The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium has hired Barbara Searls as its chief financial officer. Searls has been serving as interim CFO since January, and previously served as SEARHC's vice president of finance and administration from 2002-06.
I feel very lucky to live in Juneau, with its lively arts and culture. When I was growing up here in the 1950s and 1960s, we had the Alaska Music Trail, which brought many famous and wonderful performers to our little town and made me want to be a musician. When I returned to Juneau in 1976 after attending the University of Southern California School of Performing Arts and then living in London, the Alaska Music Trail no longer existed. However the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council was being formed, the Juneau Douglas Concert Association still put on concerts, and the University of Alaska Southeast offered piano master classes with UAA professor Jean-Paul Billaud.
FRESNO - Gottschalks, a regional retailer with 58 stores anchoring main streets in far-flung towns across the West, has been turned over to a team of liquidators after 105 years in business.
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