Business Briefs

Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2006

Area chambers set schedules

· The Nikiski Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon today at Nikiski Fire Station 1. The speaker will be Cherie Smith of the LeeShore 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 Central Peninsula General Hospital. For more information, call Michelle at 262-9814.

· The Kenai Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon Wednesday at Paradisos in Kenai. The presentation will be on the Petroleum Production Tax. 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 flower pot cupcakes.

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.

Gas Authority to meet

The Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority will meet at 9 a.m. Monday 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.

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 Tuesday 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.

SBA to host Loan Fair

The Small Business Development Center will host a community express loan fair at 3 p.m. April 27 in Suite 16 of the Red Diamond Center. The fair will teach participants about applying for unsecured business loans from $5,000 to $50,000.

For more information or to register, call Bunny at 714-2331 or e-mail her at

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