Izetta Chambers, owner and manager of Naknek Family Fisheries, recently won a $20,000 award from Alaska Marketplace for her new business venture, Alaska Bounty.
The fourth annual Alaska Marketplace competition took place on May 5 in Anchorage. Winners collectively received $300,000 in seed money to get their businesses started.
Chambers, who holds a law degree from the University of Arizona College of Law, also won a $1,000 People’s Choice Award for the most innovative business concept. Alaska Bounty was formed with the purpose of producing fish-based fertilizers from wild Alaskan salmon. The product line will consist of a fish-based topsoil amendment, liquid fish hydrolysate, bone meal and enriched peat moss.