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Susan and Dorothy next to their infamous cast brass and oak model year 1908 National brand cash register, Jan 27, 2015.  The register still works.  Photo by Jason Aigeldinger.

Selling Success in Seward, the First 100 Years

By Jason Aigeldinger for SCN – Bob Shafer of the Seward Journal wrote an excellent article highlighting Urbach’s 100th anniversary. Although there is some redundant information in the Q&A that follows below, I share with you the interview I did last month with Dorothy Urbach and her daughter Susan. I felt the frank wisdom and humor that shows through in […]

February 25, 2015 ·
Council approves warehouses in resource zone and costlier audit

Council approves warehouses in resource zone and costlier audit

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Seward City Council Monday Night unanimously approved the construction and use of warehouses for the storage and distribution of goods, products, materials, supplies and equipment storage, use and distribution inside in the Resource Management Zoning District by means of a Conditional Use Permit. All but the storage of flammable, explosive or hazardous materials […]

February 25, 2015 ·

Home Staging Boosts Demand for Rental Properties

At one time investors flocked to real estate, anticipating guaranteed and speedy returns. If you were one of the people who purchased rental properties to create the “passive income stream” that most get-rich-quick gurus recommend, you’ve probably become more nervous about that investment, especially if you’re relying on rental income to offset your mortgage costs. Whether you have investments in […]

February 24, 2015 ·
Save the Date!

Save the Date!

February 18, 2015 ·
Resurrection Bay Baptist Church moves into Legends building

Resurrection Bay Baptist Church moves into Legends building

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Resurrection Bay Baptist Church has purchased the former Legends Restaurant and moved into the two story, 7,000 square foot property at 412 Washington Street in the heart of downtown Seward. Until recently the building was occupied by the Kenai Fjords National Park, but was put on auction by the U.S. General Services Administration […]

February 17, 2015 ·
Council supports pet shelter, debates lights

Council supports pet shelter, debates lights

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Seward City Council documented its support for the construction of a new animal shelter and promising to provide city land for the project, and in-kind contributions by unanimously passing a resolution at Monday night’s February 9 meeting. Council members Christy Terry and Dale Butts who introduced the resolution, said it would help the nonprofit […]

February 13, 2015 ·

Wells Fargo customers can now redeem credit card rewards at ATMs

Wells Fargo News Release – New redemption option is industry-leading for consumer cardholders; rewards can now be redeemed for account credit or cash at more than 12,500 Wells Fargo ATMs nationwide   SAN FRANCISCO, February 4, 2015 Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) customers participating in The Wells Fargo Rewards® Program can now redeem their rewards at more than 12,500 […]

February 11, 2015 ·
KPBSD and other agencies worry about state budget deficit impacts

KPBSD and other agencies worry about state budget deficit impacts

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – No matter where I go these days, the Seward Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Seward City Council Meeting, Legislative Information Office, or even the grocery store, people are talking about the state’s multibillion dollar budget deficit reductions, and their ramifications for the Seward area. Kenai Peninsula School District Interim Superintendent Sean Dusek was the Seward […]

February 11, 2015 ·
Anna Johnson of Seward Windsong Lodge receives Guest Services Manager of the Year Award

Anna Johnson of Seward Windsong Lodge receives Guest Services Manager of the Year Award

CIRI Alaska Tourism Corporation Press Release – Seward, AK:  Anna Johnson of Seward Windsong Lodge has been recognized as the Guest Services Manager of the Year.  Anna was recognized at the Alaska Hotel and Lodging Association at the annual Stars of the Industry Event, January 24, 2015.  This award is open to any Alaska hospitality employees and is voted on […]

February 7, 2015 ·
How to Get a Great Logo for Your Business

How to Get a Great Logo for Your Business

Are you in need of a great logo for your business or project, or want to update your image?   I recently graduated from the Staging Diva Home Staging Training program. The program offers a great step by step plan to set up and market a home staging business as well as tons of inspiration! Some advice from the program was […]

February 6, 2015 ·

Home Staging Means Buyers Shouldn’t Have to Stretch Their Imaginations

Thinking of selling your home in the near future? Consider this expert advice by Debra Gould. “Homebuyers have less imagination than you might think. That’s why home staging can make such a difference in the selling price of a home and the length of time it takes to sell. During the few minutes that homebuyers typically spend in a house, […]

February 2, 2015 ·
Poems in Place Kickoff February 6

Poems in Place Kickoff February 6

February 2, 2015 ·
Book of Art Benefits Animal Welfare

Book of Art Benefits Animal Welfare

Book of Art Benefits Animal Welfare Creating awareness & support for organizations that care for animals   Artists from around the country joined together to create this beautiful book of art and stories to bring awareness to the needs of animals.  It is part of a network of events to generate awareness & support for animal welfare organizations. The book […]

January 31, 2015 ·
Get your tickets for the Community Awards Night!

Get your tickets for the Community Awards Night!

  Seward Chamber of Commerce Press Release – Join Us for the 2014 Annual Community Awards Night! Seward, Alaska January 30, 2015 Friday, February 13, 2015, the Seward Chamber of Commerce, Conference and Visitors Bureau will recognize six individuals and businesses nominated for their outstanding contributions and service to the Seward community in 2014. Award categories include: Person of the […]

January 30, 2015 ·
Seward Community Foundation reaches new milestone

Seward Community Foundation reaches new milestone

Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Seward Community Foundation’s endowment investment fund, now entering its sixth year, has continued to thrive and grow, even as state and federal funding to nonprofits shrink. At a press event at the Breeze Inn Thursday night, the foundation announced that it is willing to spend more than $120,000 in its 2015 grant cycle, which […]

January 25, 2015 ·

8 Steps to Turn Your House into a Hot Property!

On your mark, get set…SELL! How can a home stand out from the competition when there are several homes for sale at similar prices in the neighborhood, or worse on the same street? Consider these home staging tips for home sellers, provided by home staging expert Debra Gould, also known as The Staging Diva®: 1. Use higher-wattage bulbs. Bright rooms […]

January 24, 2015 ·

BREEZE INN ANNOUNCES MAJOR RENOVATIONS

Press Release – DATE: January 22, 2015 The Breeze Inn Motel in Seward is pleased to announce an extensive renovation project is currently underway throughout our facilities. As part of the renovations, rooms are receiving fresh paint, new carpeting, curtains and bedspreads. Additionally, the Breeze Inn Restaurant will be closed from February 9th until early March for a complete remodel […]

January 22, 2015 ·

SFC Press Release Event for Members of Non-profit Organizations

JOIN US FOR A PRESS RELEASE EVENT! Seward Community Foundation Announces Funds Available for 2015 Grant Awards WHAT: The Seward Community Foundation Advisors will announce the opening of the 2015 Grant Cycle and the amount of money available for granting this year. WHO: Members of Non-profit Organizations in the Seward and Moose Pass communities are invited to attend. WHEN: Thursday, January […]

January 21, 2015 ·
Freighter Loses Power in Cook Inlet

Freighter Loses Power in Cook Inlet

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — Near the end of its run from Tacoma, Wash. to Anchorage, Alaska, motor vessel Midnight Sun partially lost power and proceeded to Kachemak Bay under orders from US Coast Guard Captain of the Port of Western Alaska, Paul Mehler III. Radio and e-mail logs at the Homer Harbormaster’s office indicate that the 839-foot M/V […]

January 21, 2015 ·

KPB Municipal Entitlement Finalization Project

The KPB Land Management Division is working with the State, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Mining, Land and Water in the land selection process. The State of Alaska has a process in place which must be followed in order to receive municipal entitlement lands. There have been multiple applications made by KPB to the State of Alaska for municipal […]

January 20, 2015 ·
US Air Force Rec Camp dismantled

US Air Force Rec Camp dismantled

The US Air Force Recreation Camp was permanently closed on September 4, 2012. Today, the process began to prepare and haul the salvageable buildings off site to new homes. Now it’s up to the citizens of Seward and the Seward City Council to decide the future of this large 11 acre prime lot with frontage along the Seward highway. Submitted by Carol […]

January 19, 2015 ·
Polar Bear Jumpoff Still Going Strong at 30

Polar Bear Jumpoff Still Going Strong at 30

By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News – About 100 people lined the dock of Seward’s Small Boat Harbor, and leaped into the chilly Resurrection Bay waters Saturday afternoon January 17 to benefit the American Cancer Society and help achieve its goal to assure more birthdays. It was a balmy 35 degrees and raining lightly off and on. This is the […]

January 19, 2015 ·
Wells Fargo names Chris Shockley Kenai Peninsula district manager

Wells Fargo names Chris Shockley Kenai Peninsula district manager

Wells Fargo Press Release – [SOLDOTNA, Jan. 13, 2015] – Wells Fargo has promoted Chris Shockley to Kenai Peninsula district manager, responsible for oversight of Wells Fargo’s retail banking stores in Homer, Kenai, Seward and Soldotna. Shockley has been helping Wells Fargo customers succeed financially in Alaska and Arizona for seven years. Most recently, he served as Homer store manager. […]

January 14, 2015 ·
Small Business Management Class Starting in February!

Small Business Management Class Starting in February!

Objective planning is the key to successful small business management; whether you are ready to launch a new start-up, purchase an existing business or increase profitability in an existing enterprise.  This 12-week course will cover a wide range of topics for those considering making the leap into managing their own small business.  Instructor, Tom Tougas, will teach this series of classes and […]

January 13, 2015 ·