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Kodiak business spotlight: A lot of miles on little road
When it comes to transportation on Kodiak Island, there are more than a few night riders but only one kit. That’s KIT — Kodiak Island Taxi — which turns one year old this week. The service, started by Kodiak resident Bonnie Marie, began as a taxi dispatch service and evolved under changing city codes into a general taxi company. “I’m an acronym nut,” Marie said. “We went through a bunch of names … once we picked K...
Apr 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak business spotlight: Credit Union 1 banks on charity, local control
To celebrate its 60th anniversary, Credit Union 1 isn’t giving away free samples. Instead, the Kodiak branch of one of Alaska’s largest banking institutions is holding a fundraiser to benefit the Kodiak High School Family Career and Community Leaders of America club. The branch will host a complimentary lunch, then a silent auction and free hors d’oeuvres 6-8 p.m. Friday. “All that (silent auction) money goes to c...
Apr 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak business spotlight: The case of the new private practice
Kodiak’s newest practicing attorney is a familiar face to the island’s legal community. For the past 15 months, Elizabeth Fleming has been a key part of the state prosecutor’s office. Late last month, she decided to strike out on her own, opening a cozy office on Center Avenue. She said she noticed a need for legal help during her time in the prosecutor’s office and felt she could fill the need. “This is one of th...
Apr 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak business profile: Putting a frame around Kodiak
The Frame Shop is set to open on Saturday, and owners Bryan and Sarah Stokes couldn’t be more excited about their creative business venture. “We wanted something to do together to use our artistic abilities,” Bryan said. While other frame shops have come and gone in Kodiak, the husband-and-wife team is sure theirs will stick. Bryan has a background in the industry from managing Aztec Moulding Company, a frame shop...
Apr 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak business spotlight: Award-winning winery celebrates 13 years in operation
Alaska’s oldest licensed winery isn’t old enough to drink, but it’s just the right age to serve. Alaskan Wilderness Wines, based on Shearwater Way in Kodiak, is turning 13 this year and proprietors Steve and Lisa Thomsen couldn’t be happier. “Wine, it gets better with age,” Steve said. Homemade fruit wine has a long tradition in Alaska and the state has had a licensing regulation for commercial wineries since at l...
Mar 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak business spotlight: New bed & (organic) breakfast
By JAMES BROOKS Mirror Editor Ken and Sarah Dunn are proud of the “million-dollar view” from Lily House Bed and Breakfast, but they’re not simply focusing on scenery as they promote Kodiak’s newest bed and breakfast. The pair of new business owners will use fresh, locally grown herbs and vegetables to attract guests to the two bedrooms they have for rent on Lilly Drive, from which the business gets its name. “We l...
Mar 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak business spotlight: Groomer returns to favorite work
If Kodiak ever needs someone to groom a whale, Cheryl Nugent will be at the top of the list to call. A former veterinary assistant, bear guide and visitors bureau greeter, and now a Whalefest organizer, Humane Society of Kodiak volunteer and radio host, Nugent has ensconced herself in one of Kodiak’s cliffside homes to follow her longtime passion: dog grooming. “Animals are the best people to work with,” she said....
Mar 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Business spotlight: Maintenance pro washes Kodiak's mossy problems away
Paul DeWolfe has deep roots in Kodiak. Unfortunately, so does the moss, mildew and mold he fights every day as the owner of DeWolfe Maintenance. Kodiak’s regular cycle of rain and damp can make life miserable, but it keeps DeWolfe busy. “I do a lot of moss removal, especially for roofing,” he said. Left alone, moss can cause problems. “It builds up a soil under its roots, which contains a bacteria that can eat int...
Feb 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Business Spotlight: Kodiak Bay Bounce
KODIAK — On a rainy Kodiak afternoon, two of Peggy and Scott Wilburn’s kids were bouncing off the walls. Their proud parents couldn’t hold back grins. On the last day of February, the pair’s new business, Kodiak Bay Bounce, is scheduled to open in a building on Mill Bay Road. Bay Bounce is an indoor playground with an inflatable twist. On opening day, their building will be full of bouncy castles, an inflatable ob...
Feb 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak business spotlight: The best friends’ best friend
Most of Kodiak Veterinary Clinic’s business is mundane. Ninety-eight percent of the animals that walk through its doors are ordinary dogs and cats, the same breeds found anywhere in the United States. As with most things Kodiak, however, there’s an exotic edge. By the clinic’s front door, a small plaque bears the symbol of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Its inscription thanks veterinarians Jeff and Angie John...
Feb 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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