before moving and was hoping to find a similar position in Kodiak. “...
Feb 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Old Harbor woman creates sealskin jewelry
Kayla Christiansen has been sewing with sealskin and beading since she was seven years old. Now, 12 years later, she is still sewing and has turned her talent into a part-time business. Christiansen, 19, first learned how to sew with sealskin during an Alutiiq week in Old Harbor, where she grew up. “We had an Alutiiq week where we do all traditional stuff like sewing, traditional cooking, and carving masks,” Chris...
Jan 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mill Bay Coffee moves to new location and focuses on the food
Mill Bay Coffee is still on Mill Bay, but you won’t find it in its old location. The cafe, now located in Midtown next to Coastal Creations, will continue to offer the same tastes with expanded catering services. Owners Joel and Martine Chenet said they decided to make the move so they could focus their energy on the cooking side of the business. “It’s a refocusing on Joel’s talents and what we want to do,” Martin...
Jan 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Furniture store changes hands
Total Interior Furnishings has a new owner, new name, and is carrying new furniture styles. Owner Lisa Poulos has been working with her family to freshen the store’s furniture stock, offer special orders, and provide a high level of service. “My thing in life and business is to treat people how you want to be treated,” Poulos said. “That’s the way I do business.” Total Interior Furnishings sells items for the offi...
Jan 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Business Spotlight: Winter weather keeps Rhino Towing busy
Murray Zimmer is the man people call to come to their rescue. Since winter arrived in Kodiak, Zimmer's daily routine has included rescuing stranded Kodiakans whose vehicles have run into ditches or refused to start. Zimmer owns and runs Rhino Towing, which has operated in Kodiak for more than 15 years. Zimmer started working at Rhino Towing on the weekends. He bought it from the owner eight years ago. The job is d...
Jan 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Business Spotlight: Priest uses photography business to raise money for charities
Rev. Joe Classen, priest at St. Mary's Catholic Church, has turned his passion for photography into a business to raise money for charities and conservation groups. In the fall, Classen launched Wild Revelation Photography, a business that sells wildlife and landscape photography from Alaska. Classen has loved the outdoors since he grew up fishing and hiking in Missouri, and has continued that love in his adult li...
Jan 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Business Spotlight: Eubanks turns $3,000 into successful business
Daniel Eubanks started Daniel's Fine Jewelers in February 2006 with $3,000 in his bank account. Of that money, $1,000 was for the first month's rent, $1,000 was for the supplies to build jewelry cases, and the remaining $1,000 was for jewelry. “You can take $1,000 worth of jewelry and hold it in your hand,” Eubanks said. “It takes up a really small box.” Eubanks managed to turn that $3,000 into a successful busine...
Dec 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Business spotlight: Roberts passion for knives sparks business
Willie Roberts, owner of Kodiak Blades, started collecting knives and swords when he was 14 years old. Almost six years later, he is still collecting blades but now wants to share his passion with the people of Kodiak. Kodiak Blades carries a variety of folding knives, throwing knives, machetes and swords for both collectors and outdoorsmen. “I had a passion for knives, enjoyed collecting them, and found a way to ...
Dec 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Business spotlight: Task-Are-Us working to make lives easier
When it’s cold outside, activities like shoveling the porch or picking up groceries seem unappealing. Task-Are-Us of Kodiak is working to make people’s lives easier by taking care of the little tasks they don’t have the time or energy to do. David Thomas started Task-Are-Us around a year ago and said it really took off about three months later. Task-Are-Us completes small tasks to help make life easier for people ...
Dec 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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