Two Ketchikan businesses and three on Prince of Wales Island are among the 12 finalists in this year’s Path to Prosperity competition for small businesses.

Finalists all will participate in the competition’s “business boot camp,” work with business mentors and get help developing their business plans. Two winners will be announced in February, each receiving up to $40,000 for their business.

The dozen finalists include The Artist Workshop, a Ketchikan art supply business run by Laura Kinunen; and Seabright Seafood LLC, a Ketchikan-based direct-shipping seafood supplier run by Brent Robinson and Dianna Garfield Robinson.

On POW, the applicants listed as finalists are Roberto Medina of Sugar Point Lodge in Craig, Tina Steffen of Skya’ana Coffee Co. in Klawock; and Heidi Young of Island Care Services in Naukati.

Other finalists are from Haines, Hoonah, Juneau, Petersburg, Sitka and Wrangell.

The annual Path to Prosperity competition is a partnership between the Haa Aani Community Development Fund and The Nature Conservancy.

This report has been edited to correct an error.