Business Briefly

Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2001

Computer basics seminar offered

JUNEAU -- A systems support specialist will present a seminar on computer basics for small businesses in November sponsored by the Juneau Small Business Development Center.

Edwell John Jr., a support specialist with Admiralty Computers, will discuss choosing the right computer system, networking with other computers and getting online to establish an Internet presence.

According to a press release from the center, the program is recommended for people setting up an office computer system or planning an upgrade to their current system.

The seminar will be held from 6-9 p.m. Nov. 1 in the third -floor conference room of the Juneau Empire building. Registration is required and the seminar costs $25. For more information call 463-3789.

AK Brewing issues '01 smoked porter

JUNEAU -- The Alaskan Brewing Co. will release its vintage year 2001 limited edition smoked porter throughout the Pacific Northwest in November.

The beer, which has won 10 medals from the Great American Beer Festival, is brewed only once a year and in limited amounts, the company said.

When the beer is first brewed it has a smoky flavor associated with alderwood. But when the beer is allowed to age, flavors such as raisin and sherry will develop in the bottle, the company said.

Alaskan Brewing is a Juneau-based brewery that has been in business for 15 years. It produces an Alaskan amber, pale ESB and stout year-round with the smoked porter and winter ale making appearances only in the fall and winter.

ExxonMobil makes $1million donation

ANCHORAGE -- ExxonMobil gave the First Alaskans Foundation in Anchorage $1 million recently as the first installment of a total $4 million the foundation can expect from the company.

Richard Rabinow, president of ExxonMobil Pipeline Co., presented a check to foundation President Byron Mallott Oct. 16 as part of the terms of an agreement signed recently between the company and the foundation.

The purpose of the First Alaskans Foundation is to support charitable and educational activities that promote the well-being of Alaska Natives.

According to the terms of the agreement the foundation can use the money to encourage and enhance Native education, provide scholarships for Native people seeking higher education, encourage Native youth leadership, generate Native employment opportunities, and support further fund-raising and research endeavors for Native causes.

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