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Story last updated at 6:23 PM on Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Business Briefs

Finlay opens part-time >psychotherapy practice

Vivian C. Finlay, a licensed marriage and family therapist, has announced the opening of her part-time psychotherapy practice in Homer.

Finlay, who holds a master's of education degree in counseling, has worked in the mental health field for 35 years. During the last 22 years, she had a private practice in Wasilla.

She specializes is working with relationship/couples' issues, with grief and loss, and with individuals who have a variety of concerns including depression and anxiety. She also does assessments and grief therapy with children, adolescents and families.

Finlay moved to Homer in the spring of 2010 with her retired husband because she enjoys the Homer community, she wrote in a press release.

She shares an office with Sharon McKemie Bauer, M.S., which is located in the Beluga Professional Building at 3691 Ben Walters Lane, Suite 3, Office 8. She has office hours by appointment. Her phone number is (907) 435-7030.

Anchor Point community awards to be presented

The Anchor Point Chamber of Commerce will present the 2010 community awards at the Anchor River Inn, at 8 p.m. Saturday. The presentation is preceded by a no-host social at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Awards include business of the year, employee of the year, senior of the year, youth of the year, citizen of the year and the Golden Deed Award. The awards are sponsored by Petro Marine Services. For more information and to RSVP, call 235-2600.

Homer chamber to have its annual meeting Jan. 25

The Homer Chamber of Commerce will have its annual meeting from noon to 2 p.m. Jan. 25 downstairs at the Best Western Bidarka. The luncheon cost is $12 for members and $14 for nonmembers. The chamber's annual meeting is a chance for its members to find out what the chamber has been doing and what it hopes to achieve in the coming year. It's also an opportunity to meet the new staff and board members and offer feedback and suggestions. This year there are no by-law changes so the meeting could be shorter than when by-law changes are discussed. The meeting is open to the public.

Economic forecast lunch set for Jan. 20 in Juneau

The 2011 Annual World Trade Center Alaska Statewide Economic Forecast Luncheon will be from noon-1:30 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Treadwell Ballroom in Juneau's Barnof Hotel.

Opening remarks will be from Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell. The statewide economic review and 2011 forecast will be presented by Pat Burden, president of Northern Economics. An international economic update will be presented by Jon Snare, senior vice president and regional investment manager from Wells Fargo. Greg Wolf, executive director of World Trade Center Alaska, will give a presentation on "How Exports Benefit Alaska's Economy."

The cost is $45 for a single registration or $450 for a sponsored table (10 persons). For reservations, call the Juneau Chamber of Commerce at (907) 463-3488.