Business in Brief

NAPA to host this evening’s

Business After Hours event

Kachemak Auto Parts/NAPA will host today’s Homer Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event.

The mixer is from 5-6:30 p.m. at the auto parts store, located at 3545 Main Street. There will be plenty of door prizes, refreshments and networking opportunities.

For more information, call the chamber at 235-7740. 

(Editor’s Note: The Homer News incorrectly reported last week that the event was Nov. 12. )


Alaska’s Top 40 Under 40 

nominations period open

Alaska’s Top Forty Under 40, sponsored by the Alaska Journal of Commerce, recognizes the state’s top professionals younger than age 40 who have demonstrated professional excellence and a commitment to their community. Nominees must be younger than age 40 before Jan. 1, 2016, must live and work in Alaska year-round, must have demonstrated professional excellence in their field, and must display a commitment to the community.

To make a nomination, go to

The deadline to receive entries is 5 p.m., Jan. 15, 2016. Winners will be announced Jan. 29. Employees and family members of Morris Communications are not eligible.

The Top Forty Under 40 recipients will be recognized in a special publication by the Alaska Journal of Commerce and during an awards reception and dinner beginning at 6 p.m. on April 8, 2016, at the Hotel Captain Cook. 

For additional information, contact Managing Editor Andrew Jensen at or 907-275-2165. Event sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Advertising Director Jada Nowling at 907-275-2154 or


Crowley has LNG approval

Crowley Maritime Corp. announced Nov. 10 that it has approval from the Department of Energy to transport Canadian liquefied natural gas in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska.

Crowley also received approval from the National Energy Board-Canada to commence the shipping of LNG.

The approval is on a two-year import-export basis for up to 2.12 billion cubic feet, or bcf, of natural gas turned LNG via truck in 10,700-gallon ISO containers or bulk marine vessels, according to Crowley.

“This approval is an important step in expanding Crowley’s capability to provide LNG for the Pacific Northwest and Alaska markets, building on the company’s existing service offerings in the region,” Crowley Director of LNG Business Development Matt Sievert said in a release. “It’s exciting for many of our commercial and industrial customers because the availability of LNG has been very limited in the past, and it’s another opportunity for us to prove that we’re a total solutions provider in the energy and logistics industries.”

The company is working to secure 25-year licenses with the Canadian and U.S. governments, according to a company statement.

Crowley operates 22 fuel terminals in Alaska.


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your business?

Have you opened a new business, moved to a new location, hired a new person or promoted an employee? Send us your information at, fax it to 907-235-4199 or drop it by the Homer News, 3482 Landings Street. Questions? Call the editor at 235-7767.