Business news

■ The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce meets at noon Tuesday at Froso’s. Lunch is $13. Iditarod champion Mitch Seavey is scheduled to speak. For more information call 262-9814.


■ The Kenai Chamber of Commerce meets Wednesday at noon at the Kenai Cultural and Visitor Center. A presentation on Caring for the Kenai by Merrill Sikorski is scheduled. RSVP is required. For more information call 283-7989.

Tina’s Hair Force has moved to a new location at 44096 Sterling Highway in Soldotna, in between NAPA and the Grand Burrito. Reach Tina’s Hair Force at 262-4082.

Jersey Subs in Kenai reopened in early February, 10 months after heavy snow collapsed the building’s roof and forced a complete remodel and redesign of the business. Jersey Subs is located at 106 S Willow Street and is open from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Call 283-9898.

Registration is open for Lemonade Day for youth interested in starting, owning and operating a lemonade stand. Lemonade Day follows a 14-step process to walk youth from their dream to a businesses plan while teaching them the principles required to start a big company. Deadline for Lemonade Day registration is April 30. Lemonade booths will go up May 11. For more information or to register visit

The Alaska Small Business Development Center has scheduled seminars in Suite 12 at the Red Diamond Center. For more information or 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.

■ Profit Mastery ($200) — 2 1/2 days, April 15 to April 17. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 15-16, 9 a.m. to noon on April 17. Bryan Zak of AKSBDC presents our Profit Mastery Seminar, so you can explore your best opportunity for knowledge-driven financial management education. This hands-on course will help you set goals for the future of your business, control spending and pricing, and leave with a process to assess the performance of your business and a strategy to implement change. Creating Value and Building Wealth will empower you to make better business decisions and keep more of your hard earned money. To qualify for Job’s Bill Funding’s Limited Time Special Offer of $200, you must register online and meet payment deadline which is by 5 p.m. on April 8.

■ “QuickBooks 2011: Payroll” ($80) — April 17, 5-9 p.m. Alaska SBDC wants to help you to be efficient in tracking your payroll records. Lesson 1 is getting started; Lesson 2 is Doing Payroll with QuickBooks 2011; Lesson 3 is Tracking time, and we include handouts for payroll responsibilities, payroll item types and a list of payroll expenses and liabilities. Registration and payment deadline is April 12.

■ “QuickBooks 2011: Inventory” ($80) — April 23, 5-9 p.m. Alaska SBDC wants to help you to be efficient in tracking your records so to get an overview of inventory in QuickBooks, practice filling out a PO for items; track the receipt of the inventory items in QuickBooks, to adjust inventory manually or enter stock loss or increase, the create, build and edit inventory assemblies (finished goods) and also to set up and use units of measure. This is all part of the Inventory workshop. Registration and payment deadline is April 12.

■ Start a Business (free) — 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. April 30. Register by April 26. Bryan Zak will answer your questions on starting a business on the Kenai Peninsula while preparing you for a productive relationship with Alaska Small Business Development Center and our partner programs. You will learn why you should register for our free counseling services and how to sign up for our various training events.

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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.

The City of Soldotna is now accepting new applications for the 2013 Storefront Improvement Program. Business owners or lessees can apply for a 50-50 matching grant, up to $5,000, to improve the exterior of their business. This year the city is expanding the program so that it is open to all businesses in the Commercial or Limited Commercial zoning districts.

More information is available online at or by calling Stephanie Queen at 714-1240.


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