Business Briefs

Posted: Thursday, August 02, 2001

Alexander elected chairman of Alaska USA board

Bobby W. Alexander, a member of the Alaska USA Federal Credit Union Board of Directors since 1996, was recently elected board chair. He has more than 20 years experience in accounting, auditing, budgeting and management.

Alexander is a retired sergeant major in the U.S. Army, and a 24-year member of Alaska USA. He is currently employed as a management analyst with the Army.

Gift shop moves to bigger location

Claudette's has relocated to a larger store in the same location next to River City bookstore.

Apria Health care awarded accreditation

Apria Healthcare's Anchorage, Fairbanks and Soldotna locations have achieved accreditation from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations.

Apria Healthcare, which provides respiratory and home medical equipment services, received the accreditation award after the Joint Commission found that it had demonstrated compliance with the Joint Commission's national standards for home care organizations.

Homer resort completes phase one of addition

Land's End recently completed three beachfront town homes comprising the first phase of the Land's End Lodges Condominiums, adjacent to Land's End Resort at the tip of the Homer Spit. The town homes range in size from a 1,500-square-foot, one bedroom to a 2,900-square-feet four bedroom. The value of the project is $1.5 million and is scheduled for completion by early 2002.

Phillips announces management action

The board of directors of Phillips Petroleum Company has elected W.B. Berry senior vice president of exploration and production, Eurasia-Middle East.

Berry, 48, was formerly vice president of exploration and production, Eurasia-Middle East. The government of China recognized Berry as one of the 31 outstanding foreign experts in the country in 1996. A native of Mississippi, Berry holds a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in petroleum engineering, both from Mississippi State University.

Phillips increases quarterly dividend by 6 percent

The board of directors of Phillips Petroleum Company approved a 6 percent increase in the dividend rate for the company's common stock.

The new quarterly dividend rate will be 36 cents per share, or $1.44 annually, up from 34 cents per share or $1.36 annually. The dividend is payable Sept. 4 to stockholders of record at the close of business July 30.

--Clarion staff reports

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