On the move

Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2000

Weyhrauch gets leadership training: Bruce B. Weyhrauch of Juneau, president-elect of the Alaska Bar Association, attended the American bar's leadership institute in Chicago March 16-18.

Weyhrauch met with ABA President William G. Paul of Oklahoma City, Okla., among others. He attended sessions on bar organization and management, and communication techniques.

The American Bar Association, with 400,000 members, touts itself as the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world.

JEDC duo go to Haines: Deborah Marshall and Margaret O'Neal of the Juneau Economic Development Council are scheduled to speak Thursday at a Haines Chamber of Commerce brown bag luncheon on ``Debt and Equity: Options for Financing Small Business.''

Marshall also will lead a seminar, ``Your People are Your Product.'' She is the director of Alaska InvestNet, a statewide venture capital program, and the founder of the Fiddlehead Restaurant and Bakery in Juneau.

O'Neal is director of JEDC's Southeast Revolving Loan Fund, which administers community-based loan programs, including one in Haines.

Pitts attends tour conference: Carol Pitts of Orca Enterprises recently attended the conference of the International Federation of Women in Travel Organizations, held in Ottawa, Canada.

Pitts represented the Juneau club affiliate, Alaska Women in Travel, which meets the second Wednesday of each month. Seventeen countries were represented at the conference.

More information on Alaska Women in Travel is available from President Clovis Dennis, 586-2422.

Tenney elected to B&B board: Bruce Tenney, proprietor of The Green House Bed and Breakfast in Juneau, has been elected to the board of the INNside Passage Chapter of the Bed and Breakfast Association of Alaska.

Re-elected to the board were Dale Anderson of Auke Lake Bed & Breakfast and Jay Epstein of Alaskan Bear Bed & Breakfast.

UAS prof gets certification: Chuck Craig, assistant professor of diesel and hydraulics at the University of Alaska Southeast, has completed an electrical certification program offered by the American Boat & Yacht Council, which oversees voluntary safety standards for boatbuilding and repair.

Craig teaches courses on diesel fuel systems, heavy duty mechanics and AC power generation, among his offerings. He's also coordinating the new diesel certificate to be offered this fall, which will allow students to intern with the state ferry system.

Bartholomew administers Permafund: Robert Bartholomew has started work as director of administration for the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp., overseeing the operating budget of the agency, among other functions.

Bartholomew most recently completed five years as assistant director of the Income and Excise Tax Division of the Alaska Department of Revenue, including three years as the department's legislative liaison. Previously, he was comptroller/director of the Alaska Department of Transportation for five years.

More awards for Alaskan Brewing: Alaskan Brewing Co. of Juneau won two medals at the international craftbeer industry's ``Oscar'' awards ceremony in London recently.

Alaskan Stout edged out a Dublin brew to win the gold medal in its division of the International Dark, Milds, Stouts and Porters Category. And Alaskan Smoked Porter won a silver medal in a division of the International Specialty Beers Category. The medal winners were announced April 11 at the annual luncheon of the Allied Brewery Traders Association.

``This is great news for Alaska, our beer and our brew crew,'' said Alaskan Brewing co-owner Geoff Larson.

Corbus named to First National board: William A. Corbus has been named to the board of directors for First National Bank of Anchorage.

Corbus, president and general manager of Alaska Electric Light and Power Co. in Juneau, is also a past director of the Alaska State Chamber of Commerce and is a former chairman of the Alaska state pension investment board.

``Mr. Corbus brings a wealth of professional expertise that will benefit First National Bank, our shareholders and the community,'' said Betsy Lawer, chief operating officer and vice chairwoman of the bank.

Costello goes to Bradley/Reid: Former Juneau resident Mia Costello has been hired as an account executive for the public relations department of Bradley/Reid Communications Inc., in Anchorage.

Costello is a former legislative and gubernatorial aide. She earned a master's degree in teaching from the University of Alaska Southeast, and taught world and U.S. history and American government for Juneau-Douglas High School's Phoenix Program.

AFDF appoints director: Former Ketchikan resident Marc S. Jones has been appointed executive director of the Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation, a private, nonprofit industry association in Anchorage.

Jones, who worked on trollers and cut bait for halibut openers while a young man in Ketchikan, has been operating his own Seattle-based consulting company for fishing and marine transportation companies.

Pico promoted at Costco: Mickey Pico is now in business development for Costco Wholesale.

Pico, a Costco employee since 1995, recently returned to Juneau after 18 months in Boston, while his wife, Joni, attended Brandeis University. In his new role with the company, he will introduce a new ``2 percent annual reward'' for executive Costco members, which will apply to all purchases except tobacco.

Kessler rejoins Forest Service: Wini Kessler is returning to the U.S. Forest Service as director of wildlife, fisheries, ecology, watershed and subsistence for the regional office in Juneau.

Kessler recently has been chairwoman of the department of forestry at the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George. Previously, she was coordinator of wildlife and fisheries habitat relationships for the Forest Service in Juneau, and held other positions with the agency in Washington, D.C.

NBA gets blue ribbon: National Bancorp of Alaska has been named a blue ribbon bank for the fourth quarter of 1999 by a national bank-rating service.

VERIBANC, Inc., bases the award on profitability, loan quality, capital and other factors.

On The Move appears occasional 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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