Business News

Chambers set schedules


■ The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce next meets Jan. 29 at noon at Froso’s. Lunch is $13. A chamber awards recap and student of the month presentation is planned. For more information call 262-9814.

■ The Kenai Chamber of Commerce meets Wednesdays at noon at the Kenai Cultural and Visitor Center. A presentation from the American Cancer Society is planned. For more information call 283-7989.

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.

Small Business Development Center plans workshops

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.

■ 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 separate classes and not included. Deadline to register is Jan. 18.

What's new in your business?

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, fax it to 907-283-3299, or drop it by the Clarion at 150 Trading Bay in Kenai.

Questions? Call 907-335-1251.


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