Business Briefs

Posted: Thursday, March 17, 2011

Chambers set schedules

* The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce meets Tuesday at noon at Froso's. Lunch is $13. For more information, call 262-9814.

* The Kenai Chamber of Commerce meets Wednesday at noon at the Merit Inn. The speaker will talk about Junior Achievment. Lunch is $15. For more information call 283-7989.

Bed and breakfast group meets

The Kenai Peninsula Bed and Breakfast Association meets at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center, March 19, 11 a.m. Monte Davis of The Alaska Travel Industry Association will speak on the history of the association, the vision and how KPBBA is benefitting for affiliation. Members are asked to bring snack type food and prospective members or interested others are welcome.

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.

Free workshop on starting a business

A new, one-hour, free Business Startup Introduction program will allow 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. Tuesday, March 22, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., and again on Tuesday, April 5, from 4 to 5 p.m. Register online at Click on Training Events, scroll to Centers and select Kenai Peninsula. Only eight seats available.

Kids can sing and dance

Kindermusik, the world's leading child music program, is now in Soldotna! Experience the joy of singing and dancing, shaking and wiggling, learning and growing every week to an assortment of enriching musical activities with your little one. Also, a wonderful way to get out of the house, meet other moms and bond with your child. Offering evening and afternoon classes for children 18 months -- age 3, starting in April. Call or email for details: Mrs. Messinger's Music Studio, 260-2654, or

Builders to hold Parade of Homes

The Kenai Peninsula Builders Association will be holding the Annual Parade of Homes, held in conjunction with the 32nd Annual Home Show, April 30 -- May 1. Entries are now being accepted, and must be submitted prior to the April 1 deadline. For entry rules and requirements or for information, call the KPBA at 283-8071.

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