Business Briefs

Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2006

Area chambers set schedules

· The Nikiski Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon today at Nikiski Fire Station 1. The speaker will be Gary Davis, the Kenai Peninsula Borough roads director. 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 Arctic Winter Games. For more information, call Michelle at 262-9814.

· The Kenai Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon Wednesday at Paradisos in Kenai. The speaker will be U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski. For more information, call Janie at 283-7989.

Bed and Breakfast Association to meet

The Kenai Peninsula Bed and Breakfast Association will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center.

Topics for discussion include Alaska playground vacations, Arctic Winter Games issues, advertising and ad copy for the Peninsula Clarion, the association’s 800 number and the election of a representative to the Alaska State Bed and Breakfast Association.

For more information, call John Steckel at 283-0836.

Canned food drive events planned

A “Pint Size Workshop” cooking class at 10 a.m. Saturdays through April 29 at Allen and Peterson Cooking and Appliance Center in Kenai. This week’s class will teach students how to cook take and make bread.

Cost of admission to the class is two cans of nonperishable food or a $2 donation to the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank.

For more information, call the food bank at 262-3111.

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. Saturday at Bridges, 44758 Sterling Highway, in Unit B. There will be a free introductory lecture at 7 p.m. today at the same location.

The cost of the workshop is $65.

For more information or to register, call Ann at (907) 345-5224 or e-mail her at

Cultural Center to host workshop

The Kenai Convention and Visitors Bureau is holding a workshop called World Bridge Cross Cultural Training in three sessions; 9 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 23, and 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 chambers of commerce and $50 for nonmembers.

For more information or to register, call 283-1991.

Seafood training available

Applications are being accepted for Alaska Fisheries Business Assistance Project (FishBiz) training, which covers leadership, seafood handling, safety and sanitation, marketing and logistics. Participants will also receive Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) certification.

The training will culminate in a trip to the International Boston Seafood Show and Iceland to view professional seafood processing operations and facilities.

The deadline for applications is March 3.

To apply or learn more, call Angela Camos at (907) 274-9699, e-mail or visit

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