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Posted: December 11, 2013 - 8:41pm  |  Updated: December 11, 2013 - 9:44pm

■ The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce Holiday luncheon will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. The luncheon will include holiday fun and the winner of the Unwrap Soldotna Buy local grand prize winner will be announced.

■ The Kenai Chamber of Commerce will not hold a luncheon Wednesday.

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. Nomination deadline is Friday.

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 12/16; 9 a.m.: Job Club – Topic: ALEXsys Job Leads: 10:30 a.m.: Interviewing skills

Tuesday 12/17; 9 a.m.: Job Club – Topic: budgeting; 10:30 a.m. Emergency Unemployment Compensation Workshop and Job Prep

Wednesday 12/18; 9 a.m.: Workkeys testing and Job Club – Topic: budgeting; 10:30 a.m.: Career Ready 101 Lab; 1:30 p.m.: Emergency Unemployment Compensation Workshop and WorkKeys testing

Dec. 19; 9 a.m.: Job Club – Topic: budgeting; 10:30 a.m. Emergency Unemployment Compensation Workshop; 1:30 p.m. Resume workshop

Dec. 20: 9 am: 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.

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.

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