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From dogs to dollars:

Young entrepreneur's love of canines inspires small business


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Twelve-year-old owner of Alaska Mountain Mutts dog-treat business, Luc Diaz, proudly displays his most recent batch of dog treats, including his latest creation: training treats. Diaz has been making and selling the treats since he was seven years old.

Twelve-year-old Luc Diaz didn't waste any time getting his Alaska Mountain Mutts dog treat business up and running after moving to Petersburg from Girdwood, Alaska in April. Many around town already associate the industrious youngster with the homemade treats from events like Mayfest, The Market and Oktoberfest Art Share where he's become a staple vendor.

The quick start to the Petersburg chapter of his business was made possible by his prior years of experience. The 7th grade homeschooler began making and selling the "positively delicious and nutritious" treats when he was just seven years...

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