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Chamber seeks 2017 award picks

Seward Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Cindy Clock announced earlier this week that the chamber has started taking nominations for its annual community awards, including “Person of the Year,” “Business Person of the Year,” “Business...

 

Council OKs short-term lease with new boat repair business

At its regular meeting on Monday, the Seward City Council approved a one-year lease agreement on a parcel of land at the Seward Marine Industrial Center. With the agreement, Exit Marine LLC, a new boat repair business, will be able to operate on...

 

Volunteers needed 'Soup Supper' event

Volunteers are needed for the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank’s annual Soup Supper and Auction fundraiser on Saturday, August 26. The event will be held at Kenai Central High School at 5:30 p.m. Volunteers from throughout the region are needed to help...

 

Chamber to hold luncheon on Aug. 11

The Seward Chamber of Commerce will hold its next chamber luncheon on Aug. 12, beginning at noon at the Breeze Inn. Tim Dillon, the director of the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District, will serve as the guest speaker....

 

Iris Darling named to SHP Committee

The City of Seward added another key member to the Seward Historical Preservation Commission on Monday when longtime resident Iris Darling was appointed to the organization by members of the Seward City Council. A former member of the SHPC, she will...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Business    July 6, 2017

The Painted Whale launches first guided mural tour

“Cultural Tourism” is being brought to life in Seward. Justine Pechuzal, owner and operator of The Painted Whale, announced last week that she would be launching a new summer activity for visitors, and locals as well—a guided tour of the...

 

Council OKs 30-year lease with restaurant

The Seward City Council unanimously approved a new 30-year lease for space in the Seward Boat Harbor subdivision with Ray Simutis and his daughter, Janina Simutis. The two operate Ray’s restaurant. The current lease on the longtime Seward business...

 

Purple Heart recipients to enjoy halibut fishing in Alaska

Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation (WWIA) is sending four Purple Heart recipients on an all-expense-paid fishing trip in Seward. Hosted by John Moline of INN and OUT Charters, along with Kenai Fjords Bed & Breakfast, this annual trip will include...

 

Seward Area Hospice ready to serve needs of local residents

Seward Area Hospice is up and running, and prepared to serve the needs of the residents of Seward and the surrounding area. As part of its mission, SAH aims to provide compassionate end-of-life care to enable comfort, dignity and choice for the indiv...

 

APT ribbon-cutting ceremony set for May 5

Advanced Physical Therapy, with help from the Seward Chamber of Commerce, will be holding its Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting ceremony on May 5, beginning at 4 p.m.. The ceremony will be held at Advanced Physical Therapy’s new office at 234 4th...

 

Local tourist business sold

CIRI Alaska Tourism Corp. has been purchased by Alaska Denali Travel. In the Seward area the sale includes Kenai Fjords Tours, Seward Windsong Lodge, Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge and Alaska Heritage Tours. Alaska Denali Travel is owned by Viad’s...

 

Sign of the times

LOG advertising rep Wolfgang Kurtz hangs a gift from the new publisher, Alaska Adventure Media. The LOG officially has a presence on Fourth Street....

 

New NAPA Owners!

To welcome customers, the new owners of the NAPA auto parts store, Nolan and DeeAnna Compton, offered hot dogs and cold drinks Sunday and had a steady stream of customers take advantage of the...

 

Ode to cinnamon rolls

The bakery, located in the Ranting Raven on Fourth Street, has been serving up innovative baked goods for more than 20 years. At the end of September, the bakery will close, though the Ranting Raven...

 

Personal Pooch Pro

"I prefer to think of myself as the Jillian Michaels of dog sitting," Heidi Sinclair jokes as we begin what is her second hike of the day, up the Lost Lake trail. Sinclair is no stranger to trails in...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Business    May 1, 2014

Art blooms early in Seward

New businesses have popped up like little flowers all over Seward and are joining veteran merchants to showcase art and artists as Memorial Day weekend, and the visitor season, nears. While the first...

 

CIRI welcomes new executive chef to Seward

CIRI Alaska Tourism Corporation is getting ready to reopen its Seward area lodges and dining establishments in time for the upcoming tourist season, May 16. CIRI has hired another experienced Alaska...

 

Major Marine tops in tourism

Seward's Major Marine Tours took home the Member of the Year award from Visit Anchorage's "Seymour Awards" at a banquet to honor the Best in Alaska Tourism on Saturday. Presenter Josh Howes and...

 

Bakery to open in historic train depot

Seward is getting a new bakery downtown inside the old Alaska Railroad Depot, a national historic landmark near the Alaska SeaLife Center, with unobstructed scenic views of Resurrection Bay and the...

 

Carrier loads coal in Seward on maiden voyage

The Crimson Monarch arrived Saturday to take on a load of Alaska coal bound for Chile. The Singapore-flagged large bulk carrier with a crew of 19 out of India sailed straight for Seward from the...

 

Council considers mobile merchant permits

The Seward City Council took a new look at transient and mobile merchants at a Monday work session prompted by councilor Marianna Keil. The issue of unfair competition from mobile vendors has long...

 

Local clinic makes room for change

(Correction: The medical clinic which Providence Alaska operates in Seward will close its doors on Feb. 14, per the request of the City and the SCHC Board of Directors.) While Providence Seward turns...

 

Chamber puts on the Ritz at awards

This year the Seward Chamber of Commerce turned its annual Community Awards into something a more formal and engaging. In years past, the ceremony was attended well enough at low key mid-day...

 

Open for Business - Oct. 17, 2013

Seward is a melting pot of Alaska business. When considering how Seward fits into the state’s economic growth and where, in particular, it stands out, it is important to contemplate the history and...

 

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