Business briefs

■ The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce meets Tuesday at noon at Froso’s. A presentation by Gary Turner, Kenai Peninsula College director, is planned. Lunch is $13. For more information call 262-9814.


■ The Kenai Chamber of Commerce meets Wednesdays at noon at the Merit Inn. Presentation topic is to be announced. Lunch is $15. The chamber requests those planning to attend RSVP at 283-7989.

Oil and Gas Supply, an industrial supply company with facilities in Anchorage and Kenai, is relocating the Kenai warehouse. Currently at mile 16 of the Kenai Spur Highway, OGS is moving to a larger facility at 53341-A Sandy Lane in Kenai, (mile 15 Kenai Spur Highway). The phone and fax numbers will remain the same.

According to John Brunton, Vice-President of Oil and Gas Supply, an increase in the amount of hydraulic component repair business necessitated the move to a larger facility. Oil and Gas Supply is a premier distributor of Aeroquip hydraulic hose and fittings. OGS also fabricates industrial as well as hydraulic hose assemblies. They will continue to warehouse Swagelok stainless steel fittings and tubing.

Homer Electric Association, Inc. (HEA) is inviting businesses that provide energy efficient or conservation services/products to submit a vendor application for its annual Energy and Conservation Fairs hosted Nov. 3 at the Kenai Middle School in Kenai and Nov. 10 at West Homer Elementary School in Homer.

The HEA Energy and Conservation Fairs bring together local businesses and organizations to educate and provide safe, responsible energy solutions to area residents and businesses. The Fairs, hosted in Kenai and Homer, are opportunities to showcase your services and products to help members make informed choices regarding energy use and conservation.

Event sponsorship opportunities are also available. This local partnership provides print, radio, electronic and various other promotional advertising benefits to our sponsors.

For more details please contact Joe Halstead at 907-283-2392 or

Vendor space is available for a Black Friday Bazaar at the Challenger Learning Center, scheduled for Nov. 23-24. This event is open to all vendors, crafters, organizations, etc. Vendor tables cost $60 for both days. For details contact Sarah Douthit at 907-252-8843 or

The Alaska Small Business Development Center has scheduled seminars in Suite 12 at the Red Diamond Center. To register online, go to:, click training events, go to Centers Location, select Kenai Peninsula/South West, click Browse: find seminar, click Sign Up and complete registration.

■ Alaska Division of Economic Development Loan Programs (Free) — Oct. 22, 10 a.m.-noon. Representatives from the Division of Economic Development will be at AKSBDC in the Red Diamond Center Suite 12 to present information on the features of the existing and new state loan programs including existing: Small Business Economic Development RLF, Alaska Capstone Avionics, Rural Development Initiative Fund, and Commercial Fishing RLF; and new: Mariculture RLF, Commercial Charter Fisheries RLF, Community Quota Entity RLF, and Alternative Energy Conservation Loan Fund. Learn how your business can benefit from these state loan programs including eligible uses of the funds, eligible areas of lending, and about new DED loan programs passed by the state Legislature. Deadline to register is Oct. 19. Seating limited.

■ “QuickBooks 2011 — Inventory” ($70) — Oct. 23, 1-5 p.m. Arrive at 12:45 p.m. but class begins at 1 p.m. in Suite 12 at AK SBDC, Red Diamond Center. Online registration deadline is Oct. 19.

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