Business Briefs

Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2006

Area chambers set schedules

· The Nikiski Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon today at Nikiski Fire Station No. 1. The speaker will be Jennifer Beckman, CARTS 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 student of the month and business spotlights. 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 Paul Gray of the “Exploring Alaska” television show. For more information, call Janie at 283-7989.

Freedom Realty award winners announced

Freedom Realty recognized Fred Braun and Kelly Keating-Griebel as the company’s top sales producers Saturday at an awards banquet at Mykel’s Restaurant in Soldotna.

Canned food drive events planned

A “Pint Size Workshop” cooking class is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturdays through April 29 at Allen and Peterson Cooking and Appliance Center in Kenai.

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.

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. today, and 9 a.m. to noon Friday 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.

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 also will receive Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) certification.

The deadline for applications is March 3. To apply or learn more, call Angela Camos at (907) 274-9699, e-mail or visit

KPC to host business workshop

Kenai Peninsula College will host a small business workshop from 5:30 to 8:15 p.m. in Room 201 of the college’s Kenai River Campus in Soldotna. The workshop will be taught by Mark Gregory and Ray Zagorski.

For more information, call 262-0348

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