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Business Briefs

Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2002

Soldotna Country Insurance agent named

Rocky Waterbury of Soldotna has been named an agent for Country Insurance and Financial Services. As a part of his training, Waterbury recently completed the organization's New Agent School. The school is designed to help agents expand their knowledge about the products and financial solutions Country offers customers. The training also focuses on enhancing communication skills and guiding agents toward successfully setting and achieving goals.

Waterbury serves customers from his office on North Birch in Soldotna.

Merger brings corrosion prevention to Kenai

MIAC Materials Inc. has merged its materials division the the corrosion prevention division of Anchorage-based Polar Supply. This effectively provides an office and warehouse for Polar Supply in Kenai at MIAC's previous warehouse located at the Economic Development District building. MIAC will continue and grow their inspection and consulting divisions and stay in their current office. Marty Anderson is President of MIAC and Morgan Evans will remain Inspection Coordinator.

Consumers entitled to refunds

As a result of a consent decree between Cash Free Grants Inc. and the United States of America, a refund program has been established for consumers.

Cash Free Grants Inc., located in East Windsor, N.J., engaged in mail order promotions. The promotions stated that for $39 or $49, Cash Free Grants Inc. would match a consumer's financial need with a foundation that gave grants to consumers.

The defendant's ads stated "they knew where the money was" and could advise the consumer of the various foundations "most likely to provide you with the money you need." As a result of a court order, a fund has been established to provide consumers with refunds.

The Better Business Bureau of Metropolitan New York is administrating the refund program. Any Alaskan wishing to apply for a refund should send a letter, (no phone calls) with their name, current address, proof of purchase and the amount of purchase to: The Better Business Bureau Serving Metropolitan New York, Attention; Department CFG, PO Box 767, New York, NY 10010-0767.

All requests for refunds must be received by Aug. 30, 2002 to be eligible for consideration.

Fishing charter winner announced

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce announced Ann McLain as the July 10 "Hooked on Kenai!" drawing winner. She won a free fishing charter donated by Hooksetters Charters. The chamber plans to draw a new winner each week at the chamber lunches at Paradisos at noon now through the end of August.

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