Business Briefs

Posted: Thursday, January 09, 2003

Counseling group names president elect

The members of the Alaska Counseling Association recently chose Homer mental health counselor Julia Person as their president elect. In this position, Person provides support for the current president and is responsible for organizing the annual fall conference. She will assume the office of state president for the organization in 2004.

Person currently provides mental health counseling to adults and children through her private practice in Homer. After her election, she went to a regional meeting of the national organization, American Counseling Association in San Francisco. Of particular benefit to counselors and other mental health professionals in Homer, Person said the national association will be bringing professional training opportunities to Homer.

The AlaskaCounseling Association is interested in supporting the needs of counselors throughout the state. For more information contact Person at 907-235-9657 or the Alaska Counseling Association Web site at

Homer chamber offers business listings

The Homer Chamber of Commerce marine trades committee will be reprinting the Boat Owners Guide to Homer, a comprehensive listing of Homer's marine and harbor services. Businesses and organizations are invited to purchase listings in the directory which will be printed by mid-March.

In addition to the 7,500 directories to be printed, the directory will be posted online at In addition to business listings, the directory will contain loads of helpful harbor information, including harbor maps, service listings and safe-boating tips.

The cost for one listing is $75, and $30 for each additional listing. Each business listing will provide comprehensive contact information for the business, including name, phone, e-mail, Web, fax and address, as well as a 20-word description of the services provided. An early-bird discount of $65 per listing is offered to those paying by Jan. 31. The deadline to list is Feb. 14.

Listing forms can be picked up at the Homer Chamber of Commerce at 201 Sterling Highway or at Nomar, Homer Harbor Office or Kachemak Gear Shed. For more information, contact the Homer Chamber of Commerce at 907-235-7740.

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