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Business Briefs

Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2005

Area chambers set schedules

n Sharon Roesch with the state of Alaska's Division of Forestry will speak at noon today at the Nikiski Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Ohana's Family Restaurant.

Next week's speaker will be Annette Hakkinen with the American Red Cross. For more information, call Judene Van Cleave at 776-5551.

n Russ Rosin with Columbia Paint and Steve Booth with Booths Landscaping will speak at noon Tuesday at the Riverside House at the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce.

For more information, call Shanon Hamrick at 262-9814.

n Rick Scott, director of sales and marketing for Kenai Landing, will speak at noon Wednesday at the Kenai Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Paradisos. For more information, call Natalia Johnson 283-7989.

Agrium hosts overview

Agrium is sponsoring a Kenai Peninsula economic overview from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska.

Neil Fried and Byrnn Keith, economists with the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, will provide an overview of the local and Alaska economies. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information call Shawna Harper at (907) 465-1882 or John Coston, at 776-3226.

SBDC to hold workshops

The Alaska Farm Bureau and the Kenai Peninsula Small Business Development Center will hold workshops for farm and small business owners from 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. April 28 at Land's End Resort in Homer.

Some of the workshops will include marketing, business planning and child labor laws, to name a few. Workshops are free and open to the public but preregistration is suggested.

For more information call Bunny Kishaba at 714-2331 or Jane Hamilton at (907) 895-4407.

Contracting help available

A procurement technical assistance center counselor will visit the Kenai and Soldotna area May 17 to offer technical assistance for businesses in government contracting.

To schedule a personal appointment, call Bunny Kishaba at 714-2331.

Time slots are available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.



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