Dana Zimmerman was hired as a sales representative and Aimon Indoung is now handling classified sales for the CCW, Southeast Alaska's largest and most widely distributed community newspaper.
The majority of Zimmerman's sales experience has been in network digital systems, such as copiers, fax machines and office management software, but she is no newcomer to the newspaper industry. Zimmerman worked previously for the CCW as a sales representative from 1989-91 and received the "Thunderbolt Award" as the top sales associate in during the fourth quarter of 1989.
She said one of her life's goals is to constantly give back to the community. She has served on the board for the United Way, to include serving as vice president and events chairwoman, and she serves on the board of the "Spirit of 1987," a scholarship fund created by 1987 JDHS graduates.
Zimmerman still has a lot of family scattered throughout Southeast Alaska, including her mother, Pat Stevens, who owns the Alaska Realty Network in Juneau. She also has family in Petersburg. Zimmerman has two children. Her son attends the University of Alaska Fairbanks and she has a three-year-old daughter at home.
She hails from San Diego, Calif., where her family still lives.
Indoung spent some time in the tourism industry working on whale watching boats before trying her hand in the newspaper industry. For several months she worked alongside CCW reporter Katie Spielberger, which Indoung said helped convince her to join the CCW staff since she already had a friend on board.
When not working, Indoung enjoys traveling (she just finished a six week trip to Mexico last summer), cooking, sewing and home repair. She also paints murals and enjoys painting in the style of traditional Indian temple art.