Business Digest

Posted: Friday, December 28, 2007

Brian Prellwitz joins Brown & Associates

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JUNEAU - Brown & Associates is proud to announce the addition of Brian Prellwitz to their professional staff.

Prellwitz joined the team this year and has nearly 10 years of tax experience. He has earned the status of enrolled agent with the Internal Revenue Service. He is also a QuickBooks Pro advisor.

Prellwitz joins a team that specializes in tax and accounting preparation for both individuals and all types of businesses.

Alaskan Brewing honored for safety

JUNEAU - The Alaskan Brewing Co. was presented the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program award for its outstanding employee safety and health programs. This is the fourth consecutive SHARP award for the craft brewery since 2001.

"This company has been setting a tremendous example by meshing a top-notch workplace safety and health program into its business plan," said Click Bishop, commissioner of the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, which administers SHARP, a federal recognition program. "The success this company has had should make it crystal clear how important it is to focus real effort on workplace safety."

To qualify for SHARP a company must have an injury illness rate below the national average and have a complete safety and health management program that is found to be satisfactory in every category, said Bill Nickerson, SHARP coordinator for the state of Alaska. Nickerson said those categories include hazard prevention and control; safety and health training, planning and evaluation; and management and employee participation. Alaskan Brewing Co.'s Juneau plant is one of only 17 SHARP sites in the state, he said.

Black Feather Boats debuts new cruiser

JUNEAU - Black Feather Boats has announced the completion of the new trunk cabin ChilKat 30 cruiser, which debuted this month at Southeast Power Sports and at the Mendenhall Branch of First Bank.

Black Feather Boats is a local manufacturing company that produces light, fuel-efficient, stable boats built specifically for the waters of Southeast.

This vessel, capable of multiple day cruising, will help complete the ChilKat 30 model line. The ChilKat 30 cruiser is outfitted with Diamond Sea Glaze windows, African Mahogany trim and sleeping accommodation's that are big enough to sleep even the tallest people.

For more information or to schedule a test ride, visit the Black Feather Boats Web site at or call 723-7330.

GCI store to relocate in spring 2008

JUNEAU - GCI's Juneau store plans to move to a new location in May 2008. Currently located at 3161 Channel Drive, the store will reopen at Entrance Pointe Business Park, 8420 Airport Blvd., in early May.

Store officials say the move is necessitated by the growing demand for recently launched GCI products and services, and that the new location will provide customers an improved experience with increased staff, expanded office hours and a more convenient location.

The store will retain its phone number, 586-3320, but its new mailing address will be Building 1, Entrance Pointe Business Park, 8400 Airport Blvd, Juneau, AK, 99801.

GCI is the largest telecommunications company in Alaska. A pioneer in bundled services, GCI provides local, wireless, and long distance telephone, cable television, Internet and data communication services throughout Alaska. More information about the company can be found at

For more Information, contact David Morris at (907) 265-5396 or, or Wayne Russell at (907) 463-1444.

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