Business Briefs

Posted: Thursday, March 13, 2008

What's new in your business?


Have you opened a new business, 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.

Photos also will be considered. For more information, call Nan Misner at 335-1241.

Chambers set schedules

* The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce's luncheon will be held at noon Tuesday at Froso's Restaurant. Featured speaker will be George Hieronymus, with the Foraker Group. For more information, call Michelle Glaves at 262-9814.

* The Kenai Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon Wednesday at the Kenai Merit Inn on Willow Street. The featured speaker will be Stan Steadman, with Central Peninsula Health Center and Counseling Services. For more information, call Tina Baldridge at 283-7989.

* The Nikiski Chamber of Commerce meets at noon Thursday at Nikiski Recreation Center. The featured speaker will be Bobby Riddell with Arctic Slope Regional Corp. The March 20 speaker will be Robert Peterkin. For more information, call Scott Hamann at 776-7676.

Caldwell joins Redoubt Realty



Gail Caldwell is the new sales associate at Redoubt Realty. Caldwell has an associate degree in sociology from St. Paul Bible College in Minnesota. She and her husband, Joel, are the founders and executive directors of Arctic Barnabas Ministries in Kenai. She is active in home-school and nonprofit organizations.

For more information, call 262-8555, visit or stop by the office at the Red Diamond Center on Kalifornsky Beach Road.

Hoyt joins CPGH, Inc.

John C. Hoyt, Wells Fargo Bank district president for greater Alaska, including the Kenai Peninsula, has joined the Central Peninsula Hospital Inc. Board of Directors. The appointment increases the number of director positions to 11.

Hoyt served on the board of directors from September 2002 until July 2007, when job responsibilities required relocation to Anchorage. He continued as a nonvoting member until February. Hoyt also has served on hospital boards in Homer and Sitka.

CITS training offered

Mining and Petroleum Training Service, University of Alaska Anchorage, will hold a three-day Cook Inlet Training Standard training for potential Cook Inlet platform workers March 27 through 29 at the MAPTS building at Kenai Peninsula College.

The cost of the class is $306. Registration is available by calling 262-0200 or in person at the MAPTS building.

Business workshops offered

The Small Business Development Center will hold the following workshops at its center at 43335 Kalifornsky Beach Road, Suite 12, in the Red Diamond Center:

* Quickbooks 2007 participants will learn to organize business data and to be prepared when tax time rolls around. The three-part class runs from 5 to 9 p.m. April 8, 22 and May 6. The fee is $125. The deadline to register is March 24.

There are 15 spaces available.

* Budgeting Participants will learn methods to establish budgets, monetary amounts or percentages and how to evaluate successes and failures. The workshop will be held from 1:30 to 5 p.m. April 25. The fee is $25. The deadline to register is April 21.

For more information, call Bunny at 260-5629 or e-mail

Children's cooking workshops offered

Children ages 6 to 12 may attend pint-size workshop cooking classes at 10 a.m. Saturdays at Allen and Petersen Cooking and Appliance Center in Kenai. Admission is two cans of food or a $2 donation to the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank. A parent must remain during the 30-minute workshops. For more information, call 262-3111.

To submit items to the Business page, e-mail them to, fax them to 283-3299. The deadline for submissions is Monday at 5 p.m.

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