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■ The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce meets Tuesdays at noon at Froso’s. Lunch is $13. For more information call 262-9814.

The Soldotna chamber’s 54th annual awards celebration is at 6 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Soldotna Sports Center. Tickets are $50, or $300 for a table of six and include dinner and live music. Fore more information, call 262-9814.

■ The Kenai Chamber of Commerce will take a break for the holidays and will not meet Jan. 2. For more information call 283-7989.

Mollie R. Kent has been selected to manage KeyBank’s Kenai branch. In her new role, she is responsible for day-to-day operations as well as providing financial services, including investments and mortgages, to both small business and consumer clients.

Kent has more than 14 years of banking and financial service experience. A returning team member, Kent has worked in Key’s Kenai and Soldotna branches. She has been assistant branch manager for Wells Fargo Financial and a credit analyst for Associates First Capital Bank. Currently, she is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Alaska Southeast.

Amanda LeDesma to manage KeyBank’s branch in Soldotna. She most recently managed Key’s Kenai and Ketchikan branches. In her new position, she is responsible for the day-to-day operations as well as providing financial services, including investments and mortgages, to both small business and consumer clients.

LeDesma has more than nine years of financial services experience and holds a state insurance license as well as series 6 and 63 securities licenses. A member of Kenai Rotary and the Salvation Army’s advisory board, she is currently completing a bachelor’s of business administration degree at the University of Alaska Southeast.

KeyBank operates 17 branches in Alaska.

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