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4-year-old takes the cake

...4-years-old. His mother, Meilani Schijvens, owes it to his Montessori...overflowing slightly, into the mix. Meilani Schijvens occasionally guides the conversation...winning cake, or what mom, Meilani Schijvens could record, is as follows...
Southeast population growth levels off

...turnaround, "the region has reached historic highs - but in 2013 this growth has leveled out," Rain Coast Data owner Meilani Schijvens wrote in her report.If Juneau is subtracted from the Southeast figures, the region's population shows a slight...
Southeast art scene dwarfs that of US

...29.9 million. That's twice as much as the regional timber industry made that year, Rain Coast Data owner Meilani Schijvens said during her presentation at Wednesday's conference meeting.Wright said the only thing that surprised her...
Southest Conference survey for local artists

...that advances the collective interests of the people, communities, and businesses in Southeast Alaska.For more information, visit or email Meilani Schijvens, at
See ya later, Miss Marti filled with rocks Miss Marti had painted for him. Miss Marti had also made him a hat, which he still wears.Meilani Schijvens was surprised to recognize Miss Marti helping her son cross the street, since Miss Marti had done the same for Schijvens...
My Turn: Relentless focus on paycheck fairness is critical

...Economic Development Council's 2011 report showed Juneau men earning 42 percent more than women in 2009.Thanks to Meilani Schijvens, who was the Program Officer at JEDC in 2011, there were several graphs illustrating earnings by gender, and by...
Commentary: In Juneau, electricity comes cheap

...Corbus family and AEL&P. I expect we will continue to be indebted to you for the next 100 years as well.? Meilani Schijvens, a lifelong Juneauite, is the owner of Rain Coast Data and authors a monthly column by the same name. She has...
My Turn: Child care shortage an economic development barrier

In Juneau, there are nearly 2,500 kids under age 6, but despite the fact that most parents in our town cannot afford to stay at home, there are only 519 licensed child care slots.
Comparison not up to snuff

If we're supposed to be surprised at the news Meilani Schijvens gave us in her Wednesday toast to AELP - that bananas cost more in Juneau than in the "average" U.S. city - I'm sorry...
Good news in JEDC's 2011 economic report

...factors across the board for Juneau and Southeast Alaska.JEDC Executive Director Brian Holst and Program Officer Meilani Schijvens say the report's key objective is to help inform Juneau's political and business community. The report's job...


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