Business Briefs

Chambers set schedules

* The Kenai and Soldotna chambers of commerce will host a joint luncheon and noon Tuesday at the Soldotna Sports Center. Kara Moriarty, AOGA Executive Director, will present an Oil and Gas Industry update. Lunch is $15. RSVP to 262-9814 or 283-7989.


Alliance hosts Kenai luncheon

The Alaska Support Industry Alliance will host a luncheon Friday at noon at Paradisos Restaurant in Kenai, sponsored by MagTec Alaska. John Barnes with Hilcorp will present a Hilcorp Progress update. Lunch is $15. RSVP to 907-229-7920 or e-mail


Builders Association to meet

The Kenai Peninsula Builders Association will be holding their September meeting today at 6:30 pm at Mykel’s Restaurant. Special guest speaker will be Representative Mike Chenault. For more information, please call the KPBA at 283-8071.


Employers invited to wage and hour seminar

A wage and hour seminar will be held at the Peninsula Job Center on Sept. 20 from 1-4 p.m. for all employers. For reservations call 907-283-2995. Seats are limited. 


HEA seeks Energy and Conservation Fair vendors

Homer Electric Association, Inc. (HEA) is inviting businesses that provide energy efficient or conservation services/products to submit a vendor application for its annual Energy and Conservation Fairs hosted Nov. 3 at the Kenai Middle School in Kenai and Nov. 10 at West Homer Elementary School in Homer. 

The HEA Energy and Conservation Fairs bring together local businesses and organizations to educate and provide safe, responsible energy solutions to area residents and businesses. The Fairs, hosted in Kenai and Homer, are opportunities to showcase your services and products to help members make informed choices regarding energy use and conservation.

Event sponsorship opportunities are also available. This local partnership provides print, radio, electronic and various other promotional advertising benefits to our sponsors.

For more details please contact Joe Halstead at 907-283-2392 or


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.

* “Intermediate Quickbooks 2011” ($150) — 2 night classes Oct. 23 and 30, 5-9 p.m. Prerequisite is Beginning QuickBooks or experience with QuickBooks software to take this class of 5 chapters that will provide information on tracking sales, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and reporting capabilities: 1-Enter sales information; 2-Receive payments and make deposits; 3-Enter and pay bills; 4-Analyze financial data; 5-Additional information. Check the website for more information. Deadline to register is Oct. 17.  

* “Starting A Business” (free) — Sept. 25 at 10 a.m. Bryan Zak will cover basic questions and offer helpful resources in a 2-hour workshop on “Starting a Business” while preparing you for a productive relationship with Alaska Small Business Development Center and partner programs, and explain the value of our free counseling services. This seminar will be in Suite 12 at the Red Diamond Center. Registration deadline is Sept. 21. 


Submit business news to