Business Digest

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2006

Employee wellness advocates to meet

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JUNEAU - Juneau employers interested in work-site wellness are invited to meet from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation building.

The meeting is the first of seven follow-up meetings for the local business, tribal and governmental entities that took part in September's Well Workplace University. All interested businesses are welcome to attend, whether they took part in the university or not. Materials will be available at the meeting.

The Juneau Employee Wellness Coalition is a communitywide organization promoting workplace health. It is co-sponsored by the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium, the state of Division of Public Health and the SEARHC Steps to a Healthier SE Alaska program.

For more information, contact Evelyn Williams from SEARHC at 364-4454, or Carol White of the Alaska Division of Public Health at 465-8670. The event is free and will be in Room 108 of the building, at 410 Willoughby Street in Juneau.

New travel and salon shop opens downtown

JUNEAU - Resident Carrie Baxter Graham is opening a new business downtown for tanners, travelers and shoppers. Her service boutique, which will be called Paradise Beach Tanning and Travel Salon, will feature a travel agency, five tanning beds and several vacation-type accessories and beachwear accessories for sale.

Graham said she is exited about her new venture after being a home-based travel agent since 2001.

The business is slated to open mid-November, with a grand opening planned for the first week of December. The shop will be located in Suite 201 of the Miners Mercantile Building. For more information, contact Graham at 523-0684 or at The salon's Web site will be up soon at

Juneau chamber plans annual dinner

JUNEAU - The Juneau Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual dinner Oct. 28 at Centennial Hall.

The theme will be "Take a Trip Back in Time to 1906," as a celebration of 100 years of Juneau as Alaska's capital. Attendees are asked to consider dressing for the era. Tickets are $60 per person, or $550 per table. For more information, contact the chamber at 463-3488. A social hour and auction will start at 6 p.m. with dinner being served at 7 p.m.

Additionally, the chamber's annual business meeting will be held at 12 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Moose Lodge.

• Business Digest is compiled by Empire reporter Brittany Retherford. If you know of any business-related news, please contact her at

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