Business Briefs

Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2001

Seafood specialist to speak at Friday meeting

Jack McMahon, seafood procurement specialist for Alaska Seafood International, will be the guest speaker at the Kenai meeting of the Resource Development Council. The meeting will be at noon Friday at the Kenai Merit Inn. The cost of the luncheon is $11.

Those wishing to attend are asked to RSVP to Jack Brown at 262-6355.

Free tax seminar set for next week

Matt Streiff, the Edward Jones investment representative in Kenai, will host a seminar entitled "Tax Changes that Matter to You" at 7 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Kenai Merit Inn.

"While much attention has focused on the income tax rate cuts and rebate checks, other important components of the bill may also impact your investment strategy. This seminar will tell you how you can take full advantage of changes in college savings plans, retirement planning and IRAs, estate planning and business retirement plans," according to a press release announcing the event.

The presentation also will include a question and answer session with Bill Coghill of Mikunda Cottrell & Co.

The seminar is free, but seating is limited. For more information or to reserve a seat, call Streiff at 283-0785.

CSX announces new head of Yukon Pacific Corp.

ANCHORAGE -- The parent company of Yukon Pacific Corp. has announced a new director for the corporation. Ward Whitmore will be director of project development and will direct day-to-day operation for Yukon Pacific.

Yukon Pacific holds the major state and federal permits and authorizations for an 800-mile natural gas pipeline and liquefaction facility. Under the company's Trans-Alaska Gas System project, natural gas would move via pipeline from the North Slope of Alaska to Valdez, where it would be refrigerated to produce liquefied natural gas for shipment to Asia.

Whitmore has worked on the project for 12 years. An Anchorage resident since 1989, Whitmore joined Yukon Pacific after holding several engineering-related positions with Union Pacific Resources and Phillips Petroleum. He replaces Jeff Lowenfels.

CSX is based in Richmond, Va., and operates the largest rail network in the eastern half of the United States.

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