Business Briefs

Alaska Flower Mill

to host chamber mixer

This week’s Homer Chamber of Commerce mixer will be at Alaska Flower Mill, 345 Sterling Highway. It will be from 5:30-7 p.m. today.

Alaska Flower Mill Owner Rachel Woolard will share her savvy in flowers, as she prepares to offer a variety of unique arrangements for Valentine’s Day. Dren’s Creations is partnering in the event to provide appetizers, cakes and cupcakes.

The chamber reminds everyone that the mixer is a great opportunity to get to know what the chamber has to offer, as well as meet “new, growing and enduring businesses in Homer.”

For more information about the Jan. 26 event, call the chamber at 235-7740.

In other chamber news, the chamber reminds the community that the annual Winter Carnival is Feb. 11. This year’s theme is “Jazz Up Winter.”

Also, the 24th annual Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament will be March 18. The chamber is seeking sponsorships, door prizes, open fishing charters, lodging availability for the tournament.

Alaska Humanities Forum

announces salmon program

Alaska Humanities Forum is accepting nominations and applications for its first cohort of Alaska Salmon Fellows. This diverse group of 12 Fellows from across the state, spanning sectors and with varied connections to salmon, will be selected by April for an 18-month program that will hold its first gathering in May, 2017. Participants will take part in four gatherings throughout the program and will also complete readings, pursue connections between sessions, and develop innovative projects that promote a strong future for Alaska’s salmon and people.

Each Salmon Fellow will receive a $10,000 award. Additional project grants will be available. Costs for travel, lodging, and food are covered.

Alaska Humanities Forum, along with partner organizations, has designed the Alaska Salmon Fellows program to facilitate conversations about salmon issues among leaders from a cross section of salmon policy, management, industry, activism, research and cultural sectors. ​

Visit for further details and to apply or to nominate a fellow. The deadline for applications is Feb. 28.