Business Briefs

Posted: Thursday, May 08, 2003

Mrs. Fields Cookies founder to be featured

Debbi Fields, founder of Mrs. Fields Cookies, will be featured in a free broadcast program for women at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. The program is being offered by Matt Streiff, the Edward Jones investment representative in Kenai.

During this one-hour presentation, Fields will share how planning, persistence and a positive outlook allowed her to take charge of life as a mother, wife and successful businessperson.

"Debbi Fields offers a highly inspirational story for women of all ages," said Streiff.

In addition to Fields' message, guests will learn how to address the unique financial challenges women can face.

The live, interactive broadcast will be presented at Edward Jones branch offices nationwide via the firm's private video network.

For more information about the program or to reserve a seat, call Streiff at 283-0785. Additional viewing opportunities are available.

Small business expo set for Saturday

The Kenai Peninsula Small Business Development Center will host free workshops from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Kenai Peninsula College. The fourth annual Kenai Peninsula Small Business Expo is an opportunity for people to expand their talents and opportunities with the help of business consultants, college faculty, bank lenders and the staff of the Small Business Development Center. During lunch, participants may visit exhibit booths from the peninsula business community

For more information, call 262-7497.

DEC to offer free food handling class

There will be a free class for food handlers presented by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation's Food Safety and Sanitation Program on June 5.

The class will be from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Kenai Princess Lodge in Cooper Landing. Preregistration is required. The course is important training for anyone preparing food for the public. It will cover the need for food safety, personal hygiene, receiving and storage of food, preparation, cooking, service, proper cleaning and sanitizing.

To register or for more information, contact Jeri Lohmer at 4335 Kalifornsky Beach Road, Suite 11; phone, 262-5210, ext. 237; or e-mail

Transportation forum set for June 2

The Alaska Resource Transportation Forum will be June 2 at the Anchorage Hilton. The one-day conference is intended to provide practical logistics tools and expert knowledge for moving Alaska's resources to domestic and international markets.

The early registration fee is $100. For more information, call Maggie Pincus at (206)-443-1738. The forum is sponsored by the Alaska Resource Development Council, the Alaska Miners Association, the federal Maritime Administration and the Transportation Institute.

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