The Ultimate Alaska “Go Local” and “Get Healthy” Event, Saturday Noon to 4 p.m.
Alaska-based Copper River Seafoods will be debuting its wild seafood retail product line at Three Bears Alaska (Four Corners – Palmer) from 12:00 noon to 4 pm on Saturday, November 10th. The event will include sampling of products prepared, on-site, and feature Garlic Pepper Sockeye Salmon, Zesty Grill Sockeye Salmon and Roasted Garlic Alaska Pacific Cod.
The pairing of Three Bears Alaska and Copper River Seafoods to promote an Alaskan product that is harvested, manufactured, distributed, merchandised, sold and eaten by Alaskans is one that signifies a truly all Alaskan solution. Both companies have great pride in their respective accomplishments.
Three Bears started humbly in Tok, Alaska in 1989. Today, Three Bears is listed in Alaska Business Monthly, ranking #31st of the largest Alaska-based companies. With 8 locations and employing over 300 people throughout Alaska, it has created a loyal customer base seeking good value and exceptional customer service. In 1995, about 250 miles to the south of Tok, Copper River Seafoods, Inc. was started by local Alaska fishermen. The company today boasts expanded processing in Cordova, Kenai, Togiak and Dutch Harbor/Unalaska, as well as a value added manufacturing plant in Anchorage.
On Saturday, these two companies will come together to present a truly local product and equally important – a natural/healthy product. There is no better time in the midst of winter to choose Alaska’s wild seafood for meals, due to its rich Omega 3 oils. “We are all challenged to stay healthy this time of year when the daylight is short”, says Copper River Seafoods, CEO, Scott Blake. “Our retail bag line offers a healthy alternative that is 100% wild Alaska seafood – no artificial ingredients or preservatives. We’re proud to provide a food product that is proven to enhance your health.”
Copper River Seafoods, Inc. is a primary and secondary wild Alaska, premium seafood manufacturer, established in 1996 by 4 Cordova area fishermen. Currently, the company employs 435 people (135 year-round and 300 seasonal) to process and market all species of wild Alaska seafood to national retail and food service accounts. It is headquartered in Anchorage supporting primary processing in Cordova, Togiak, Unalaska, Kenai and a finished food processing facility in Anchorage.
About Three Bears Alaska: In 1980, Larry Weisz left a successful career with a major food merchant and struck out for new frontiers–both professionally and geographically–by purchasing a small grocery store in Tok, Alaska. The store soon developed a loyal following throughout eastern Alaska. In 1989 Larry opened the first store to carry the name “Three Bears” in Valdez, Alaska. Currently, Three Bears Alaska has 8 locations including the original locations in Tok and Seward, as well as Kenai, Knik Goose Bay, Meadow Lakes, Palmer (Four Corners) and Butte, Montana.