Business Briefs

Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2002

ABHA to host parade of new Anchorage homes

The Anchorage Home Builders Association will sponsor the Spring Preview of Homes Saturday and Sunday in Anchorage. A total of 30 homes, built by 24 different builders, will be open for free public viewing from 1 to 5 p.m.

For more information about the 2002 AHBA Home and Remodeling Show or the Spring Preview of Homes, call (907) 522-3605.

Volunteers needed to promote Homer

The Homer Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a booth at the Great Alaskan Sportsman Show April 4-7, at the Sullivan Arena in Anchorage. Each year the chamber gives out more than 5,000 Homer visitor guides and talks with nearly 10,000 people about why Homer is the perfect outdoor recreation destination.

People interested in volunteering to help staff the booth are asked to call the chamber at (907) 235-7740. Volunteers are expected to cover their own lodging and transportation. The Homer booth is coordinated by the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby Committee.

The chamber will also have a booth at the Fairbanks Outdoor Show April 18-21, at the Carlson Center. For more information, contact the chamber at (907) 235-7740.

Workshop targets disaster readiness for documents

A natural disaster or other catastrophic event can create serious disruption for any business or organization and can potentially destroy years of research, documentation or corporate memory. The Association of Records Managers and Administrators is offering a workshop April 18 about proper planning methods, how to test disaster plans, how to establish alternative communication links, how to develop a pre-loss priority checklist, and how to protect assets and vital information. Participants will take a tour of the Emergency Operations Center. For more information, contact Larry Hayden at the Arc of Anchorage, at (907) 277-6677, extension 224.

Wells Fargo announces two new community liaisons

Wells Fargo has added two new members to its community relations department.

Judith Crotty, who is a vice president and has been with the bank for more than 20 years in various managing positions, will begin her new role as community reinvestment act officer. In her new role, she will ensure that Wells Fargo Bank Alaska is meeting the lending, investment and service needs of Alaskans, specifically those of low- to moderate-income. She also will oversee charitable donations in Anchorage, coordinate financial education and partner with private and government agencies in the development of affordable housing.

Asta Keller, an Inupiaq who was born and raised in Nome, has been hired as a corporate relations officer. She will represent the bank in community and economic development activities throughout Alaska and act as a referral source for business development projects. She also will serve as the bank's liaison between rural communities, local agencies, non-profit organizations and minority groups.

-- Staff reports

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