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Posted: May 21, 2014 - 6:51pm  |  Updated: May 21, 2014 - 8:11pm

The Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce will host a joint luncheon Tuesday at noon at the Kenai Visitor Center. A presentation from Jack Gerard, President and CEO of American Petroleum Institute, is planned. Chamber luncheons are free to attend and open to the public. Lunch is $15. RSVP required to 283-1991 or 262-9814.

Marketing Your Business: What is advertising? What is marketing? Both are important and Bryan Zak will show you why on Tuesday from 1-4 p.m. Bryan has tips that will help you plan your sales strategy to get your company’s service or product information to your buyers — while keeping within your budget! The $50 workshop is in the Red Diamond Center, Suite 12.

Starting a Business: If you want to put your idea to work, attend a free 2-hour “Starting a Business” seminar on June 10 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Red Diamond Center, Suite 12, where Bryan Zak will answer your basic questions and offer helpful resources to give you tools to start your own business on the Kenai Peninsula. Bryan will prepare you for a productive relationship with Alaska Small Business Development Center and our partner programs, and explain the value of our free counseling services. Deadline to register online is June 5.

Register for workshops online at http://aksbdc.org/small-business-workshops/, or call 907-260-5629 for more information.

The following job skills workshops will be offered at the Peninsula Job Center the week of May 26:

Monday, May 26 — The Peninsula Job Center will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.

Tuesday, May 27 — 10:30 a.m., Job Prep Workshop.

Wednesday, May 28 — 10:30 a.m., CareerReady 101 Lab; 1:30 p.m., WorkKeys® Testing; .

Thursday, May 29 — 10:30 a.m., Interviewing Skills; 3:30 p.m., Vocational Rehabilitation Orientation.

Friday, May 30 — No workshops offered.

All workshop are free of charge to the public.

Those interested in attending any workshops offered at the Peninsula Job Center can call 335-3010 or visit the job center located in Kenai at 11312 Kenai Spur Hwy., Suite No. 2. Business hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. excluding state and federal holidays.

You can also reserve space by clicking on the “Schedule Workshops” option located on the main screen in your ALEXsys account www.jobs.alaska.gov.

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