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Posted: November 13, 2013 - 8:51pm  |  Updated: November 14, 2013 - 10:22am

Chambers set schedules

■ The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce will hold a luncheon meeting Thursday.

■ The Kenai Chamber of Commerce will hold a luncheon meeting will be held Wednesday at the Kenai Visitors Center. Steve Atwater Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Superintendent. He will discuss the state of the the school district, budget, testing and enrollment.

Apache honored for environmental stewardship

The Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission recognized Apache Corporation for its wireless seismic technology in the Cook Inlet.

Apache received the 2013 Chairman’s Stewardship Award in the “small-independent” category.

According to a press release, the technology acquired 3-D seismic data “in order to limit disturbance of communities, wildlife and the environment” in the inlet.

Apache has worked with Alaska Native corporations, tribal councils, contractors, stakeholders and government agencies to minimize the impact on marine mammals in the Cook Inlet including Beluga whales, seals and Steller sea lions, according to the release.

The Chairman’s Stewardship Awards represent the commission’s highest honor for efforts in environmental safekeeping, according to the release.

Jobs center hosts classes

The Peninsula Job Center will offer the following workshops the week of Nov. 11:

Monday; 9 a.m.: Job Club – Topic: ALEXsys Job Lead; 10:30 a.m. Interviewing workshop

Tuesday; 9 a.m.: Job Club – Topic: Career Exploration 10:30 a.m. Emergency Unemployment Compensation Workshop and Job Prep

Wednesday; 9 a.m.: Job Club – Career Exploration and Workkeys testing; 10:30 a.m.: Career Ready 101 Lab 1:30 p.m.: Emergency Unemployment Compensation Workshop

Nov. 21; 9 a.m.: Job Club – Topic: Career Exploration, 10:30 a.m. Emergency Unemployment Compensation Workshop; 1:30 p.m. Resume writing

Nov. 22: 9 a.m.: Emergency Unemployment Compensation Workshop

All workshops are free of charge to the public.

Those interested in attending any of the workshops offered at the Peninsula Job Center can call 335-3010 or visit the job center located in Kenai at 11312 Kenai Spur Highway., Suite #2.

SBDC workshops planned

A free starting a business seminar has moved to Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. where Bryan Zak will answer basic questions and offer helpful resources to give participants tools to start a business in the Kenai Peninsula. Zak will prepare participants for a production relationship with Alaska Small Business Development Center and its partners, as well as explain the value of SBDC’s free counseling services. Deadline to register is Friday.

A Marketing your business seminar will be held Nov. 27 from 1 to 4 p.m. The seminar will explain how advertising and marketing are important to businesses. Bryan Zak will explain to participants tips on planning sales strategy to get a company’s service or product information to buyers — while keeping within a budget. The cost is $50. Deadline to register is Nov. 22.

For more information, call Bunny at 907-260-5629.

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