New Travel agency opens: Cyndi Isaak, formerly of Southeast Executravel, has opened her own business, Cyndi's Cruise and Travel. The full-service agency focuses on vacation travel, cruising, groups and business travel. It is based out of her home, 415 Fifth St. in Douglas, 364-3435. Two other local agents who work with the agency are Carrie Graham at 789-6183 and Cassie Ritter at 789-9764. The Web site is www.travelgalileo.com/cyndicruiseandtravel.
Eye doctors change location: Drs. Michael Bennett and Roy Box of Lifetime Eyecare moved next door to their old office last month. On May 22, they held a grand opening to celebrate moving into a new facility at 9309 Glacier Highway, Suite A 103. "Our practice is growing to meet the needs of the area residents in all areas of vision health services," Bennett said in a press release. "This move is part of that growth."
Firm promotes accountant: USKH, an Alaska architectural, land surveying, planning and multidisciplinary engineering firm, recently promoted Samantha Emmal to the position of accounting manager. Emmal is based at USKH's Anchorage office, but works with clients in Juneau, Wasilla and Fairbanks. Emmal obtained her bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Alaska Anchorage and joined USKH in 1996.
Designer/project manager hired: Resource Data, an Anchorage-based Internet, database and GIS developer, has hired Matt Johnson as senior designer/project manager. Johnson is a nationally recognized graphic designer with 18 years experience whose work is in permanent collections of the Alaska State Museum, the Anchorage Museum, the University of Alaska Museum, and the Alaska Contemporary Art Bank. A former Juneau resident, Johnson's Juneau clients have included Sealaska Corp. and Perseverance Theatre.
Bank names employment manager: Sue C. (Doggett) Johnson has been named a bank officer and promoted to employment and recruiting manager in First National Bank's Human Resources/Staffing Unit in Anchorage. Johnson, who joined First National in February 1999, will develop recruiting methods, supervise personnel interviewers and work on staff retention and career path plans. She will also develop relationships with community and professional organizations as well as government and private agencies.