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Palmer joins state as new Economic Development director

The state has a new chief of economic development, and the Juneau Convention and Visitors Bureau (JCVB) will be looking for a new leader. Lorene Palmer has resigned as president and CEO of JCVB to take the new post, she told the Empire on Friday.
Empire editorial: Lynn Canal communities discuss regional issues

...gathered Friday in Skagway to discuss topics of common interest. The meeting was moderated by Skagway's economic development director, Michael Catsi. Catsi along with his counterparts from Haines and Juneau, Robert Venables and Lance Miller...
Yukon may buy dock in Haines

...or lease 18 acres now controlled by Chilkoot Lumber Co., said Trevor Harding, the Canadian territory's economic development director. ``As a jurisdiction that is basically landlocked, these investments could be vital to our economic future...
Tribes look to develop tourism before others do

...destination," said Gloria Cobb, deputy economic development director for the Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council...about," Vallo said. Camille Ferguson, economic development director for Sitka Tribal Enterprises in Alaska, said...
Search underway for future home of Mat-Su prison

...will probably be the third or fourth largest employer in the borough," said Dave Hanson, the borough's economic development director. The 700,000-square-foot facility was authorized under Senate Bill 65 to house some 2,250 medium-security...
Shutdown of fish plant will hit hard

...salmon boats, with $160,000 less per year from fisheries business tax revenue, said Robert Venables, economic development director for the borough. The borough also will lose about $32,000 a year in property taxes from the plant, which...
Haines markets to Juneauites

...Glass said the schedule is a good opportunity for Haines to scoop up extra winter business. Glass, Haines economic development director Robert Venables and Convention and Visitors Bureau member Marilyn Josephson planned to begin the campaign...
4 members reappointed to ferry board coordinator for the Southeast Conference. Formerly, he served as the Haines Borough manager, as the economic development director for the City of Haines and on the Alaska State Chamber of Commerce board of directors. Venables is reappointed...
Three Southeast towns hope ferry route will attract tourists

...Partnership is promoting its communities under the brand name "Alaska's Rainforest Islands." Petersburg Economic Development Director Eric Phillips said the towns hope to attract visitors by advertising the area's scenery, wildlife, history...
Haines officials: Fast ferry may be a mixed blessing for town

...Haines five days per week next summer, but will not make the trip between the latter two cities. Haines economic development director Robert Venables said that's a concern. "We definitely want a direct link between Haines and Skagway...


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