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NEWS Capital City Weekly For many people across the world, 2009 was not an easy year to be in business, which often made those who gave it a go all the more admirable. New businesses in town change the character of our communities, whether adding fine arts, body art, or culinary art. When a long-standing business shuts down, community members often feel the hole remaining. In towns as small as ours, business owners are familiar faces. Here are a just a few faces behind some of the businesses profiled in the CCW this year.

Faces of businesses, old and new, that make our towns unique

Blowing Off Steam: Juneau Steamboat Co.: Pam Horton, Frankie Miller and Captain John George stand in front of one of two steamboats operated by the Juneau Steamboat Co., now in its fifth season. Rising fuel costs have been a thorn in the side of many vessel-based tour operators, but not the steamboat company, which runs on scrap wood and rainwater, making the tour one of Juneau's most eco-friendly.
Photo By Libby Sterling
Blowing Off Steam: Juneau Steamboat Co.: Pam Horton, Frankie Miller and Captain John George stand in front of one of two steamboats operated by the Juneau Steamboat Co., now in its fifth season. Rising fuel costs have been a thorn in the side of many vessel-based tour operators, but not the steamboat company, which runs on scrap wood and rainwater, making the tour one of Juneau's most eco-friendly.
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