■ The Soldotna and Kenai Chambers of Commerce will host a joint luncheon today at noon at the Kenai Visitor Center, with a presentation on the state rail plan by Murray Walsh. RSVP to 262-9814 or 283-7989.


■ The Kenai Chamber of Commerce will not host a luncheon June 26.

■ The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce will host a luncheon on June 25. The Alaska State Troopers will be demonstrating the new equipment and technology at the Soldotna Sports Center.

Alaskan Physical Therapy, Inc. will be hosting a free workshop on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m. beginning June 25 that will meet once per week for six weeks.

The title of the workshop is Living Well Alaska — Better Choices, Better Health. Participants will receive a workbook and learn how to manage symptoms associated with chronic conditions such as Arthritis, Heart Conditions, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, and Chronic Pain. Class size is limited. Please call Jill or Jennifer at 260-2679 for more information or to register for the workshop. Location will be in Soldotna at 36275 Kenai Spur Hwy., Ste 5. in the log building.

The Peninsula Job Center will be offering the following free workshops offered for the week of June 24:

Monday: 9:00am — Job Club – Topic: Job Leads; 1:30pm — Training Orientation.

Tuesday: 9:00am — Job Club – Topic: Budgeting; 10:30am — Emergency Unemployment Compensation Workshop; 10:30am — Job Prep

Wednesday: 9:00am — Job Club – Topic: Budgeting; 10:30am — Career Ready 101 Lab; 1:30pm — Workkeys Testing; 1:30pm — Emergency Unemployment Compensation Workshop.

Thursday: 9:00am — Job Club – Topic: Budgeting; 11:00am — Emergency Unemployment Compensation Workshop; 1:30pm — Resume Writing Workshop.

Friday: 9:00am — Emergency Unemployment Compensation Workshop.

Those interested in attending any of the workshops offered at the Peninsula Job Center can call 283-2995 or visit the job center located in Kenai at 11312 Kenai Spur Highway, Suite No. 2.

The Alaska Small Business Development Center has scheduled seminars in Suite 12 at the Red Diamond Center. For more information or to register online, go to: http://aksbdc.ecenterdirect.com, click training events, go to Centers Location, select Kenai Peninsula/South West, click Browse: find seminar, click Sign Up and complete registration.

■ “QuickBooks 2011: Inventory” ($80) — June 25, 5:30-9 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.

■ Start a Business (free) — 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 25. Register by Friday. Bryan Zak will answer your questions on starting a business on the Kenai Peninsula while preparing you for a productive relationship with Alaska Small Business Development Center and our partner programs. You will learn why you should register for our free counseling services and how to sign up for our various training events.

■ Profit Mastery ($200)— 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 18 and 19, and 9 a.m. to noon on June 20. Bryan Zak will present the Profit Mastery Seminar course to help set goals for future businesses, control spending and pricing and participants will leave with a process to assess the performance of a business and strategy to implement change. In addition to program content, participants will master the materials through quizzes, discussion, guided practice and real-life application to their own business.

The Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District is now offering hands-on QuickBooks training. Topics covered in training sessions include managing bank accounts; invoicing customers; paying bills, processing payroll; reconciling accounts; monitoring profitability; and creating financial reports. Classes are three days during the third week of each month from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Kenai Peninsula Job Center in Kenai. The fee is $350. The next scheduled session is June 19-21. For more information, call 907-283-3335 ext. 3 or visit www.kpedd.org.

What’s new in your business?

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 news@peninsulaclarion.com, fax it to 907-283-3299, or drop it by the Clarion at 150 Trading Bay in Kenai. Questions? Call 907-335-1251.

Submit business news to news@peninsulaclarion.com.