Sitka’s Baranof Island Brewing Company has gone under, taking $329,000 of city loans along with it. The brewery was the first in the state to sell shares under Alaska’s 2016 crowdfunding law, and over 100 investors could take losses.
The Sitka Convention and Visitor’s Bureau is no more. The Sitka assembly last night (Tue 9-8-15) voted to dissolve the organization and transfer its responsibilities to the Chamber of Commerce, at a cost of $225,000 for the rest of the year.
by Robert Woolsey, KCAW | Aug 12, 2015 | Local News
How much debt can a community of 9,000 people bear? The assembly this week (8-11-15) spent some time on this issue, dissolved the hospital board, and listened to citizen concerns about the future of visitor marketing.
Kealoha Harmon, the Community Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters, was joined by Suzan Hess, the Board President of the Greater Sitka Chamber of Commerce, to review plans for this year's 4th of July parade. The deadline for marchers to register is Thursday, July 2. Downloadable audio.Read More