Business in Brief

Wells Fargo names 

Martin its Alaska 

volunteer of the year

Wells Fargo has named Homer business relationship manager Cinda Martin as its Alaska Volunteer of the Year for 2015. Wells Fargo will donate $1,000 to the Homer Community Food Pantry in Martin’s honor.

Martin serves on numerous community board and committees in Homer, volunteering an average of 30 hours per month. She is a board member for the Homer Hockey Association, Homer Emblem Club, Homer Chamber of Commerce, Homer Marine Trades Association and Kachemak Bay Rotary Club. 

She also serves on the fundraising committee for South Peninsula Haven House domestic violence shelter and the resource committee for the Homer Community Food Pantry. 

“Without Cinda’s willing heart, we could not do what we do,” says Homer Community Food Pantry director Diana Jeska. “She is proactive, always coming up with newer and better ideas to meet the needs of our community. We are sincerely grateful for her.”

Three small business

workshops set for August

The Alaska Small Business Development Center will hold three workshops in August at the Homer Chamber of Commerce.

• How to Write a Business Plan will be from 12:30-4 p.m. Aug. 13. Cost is $65.

Bryan Zak will show participants methods for establishing financial projections, as well as creating and evaluating financial ratios that will help measure successes and be an effective tool to obtain financing.  Online registration at    is required.  

•Build A Successful Website will be in two sessions from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Aug. 19. The fee is $65 and the online registration deadline is Aug. 10 at Seating is limited to 12.

Sign in is at 8:30 a.m. and the class begins at 9 a.m. It will be at the Homer Chamber of Commerce. There will be a break for lunch at noon, then the class resumes at 1 p.m. and runs until 4 p.m.

No experience is necessary. The workshop will walk participants through the steps necessary to build a website. By the time they leave class, participants will have a fully functioning website.

Participants are asked to bring a laptop computer and any business logos and graphics they would like to have on their website.  

• Record Keeping for Successful Tax Preparation will be from 12:30-4 p.m. Aug. 28. The fee is $65 and the online registration deadline is Aug. 21  at 

This class is for small business owners who need basic guidance on how to set up, maintain and prepare their business financial records for the tax season. The following topics will be covered: setting up a sound record-keeping and filing system; how to keep track of business transactions; business requirements of the IRS; filing of source documents; computer or manual book-keeping; financial statements you may need; and how to maximize your business tax return.   

For more information on any of the workshops, call Bunny Kishaba at 907-260-5629. Veterans are encouraged to contact Kishaba for a free scholarship ticket to any of the workshops.