Business Briefs

Posted: Thursday, April 14, 2011

Sen. Begich to address joint chambers

The Soldotna and Kenai chambers of commerce will host U.S. Sen. Mark Begich for a joint chamber luncheon on Thursday, April 21 at noon at the Soldotna Sports Center. RSVP to the Kenai chamber at 283-7989 or the Soldotna chamber at 262-9184.

Building a better dipnet

Lonnie Lambert, owner of Lonnie's Pro-Apollo Custom Aluminum Boats in Ninilchik, recently had a patent approved for a dipnet he designed with an inner ring system to secure the net to the frame. Lambert fabricates a variety of dipnets for use from shore or from boats. According to Lambert, his products are carried at several retailers around the peninsula, including Trustworthy Hardware and Fishing in Soldotna, Fred Meyer, the Kasilof Mercantile, the Ninilchik General Store, Happy Valley, and Ulmer's Hardware and Kachemak Gear Shed in Homer. For more information, visit the website, or email Lambert at

Fishin' Chix comes to Alaska

It's o'fishal! A chapter of Fishin' Chix has been started in Alaska! Fishin' Chix is recruiting women who love to fish and want to have some fun. So if you are interested or know someone who is (hint: wife, daughter, mother, girlfriend, aunt) please go to and sign up for the 2011 membership. Plus, you get tons of cool stuff by becoming member!

For more information, contact the Alaska representative, Jackie English, at 907-398-7877 or by email at

Peninsula Realtors hold raffle fundraiser

The Kenai Peninsula Association of Realtors is holding its annual Hospice and Habitat for Humanity raffle Fundraiser. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. Grand prize is a 2011 Outlander 400 four-wheeler ATV, first prize is a Tikka 300 Winchester magnum rifle, second prize is a framed print of "The Waterfall," by Ed Tussey, and third prize is a basket from Homer Bear Creek Winery. Get your tickets by contacting a Realtor or Kari Butler at the Kenai Peninsula Association of Realtors at 262-1851 or buy them online at

'Profit Mastery' 2-day Seminar coming

Southwest Regional Director Bryan Zak presents a two-day Profit Mastery Seminar on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 31 and June 1, from 9 to 5 p.m. To qualify for a jobs bill limited time offer of $200, you must register online and pay by April 25 via Click on Training Events, Centers -- select Kenai Peninsula, search for seminar, click Sign Me Up, then enter your info. After April 25, rate goes back to $395. This is a 16-hour hands-on course that will help you set goals for the future of your business, control spending and pricing and leave with a process to assess the performance of your business and a strategy to implement change.

Learn Quickbooks 2009

Learn to use QuickBooks 2009 and organize your business data so you're prepared when tax time rolls around. This is a 4-session, 10 chapter, $155 seminar, scheduled from 5:15 to 9 p.m. on April 26, May 3, May 10 and May 17 at Suite 12 at AK SBDC- Red Diamond Center. Bring a thumb drive to save your lessons for practice at home. Only 10 seats. Register by April 15 via, Click on Training Events, Centers - select Kenai Peninsula, search for seminar, click Sign Me Up, then enter your info. Pre-requisite: Typing/keyboarding experience required.

Free 'starting a business' seminars coming

Our 1-hour free "Starting a Business" seminar features Bryan Zak answering 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 our partner programs and why you should register for our free counseling services. Times differ so check specific time for: May 2, May 25, June 7 and June 21. Online registration via Click on Training Events, Centers -- select Kenai Peninsula, search seminar, click Sign Me Up, enter info.

Sport Rec and Trade show has room

The Sport Rec and Trade show still is looking for a couple of vendors! Busy Beaver Log Furniture is sponsoring door prizes. Grand prize is a queen size log bed with a matching nightstand, and daily $100 cash prizes. Don't forget the Trout Pond sponsored by Kenai River Sportfishing Association -- bring your kids to catch a fish! For more information contact Kari Butler at 262-1851 or visit

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. May 2. All entries will be on display at NOMAR thru May 31.

Cad-Re sponsors April for Ares

Cad-Re Feeds is designating April for Ares, a Soldotna-based certified search-and-rescue dog. During the month Cad-Re will allocate portion of sales from several departments to Ares' training fund. Free-will donation containers to support Ares are also available at Cad-Re Feeds and Khaladi Bros. for the month. On Saturday, April 16, at noon, Ares and handler Dale Lawyer will hold open house and demonstrate his skills. Visit to see Ares.

Call Cad-Re Feeds 262-4698, for updates on the April for Ares event.

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