Job shadows learn more, thanks to community's help

Posted: Friday, March 06, 2009

The 15th annual Job Shadow Day took place in Kenai on Feb. 24. The efforts of the Kenai Chamber of Commerce, Kenai Central High School, Peninsula Job Center, Kenai Rotary and all the community volunteers are the reason for the programs continued success. From our local business professionals who took time out of their day to spend with the students in their workplace, to the food and venue sponsors and the coordinators that make it all happen, this occasion would not be possible without their support.

On behalf of the Kenai chamber and the Job Shadow Program Committee, I would like to extend special thanks to the following businesses for hosting 129 students this year: AA Dans, Affinity Salon & Day Spa, Alaska State Troopers, Art Works, AYK Childcare, Big G Electric, Blue Moose Kennel, Buckets Sports Grill, Central Alaska Engineering, Central Emergency Services, Central Peninsula Hospital, Challenger Learning Center of Alaska, Chez Moi, city of Kenai, Kenai Community Library, ConocoPhillips, Diakonos Services, District Attorney's Office, Dr. Anderson's office, Dr. Barton's office, Edward Jones, Ellis Auto, Exploring Alaska, FAA, Fitness Place, Frontier Community Services, Frontier Physical Therapy, Halcyon, Homer Electric Association, Hey Good Lookin', Hi Speed Gear, James Julien DDS, Jeanne Sorenson, Rolfing Clinic, Kaleidoscope, Karlene's Acupuncture Day Spa, KCHS Psychology, Kenai Aviation, Kenai Dental, Kenai Family Practice, Kenai Fire Department, Kenai Middle School, Kenai Peninsula College, Kenai Police Department, Kenai Senior Center, KSRM, Ley & Associates, Metal Magic, Mountain Mama Designs, Mykel's Restaurant, Nelson & Associates, Peak, Peninsula Clarion, Peninsula Internal Medicine, Peninsula Oilers, Pratt Museum, Purcell Security, Redoubt Elementary, River City Dental, Snowder Chiropractic, Soldotna Chiropractic & Therapeutic, Massage Clinic, State Farm Insurance, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Tesoro, Three Bears Pharmacy, Twin City Veterinary, Urban Dance Studio, U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment, Vincent's Auto, Walters & Associates, Weaver Brothers, Wilderhood Recording Studio and the Kenai Performers.

In addition, we would like to extend our sincere gratitude to our sponsors and coordinators that made it all happen: Tim Navarre, Paradiso's, Arby's, McDonald's, Coca-Cola, Kenai Christian Church, Jeremy Baldridge, Patty Lawyer, Val Ischi, Greta Cox, Michelle Bayes, Sal Mattero, Susan Nabholz, Krista Timlin, Holly Zwink, Walt Ward, Cheri Johnson, Alan Fields, Diana Spann, Penny Furnish, Scott Hamann and Kenai Rotary Club, Alison Williams, Soldotna Chamber of Commerce, Kelly Gifford and Jodi Stewart. And thanks to our inspirational speakers at the luncheon: Mya Johnson, Aaron Agosti, Meggie Steinbeck, Phil Daniels and Andy Kircher.

Tina Baldridge

Executive director

Kenai Chamber of Commerce

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