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■ The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce 55th annual Awards Celebration will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 14 at the Soldotna Sports Center. RSVP is required by Jan. 8. Call 262-9814.


■ The Kenai Chamber of Commerce will not hold a luncheon on Jan. 8. Weekly luncheons will resume on Jan. 15 at the Kenai Visitor Center with a presentation on the regional economy with Alyssa Shanks, state of Alaska economist. RSVP to 283-1991.

Central Peninsula Hospital recently announced that Steve Huey has joined the CPH executive team as the organization’s new chief financial officer. In this position Huey will oversee the hospital’s financial, accounting and budgetary operations.

Huey comes to CPH from Alaska Native Medical Center where he served as the Vice President and CFO for the 150-bed tertiary hospital in Anchorage.

“Steve has the necessary education, financial background and years of experience that will not only keep CPH in a great financial position but also help us navigate the rapid changes occurring in health care that affect the financial side of running a hospital” said Rick Davis, CEO of Central Peninsula Hospital, in a release. Davis went on to say that “In addition to his financial skills, Steve also brings a wealth of corporate and system CFO knowledge to our stand alone community hospital.”

“My wife and daughter are very excited to come to the Kenai Peninsula and I look forward to being a part of the Central Peninsula Hospital team” said Huey.

Huey received his Bachelor of Science, Accounting Degree from the University of Kentucky, is a Certified Public Accountant and also holds a J.D. from the Nashville School of Law. For nearly 20 years, Steve has served at both large and small hospitals in Alaska, Florida, Arizona, Tennessee, Virginia and New Jersey. Huey started in his CFO position at CPH Monday.

The Peninsula Job Center will offer the following workshops the week of Jan. 6:

Monday, Jan. 6 — 9:30am, Job Club – ALEXsys Job Leads; 10:30 a.m., Interviewing Skills

Tuesday, Jan. 7 — 9:00 a.m., Job Club – Topic: Career Exploration; 10:30 a.m., Job Prep

Wednesday, Jan. 8 — 9:00 a.m., Job Club – Topic: Career Exploration; 10:30 a.m., CareerReady 101 Lab; 1:30 p.m., WorkKeys Testing

Thursday, Jan. 9 — 9:00 a.m., Job Club – Topic: Career Exploration; 1:30 p.m., Resume Workshop

Friday, Jan. 10 — No workshops offered

All workshops are free of charge to the public.

Those interested in attending any of the workshops offered at the Peninsula Job Center can call 335-3010 or visit the job center located in Kenai at 11312 Kenai Spur Highway, Suite No. 2.

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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