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Guides use experience to hunt down fish
The season for fishing tours may seem like it’s coming to an end, but it’s only beginning for Justin Melin and Jason Humphreys, owners of Adventure Guides Kodiak. Melin and Humphreys are now busy with silver salmon season, and will be taking people out to fish until the end of October. Adventure Guides Kodiak officially started taking people out to fish on Kodiak’s rivers earlier this summer, but now is the time w...
Sep 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Business spotlight: Graphic designer takes root in Kodiak
Courtney Kirkland can give a business a new face through her branding and website development company, Courtney Kirkland: Graphic Design. Kirkland moved to Kodiak last year with her son Noah and husband Josh. Kirkland and her husband are originally from Alabama, but they transferred to Kodiak from Florida with the Coast Guard in January 2011. Kirkland launched her graphic design company two months later. Since she...
Aug 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Business spotlight: Kodiak’s newest contractor specializes in houses
Dan Van Mun has been building high-end custom homes for 40 years. With his new business VM Enterprizes LLC., he will bring his 40 years of expertise to Kodiak. VM Enterprizes is a full-service contracting company that does design, consulting, permits, additions and remodels, carpentry, joinery, paint and finish, windows, doors and roof repairs. Van Mun moved to Kodiak with his wife Linda five years ago. After arri...
Aug 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Business Spotlight: Arnick becomes Kodiak’s only Class III weapons dealer
Correction: The original version of this story misspelled the first name of Rachid Arnick. For someone who grew up in Berkley, Calif., Rachid Arnick loves to shoot. More than that, Arnick loves to help other people shoot. Last month, Arnick became Kodiak’s first Class III weapons dealer, allowing him to sell silencers, fully automatic weapons and short-barreled firearms. His new business, Arnick Firearms, aims to ...
Aug 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Business Spotlight: Weekend photographer turns hobby into a career
When Sylwia Ok was choosing between art school and economics school, she chose to earn a master’s degree in computer science and econometrics. More than a decade later, she changed her mind. Ok doesn’t consider her economics background a mistake because it’s that background that helped her start her own business, Sylwia Ok Photography. Ok is a portrait and landscape photographer. She has always loved art, but pick...
Aug 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Owner of Smokehouse puts business up for sale
On a stretch of Mill Bay Road where “For Sale” signs are popping up like wildflowers, one such bright red sign has planted itself in front of the brightly painted home of Kodiak Island Smokehouse. Jacque Landry, who opened the smokehouse at its current location in July 2001, said she’s ready to retire and pass the smokehouse on to a younger owner. “It’s kind of sad, but it’s time to move on and do something else,”...
Aug 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Business Spotlight: James Chong and Eugene's Restaurant says goodbye to Kodiak
When James Chong, owner of Eugene’s Restaurant, arrived in Kodiak in 1988, he was seeking adventure. As Eugene’s prepares to close at the end of this month, after more than two decades in business, he can say he found it. He arrived fresh off the ferry from Anchorage with his car and no money. “I was broke,” Chong said. “I slept overnight in front of the Mecca.” Chong set out to find a job, and by the end of the n...
Jul 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Business Spotlight: Angelo's Express plans to bring pizza back to downtown Kodiak
On most days, you’ll find Dino Macheras wearing his chef’s hat as owner of Angelo’s, Kodiak’s best-known Italian restaurant. On Tuesday, however, Macheras was hatless, his booted feet peeking through a hole in the ceiling of Kodiak’s downtown Alaska Commercial Company store. It’s not a new career — it’s an expansion of an existing one. Later this month, Macheras plans to open Angelo’s Express, a business that will...
Jul 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak business spotlight: Kodiak shipwright returns for summer
Dan Farsovitch developed a love for boats at a young age. He grew up in Akhiok and frequently watched his grandfather build wooden boats by hand. “I was pretty intrigued with that,” he said. “When I was working in a cannery I started out as a helper with the carpenters. They liked me, so they started teaching me the trade.” Today, Farsovitch runs Eagle Rock Boat Repair, a company that repairs and restores wooden v...
Jun 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Teapots a part of new Mill Bay B&B
Teapots line the walls of the kitchen in Mrs. Potts’ Bed & Breakfast. The collection of more than 55 teapots features traditional teapots, holiday-themed teapots, and even a musical teapot, among others. Some were new when they were purchased, while others were found buried in antique shops. They made the journey to Kodiak from India, China, France, Switzerland, the U.S. and Great Britain. Each one has a story to ...
Jun 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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