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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

New Body Art Shop: High Tide Tattoo: Tattoo artists Dave Lang and Jack Marchant, and body piercer Shane Sewell are the artists at New Tide Tattoo, which opened in Juneau in March.
Photo By Libby Sterling
New Body Art Shop: High Tide Tattoo: Tattoo artists Dave Lang and Jack Marchant, and body piercer Shane Sewell are the artists at New Tide Tattoo, which opened in Juneau in March. "It's a service industry," Lang said. "It's not as much about my individual art as it is about making people happy, figuring out exactly what they want and taking it very seriously. I'm up a lot of nights drawing. Every tattoo is a big deal."
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