Business briefs

■ The Kenai Chamber of Commerce meets Wednesday at noon at the Kenai Cultural and Visitor Center. A presentation on business security and fraud protection by Don Krohn, FNBA Security Manager, is scheduled. RSVP is required. For more information call 283-7989.


■ The Kenai and Soldotna chambers of commerce will host a joint luncheon at noon on May 1 with a legislative wrap-up with from House Speaker Mike Chenault, Reps. Kurt Olson and Paul Seaton, and Sens. Cathy Giessel and Peter Micciche, at the Soldotna Sports Center. Lunch is $15. RSVP to 262-9814 or 283-7989.

The Peninsula Pathology Institute in Soldotna has received accreditation from the College of American Pathologists’ Accreditation Programs based on results of a recent on-site inspection. The facilities director is Curt Buchholz, M.D. According to a press release from Peninsula Pathology, the U.S. government recognizes the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program as being equal to or more stringent than the government’s own inspection program.

During the accreditation process, an inspection team from the University of Oregon examined the quality of pathology reports, lab staff qualifications and training, equipment, facility, safety program and training, quality of specimen preparation, quality assurance program, laboratory records and quality control documents for the preceding two years, and overall leadership and management.

Peninsula Pathology is located at 44455 Sterling Highway and can be reached at 907-262-3557.

The Kenai Chapter of the Alaska Industry Support Alliance will host a luncheon presentation with Dan Graham, project manager for the Chuitna Coal Project, Friday at noon at Paradisos Restaurant in Kenai. Lunch is $15. RSVP to 907-229-7920.

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.

■ “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.

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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