Business Briefs

Posted: Thursday, January 06, 2005

Area chambers set schedule

The Nikiski Chamber of Commerce has moved the venue of its weekly luncheon to Ohana's Family Restaurant.

Karen Kester of the North Peninsula Recreation Service Area will speak at the Nikiski Chamber of Commerce meeting at noon today at the Lighthouse Community Church. Her topic will be the Service Area's capital improvements.

Borough assembly President Gary Superman will speak Jan. 13. His topic will be on the borough capital improvements. For more information, call Judene Van Cleave at 776-5551.

The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon Tuesday at the Riverside House. A presentation on the Peninsula Winter Games will be given. For more information, call Shanon Hamrick at 262-9814.

Donald Krohn, security manager at First National Bank Alaska, will be the featured speaker at the Kenai Chamber of Commerce at noon Wednesday at Paradisos. His topic will be forms of white collar crime and ways to prevent it. Lunch is $11. For more information, call the Kenai chamber 283-7989.

Employees help at food bank

Fred Meyer employees will prepare and serve a Mexican lunch, including tamales, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday in the soup kitchen at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank at 33955 Community College Drive. For more information,call 262-3111.

RE-MAX to host open house

Glenda and Dave Feeken, owners of RE-MAX of the Peninsula, will hold an open house from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at its new location at 10672 Kenai Spur Highway, Suite 109, in Kenai.

Hors d'oeuvres will be served. It is open to the public.

Business workshop slated

Mark Gregory, director of the Small Business Development Center, will present a free start-up workshop on the basic process of starting a business from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 13 and 27 at the center at 43335 Kalifornsky Beach Road.

Registration is required no later than one day prior to the scheduled workshop. For more information or to register, call Bunny Kishaba at 714-2331.

Nonprofit workshops set in Homer

The Foraker Group will offer two classes for nonprofit organizations in Homer on Jan. 20 at the Islands and Oceans Visitor Center, Mile 95 of the Sterling Highway. The first session, Developing a Volunteer Program, will be from 8 a.m. until noon. The cost is $50 for people from Foraker partner organizations and $125 for all others.

The second session, Recruitment Strategies for volunteer programs, will be from 2 to 4 p.m. The cost is $25 for people from Foraker partner organizations and $65 for all others. For more information, call Karma Tomlinson at 743-1200, toll-free at (877) 834-5003 or register online at

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