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■ The Kenai and Soldotna chambers of commerce will host a joint luncheon at noon on March 6 at the Soldotna Sports Center. A presentation from the Alaska State Troopers is planned. RSVP to 262-9814 or 283-7989.


Homer Electric Association is accepting nominations from members for a seats on its nine-member Board of Directors. Nomination packets are available at HEA offices or online at

The deadline to submit a packet to one of HEA’s offices in Homer or Kenai is 5 p.m., March 1.

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.

■ QuickBooks 2011 Beginners & Intermediate 4 night classes ($300) — The QB2011 four-evening workshops are scheduled for March 19, 26, April 2 and 9 from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. each night. Lessons 1 to 11 will be presented by Certified trainer in Suite 12 in the Red Diamond Center. Payroll or Inventory are separate classes. Online registration and payment deadline is March 15. Attendees must have typing and basic computer skills. Bring a thumb drive to download each class and practice after class.

■ “QuickBooks 2011: Payroll” ($80) — March 21, 5-9 p.m. (note time change) 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 March 15.

■ “QuickBooks 2011: Inventory” ($80) — March 22, 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 March 15.

■ Beginner’s FaceBook ($65) — March 19. 1:15 to 4 p.m. The time has passed when Facebook was a “good idea” for businesses to try. It’s now essential to your inbound marketing strategy. Thing is, Facebook keeps changing how to set up Facebook business pages — both on the large scale with the rollout of Facebook Timeline, and on a smaller scale with new features that are rolling out all the time. So, take a hands-on approach in our Beginner’s Facebook with KPTMC’s Jhasmine Lamb, who will familiarize you with Facebook and help you explore your personal profile while trouble-shooting preliminary problems as you build your Facebook page. March 11 is deadline for online registration and payment.

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