■ The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce and the Kenai Chamber of Commerce will hold a joint luncheon meeting on Wednesday at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. The topic will be Obamacare and Affordable Care Act for Businesses and Individuals.
The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual chamber even in January to recongize business and individuals that provide outstanding service to the chamber and the community. Awards include Business of the year, Person of the year, Excellence in Profession, Volunteer of the year, Pioneer Award and others. To nominate a person or business, visit the chamber website or call January at (907) 262-9814.
The Peninsula Clarion is pleased to announce that Randi Keaton has been promoted to circulation manager.
In her new role, Keaton manages the circulation department, which handles print and digital subscriptions. Keaton also oversees the mailroom, newspaper delivery drivers and is the Newspapers in Education program coordinator.
Keaton joined the Clarion staff in 2007 as a circulation assistant.
Clarion Publisher Stan Pitlo said he was pleased to be able to promote from within the company.
“Randi has done a good job, and we’re excited to give her the opportunity to be the circulation manager,” Pitlo said.
Keaton can be reached in the circulation office at 283-3584.
Kenai and Soldonta area banks and Credit Unions are hosting the “Barrel in each Branch” Food and Fund Drive to benefit the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank. When making a deposit, participants are asked to consider making a deposit to the Food Bank and or bring canned food items to deposit in the barrels placed in area banks. Food and cash donations are accepted at the following locations:
■ First National Bank Alaska branches
■ KeyBank branches
■ Wells Fargo branches (cash deposit only)
■ Denali Alaskan Federal Credit Union inside Walmart
There are also Food Drive Barrels at Fred Meyer, IGA Country Foods, Three Bears and Save U More.
Safeway is participating with their “Buy a Bag” Drive
These drives are being held throughout November and December. For more information, visit www.kpfoodbank.org or www.facebook.com/kpfoodbank.
The Peninsula Job Center will offer the following workshops the week of Nov. 11:
Monday; 9 a.m.: Job Club – Topic: ALEXsys Job Leads: 10:30 a.m.: Interviewing skills
Tuesday; 9 a.m.: Job Club – Topic: Communication skills; 10:30 a.m. Emergency Unemployment Compensation Workshop and Job Prep
Wednesday; 9 a.m.: Job Club – Communication skills; 10:30 a.m.: Career Ready 101 Lab; 1:30 p.m.: Emergency Unemployment Compensation Workshop and WorkKeys testing
Dec. 12; Job Club – Topic: Communication skills; 10:30 a.m. Emergency Unemployment Compensation Workshop; 1:30 p.m. Resume workshop
Dec. 13: 9:00am: 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.
Free — Start a business seminar held Dec. 10 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Register online by Friday. Bryan Zak will answer questions participants may have on starting a business on the Kenai Peninsula while preparing participants for a productie relationship with ALaska Small Busines Development Center.
To register, go to http://aksbdc.ecenterdirect.com and click on training events. Scroll down to centers locations and select Kenai Peninsula; click on browse to find workshop, then click signup and complete the info needed. Call Bunny at (907) 260-5629.
If you would like assistance with your future or existing business, the South West Region of the Alaska SBDC has offices in Soldotna, Seward and Homer. We assist existing and start-up small business owners develop management skills, thereby improving their potential for success.
Counselors maintain the highest ethical standards of confidentiality, and provide one-on-one counseling services at no cost to you, our client. Contact information: Bryan Zak, Associate State Director Alaska SBDC 907-260-5629 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.