On the Move

Posted: Tuesday, February 22, 2000

Argevitch now associate broker: Janet Argevitch is now an associate broker for Totem Properties in the Jordan Creek Center, after recently passing the Alaska real estate broker's examination.

Argevitch joined Totem in mid-1997, after working for the federal government in Oakland, Calif., and managing a small business in San Francisco.

Argevitch specializes in residential properties and said she has nearly $8 million in sales to date.

New manager at Analytica: Brad Olson has been named general manager of corporate operations for the Anchorage and Juneau laboratory facilities of Analytica Alaska.

Olson will be in charge of the overall corporate profitability of AAI, as well as management of daily corporate operations in Anchorage. President Elizabeth Rensch has retained executive duties, including strategic planning and direction.

Pet technician scores 100 percent: Brooke Fronimos of Pet Nanny's Place boarding facility has completed the American Boarding Kennel Association's pet care technician program.

Fronimos got a perfect score on her final test, which included principles of animal care and handling, anatomy, kennel environmental control, office procedure and customer relations. Pet Nanny's Place is owned by Laura Else.

Changes at Goldbelt Travel: Gwen Murray, a manager at Goldbelt Family Travel, has been promoted to general manager of Goldbelt Tour and Travel, with responsibility for the travel agency and the tour center.

``Her background in customer service, sales and reservation systems is an asset to both agency locations,'' said Susan Bell, vice president of tourism for Goldbelt, Juneau's Native corporation.

Meanwhile, Goldbelt Family Travel assistant manager Amy Carabajal has taken on greater responsibility in the Mendenhall Mall location, and Victoria Johnson was promoted to manager of Goldbelt Tour Center, located in the waterfront Seadrome Building.

New management at Alaska Cruises: Captain Bill Spencer has been named general manager of Goldbelt's subsidiary Alaska Cruises in Ketchikan.

Spencer, former owner of a charter operation in Kodiak, will oversee tours into Misty Fjords National Monument and along Ketchikan's historic waterfront.

``Bill is passionate about customer service and safety,'' said Susan Bell, vice president of tourism for Goldbelt, Juneau's Native corporation.

Meanwhile, Mike Round of Ketchikan was hired as marine operations manager, and Sandra Meske of Ketchikan was hired as office manager.

Phasing out of Alaska Cruises are former owners Dale Pihlman and Cynthia McNulty, who started a partnership with Goldbelt in 1998 and sold the business to Goldbelt last year.

Chamber holds retreat: A more regional approach to economic development issues will be taken by the Juneau Chamber of Commerce, following a recent board of directors retreat.

The chamber will look beyond Juneau to all of Southeast, although specific projects have yet to be identified, said chamber director George Davidson.

Board members Roy Kyle of National Bank of Alaska, Bill Peters of Alaska USA Federal Credit Union and chamber President-elect Jim Weber of GCI volunteered for an interim committee to promote chamber membership. A larger, permanent committee will be selected later.

On The Move appears Tuesdays on the business page of the Empire. Please send your business-related items of interest to Bill McAllister, Juneau Empire, 3100 Channel Drive, Juneau, AK 99801; or fax them to 586-3028.

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