Category Archives: Seldovia Chamber of Commerce

Christmas Lighting Contest Begins

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Microloans Available for Alaska Businesses

Wanetta Ayers
Dept. of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
Division Director
(Juneau, AK) – Alaskans interested in starting or growing a small business will soon have a new source of business financing through the Alaska Microloan Revolving Loan Fund (AMRLF). The Division of Economic Development will begin accepting loan applications for the new fund on November 5, 2012.
The AMRLF provides short term loans to Alaska businesses for working capital; purchasing machinery, equipment, and inventory; and, leasehold improvements.
“We are pleased this financing option will encourage entrepreneurs to capitalize on their ideas and ingenuity to create job opportunities,” said Susan Bell, Commissioner for the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development.
Loans are available up to $35,000 for individuals or $70,000 for two or more people, with a maximum loan term of six years. The new loan fund is the result of House Bill 121 that passed in the final session of the 27th Legislature.
Applications and specific program information for all loan programs will be available on November 5, 2012 on the Division of Economic Development’s website at or by contacting a loan officer at
1-800-478-LOAN(5626).  Email inquiries can be sent to

4th Of July Brainstorming Session

Why Bring Your Internet Business and Family to Seldovia?

by Seldovia Chamber of Commerce

At the end of the highway and across the Kachemak Bay, lives a small First Class City, with a big heart.  Seldovia, Alaska nestles between two bays and the mountains, providing postcard views at every turn.  The beauty of the setting is only matched by the spirit of our little city.  One hundred and twenty families live in this secluded, quiet, unspoiled paradise.  Our websites provide photos, information, and web cams to allow you to see for yourself what this community has to offer. (  (  (

If your profession allows you to work remotely,  please consider Seldovia as your home base.  You and your family will be able to live and work in a picturesque community,  a safe haven for your (children – or family), with friendly people!

Though you may run “big business” from your computer desk, office or laptop – you can run the most important business of family as you enjoy the uncluttered and simple living offered only in a location off the road system.  No malls, Continue reading

Seldovia Will Meet as a Community for AMHS Conference Call

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Comment Period Closing Soon for Proposed AMHS Schedule

by Jenny Chissus
The Alaska Marine Highway has published the proposed schedule for this next year.  We are so thankful to have the AMHS serve the community of Seldovia, and as Seldovians, we need to take advantage of the opportunity to be heard as they finalize their scheduling for the next season.  Your written comments need to be submitted before August 28, 2012.  They may be faxed to (907) 586-8365 or emailed to

There will also be a teleconference (Dial in:  1-800-315-6338) on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 1:30pm for the Southwest and Southcentral schedules.

This schedule directly impacts the service to Seldovia as it is proposing to stop on the way to Kodiak as well as on the return from Kodiak.  Also, the Tustumena is going to be out of service for a very extended period of time.

Please click here to download the schedule for your review.

The other issue that directly impacts our community is how the schedule for the ferry affects our special activities and celebrations, i.e.: 4th of July, Summer Continue reading

2nd Annual Seldovia Garden Tour Begins by Honoring Midge Gruber

by Suzie Stranik

Last Sunday, Aug 19th Thyme on the Boardwalk hosted the 2nd annual Seldovia Garden Tour.  We met at the library at 1pm.  John and Susie Gruber joined us as we placed a plaque at the base of Midge Gruber’s memorial tree planted in 1984 in her honor.  The plaque was made by Bill Schorr two years ago and was just adhered to a stake this summer by Tom Keesecker.  The plaque was a gift of the Seldovia Chamber of Commerce.

The group toured four gardens in town:  Sunni Hilts container gardens featuring red cascade begonias, Mary Ann Driscoll’s perennial flowers, Mary Klinger’s vegetable garden, Suzie Stranik’s vegetable garden, and the many beautiful gardens along Main Street.  Thyme on the Boardwalk served hot cider, halibut salad, and Brittany style shortbread cookies.  The tour then continued out the road to visit the vegetable gardens of Continue reading