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Local businesses offer different Black Friday experience

By the time Mike Sweeney opened his Soldotna clothing store at 9 a.m. Friday morning, deeply discounted holiday shopping had been going on for more than 24 hours on the Kenai Peninsula...
Media affects teens by showing too much too soon

...attractive they are to the opposite sex, then about simply... Being a kid! Hollister, abercrombie, hot topic, every clothing store advertises by having a half naked model on the bags they use to put the purchased item in. Sex, sex, sex, sex...

...recently began working with her mother, Ravin Swan, owner of Gamas Designs, a custom embroidered and screen-printed clothing store. Isham said she takes care of paperwork and the QuickBooks training will be useful for her. "I am excited," she...
Local loyal

...good old hardware store in town - nobody is going to come."Tammy Davis, owner of Chez Moi Boutique, an upscale clothing store in Soldotna, said she would like to see local business work together more on a day like Small Business Saturday to...
Tourism worth the investment promote themselves. Tourism businesses don't have a captive market like other retail businesses do. A local clothing store or movie theater can advertise in the local paper or on the radio and reach the customer. It is in the best interest...
McFarlands celebrate 50 years together in Sterling, Soldotna and Brown's Lake. They have worked together flying fish, spotting herring, owned a clothing store (Myla's Fashions) developed real estate and even did some gold mining. Recent years Lee has worked oilfield...
Carhartt Swat Truck returns to the Working Man?s Store

...interactive Carhartt Swat Truck was on the Peninsula last week and spent all day Tuesday out in front of Sweeney?s Clothing store in Soldotna. ?This is what we call a true Carhartt experience,? said Dennis of team Carhartt, ?We have people...
The Vineyard blooms in a new location

...Vineyard to an all new location on the opposite side of the Spur Highway next to Columbia Paints and Sweeney?s Clothing Store. ?I wanted to create a place where people could come in and relax, take a few minutes to sit down and look through...
Urban clothing now at Keep-U-Kovered

...Javier Jr. at the all new Keep-U-Covered urban clothing store at the "Y" in Soldotna. No need to travel Soldotna at the all new Keep-U-Covered urban clothing store thanks to Javier and Raven Esparza of Soldotna...
2009 in review: State's economy downshifting

...vehicle and parts dealers are down, for example, and these jobs are mostly tied to purchasing by local residents. Clothing store employment is also down; the drop in tourism as well as less purchasing by Alaskans affected these jobs. General...


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