Business Briefs

Posted: Thursday, January 26, 2006

Area chambers set schedules

· The Nikiski Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon today at Nikiski Fire Station 1. The speaker will be Cathy Mayer of CPB Solid Waste. For more information, call Judene at 776-5551.

· The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon Tuesday at the Riverside House in Soldotna. The presentation will be on the Triumvirate Theatre. For more information, call Michelle at 262-9814.

· The Kenai Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon Wednesday at Paradisos in Kenai. The presentation will be on the Job Shadow Program. For more information, call Janie at 283-7989.

KPC to host marketing event

Hey Dude: Managing and Marketing to the Millennial Generation, a presentation by Robert W. Wendover of the Center for Multigenerational Studies, will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in conference room 101A at Kenai Peninsula College.

The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, call KPC at 262-0320.

Cook Inlet Salmon plans annual meeting

Cook Inlet Salmon Brand Inc. is holding its annual meeting and board elections at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building conference room in Kenai.

For more information concerning agenda, guest speakers or ballot information, call Executive Director Kay Shearer at (907) 335-WILD (9453), or e-mail her at

Foraker Group to hold class

The Foraker Group, a teaching group for nonprofit organizations, will hold a class called Special Briefing: Board Responsibilities and Finance from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center in Kenai. The class will cover financial statement, board member responsibilities and budgeting for nonprofits.

The cost is $25 for Foraker Group members and $50 for nonmembers. For more information, call (907) 743-1200.

Doctor joins Soldotna practice

Board-certified Internal Medicine Specialist Amy M. Dechet is joining Peninsula Internal Medicine in Soldotna and will be with the practice as a locums tenens physician through the end of June.

Dechet graduated Magna cum laude from Williams College in 1993. She earned her M.D. with honors from the University of Washington School of Medicine in 1999 and in June 2002 completed her residency in Primary Care Internal Medicine from the University of California San Francisco.

Dechet came to the peninsula from Atlanta, where she worked as an epidemic intelligence services officer for the National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She specialized in food-borne-related disease outbreaks. Additionally, she has provided medical care in several locations overseas in Africa and Central America.

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