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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...
Report: Southeast economy poised for downward swing

...stormy season.That's the conclusion of a new report completed by Rain Coast Data and the Southeast Conference. Meilani Schijvens of Rain Coast Data revealed the report at Thursday's Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon. It had its debut at...
New year, old topics

...They're stuck between a rock and a hard place just like everybody else."Economic conditionsOn Wednesday, Meilani Schijvens will lay out "Southeast by the Numbers," a collection of information and trends in Southeast, and the five-year...
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It's official: Southeast's got 'spirit'

...message was clear: the indomitable spirit of Southeast Alaskans stands out as the region's greatest strength.Meilani Schijvens, director of Rain Coast Data, conducted a SWOT Analysis during the Southeast Conference Mid-Session Summit in...
Commerce commissioner to live in Juneau

...It's not just a question of keeping large salaries in town, local economic research firm Rain Coast Data Director Meilani Schijvens said. Where high-level state jobs go, other state jobs follow."Not only do commissioners have well-paid...
Juneau Family Health and Birth Center wants to lease office space to licensed daycare providers

...of May because its zoning won't allow them to obtain a conditional use permit to serve more than four children.Meilani Schijvens, who now owns Rain Coast Data but researched childcare operations while employed with JEDC and Sheinberg Associates...
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...
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
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...
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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