Business

  • Following his and Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell’s recent success with Walmart Stores Inc., U.S. Sen. Mark Begich will continue his campaign requesting international food-chains stock Alaska seafood. Begich on Friday wrote Sodexo USA President and CEO George Chavel asking that the corporation serve Alas...

    Wed, 08/21/2013 - 12:53pm
  • Last year was a record one for conventions held in Anchorage. The estimated economic impact from conventions for 2012 was $104.8 million, an all-time high according to Visit Anchorage President and CEO Julie Saupe. That was nearly $5 million more than in 2011, when the impact was estimated at $99 mi...

    Wed, 08/21/2013 - 12:51pm
  • Buckets. It’s time to bring buckets with you when you come to the Homer Farmers’ Market. Sure, it’s nice if you remember to bring your own shopping bag, but at this time of the year you might as well bring your five-gallon buckets.   Or Lori Jenkins is selling tie-dyed bags that can hold ...

    Wed, 08/21/2013 - 12:45pm
  • Homer has been named Google’s Alaska’s eCity for 2013. “The city of Homer is proud to be recognized as the strongest online business community in Alaska,” wrote Mayor Mary E. Beth Wythe in a statement announcing the designation. “The hardworking small business owners in Homer have found th...

    Wed, 08/21/2013 - 12:18pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough voters will, for a fourth time, have a chance on the fall ballot to decide in a yes or no vote to repeal term limits.  A second ballot question, asking voters if the limit should be increased from two to three terms, becomes relevant only if the voters do not repeal the ...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 12:49pm
  • When the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities held an open house at Homer City Hall Aug. 5, Homer area residents showed up, eager to hear about the seven area projects being planned by the state.  “The open house was a huge success. We had a great turnout, with almost 60 individ...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 12:43pm
  • When Redoubt Volcano erupted in 2009, black ash settled on Homer like snowfall. The city prepared to shut down as the winter sun dimmed. Stores stockpiled food preparing for the roads to close. Businesses worried ash would destroy air intakes on computers and thousands of dollars in equipment. The c...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 12:40pm
  • Buccaneer Energy CEO Curtis Burton says he is very pleased with results so far on the company’s Cosmo No. 1 exploration well in Cook Inlet, near Anchor Point. One cloud on the horizon: The company is now concerned about where it might sell natural gas it has discovered, with Hilcorp Energy having ...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 12:35pm
  • A new level has been reached at the Homer Farmers’ Market.  I know it’s hard to believe, but the Market can get even better. Every week I keep a tally of the veggies coming in, so that we can track the seasonality of the produce at the Market. How early can we get carrots? How late can we h...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 12:30pm
  • In the state and national health care debate, one issue keeps coming up. Medical providers cannot refuse to treat patients with emergencies, and yet many patients don’t have health insurance. How do hospitals, doctors and emergency medical services collect from the people who can’t or won’t pa...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 12:27pm

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