Business Digest

Posted: Thursday, May 17, 2007

Nominees sought for salmon Hall of Fame

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JUNEAU - The Pacific Northwest Salmon Center is seeking nominees for its 2007 Wild Salmon Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame honors people who have contributed to the well-being and celebration of wild salmon populations throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Honorees for the fifth annual award will be presented Sept. 22 at a gala event in Bremerton, Wash., with "The Dance," a bronze casting of a cedar carving by Al Adams. The carving depicts the spawning dance of the wild salmon.

Individuals nominated for the award will have demonstrated passion for wild salmon in their career or volunteer work; enhanced public knowledge and appreciation; have created a tangible, measurable outcome such as a book, artwork, event or significant project; and fostered a positive influence within his or her profession or the community.

The winner is chosen by a selection committee including Rep. Norm Dicks, D-Wash., Salmon Recovery Funding Board Chairman Bill Ruckelshaus, Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission Chairman Billy Frank Jr., Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Director Jeff Koenings, and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Fisheries Program Manager Charles Corrarino.

Nomination forms can be obtained by contacting Tori Dulemba at 360-275-2763 or at The deadline is June 1.

Last KIN pub night of the season slated

JUNEAU - Knowledge Industry Network is hosting its final Pub Night of spring tonight from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Island Pub in Douglas. The monthly event is an opportunity for young professionals to network in a casual environment. All ages are welcome.

The event will be put on hold for the summer and is anticipated to resume in September.

For more information, visit the Web at or call program manager Jess Parks at 523-2334.

Vendor permits now accepting applications

JUNEAU - The Juneau Parks and Recreation Department is accepting applications for commercial and nonprofit vendor permits for food and merchandise sales in designated park locations for the 2007 season.

The permits are issued on a first-come, first-serve basis. Designated locations, fee information, insurance and Department of Environmental Conservation requirements are available upon request. The state department also requires vendors to obtain food service certificates by calling 465-5285. Nonprofit organizations are required to provide a copy of a 501 (c) (3) Internal Revenue Service form.

For more information or to request an application, contact Parks and Recreation at 586-5226.

Bike to Work Day planned for Friday

JUNEAU - Friday is National Bike to Work Day, an opportunity to save gas, get exercise and get to work on a bicycle.

The event is part of a National Bike Month and National Bike Week, which is aimed at bringing awareness to healthier lifestyles and encourage alternative ways to commute.

To learn more about safe biking tips, visit or for more information on the event, visit

Financial Management workshop offered

JUNEAU - Springboard and Knowledge Industry Network, both part of the Juneau Economic Development Council, are hosting a workshop, "Financial Management for Non-Financial Managers," today from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The cost is $20. To reserve a spot, e-mail Adam Fisher at To learn more, visit

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