Business Briefs

Posted: Thursday, January 06, 2011

Chambers set schedules

* The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce meets Tuesday at noon at Froso's. For more information, call 262-9814.

* The Kenai Chamber of Commerce meets Wednesday at noon at the Merit Inn. A presentation spotlighting 25 years for the Alaska Small Business Development Center is planned. For more information, call 283-7989.

QuickBooks class on tap

Learn to use QuickBooks 2009 as the best tool to collect and organize your business data so you're prepared when tax time rolls around. This is an evening course held Jan. 11, 18, 25 and Feb. 1, 2011, 5:15 -- 9 p.m. Deadline to register is Jan. 7, 2011, Cost is $155. Report to Suite 12 at Alaska Small Business Development Center in the Red Diamond Center. Bring thumb drive to save your lessons for practice at home. Register online via, Click on Training Events, Scroll to Centers -- select Kenai Peninsula. Call 260-5629 or email Bunny with questions: PreRequisite: Typing/keyboarding experience required.

'So you Want to Start a Business?'

If you want to put your idea to work, Bryan Zak will give you the tools you need to start your own business on the Kenai Peninsula. Seminar is on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, from 3 to 5 p.m., at the Alaska Small Business Development Center, Suite 12, Red Diamond Center. 43335 Kalifornsky Beach Road. Fee is $20. Register online by Jan. 14 via, Click Training Events, Scroll to Centers -- select Kenai Peninsula. For questions, email Bunny:, or call 260-5629.

Kenai Chamber 'Unsung Heros' recognized

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce hosts the community awards ceremony "Our Unsung Heroes" Saturday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m. at the Kenai Cultural and Visitor's Center. Keynote speaker will be Kip Knudson, Chair, Alaska State Chamber of Commerce. Call 283-7989 for tickets.

Russian now offered on Wells Fargo ATMs

Wells Fargo Bank recently announced that customers can now choose Russian to conduct transactions on all its more than 12,000 ATM machines nationwide, including the Kenai Peninsula. The addition is part of the company's merger with Wachovia Bank. Wells Fargo and Wachovia ATM customers will be able to choose to have their transaction screens displayed in one of eight languages -- English, Spanish, Chinese, Hmong, Korean, Vietnamese, French and Russian. Customers who want to conduct their transaction in Russian can select this option after inserting their ATM card in any Wells Fargo machine. After selecting their language option all future transactions the customer makes will automatically be displayed in their preferred language.

Aleut Corp names new subsidiary president

The Aleut Corporation has named Don Taft as president of its subsidiary Aleut Industrial Services effective Jan. 1, 2011. As president, Taft will oversee the holding company for its two subsidiaries; C & H Testing Services, in Bakersfield, Calif., and Alaska Instrument Company, in Anchorage. Taft is currently president of C & H Testing Services.

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