Business Digest

Posted: Thursday, February 15, 2007

Marketing, business finance classes slated

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JUNEAU - The Juneau Small Business Development Center is hosting a class on business financing and a brown bag lunch marketing class during the next week.

The brown bag lunch will be about "Getting the Most from Your Video Production."

Gabe Strong of G-Force Productions will discuss how to effectively use video for businesses. Participants will learn the dos and don'ts of hiring a video producer and the best ways to maximize expenditures.

The class will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday at the downtown branch of the Juneau Public Library in the conference room.

Also, the center is hosting a class, "Financing Your Business," which will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 21. Participants will learn how to get the financing needed for starting or growing a business. The class will be held in the conference room on the third floor of the Juneau Empire building. The cost of the class is $25.

To register for either class, call 463-3789.

Volunteers needed for Board of Equalization

JUNEAU - The city is seeking applications from those interested in serving three-year terms on the Board of Equalization.

The board is comprised of six to nine volunteers who serve on three-member panels to hear property assessment appeals. Members are appointed based on their general business expertise, which may include, but is not limited to, real and personal property appraisal, the real estate market, the personal property market and other similar fields. The time requirement includes one training session and one to five appeal hearings between March and June depending on the volume of appeals received.

Applications are due to the city clerk's office by Feb. 28. They are available from City Hall or on the Internet at:

Local executive earns credential

JUNEAU - Michelle Calvin-Casey, the community relations director for Bartlett Regional Hospital, recently became a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the nation's leading professional society for health care leaders, a press release announced.

Fellow status represents achievement of the highest standard of professional development and 5,400 health care executives hold this distinction. To obtain fellow status, candidates must pass an exam, meet academic and experiential criteria, earn continuing education credits and demonstrate professional and community involvement.

For more information regarding the credential, visit

The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of more than 30,000 health-care executives.

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