Business

Faced with uncertainty, fishing guides innovate

It’s not something they like to talk about, but the Fenton brothers figured out a new way to fish for sockeye salmon on the Kenai… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2015
  • By Rashah McChesney

Licensing burden eased with online filing

How easy is starting a business on the Kenai Peninsula in 2015? Due to improving technology and more resources to assist prospective business owners, it’s… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2015
  • By IAN FOLEY

Mobile payment programs expand businesses

Kenai businesses are modernizing, slowly but surely. After ordering a morning coffee, customers are passed miniature mobile devices through coffee-cart windows, and with a few… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2015
  • By Kelly Sullivan

Job training options abound for Kenai Peninsula job seekers

As industries grow on the Kenai Peninsula, job-training options are becoming more abundant. To help meet the needs of employers, the state of Alaska, as… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2015
  • By IAN FOLEY

Lea’s Boutique expands by fitting in

One business on the Kenai Peninsula has filled a gap in the market, and it’s a perfect fit.Lea’s Boutique in Sterling, which started as a… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2015
  • By IAN FOLEY

Area entrepreneurs turn hobbies in to businesses

On the Kenai Peninsula, many residents have turned their hobbies into a successful, growing businesses. While transitioning from a hobby to a business has some… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2015
  • By IAN FOLEY

Kenai reaps benefits of Cook Inlet boom

City leaders say Kenai has seen steady growth as Cook Inlet’s oil and gas industries expand. Speaking at the Kenai Peninsula’s Community Economic Forum in… Continue reading

State drastically cuts spending on capital projects

Alaska’s yearly capital projects budget distributes state funds, as well as federal funds received by the state for local projects, to Alaskan municipalities and boroughs.… Continue reading

Soldotna sees steady growth

Soldotna is an evolving municipality. The population is expanding steadily, by the hundreds each year, said the city’s Director of Economic Development Stephanie Queen.“The one… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2015
  • By Kelly Sullivan

Kenai Peninsula tourism evolves under pressure

The landscape of tourism on the Kenai Peninsula is changing out of necessity. For the second year in a row the Kenai River will be… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2015
  • By Kelly Sullivan

Administration “fully engaged” in advancing Alaska LNG project

State officials are “fully engaged” in negotiations over commercial agreements needed in 2015 for the large North Slope natural gas pipeline and liquefied natural gas… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2015
  • By Tim Bradner