Cooper Landing Gem- September 2021

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Monthly Newsletter

Cooper Landing Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center

Greetings Members, The season is starting to wind down and there is a bit of nip in the air. The Chamber Board will return to having meetings each month starting this September and we will be working on a new edition of the Upper Kenai River Guide. We will be sending out information for renewing your memberships, updating advertisements you have placed, new advertisements, and of course the costs for each member. (See page for eight for more detail.) Please take time to get this information back to us. If you are not a member of the Cooper Landing Chamber and want to join, please contact any of the board officers to get the information or visit our webpage at www. for a digital submission form. The elections for the Chamber Board will be this fall and if you are interested in serving on the board please contact myself or any other board member. We will be planning on ways to promote our winter economy and have a committee started to come up with ideas. One idea is to plan a community lighting for Christmas. The committee will start to work shortly so please contact the board if you wish to serve on the committee or just submit ideas. Lighting up the town, will help brighten our moods,as well as the people coming through and hopefully they will stop more often and stay a bit. The Cooper Landing community has always worked together to keep Cooper Landing a place that retains its beauty and the feeling of community. It takes participation and that spirit of community to face the challenges of our day to day living to keep that feeling. Our visitors to our town return part in that community spirit and the beauty of our area. Thank you from your Chamber of Commerce for all the support and your community spirit. Thank you,

Cooper Landing Chamber of Commerce PO Box 809 Cooper Landing, Alaska 99572

September 2021

Cheryle James & Your Chamber Board

Board Of Directors President Cheryle James Wildman’s 598-8088 Vice-President Carrie Williams Alaska Outdoor Woodstoves 598-1633 Treasurer Shirley Wilmoth The Hutch B&B 595-1270 Secretary Rose Hetrick Inn at Tern Lake 288-3667 Director Allison Reeves Grizzly Ridge 595-1260

2022 Upper Kenai Visitors Guide Advertising Information See Page 8

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Tanisha Walters Licensed Acupuncturist and Holistic Healthcare Practitioner

Monthly Member Spotlight


anisha Walters, Licensed Acupuncturist, is a Holistic Health Care Provider on the Kenai Peninsula. Centrally located in the Cooper Landing community and open year-round, Tanisha offers Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Herbal Medicine, Eastern Medical Massage (Tui-na and Shiatsu), Cupping, Nutrition Recommendations, Lifestyle Guidance, Reiki, and Ashtanga Yoga. TeleHealth and Custom Wellness Retreats are also available. When working with Tanisha you’ll recieve the guidance, knowledge, and tools needed to connect with your body’s own innate healing abilities. She will help you address your symptoms as well as the root causes of disease. Tanisha will guide you through self-care and self-healing based on your personal needs. .

Contact Tanisha Walters (303) 482-7176 tanishawaltersacupuncturist

Meet Tanisha Tanisha Walters, Holistic Health Care Practitioner, has been studying and practicing health and wellness for many years. She earned her Bachelor of Science in 2002 at the University of South Alabama in Exercise Science and her Master of Science in 2010 at Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, Colorado. At the time of earning her Masters, Tanisha also became nationally board certified by the NCCAOM in Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine. She has been licensed to practice Acupuncture in Alaska since 2013 and in Florida from 2010 to 2016. Tanisha was drawn toward the Ashtanga Yoga method and became a dedicated practitioner in 2010 after exploring various styles of yoga for about eight years prior. Tanisha has had the guidance of many great yoga teachers, including Saraswathi and Sharath Jois, in Mysore, India.

Journey to Cooper Landing Tanisha first came to Alaska with her husband Zack, an avid fly-fishing guide, during the summer of 2010. For several years, the couple split their time between Cooper Landing and the Florida Keys where Tanisha ran a Holistic Health Care Practice that offered community-style acupuncture. At the end of 2016, they decided to make Cooper Landing their full-time home. The area’s natural beauty and the tight-knit community helped make their decision to stay. “What I love most about Cooper Landing is the slower, more simplistic lifestyle encompassed within pristine natural surroundings. It’s also pretty sweet that I don’t have to sit in traffic or drive to work. It’s just a simple walk across my driveway. I continue to be grateful for the support and healing partnership from our local community, which has allowed for my practice to sustain and grow,” Tanisha desribed during our interview. The following summer, Tanisha began establishing a new home for her Holistic Health Care Practice. Zack and Tanisha constructed a wooden cabin to be used as a healing space at the Sunrise Inn. Soon afterwards they purchased property on Slaughter Ridge Road, moved the cabin, and Tanisha continued to expand her practice. Tanisha currently has a clinic and is working on promoting and encouraging Wellness Travel and Ecotourism in Cooper Landing through Custom Wellness Retreats. With a combined effort of other local businesses, Tanisha will be offering an annual Holistic Healing Scholarship for a custom retreat. Contact Tanisha to learn how to apply.

Photos by: Best Route Productions

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Bike Cooper Landing What an amazing season Bike Cooper Landing had this year! We doubled what we did our first year and had scores of happy bikers, both local and visitors, rent our bikes! Our “herd” now consists of about 32 (and growing) full suspension, hardtail, fat tire and ebikes AND, if you want to do a little winter adventure, we have studded tires for our fatty’s! Thanks for keeping us in mind when you have friends and family visiting or come rent them yourself! Looking forward to 2022! Mike Amos

Contact Us: 907-231-6793 Bike Cooper Landing

Cooper Landing Community Club Thank you to everyone who has purchased a 20212022 Directory! We appreciate the turnout of folks during the two days of directory pickup. If you have not received a copy yet, we will be scheduling an additional day this next month. The next Community Club meeting will be held via Zoom on Thursday, September 23rd, at 6pm. If you have any agenda items please let us know.

Contact Us: (907)595-2169 www. Cooper Landing Community Club Cover Photo/Design: Best Route Productions

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Cooper Landing Gem News Do you have business or organization updates you would like to share with the community? All Chamber Members are invited to submit updates and information to the monthly newsletter. Contact us for more information. Contact Us

Happy Birthday 9/3 9/11 9/16 9/17 9/17 9/19 9/19 9/20 9/22 9/26 9/26 9/27 9/27 9/28 9/28 9/29 9/30

Kaia Walters Wolfgang Fish Lena Lamberson Allen Johnson Coulliette Ron Gravenhorst Gary Galbraith Jan Mitchell Bayne Harpe Athena Harrison Anne Engbers Keith Freeman Gabriella Bond Theresa Norris Gina Merritt Jean Nierenberg Linda Peterson Linda Gephardt

Happy Anniversary 9/1 Robb and Evie Bear 9/3 Larry and Cindy Smith 9/29 Charlotte and Jonathan Osowiecki Photo by: Best Route Productions

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Welcome Back Students! Cooper Landing School kicked started the new academic year with an all school picnic and soccer game. Everyone was excited to see each other after the fun summer break. We currently have thirteen students enrolled from first to tenth grade. It’s going to be a great year!

2022 Chamber Membership and Upper Kenai Visitors Guide It’s that time of year again and we are excited to be producing the Upper Kenai Visitors Guide for the 2022 Season. In the following pages you will find information about the Visitors Guide, why advertising is beneficial to your business or organization, and the specifications for submitting an ad. You will also find the Annual Membership Form and Business Category Listings. If you are not a member, now is the time to join! Contact us for more information or if you have any questions. Contact Us

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Visitors Guide


UPPER KENAI Featuring the communities of the Kenai Lake, Kenai River, and Turnagain Arm.




Copies Distributed Color Display Ads Starting at $206 Only tourism guide focused specifically on the Upper Kenai Peninsula Advertising Information Inside • About the Visitors Guide • Chamber Member Benefits

DEADLINE OCTOBER 31, 2021 • Pricing and Deadlines • Ad Specifications and Submission Details • Advertising Contract and Renewal Forms

Cooper Landing Chamber of Commerce Upper Kenai Visitors Guide Why Advertise in the Upper Kenai Visitors Guide The Upper Kenai Visitors Guide is now being produced to exclusively cover the beauty, amenities and communities of Cooper Landing, Moose Pass and Hope in print and electronic formats. Our visitors are being shown by the locals what they love about where they live and what they love to do. The Upper Kenai Visitors Guide features a general overview of each community, trail maps, event calendar, history, activities, business directories, and Chamber member’s business ads.

Features of Upper Kenai Visitors Guide • Printing & Distribution of up to 20,000 copies. Made available at visitor centers in Anchorage, Seward, Soldotna, Kenai, and Homer. Also can be found at key RV and car rental businesses, hotels, the military base in Anchorage, and at several locations in Cooper Landing, Moose Pass and Hope. • Electronic version available to view on the Cooper Landing Chamber of Commerce website and social media with direct links to your business or organization. Visitors can view the guide, click on links for more information, and share it with family and friends. • All ad sales are used towards the production of this guide and any extra revenue will be invested back into expansion of the Upper Kenai Visitors Guide for the promotion of our communities.

How being a Chamber Member Benefits Your Business • Being a Chamber member provides access to numerous networking opportunities, business education programs, community support, and many more important benefits for your business or organization. • A Chamber provides a central location for visitors to submit inquires as to the unique qualities of your community and why they should spend their time there. This provides your business or organization with a referral service for your products and services. • Exclusive advertising perks are also a benefit of being a Chamber member. We provide promotional and advertising opportunities through the Chamber website, brochure display, monthly newsletters, and social media promotion. • You also benefit from networking opportunities. The Chamber gives you the opportunities to meet and connect with other local business and organization members. Building connections helps make business a positive and integral part to the community. • The goal of the Chamber is to help to support and further the interests of businesses and organizations within the community. Cooper Landing Chamber of Commerce • 907-595-8888 •


Upper Kenai Visitors Guide Advertising Packet Advertisement Specifications To place an ad, your business or organization must be a member in good standing with your local Chamber of Commerce or Visitor Organization in the community you primarily do business with —Cooper Landing, Moose Pass, or Hope. Your commitment to a chamber membership allows the Upper Kenai Visitors Guide to meet trade exchange agreements with other local chambers and be strategically placed in these key visitors centers. All ads are placed within their respective categories within their community’s Business Directory unless they are full page ads or premium placement ads. Premium placement ads are given on a first comefirst serve basis. Ads may not be split between businesses.

Ad Formats Available:

Ad Sizes and Dimensions: Ad Size 1 inch 1/12 Page ¼ Page Half Page Horizontal Half Page Vertical Full Page

Dimension 2.5 “w x 1”h 2.25” w x 2.25”h 3.625”w x 4.75”h 7.5”w x 4.75”h 3.625”w x 9.75”h 7.5”w x 9.75”h

Rate $206 $360.50 $463.50 $665 $665 $1215

Premium Placement Ads Inside Front Cover Inside Front Facing Inside Back Cover Inside Back Cover Facing 2/3 Back Cover*

Dimension 7.5”w x 9.75”h 7.5”w x 9.75”h 7.5”w x 9.75”h 7.5”w x 9.75”h 8.25”w x 7.5”h

Rate $1415 $1515 $1415 $1315 $1715

* For Full Bleed Ads: Provide at least 1/4” bleed beyond existing ad dimensions to ensure full bleed. Note: All Rates include 3% KPB Tax or include maximum of $15 tax for meeting the KPB $500 tax cap. KPB sales tax is not applicable to tax exempt non-profits.

Cooper Landing Chamber of Commerce • 907-595-8888 •


How to Submit Your Advertisement All ads must be submitted in digital format. Only four-color process advertising will be accepted. The specifications for digital files are required in order to eliminate common production problems such as unwanted font substitutions, incompatible color models or import errors. To avoid additional costs, delays or possible loss of ad placement, ads submitted in digital format must follow the digital specifications noted on this page. It is recommended that a professional ad agency, service bureau, or graphic designer prepare digital ads. Any ads that do not meet the requirements will have to be corrected and the advertiser will be billed at $50 per hour.

Ad Format Requirements 1. Ads must be submitted in High Resolution Print-Ready PDF format. 2. The PDF file resolution must be set to 300 dpi or higher. 3. Ads should be designed and saved in the CMYK 4-color process. 4. Files should be delivered in the exact dimensions of your ad placement. Do Not Submit the Following: • Compressed files • Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Word, or similar files • Files containing registration or crop marks Need Creative Ad Help? Need help in creating an ad? Please contact chamber member, Best Route Productions, local graphic designer for custom ad design or for references to other designers who may be able to assist you. Email for more information.

Submit Ads to: Submit print-ready ads by email to or mail on a USB to PO Box 809, Cooper Landing, AK 99572. Email or call us with any questions about submissions.

Deadlines and Payments


Ads will not be accepted for publication if full payment, including Chamber membership dues, has not been received by the due date. Please Note: to advertise, you must be a member of good standing with your local chamber or become a member with the chamber in the community you primarily do business with. October 31st, 2021 2022 Chamber membership/renewals dues Up-to-date Business directory listing information Display Ad Contracts and payment November 15th, 2021 All Print-Ready Ads Due

Cooper Landing Chamber of Commerce • 907-595-8888 •


Upper Kenai Visitors Guide Display Ad Contract Please complete the following information and return the form to the Cooper Landing Chamber by mail or by email. Business or Organization Published Listing Information Business or Organization Name: Financially Responsible Contact:


Email: Website URL: Phone:

Cell/Alternate Phone:

Fax: Physical Address: City:





Mailing Address: City: Non-Profit Tax-Exempt Number: Ad Size Requested:

Requested Category for Ad Display:

Community Section:

Payments can be made online at or by check. Please mail checks to: Cooper Landing Chamber of Commerce PO Box 809 Cooper Landing, Alaska 99572 I agree to provide payment and all content needed by the Cooper Landing Chamber for the publication of the Upper Kenai Visitors Guide.


Signature of Financially Responsible Individual: Date: October 31st, 2021 2022 Chamber membership/renewals dues Up-to-date Business directory listing information Display Ad Contracts and payment November 15th, 2021 All Print-Ready Ads Due

Revised July 2021

Cooper Landing Chamber of Commerce • 907-595-8888 •


Cooper Landing Chamber of Commerce Annual Membership Form Please complete the following information and return the form to the Cooper Landing Chamber by mail or by email. Business or Organization Contact Information (unpublished) Contact Name: Date: Email: Phone:

AK Business License #:

Cell/Alternate Phone:

Mailing Address: City:



Business or Organization Published Listing Information Business or Organization Name: Email: Website URL: Phone:

Cell/Alternate Phone:

Fax: Physical Address: City:





Mailing Address: City:

Select all that apply: ̦ Handicap Accessible ̦ Non-Smoking ̦ Guest Wi-Fi ̦ Open Year Round ̦ Pet Friendly

Membership Level

Online Business Listing with Membership

Select one:

Each member receives one online directory listing. Corporate Members receive up to four listings. Extra categories are $15 per category. Your business listing in our online Business Directory includes: • Your contact information • A link to your website. • Business logo (size 250 x 250 pixels) • 5 images (sizes are 1200 x 600 or 1200 x 800 pixels) • A brief description of your services (250 words or less)

̦ Business (Single Owner/No Employees)


̦ Business (3 or Less Employees)


̦ Business (4 to 9 Employees)


̦ Business (10 to 20 Employees) ̦ Corporate ̦ Individual (Non-voting member/ Friend of the Chamber) ̦ Government or Non-profit Organization

$250 $350

̦ Second Business


̦ Reciprocal Membership/ Based on Approval

No fee

Revised 2020

$80 $100

Web Advertisement

Visible on all Business Directory pages, Our Town page, and the Contact Us page. Must be submitted in 250 x 200 pixel size in jpg or pdf format. $100

Cooper Landing Chamber of Commerce • 907-595-8888 •


Category Selection

Every Membership includes one category listing. Corporate Members receive up to four category listings. Additional categories (online & print) are $15 per category. The catergory listings will be posted online and printed in the Upper Kenai Visitors Guide. Mark all that apply. Community ̦ Emergency, Ambulance, & Fire ̦ Government & Public Agencies ̦ Organizations & Non-Profits ̦ Education, Research & Schools Food & Dining ̦ Brewery ̦ Coffee & Food Trucks ̦ Groceries/Box Lunches/Convenience Items ̦ Lounges & Bars/Liquor ̦ Restaurants & Cafes Lodging ̦ Bed & Breakfasts ̦ Cabins & Lodges ̦ Campgrounds/RV Parks ̦ Hotels & Motels ̦ Vacation Rentals Recreation ̦ Air Charters/Flightseeing/Wildlife Viewing ̦ Day Cruises – Glacier & Wildlife ̦ Equipment Rentals & Sales ̦ Fly-in Fishing ̦ Gold/Gemstone Panning ̦ Guided Hiking & Biking ̦ Guided Kayaking & Paddleboarding ̦ Guided River Rafting ̦ Guided Sport Fishing ̦ Guides & Tours ̦ Horseback Riding/Sleigh Rides ̦ Hunting Charters/Hunting Guides ̦ Museums & Cultural ̦ Sailing Charter

Services ̦ Advertising/Marketing ̦ Art Galleries ̦ Banking/Financial ̦ Building Contractors ̦ Caretaking/Property Management ̦ Catering ̦ Churches ̦ Construction ̦ Fish Processing ̦ Fly Shop/Tackle Sales/Licenses ̦ Gasoline/Diesel/Propane ̦ Gift Shops/Clothing ̦ Graphic Design/Website Design ̦ Healthcare Alternatives ̦ Health Services - Gov’t Certified ̦ Housing/Apartment Rentals ̦ Laundromat ̦ Legal Services ̦ Library Services ̦ Massage & Spa Services ̦ Medical Clinics ̦ Oil & Gas ̦ Photography ̦ Real Estate Sales/Appraisals ̦ Retreats/Conferences/Weddings ̦ Transportation - Taxi/Shuttles/Stage Lines ̦ Visitor Center & Information ̦ Youth Activities ̦ Other: Primary Category Listing(Required):

Business Description

Describe your business or organization for the online directory. Limit to 250 words. Additional descriptions for multiple category listings are $15 each. Please add those descriptions separately.

Membership Signature:

Total Due $

I agree to provide payment and all content needed by the Cooper Landing Chamber. Send checks to: Cooper Landing Chamber of Commerce PO Box 809 Cooper Landing, Alaska 99572

Revised 2020

Cooper Landing Chamber of Commerce • 907-595-8888 •


2021 Cooper Landing Chamber of Commerce & CVB Please support our local businesses! 5 Dogs Fishing

(907) 598-3525

Grizzly Ridge

(907) 595-1260

Alaskan Angling Adventures LLC

(907) 595-3336

Gwin’s Lodge

(907) 595-1266

Alaska Heavenly Lodge

(907) 599-0022

Inn at Tern Lake (Moose Pass)

(907) 288-3667

Alaska Horsemen Lodge

(907) 595-1806

Jason’s Guide Service

(907) 351-3036

Alaska Home Grown

(907) 953-4205

Kahtnu Spirit Lodging

(907) 299-2855

Alaska Outdoor Woodstoves

(907) 598-1633

Kenai Cache Outfitters

(907) 595-1401

Alaska River Adventures

(907) 595-2000

Kenai Kayak Company

(907) 441-6753

Alaska Rivers Company

(907) 595-1226

Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area

(206) 920-9051

Alaska Troutfitters

(907) 595-1212

KPB Mayor –Charlie Pierce (Soldotna)

(800) 478-4441

Alaska Wildland Adventures

(800) 334-8730

KPBSD Superintendent

(907) 714-8836

Angle 45 Adventures (Hope)

(907) 782-3175

Kenai Peninsula Econ. Dev. Dist.

(907) 283-3335

Bean Creek Gallery

(907) 595-3488

Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge

(907) 595-1425

Bearfoot Publications


Kenai River Drifters Lodge

(907) 595-5555

Best Route Productions

(303) 570-2081

Kenai River Float-n-Fish

(907) 519-0048

Bike Cooper Landing, LLC

(907) 231-6793

Kenai River Fly Fishing

(907) 598-1400


(907) 202-1004

Kenai River Trout Anglers

(907) 599-0085

Camp K on Kenai Lake

(907) 279-3551

Kenai Watershed Forum

(907) 265-5412

Conoco Phillips Alaska, Inc. (Anchorage)

(907) 276-1215

Mystic Waters Fly Fishing

(509) 715-9697

Cooper Landing Brewery

(907) 276-5044

Peninsula Axe Throwing

(716) 222-0556

Cooper Landing Community Club

(907) 595-2169

Professional Testing


Cooper Landing Community Library

(907) 595-1241

Prospector John’s Pan for Gold

(907) 598-1808

Cooper Landing Community School

(907) 595-1244

Round Mountain Retreat

(907) 598-1333

Cooper Landing Emergency Services

(907) 595-1800

Salmon Run Lodge

(907) 595-2197

Cooper Landing Fish Camp

(907) 595-3474

Seramur Home Services

(907) 599-0019

Cooper Landing Fishing Guide

(907) 599-0126

Sharon Saunders, GRI, Realtor

(928) 706-8901

Cooper Landing Rifle & Sportsman’s Club

(907) 599-0004

Sunrise Inn & Café

(907) 595-1222

Cooper Landing Historical Society

(907) 598-1042

Tanisha Walters, L.Ac. Acupuncturist

(303) 482-7176

Cooper Landing Senior Citizens Corp.

(907) 595-3000

Talon Air Service, Inc. (Soldotna)

(907) 262-8899

Eagle Landing Resort

(907) 595-1213

The Hutch Bed & Breakfast

(907) 595-1270

First National Bank Alaska (Soldotna)

(907) 260-6000

Upper Kenai Cabins

(907) 595-3055

Fish & Sons Kenai Charters

(907) 598-1065

Wildman TR Inc.

(907) 595-1456

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September 2021 Sunday





Labor Day 12






















CLSCCI Board Mtg. (via 1:30 pm 14

CL Chamber Mtg. 10:30 am @ Wildmans 19




CL Community Club Mtg. 6:00 pm (via. Zoom) 26




30 KMTA’s Photography Contest Entries Due

Cooper Landing Library Hours • Monday: 1-3 pm •Tuesday 1-3pm •Wednesday 9-11am (curbside pickup only)

•Thursday 3-5pm •Friday 1-3pm

Cooper Landing Chamber of Commerce Newsletter Graphics & Design by Best Route Productions