Business Briefs

Posted: Thursday, November 28, 2002

Wells Fargo volunteer share the spirit of giving

Shari Daugherty, a personal banker for Wells Fargo's Homer store, was recently awarded one month of paid volunteer leave to write an instructional guide for non-profit organizations.

Daugherty is vice president of Share the Spirit, a non-profit organization in Homer that donates holiday gifts and food for those in need and assists other non-profit agencies in the area with food, clothing and medical provisions.

During her month of volunteer leave, Daugherty wrote "How to Share the Spirit," an instructional guide for organizing community outreach programs such as Share the Spirit's Christmas food and basket distribution.

"How to Share the Spirit" was created as a result of numerous inquiries from organizations throughout Alaska and elsewhere for tips on forming a successful giving program. Wells Fargo team member Jason Feeken is in the process of forming a Web site for Share the Spirit. Daugherty's book will be posted on the Web site.

The Volunteer Leave Program gives team members the chance to devote their time and talent to a nonprofit organization or K-12 school in their community. While on volunteer leave (up to six months), a team member retains full pay and all other company benefits.

Streiff named to All-American team

Matt Streiff, investment representative with the Kenai office of Edward Jones, has been named to the All-American Team of the American Funds Group of mutual funds.

Streiff was cited for outstanding service to investors in the Kenai area and for financial expertise and dedication to principles of sound mutual fund and variable annuity investing.

Streiff has been with Edward Jones since October 1998. He has been in the financial services field for four years. Streiff graduated from Valley City State University in North Dakota in 1998, with a bachelor's degree.

He lives in Kenai with his wife, Nichole, and their children, Corbin, Caleb and Jaiden.

Marine trades meeting to discuss owners guide

The next meeting of the Homer Chamber of Commerce marine trades and services committee will be Dec. 5, at 8:30 a.m. On the agenda will be the reprinting of the Boat Owners Guide to Homer and updates to the Web site

The goal of the marine trades committee is to promote the maritime industry of Homer and address issues of importance to the industry. The meeting is open to the public and will be at the Homer Chamber conference room at 201 Sterling Highway. For more information call 907-235-7740.

CIRI releases native directory

The latest in the Cook Inlet Region Inc. Foundation's publications that continue the living traditions of Alaska's first people, "Na'eda," is a comprehensive guide to Alaska native cultures, corporations, tribal organizations and the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. The handbook's title, translated from Dena'ina Athabascan means "our friends."

The book, by CIRI historian Alexandra J. McClanahan and CIRI share holder Hallie Bissett, is aimed at being the most up-to-date and comprehensive listing of native entities available. Addresses and phone numbers will be included for the 13 major regional nonprofits and the 13 members of the Alaska Native Education Consortium.

Just 5 inches by 7 inches and 128 pages, the book is designed to be a handy small guide.

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