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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...
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...
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...
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: Juneau's best elementary school is ...

...very strong academically, and must be doing something incredible when it comes to their science instruction. ? Meilani Schijvens, a lifelong Juneauite, is the owner of Rain Coast Data. She has 20 years of professional and academic experience...
My Turn: 2013 broke records, 2014 won't

...into the Southeast Alaska we want to be, as long as we have a vision and continue our efforts to achieve it.? Meilani Schijvens, a lifelong Juneauite, is the owner of Rain Coast Data. She has 20 years of professional and academic experience...
Southeast by the (updated) numbers

Armed with informative graphics and a handful of jokes, Rain Coast Data owner Meilani Schijvens updated Juneau Chamber of Commerce members on Southeast by the Numbers, an economic publication Schijvens produced for Southeast...


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