Business Digest

Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2007

Spencer joins Angoon Health Center staff

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ANGOON - Sandy Spencer, an advanced nurse practitioner, has joined the permanent staff at the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium's Angoon Health Center as a mid-level provider, SEARHC announced.

For the past year, Spencer worked at the Lung and Sleep Clinic in Anchorage where she received specialized training in pulmonology and sleep medicine. She also worked as a term instructor for the University of Alaska Anchorage School of Nursing's associates degree in nursing program. She has worked as a nurse at Providence Hospital in Anchorage and at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, where she had specialized in training in cardiac and critical care.

Spencer earned a nursing degree from Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Ky. and a Master of Science in Nursing degree from the Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing in Hyden, Ky.

Spencer has a special interest in community and public health and family care. She enjoys reading, hiking, fishing, quilting and spending time with her husband and three children.

Tim Vig named new president of USKH

JUNEAU - Tim Vig was recently promoted to the position of president of USKH, the company announced.

The previous president, Jim Huettl, is now chief executive officer. Vig's primary responsibility is managing day-to-day operations of the firm's eight offices in Alaska, Washington and Idaho. Huettl will be focused on maintaining client relationships and service.

The company also announced that Tricia Waggoner was hired to the firm as the environmental services division manager.

Waggoner graduated with an undergraduate degree in fisheries biology from Oregon State University. Her previous experience includes working for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, tribal consortiums and tribes, and private consulting. She came to USKH from Natural Resource Group, based in Minneapolis, where she was the Alaska office manager and a senior regulatory specialist.

USKH is an employee-owned design firm that has offered architectural, engineering, environmental, planning and land surveying services to clients throughout Alaska and the Pacific Northwest since 1972.

For more information about USKH, please contact 257-7500 or visit its Web site at

Kitchen designer honored in contest

JUNEAU- Kitchen designer Jeremy Bauer of Bauer/Clifton Interiors in Juneau was recently awarded an honorable mention in Sharp Electronics' first-ever Insight Pro Microwave Drawer Kitchen Design Contest.

Bauer was recognized for his kitchen design at this year's Kitchen/Bath Industry Show in Las Vegas. The contest recognized professional kitchen designers for the most creative and visually appealing kitchen designs that incorporate one of Sharp's Insight Pro Microwave Drawer cooking appliances. Bauer's winning design utilized minimalist design concepts in a kitchen with limited counter space and few upper cabinets.

Bauer graduated from Kansas State University with degrees in architecture and design and architectural engineering. In 2004, he opened his interior design firm, Bauer/Clifton Interiors, which specializes in commercial and residential kitchen and bath interiors.

Network group offers enterprise seminar

JUNEAU - The public is invited to a seminar, "Social Enterprise and Social Entrepreneurship," sponsored by Alaska Invest Net and Knowledge Industry Networks from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Monday.

The seminar will feature Linda Ketchum, an expert in entrepreneurship, who will lead a discussion on ways social enterprising plays a valuable role in creating sustainable businesses, both for-profit and nonprofit.

It will be held in Centennial Hall. The cost is $10, refreshments included. For more information or to reserve a spot, contact Kevin Wiley at or 569-2123.

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