Business Briefs

Posted: Thursday, March 05, 2009

What's new in your business?

Have you opened a new business on the Kenai Peninsula, added a new product, moved to a new location, hired a new person or promoted an employee? The community wants to know, and so do we.

Send us your information at, fax it to 283-3299 or drop it off at the Clarion at 150 Trading Bay in Kenai. For more information, call Mike Nesper at 335-1236.

Chambers set schedules, events

* The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce luncheon will be held March 10 at Froso's restaurant at noon. The guest speaker will be Stephanie Queen speaking about Soldotna's comprehensive plan. For more information, call Michelle Glaves at 262-9814.

* The Kenai Chamber of Commerce luncheon will be held March 11 at the Merit Inn in Kenai at noon.. For more information, call Tina Baldridge at 283-7989.

Driver improvement classes offered

Manny's Driver Education is offering driver improvement classes March 7. Call 283-9518 to register. This is a way for consumers to save money on their vehicle insurance policies.

CPH hires new heritage place administrator

Safety training offered for Seward fishermen

Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) will offer a one-day fishing vessel safety and drill conductor course from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 7 at the Alaska Vocational Technical Center's (AVTEC) Radar Room in Seward.

It is available free to licensed commercial fishermen thanks to funding from National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the USCG. Cost for this course is $175.00 for others. This course is U.S Coast Guard approved and meets the training requirements for commercial fishing vessels. However, the course is open to all mariners, whether or not they fish commercially.

During this U.S. Coast Guard-approved, Marine Survival Equipment, Procedures and Onboard Drills training, participants practice with emergency equipment that should be onboard any commercial fishing or other sizeable vessel -- PFDs, life rafts, immersion suits, EPIRBs, fire extinguishers. They learn and practice emergency procedures like man overboard, abandon ship, fire fighting and flooding control.

Those interested in this course or wanting additional information should contact AMSEA at 907-747-3287 or toll free at 888-508-3287.

Central Peninsula Family Practice now seeing patients in Kenai

Today, March 4th, Dr. Terri Elliott, Christine Babcock, ANP, Jodi Moore, PA-C., and their office staff officially opened their doors in a new location with a new name, Central Peninsula Family Practice. The clinic is located at 506 Lake Street in Kenai, behind Dan's TV. The patients who were served by the staff at Kenai Family Practice are encouraged to continue being seen by their providers at the new clinic. New patients are also being accepted.

The affiliation with Central Peninsula Hospital is important because access to primary care has been a growing issue for residents on the Kenai Peninsula, especially those individuals with Medicare. At Central Peninsula Hospital, we believe access to care is central to our mission and we are pleased that through this alliance, Dr. Elliott and her staff will have the ability to take all payer sources from Medicare to private insurance without exclusions or restrictions. This will also afford us the opportunity to recruit additional family physicians as we seek to continue to meet the growing needs of our residents living on the Kenai Peninsula.

"We're looking forward to expanding primary care and making care more accessible for our residents," said CPH CEO, Ryan Smith. Added Terri Elliott, D.O., "I'm excited to be able to focus more on my patients and less on the business end through this relationship. Our practice has been growing steadily every month, so entering into this new relationship has been very timely for our practice as well as our patients."

Central Peninsula Family Practice will be hosting an open house for their patients and the community in the spring. To make an appointment, call 714-4025.

Fund-raiser slated

The grand opening of Curtain Call Consignment Boutique on Friday, March 27th & Saturday, March 28th from 10 AM to 5 PM.

Kenai Performers is launching a new fund raising project, thanks to the efforts of our favorite Fashion Divas, Mary Krull and Kelly Griebel. They are currently taking consignments of your new or gently used name brand and designer clothing, handbags, shoes, jewelry and accessories. Please contact Mary at 398-2931 so the "Fashion Divas" can arrange a time to meet with you.

Online class offered

Alaska SBDC and AVTEC are offering an online class, QuickBooks 2007/2008/2009 Lessons 1 through 15.

* Dates: March 17-May 5, 2009

* Time: Tuesdays, 6:00 - 8:30pm

* Cost: $140, with a one-time only registration fee of $25.00

* Must register through AVTEC admissions online at or call Trish at 907-224-6161 orc all Bunny 260-5629 if you have questions.

Arctic Chiropractic welcomes new doctor

Dr. Albert Elbridge Morgan recently joined Arctic Chiropractic at their Soldotna office.

Dr. Morgan is a second-generation chiropractic physician. After completing high school in Denver, Colorado, he attended the Palmer Chiropractic College of Iowa graduating in 1973. He practiced as a chiropractor in Wyoming for over 30 years. Recently, he followed his lifelong dream of coming to Alaska and is now practicing at Arctic Chiropractic Soldotna.

Dr. Morgan practices the diversified technique. This includes compilation of Motion Palpation, Carver technique, Palmer, University Healing Arts, nutrition and physiology, and natural therapeutics.

Dr. Morgan is a Diplomat of the National Board of Chiropractors. He is also a former member of the Council of Neurology.

Arctic Chiropractic is located at 35021 Kenai Spur Hwy, Soldotna by Mykel's Restaurant near the "Y". Dr. Morgan accepts private health insurance as well as auto insurance and worker's compensation. He can be reached at 420-4949

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