Business Briefs

Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2006

Area chambers set schedules

· The Nikiski Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon today at Nikiski Fire Station 1. The speaker will be Leigh Hagstrom-Sanger of the Nikiski Senior Center. For more information, call Judene at 776-5551.

· The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon Tuesday at the Riverside House in Soldotna. The presentation will be on the Oil and Gas Commission tax. For more information, call Michelle at 262-9814.

· The Kenai Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon Wednesday at Paradisos in Kenai. The speaker will be Babette Miller of Smart Start. For more information, call 283-7989.

Canned food drive events planned

A “Pint Size Workshop” cooking class is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturdays through April 29 at Allen and Peterson Cooking and Appliance Center in Kenai. This week’s class will teach students how to make pizzas.

Cost of admission to the class is two cans of nonperishable food or a $2 donation to the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank. For more information, call the food bank at 262-3111.

McDonald’s to host benefit

McDonald’s of Kenai and Mountain View Elementary School will host an “I’m Lovin’ Gabe Day” for Mountain View Elementary School fourth-grader Gabe Boyle on April 25 at McDonald’s. Gabe has leukemia and is undergoing treatment in Seattle for the next six to nine months. Ten percent of the day’s total sales will be donated to the Boyle family, and from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mountain View students will be present to serve customers and sell “Support Gabe” items for $1.

Workshop to open doors

The Small Business Development Center will host a budget and financial analysis workshop at 1 p.m. Thursday in Suite 16 of the Red Diamond Center. The fee for the workshop is $25.

Preregistration is required by Wednesday. For more information or to register, call Bunny at 714-2331 or e-mail her at

Scholarships offered

The Kenai Peninsula Builders Association is offering the Shelby Johnson Memorial Scholarship to Kenai Peninsula high school seniors and juniors. Three $1,000 scholarships will be awarded. Applicants must be planning to attend a college or university within Alaska and planning to pursue a building-related career. Deadline for applications is Friday. For more information, speak with a high school guidance counselor or call 283-8071.

Gas Authority to meet

The Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority will meet at 9 a.m. April 24 in the JPO Conference Room of the Sunshine Building, at 411 W. 4th Ave. in Anchorage. The meeting is open to the public and there will be a public comment period during the meeting. To participate by phone, call (877) 934-3608 and enter the pass code 190500.

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