Business Briefs

Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2002

New Sterling restaurant announces grand opening

Suzie's Cafe will have its grand opening Feb. 1. The time will be announced. The restaurant, located at Mile 87.2 of the Sterling Highway, across from the truck scales, has been opened, however, since Dec. 20.

The menu offers items such as roasted turkey with mashed potatoes and gravy, Yankee pot roast, country fried steak, Dakota barbecue ribs, half-pound hamburgers and an assortment of grilled sandwiches, soups and salads. Suzie's is open Monday through Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. For more information, call 260-5751.

Pipe supply company announces positions filled

Carl E. Blades has been promoted to branch manager for FNW/Alaska Pipe and Supply, a local wholesale, plumbing, PVF and heating distributor.

He has 14 years of industry experience, most recently as assistant manager of outside plumbing, heating, commercial salesman at FNW/Alaska Pipe.

Bill Thompson has joined FNW/Alaska Pipe and Supply as industrial manager. He has more than nine years of industrial-supply and drilling industry experience and most recently served as the National Oilwell Kenai manager.

Thompson will oversee day-to-day sales operations of Alaska Pipe's industrial, oil field and high-density polyethylene products.

He will also be exploring and expanding the company's efforts into the drilling and industrial markets.

For further information, contact Heidi Miles at (907) 273-2126.

Homer honorees to be named at chamber mixer

The 2001 Citizen of the Year, Outstanding Business of the Year and Outstanding Business Person of the Year awards will be awarded at the next chamber mixer on Friday at the Homer Council on the Arts.

The mixer will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., with the awards program beginning at 6.

The mixer is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Homer Council on the Arts and the Homer Chamber of Commerce. For more information, contact the chamber at 235-7740.

Alaska Pacific Bancshares announces dividend

Alaska Pacific Bancshares announced Tuesday that its board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of 5 cents per share on the corporation's outstanding common stock.

The cash dividend will be payable on Feb. 22 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on Feb. 11.

Alaska Pacific Bancshares is the holding company for Alaska Pacific Bank, a federally chartered savings bank headquartered in Juneau, and is traded under the symbol AKPB. For more information, contact Roger K. White at (907) 790-5135.

New health center now open

The Cottonwood Health Center in Soldotna is now open to serve primary health care needs. For more information, call the health center at 262-3119.

Unocal to hold meeting on area drilling

Unocal Alaska will host a public meeting in Anchor Point on Thursday, Feb. 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Anchor River Inn. The gathering will allow area residents to learn more about drilling programs currently under way in the area. For more information, call Unocal at (907) 263-7604.

--Clarion staff reports

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