Business Briefs

Posted: Thursday, April 29, 2004

National leadership seminar offered in Soldotna

Kenai Peninsula residents can participate in a national seminar on leadership featuring renowned leaders from a variety of fields on Friday.

"The Qualities of a Leader" will be the topic of the Maximum Impact satellite broadcast from Atlanta, Ga. Among the featured speakers will be John C. Maxwell, author of more than 40 books and founder of Maximum Impact, a company dedicated to developing leaders; Steven Reinemund, chair and CEO of PepsiCo Inc.; Michael Duke, president and CEO of Wal-Mart Stores (USA); Zig Ziglar, a motivational expert and author of more than 23 books; Coach Pat Summitt of the University of Tennessee, known as the "winningest female coach in basketball history"; former UCLA Coach John Wooden, "the winningest coach in basketball history"; and leaders from West Point.

The seminar will be Friday at the Soldotna Church of God at the corner Binkley and Redoubt streets. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. with the program starting at 9 a.m. and continuing until 5 p.m. The cost is $39. Because of limited seating, early registration is recommended and can be made by calling 262-4729.

The seminar will appeal to business owners and managers, as well as anyone else who leads people, said Alan Humphries, pastor of the Soldotna Church of God.

The seminar will provide plenty of motivation, inspiration and information on leadership development and strategies from the experts, he said.

Area chambers set schedule

Chambers of commerce speakers for the upcoming week include:

Former state senator Jerry Ward will speak at the Nikiski Chamber of Commerce meeting at noon today at North Kenai Baptist Church. For more information, call Judene Van Cleave at 776-5551.

The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon Tuesday at the Riverside House. Bill Popp will speak on the economic impact on the Kenai Peninsula Borough of the Pebble Gold-Copper Project. For more information, call Shanon Hamrick at 262-9814.

Gail Phillips will speak on the 15th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill at the Kenai Chamber of Commerce meeting at noon Wednesday at Paradisos. Lunch is $10.50. For more information, call 283-7989.

The Nikiski Chamber of Commerce meeting at noon May 6 at North Kenai Baptist Church will feature Kenai Borough Mayor Dale Bagley. For more information, call Judene Van Cleave at 776-5551.

Tire service offers free inspections

Greg's Tire Service of Nikiski offers free tire inspections and air checks today in recognition of the third annual National Tire Safety Week. For more information, call 776-4068.

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