Business Briefs

Posted: Thursday, February 02, 2006

Area chambers set schedules

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  Clement (Clem) C. Arsenault

· The Nikiski Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon today at Nikiski Fire Station 1. The speaker will be Marilyn Jackson of the Community Action Coalition. 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 speaker will be Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor John Williams. 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.


Patty Parker

Parker named GE Healthcare Alaska account manager

GE Healthcare has named Pattey Parker the Alaska account manager specializing in radiology. Her responsibilities will include account management and sales of GE health equipment throughout Alaska.

Parker is the daughter of Katherine and the late Charlie Parker of Soldotna. She has 15 years of sales and marketing experience in Alaska and worked for Ortho McNeil Pharmaceuticals as a professional pharmaceutical sales representative.

SBDC to host workshops

Small Business Development Center Director Mark Gregory will lead a workshop on the basic process of starting a business from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in Suite 16 of the Red Diamond Center in Soldotna.

The SBDC also is sponsoring a workshop called Opening the Doors to Business Planning from 5 to 8 p.m. on Feb. 16 at the same location.

The workshop will offer instruction on identifying potential customers, writing a business plan and planning financial projections.

Each workshop costs $25. Registration is required no later than one day prior to the event.

To register, call Bunny at 714-2331 or e-mail her at

Personal Inventory class offered

Ann WingQuest will present a class called Personal Inventory — A Path to Self-Forgiveness and Renewal from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 18 at Bridges 44758 Sterling HighwayUnit B. There will be a free introductory lecture at 7 p.m. Feb. 16. at the same location.

The cost of the workshop is $65. Those who preregister by Feb. 13 receive a 15 percent discount.

For more information or to register call Ann at (907) 345-5224 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 Cultural and Visitors Center. The class will cover financial statement, board member responsibilities and budgeting for nonprofit organizations.

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

Cultural center workshop planned

The Kenai Convention and Visitors Bureau is holding a workshop called World Bridge Cross Cultural Training in three sessions; from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 23, and from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 24. All sessions will be held at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center.

Guest speaker Krista Rahe will cover topics such as greetings and use of names, body language and gestures, smoking and drinking customs and special service considerations for international guests.

The program costs $30 for members of the bureau, $40 for members of the Kenai Peninsula Tourism and Marketing Council or members of the Kenai or Soldotna chamber members and $50 for nonmembers.

For more information or to register call 283-1991.

Custom CPU changes locations

Custom CPU has moved from its former location in the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna to 214 Kenai Spur Highway.


Clement (Clem) C. Arsenault

Arsenault receives award for excellence in appraisal

Former Kenai resident Clement (Clem) C. Arsenault, was awarded the Commendation for Meritorious Civilian Service by the U.S. Marine Corps on Dec. 16 in Washington, D.C.

Arsenault was awarded the citation and medal for outstanding real estate appraisal efforts and consultations that were instrumental in acquiring real estate in Blount Island, Jacksonville, Fla., as a National Strategic Asset.

Arsenault is the regional chief appraiser for the U.S. Navy for 26 states and resides in Charleston, S.C.

Arsenault is a 1976 graduate of Kenai Central High School and graduated from Kenai Peninsula Community College in 1979 with an associate’s degree in petroleum technology.

He graduated from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks in 1983 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and petroleum technology.

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