Haines - A town renowned for its eclectic offering of all the finest things in life: food, friends, and fun. The charm and genuine down-to-earth personality of the town is inescapable -from the sounds of music and laughter at every town event, to the enticing aromas of cuisine restaurants tempting you at every turn, to the adventure of wildlife viewing, to experiencing our rich diversity in local museums and galleries, Haines is known as "Alaska's Best Kept Secret" - a perfectly distilled sampling of Alaska's history, scenic beauty, arts and culture, wildlife, and lifestyle.
Take a stroll around Haines and discover the treasures and treats of small town individuality that make Haines so special. Local shopping, renowned art and sculpture, organic locally grown produce, independent bookstore, treasure troves of antiques, and so much more.
Explore beyond the town square and you'll find incredible hiking or fishing expeditions with views of glaciers and brilliant blue water, moose sightings, the chance to cross paths with a bear, camping in the deep silence of spruce forests, watching the Tlingit Indians of the region demonstrate tribal dances or work at traditional arts and crafts.
Haines is truly a one-of-a-kind experience, a small town for all seasons.
Welcome New Members:
This locally owned and operated distillery is the first of its kind in Southeast Alaska. Port Chilkoot Distillery is a micro-distillery that produces small-batch whiskey, vodka, gin and other specialty spirits. Visit their website or check them out on Facebook. Owners Heather and Sean are hosting an Open House on Saturday, November 2nd - 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. at their location: 34 Blacksmith Drive in the Fort. Samples of their first product, "Icy Strait Vodka" will be served at the neighboring Fort Seward Lodge during the open house.
Owned and operated by Stan & Jackie Mazeikas, Becky's place is a shelter and contact for assistance for domestic violence victims. Their phone number is 303-0076.
Annual Banquet Tickets Available Now!
Haines Chamber of Commerce's Board of Directors Invite You to our 100th Year Anniversary & Annual Banquet. During this event we will be presenting our Business Excellence Awards. Last month we asked you, our membership, to nominate businesses you thought were deserving of these awards in five different categories:
- Business of the Year
- Customer Service
- Rising Star Award
- Community Service Award
- Youth Recognition Award
Come celebrate with us 100 years of supporting our business community and promoting economic development. This is a great marketing opportunity and we encourage our membership to take an advantage of the networking, and socialize with your fellow business owners.
Saturday the 2nd of November
6 p.m. Cocktails and Hors d'oeuvres
7 p.m. Banquet
Harriet Hall - Dalton City
Come enjoy live music, great good, complementary red & white wine and help us congratulate recipients of the Business Excellence Awards. Meet our newest member, Port Chilkoot Distillery and enjoy a special treat!
$35 per person / $60 couple
Limited tickets available at the door. Call, email or stop in the Chamber office to reserve your dinner. Office is open Tuesday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Call 766-2202 or 303-0148 for more info.