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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 | 19 19 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 | 39 39 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 | 49 49 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 | 49 49 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 | 49 49 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...
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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...
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Business Spotlight: Kodiak man turns pallets into furniture
One man’s bonfire is another man’s raw material to build an Adirondack chair. About six months ago, Andy Hathcock began using recycled wooden shipping pallets to make chairs, benches, cubbies, chests and other types of furniture. What started as a way to keep occupied has grown into a handful of commissioned jobs as word of his work has spread around the island. His recent work includes the benches at the Java Fla...
Feb 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Business Spotlight: Breakfast buritos on the go
Dave Sharp has enough confidence in his product to put his face behind it. The logo of new a burrito delivery business is a drawing of a smiling, bespectacled man with a white beard that extends to his shoulders. He takes a personal touch with his business’ slogan as well. It’s: “Always eat a good breakfast —Mom.” Sharp, 56, is a retired Army helicopter mechanic originally from Los Angeles. He has lived in Kodiak ...
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GCI moves to new location
Cable provider GCI has moved its Kodiak office to a new location with more windows and space, and it will soon have new hours. The office is in the former Blockbuster building next to Safeway. GCI started remodeling the building Oct. 1 by putting in new walls, adding a break room and kitchen and making the retail space more open. “We had some architects in Anchorage design a store, both the retail store front and ...
Jan 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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