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December 2011

  • Kodiak Maritime Museum Press Release

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    Kodiak Maritime Museum recently received an engineering report from CRW Engineering of Anchorage examining three possible sites for a maritime museum in Kodiak. KMM does not currently have a museum building for collections, interpretive programs or permanent exhibits. The engineering report assessed and compared the three sites for zoning, traffic, utilities, environmental, and geotechnical issues. The report is available at our website www.kodiakmaritimemuseum.org, under "What's Happening / Building Plans," or by typing in http://kodiakmaritimemuseum.org/programs/museum-bldg-plans.html.

    At an April 2011 presentation to the Kodiak City Council, KMM staff outlined the three sites as possible locations for a museum, and asked the City to consider making one of the sites available to Kodiak Maritime Museum for a museum building. The Council recommended that KMM first discuss the possible museum sites with harbor stakeholders such as fishermen, the Ports and Harbors Advisory Board, Kodiak Chamber of Commerce, and Kodiak Island Convention and Visitors Bureau. Public outreach meetings will also be scheduled later this winter.

    The proposed building sites engineering report is a product of KMM's participation in the Pre-Development Program, a Foraker Foundation program to help Alaskan non-profits plan for capital building projects.

  • The Giving Tree

    Give back this holiday season by visiting the Giving Tree at Wal-Mart. This year's tree benefits the Kodiak Women's Resource and Crisis Center, the Salvation Army, and the Kodiak Animal Shelter. All information and instructions to participate are posted at the tree. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

  • Shop Local for the Holidays

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Happy Holidays!

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  • Economic Development News

    ECONOMIC CONTRIBUTIONS OF KODIAK'S AVIATION INDUSTRY

    As we all know, aviation is a critical component of the state's economy and the vitality of our communities. The Alaska Department of Transportation recently published a report to provide an assessment of the economic contribution of Alaska's aviation industry to the state's economy. The economic analysis was conducted by Northern Economics Inc. with the sub-consultancy of DOWL HKM. The study was conducted at 12 Alaska communities. Kodiak airport (ADQ) was of the selected airports.

    The study is based on a large survey and interview effort targeting on-site leaseholders at selected airports in late 2010 and early 2011 as part of Alaska Aviation System Plan. On-site leaseholders covered all the businesses and organization located at an airport as well as airport managers and local community leaders.

    According to the sub-report of the study, Kodiak airport (ADQ) is described as a multi-role facility, providing local employment and transportation, assisting in public safety by helping the U.S Coast Guard achieve its mission, and helping the seafood industry move fresh products quickly and efficiently.

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    This analysis estimated that ADQ leaseholders and airport operations generated 139 direct jobs, $6 million in wages and benefits, and total non-wage and benefit expenditures of nearly $14 million in 2009. In-state labor income in 2009 was approximately $9 million, contributing to a total economic output of roughly $17 million

    A Multi-Role Airport
    Bureau of Transportation Statistics data for 2009 showed that more than 160,000 enplanements involved travel through ADQ in 2009. More than 2.6 million pounds of airmail moved through ADQ in 2009, with approximately 83% of this total either coming from or going to Anchorage (ANC).

    Unlike many communities in the study, which are part of the Bypass Mail program and receive much of their mail by air, the only mail transported by air to ADQ is priority rate mail, almost all of which comes from ANC. The USPS transports all non-priority mail to Kodiak by barge.

    Unlike almost all of the other communities in the study, ADQ handles more departing cargo than arriving with the margin nearly 2.5- to 1. In 2009, the airport shipped over 8M lbs. of cargo and only received 3.36 M lbs. The key difference is due to Kodiak's role as a major seafood processing hub while also serving as a regional transportation hub for surrounding communities located on the island and along the eastern shore of the Alaska Peninsula.

    The analysis also estimates $31.7* million total initial expenditures that people and/or organizations spent to move goods and people to and from the airport.

    *Does not include other expenditures such as baggage fees, dining, or other expenses incurred during travel.

  • President's Message

    Hello Everyone,

    Happy Holidays and may we all look forward to a prosperous and exciting 2012!

    During this holiday season, please keep in mind the reason for the season. When you do shop, try to shop locally. We are all on this Pacific island together! Let’s keep as much revenue here as possible. The Chamber supports Chamber members and families!

    In November, we had a brand new Business After Hours at the Alutiiq Museum. Sven and his staff were awesome hosts! They gave away great door prizes and offered a terrific spread by Monks Rock. We had a very nice turnout, especially considering the busy night, yet some of us snuck out a little early to catch the incredible, “Les Miserable”!

    There is no Business After Hours in December; however, the January BAH will be at Kodiak Athletic Club, a business I am somewhat familiar with. More information to follow.

    Another brand new event we have planned for December is our Member Appreciation Party at Henry’s on Saturday, December 10th from 3:00pm to 6:00pm. We DO appreciate our members and we want to show you! We will have Henry’s appetizers, door prizes, and even some free Pull Tabs! Henry’s is the home of our Chamber Pull Tabs, which is a great part of our annual budget income, and helps to keep Member dues down. And for that, we appreciate Henry’s! At this Appreciation Party, if you bring a guest who joins the Chamber, they will get $50.00 off their annual membership for 2012, AND SO WILL YOU! Please plan on coming and hope to see you there!

    We, your Chamber, wish you a very Happy Holiday and a blessed New Year!

    Lindsay Knight
    President

  • Southern Alaska Forwarding Merger & Sale

    Ronald Sears, president and owner of Southern Alaska Forwarding, Inc. announces the merger and sale of his company to Pacific Alaska Freightways of Fife, Washington. This sale will take effect January 1st, 2012.

    Mr. Sears advises that all the Kodiak staff, including Managers Mike York and Kathy Wise, will stay on with the change. Chuck Kollasch from the Seattle Office will stay on as the Kodiak-Seattle/Tacoma Manager.

    Mr. Sears has been in business with Southern Alaska Forwaring for over 31 years of successful service in the shipping business to Kodiak from the lower 48 and Anchorage. He thanks all of his friends and customers in Kodiak for their great support over the years.

    Pacific Alaska Freightways was started and originally owned by Sears' family and this will be a perfect fit for a smooth changeover.

    P.A.F's terminal is located in Fife, Washington, not Seattle. Please contact the Kodiak office for routing and deliver information.

  • 2012 Crab Fest Logo Contest

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Member Appreciation Party Dec 10th

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Thank You to our Renewing Members

     

    Dr. Jeremiah Myers
    VISION CLINIC AND SALLY'S EYELAND
     
     
    Belma Llorente 
    PRECIOUS FLOWERS & GIFTS
     
     
     
    Grant Shields &
    Keri Kaune
    ALASKA 1 REALTY
     
     
    Scott Wight
    BASES LOADED
     
     
     
    Adam Harkness
    BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU SERVING AK, OR, & W WA
     
     
    Darlene Turner
    KODIAK TEEN COURT INC
     
     
     
    Gene Mueller
    FRONTIER MICRO SYSTEMS
     
     
     
    Robert Reynolds Jr.
     
     
     
     
    Sharon Moore
    CY'S SPORTING GOODS INC.
     
     
    Luke Fulp
    KODIAK ISLAND BOROUGH SCHOOL DISTRICT
     
     
    Laine Welch
     
     
     
     
    Elke Carros
    RUSSIAN HERITAGE INN
     
     
     
    Mark St. Denny
    ST. DENNY SURVEYING INC.
     
     
    Victoria Ellis
    HENRY'S GREAT ALASKAN RESTAURANT
     
     
    Eleanor King
    KING'S DINER
     
     
     
    Ben Polum
    NORTHERN SALES, INC
     
     
    Bernie Stallard
    BERNIE BROTHERS
     
     
    Brett & Sarah Bass
    BRETT A. BASS, DDS PC
     
     
    Skip Bolton
    M/V SEA BARB
     
     
     
    Don & Mary Ann Fell
    MARITIME HELICOPTERS
     
     
     
    Tom Saunders
    VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS
     
     
    Tom Walters & Mike O'Connor
    KATMAI WILDERNESS LODGE LLC
     
     
    Jimmy Ng
     
     
     
     
     
    Ted Kishimoto
    INTERNATIONAL SEAFOODS-ALASKA
     
     
     
    Molly Brodie
    LITTLE SCHOOL OF DANCE
     
     
     
    Tim Hurley 
    WESTERN ALASKA LAND TITLE COMPANY
     
     
    Kriss Larsen 
    SPENARD BUILDERS SUPPLY
     
     
    Harold & Marcy Jones
    F/V MARCY J Inc.
     
     
     
    Emil Christiansen Sr.
    OLD HARBOR NATIVE CORPORATION
     
     
    Lindsay Knight
    KODIAK MORNING ROTARY CLUB
     
     
    Scot & Leslie Cummings
    CULINARY HORIZONS
     
     
    Jim Arneson, DDS
    JAMES R. ARNESON DDS INC.
     
     
    Dan Ogg & Sue Jeffrey 
     
     

     

  • November Board Meeting Minutes