Business Briefs

Posted: Thursday, March 04, 2004

Area chambers set schedule

Chambers of commerce speakers for the upcoming week include:

Lori Manion and Mark Norgrin, North Star and Nikiski Elementary schools principals, will speak at the Nikiski Chamber of Commerce meeting at noon today at North Kenai Baptist Church. For more information, call Judene Van Cleave at 776-5551.

The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon Tuesday at the Riverside House. Linda Faro will speak on the National Write Your Congressman Organization. For more information, call Shanon Hamrick at 262-9814.

Sharon Gherman of the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska will talk about the center's corporate training and summer programs at the Kenai Chamber of Commerce meeting at noon Wednesday at Paradisos. Lunch is $10.50. For more information, call 283-7989.

The Nikiski Chamber of Commerce meeting at noon March 11 at North Kenai Baptist Church will feature Charlie Pierce of Enstar. For more information, call Judene Van Cleave at 776-5551.

Presentation set to teach prospective teachers

A Marketing Yourself for Success as a Teacher presentation will be hosted by Phi Delta Kappa from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Kenai Peninsula College commons. The informal discussion will focus on portfolios, resumes and interviewing, as well as on the outlook for teaching in Alaska.

Presenters will include Mick Wykis, principal of Sears Elementary School; Debbie Stewart, Kenai Peninsula Borough School District recruitment specialist; Christine Ermold, district regional principal; and Melissa Hill, Alaska Teacher Placement.

Scholarships offered to architectural students

Scholarships totaling $5,000 will be awarded by the American Institute of Architects, Alaska chapter to an Alaska resident or residents enrolled in at least their junior year or equivalent of an accredited school of architecture.

The scholarships will be awarded based on academic excellence in the pursuit of a career in architecture.

Currently, no school in Alaska offers an architectural program accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board. The scholarships are offered to alleviate some of the financial burden placed on residents who must attend an out-of-state school.

Applications must be received by May 30. To receive one, call Laurie Cox (907) 276-2834 or write AIA Alaska, P.O. Box 103563, Anchorage, AK 99510-3563.

Exporter of the Year nominations sought

The governor's office is accepting nominations for the annual Governor's Exporter of the Year Awards. The awards are presented each year to recognize outstanding achievement of Alaska businesses that export to international markets. Awards are given for both large and small companies. Alaska companies may nominate themselves or other businesses.

Last year, the Governor's Exporter of the Year award for large business went to Sealaska Timber Corp., while the award for small award went to Northern Keta, a salmon caviar company.

For a nomination application, call Patricia Eckert at (907) 269-8118. The form also is available at www.dced.state.ak.us/trade/ pub/Exporter_Awards_04.doc.



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