Business Briefs

Posted: Thursday, February 24, 2011

Chambers set schedules

* The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce meets Tuesday at noon at Froso's. Job Shadow Day will take place in lieu of this week's luncheon. For more information, call 262-9814.

* The Kenai Chamber of Commerce hosts its Job Shadow Day lunch Tuesday, March 1, at 12:30 p.m., at the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska. On the program: "When Opportunity Knocks," featuring Wally Ward with Marathon Oil Company, Krista Timlin with Kenai Peninsula College and the Alaska State Chamber of Commerce. For more information call 283-7989.

Kenai Chamber hosts Job Shadow Day

Kenai Central High School and the Kenai Chamber of Commerce will host the 17th Annual Job Shadow Day, matching 125 juniors from Kenai Central with area businesses for a half-day job shadow experience within a profession of their choice and interest. The chamber is currently seeking businesses to host a student or students on March 1. Volunteers are also needed to help place students in businesses and to provide transportation for students on Job Shadow Day. Please call 283-7989 for more information.

Favretto joins Redoubt Realty

Redoubt Realty recently welcomed Amy Favretto to its sales team. Favretto has more than 10 years of experience selling real estate on the Kenai Peninsula and formerly was with Choice Realty. Favretto has the knowledge and experience to help buyers and sellers meet their real estate needs, her new employer says.

Contact Favretto at Redoubt Realty, located at the Red Diamond Center on Kalifornsky Beach Road, by calling 907-262-8855 ext. 25, or by cell phone at 907-398-7148.

Former Soldotna resident earns accounting honors

Stephanie St. Clair has been awarded the prestigious Stars of the Industry 2010 Outstanding Accounting Manager of the Year Award by the Alaska Hotel and Lodging Association. She won this award under the Outstanding Manager of the Year category. St. Clair was born and raised in Soldotna. She has been controller at the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage for the past three years.

Shorebird amateur photo contest open

NOMAR of Homer is once again sponsoring the Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival Amateur Photo Contest. Best Of Show photo is awarded $300. Additional cash prizes will be awarded in three categories. Wildlife, Scenic and Alaskana (human interest). Entry Forms are available at NOMAR, 104 E. Pioneer Ave., Homer, Monday -- Saturday, 9 a.m. -- 6 p.m., or go on line to click on the shorebird icon and download the form. Deadline for entries is 6 p.m. Monday May 2. All entries will be on display at NOMAR thru May 31.

Sport, Rec and Trade show gearing up

The Kenai Peninsula Association of Realtors has purchased the Kenai Peninsula Sport, Rec and Trade Show from Peninsula Marketing. The Kenai Peninsula Association of Realtors along with sponsors The KSRM Radio Group and The Peninsula Clarion invite you to mark the 26th Annual Kenai Peninsula Sport, Rec and Trade Show on your calendars: Friday, May 6 through Sunday, May 8. The Kenai Peninsula Association of Realtors is looking for vendors to fill the show as well. If you would like a booth, visit our website at or email for more information. More than 130 are booths available, as well as four unique sponsor opportunities.

Call Kari Butler for more information at 262-1851.

Learn to keep tax records

Alaska Small Business Development Center wants you to be efficient in tracking your records for tax purposes. On Tuesday, March 15, from 5 to 8 p.m., Beth Meier will provide tips on keeping good records, employee information, etc, to meet tax requirements and to stay organized for timely tax reporting. Register online by March 11. Go to Click training events, Scroll to Centers, select Kenai Peninsula, Scroll-Select-then click Sign Up.

Business Orientation workshop on tap

A new one-hour free Business Orientation program presents Bryan Zak to answer your basic questions on starting a business on the Kenai Peninsula while preparing you for a productive relationship with Alaska Small Business Development Center. Come and learn about AKSBDC and partner programs and why you should register for our free counseling services, March 8 from 2 to 3 p.m. Call 260-5629 and leave your name and phone number to save your seat. Only 12 seats available.

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