Business Digest

Posted: Thursday, February 01, 2007

Marketing series relaunches Friday

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JUNEAU - The Juneau Small Business Development Center is relaunching its brown bag marketing series, starting with the class, "The Elements of Good Brochure Design" on Friday.

It will be presented by Miva Rickey, who owns the marketing firm Crystal Clear Communication.

The series will cover design essentials from paper choices to layout styles so attendees can learn to make their own brochures. It will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, in the conference room of the downtown Juneau Public Library. The class is free, but preregistration is required by calling 463-3789.

Business owners asked for input

JUNEAU - Alaskan small-business owners are invited to participate in a meeting at the Capitol on Feb. 22 to help shape an agenda for improving the state's entrepreneurial atmosphere.

The Leadership Council of the Alaska chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business is inviting small-business owners from around the state, whether they are federation members or not.

Attendees will hear from lawmakers and have the opportunity to share concerns with them.

The three most significant differences between a small business and a large one are the cost and availability of health care, costs to comply with state and federal regulations, and taxes, the organization said.

The meeting will begin with a breakfast at 7:30 a.m. at the Baranof Hotel, followed with a tour of the Capitol and meetings with legislators. The cost to attend is $25.

For more information about the meeting, contact the federation's member support manager, Stacy Jenkins, at (866) 307-2846 or stacy.jenkins@nfib.org. More information about the small-business agenda is available at www.nfib.com/AK, or from state director Denny DeWitt at 723-6667.

The federation is a small-business advocacy association, with offices in Washington, D.C., and all 50 state capitals. It was founded in 1943 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization.

Local couple opens dental office

JUNEAU - A Juneau couple has opened a dental office in the Jordan Creek Condominiums near the Nugget Mall. Tony Nizich, a dentist, and Ginger Nizich, a dental hygienist, recently returned to Juneau from Oregon and opened their office this past month.

The office is at 2219 Jordan Ave. Its hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information or to make an appointment, call the office at 789-7001.

• Business Digest is compiled by Empire reporter Brittany Retherford. If you know of any business-related news, please contact her by e-mail at brittany.retherford@juneauempire.com.



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