Homer Alaska - Business

Story last updated at 10:40 AM on Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Business Briefs

Kelly's Kutz becomes The New Image Salon

The public is invited to stop by The New Image Salon, formerly Kelly's Kutz, beginning at 4 p.m. Dec. 19. Located in Anchor Point, at the corner of the Sterling Highway and North Fork Road, owner Destiny Kelly has expanded into 1,062 square feet and has welcomed the addition of a new stylist, three massage therapists and a nail technician that does eyelash extensions. The open house will include door prizes, hors d'oeuvres, and an opportunity to meet the new personnel and view the new space. For more information, call Kelly at 235-5354.

Homer chamber board ballots due by 5 p.m. today

The Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center recently mailed out the ballot for the 2012 board of directors. Ballots must be returned no later than 5 p.m. today. There are six board positions open, three for three-year terms and three for one-year terms. Voting members may select up to six candidates. A minimum of 10 percent of active members must return valid ballots for the election results to be certified. The new board will be introduced at the chambr's annual meeting in January.

On the ballot for three-year terms are Mark Hemstreet, store manager at Save-U-More; Jim Lavrakas, owner and captain of Skookum Charters; and Cinda Martin, business relationship manager with Wells Fargo. Running for one-year terms are Mike Barth, State Farm agent; Julie Davis, station manager of Era Alaska; and Adrienne Sweeney, innkeeper at Driftwood Inn, Lodges and RV Park and owner of AJ's Oldtown Steakhouse.

Elected directors returning next year are Diane Borgman of Homer Council on the Arts; Don Cotogno of Timber Bay B & B; and Janna Davis of Alaska USA Federal Credit Union. Appointed directors returning next year are Robert Letson of South Peninsula Hospital and Pat Melone of the Spyglass Inn.

Tustumena 200 race to have stop in Homer

The Tustumena 200 Sled Dog race is returning to Homer. On Jan. 28, for the first time in several years, the race will make a rest stop at Mile 30 East End Road. Each racer will have a mandatory four-hour rest at this stop, so it will make for great viewing and interaction with the mushers and dogs.

Race organizers have asked Homer Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center members to offer special pricing or package prices for visitors who will be coming to experience the race. Businesses are invited to let the chamber know about their specials, so they can help get the word out about them. The deadline for items for the chamber's January newsletter is Dec. 30.

For more information about the Tustumena 200, contact Tami Murray, executive director, at Tami@tustumena200.com or by phone at 907-394-1318 or 907-260-6761.

HEA announces changes to account numbers

Homer Electric Association customers account numbers have changed.

The association upgraded its software program, which required adding a zero to all account numbers. According to a statement from the utility, the zero is added in the last three digits of each account number. So, if the number was 12345-01, it is now 12345-001.

The change happened immediately and will be on all December bills.

HEA has asked members to look at their bills and update their account numbers with bill pay services.

Anyone with questions can contact HEA Member Services Department at 907-283-5831, 907-235-8551 or 800-478-8551.