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■ The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce 54th annual awards celebration is at 6 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Soldotna Sports Center. Tickets are $50, or $300 for a table of six and include dinner and live music. Fore more information, call 262-9814.

■ The Kenai Chamber of Commerce annual Community Awards Banquet is at 6 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Kenai Visitor Center. Tickets are $45; sponsorship opportunities are available. Call 283-7989 for more information.

■ The Kenai and Soldotna chambers of commerce will host a joint luncheon with a Washington, D.C. update from Sen. Lisa Murkowski on Jan. 11 at noon at the Soldotna Sports Center. RSVP to 262‐9814 or 283-7989.

■ The Kenai and Soldotna chambers of commerce will host a joint luncheon with a presentation on the Restaurant Rewards program with Amy Pettit, a state agricultural development specialist on Jan. 16 at noon at the Kenai Visitors Center. RSVP to 262‐9814 or 283-7989.

■ The Kenai and Soldotna chambers of commerce will host a joint luncheon with a presentation on oil tax legislation with Bruce Tangeman, state deputy revenue commissioner, on Jan. 23 at noon at the Kenai Visitors Center. RSVP to 262‐9814 or 283-7989.

Have you opened a new business, moved to a new location, hired a new person or promoted an employee?

The community wants to know, and so do we. Send us your information at news@peninsulaclarion.com, fax it to 907-283-3299, or drop it by the Clarion at 150 Trading Bay in Kenai.

Questions? Call 907-335-1251.

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

■ Basic bookkeeping for taxes ($70) — This course covers bookkeeping and keeping good records and is scheduled for Jan. 15 from 1-5 p.m. in Suite 12 at the Red Diamond Center. The deadline to register online is Friday.

■ QuickBooks 2011 ($300) — Two full-day classes from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 24-25. QuickBooks 2011 is a tool to collect and organize your data so you’re prepared for tax time. Beginning course covers finding your away around QuickBooks; set-up and creation of a compnay in QuickBooks; working with lists and bank accounts; and using other accounts. Intermediate course covers tracking sales; accounts receivable; accounts payable and reporting capabilities. Inventory and payroll are seperate classes and not included. Deadline to register is Jan. 18.

Submit business news to news@peninsulaclarion.com.

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