Business Briefs

Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2006

Chambers set schedules

· The Nikiski Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon today in Nikiski Fire Station 1. The speaker will be Randy Daly of HiSpeed Gear.

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 speaker will be Ricky Gease with the Kenai River Sportfishing Association.

For more information, call Michelle at 262-9814.

· The Kenai Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon Wednesday at Paradisos in Kenai. The speaker will be Donna Peterson, superintendent of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. The presentation will be on the state of the district and the expectations for next year.

For more information, call 283-7989.

Travel workshop planned

An information workshop on the Kenai Peninsula’s travel and tourism industry will be held at 9 a.m. Friday at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center.

The event includes breakfast, a presentation and a motor coach tour of area attractions. The event is free and open to the public. To R.S.V.P., call Natasha at 283-1991.

Capital workshop set

The Small Business Development Center in Suite 12 of the Red Diamond Center will host a workshop on alternative sources of capital from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday at the center.

Presenters from Northrim Bank and the Alaska Division of Investments will provide information on state funding for small business.

To register, call Bunny at 714-2331 or e-mail her at inblk@

Healing Touch class set

Central Peninsula General Hospital will hold a class in Healing Touch, Level I from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Iliamna Room at the hospital in Soldotna.

The $275 cost of the workshop includes a workbook and CEUs for nurses and massage therapists. The class is the first of five that apply toward certification in Healing Touch.

To register or for more information, call call Susan at 714-4776 or 262-8502.

Kuhl rewarded with Cancun trip

Lynn Kuhl, a personal banker with Wells Fargo Bank in Soldotna, recently attended the company’s National Sales and Service Conference in Cancun, Mexico. Kuhl is among 15 Alaska team members who attended the five-day recognition event.

Each year, the winners of Wells Fargo’s National Sales and Service Recognition are invited to a special destination to share ideas, meet other top performers from around the country, enjoy the sights and celebrate in honor of their accomplishments.

Era Aviation hires new Kenai station manager

Kathleen Moore of Kenai has been appointed Kenai station manager for Era Aviation, the state’s largest commuter airline.

Moore was most recently the volunteer and protocol manager for the 2006 Arctic Winter Games. Prior to her work with the Arctic Winter Games, Moore worked as the assistant executive director for the Kenai Chamber of Commerce and as a legal assistant in Kenai. She attended the University of Oregon and completed her bachelor of arts degree at Lane Community College.

Era awarded for safety

The Medallion Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit aviation safety organization, has awarded its highest honor, the Medallion Shield, to Era Aviation for the successful completion of the program’s rigorous training and support program to achieve this honor.

The Medallion Foundation was established to develop a safety culture and focuses on sustaining an elevated level of safety performance throughout the operations of an airline.

Era is the third carrier in Medallion’s history to receive the Shield award.

First National Bank shareholders grab dividend

A cash dividend of $25 was approved for First National Bank of Alaska shareholders at the April 27 board of directors meeting.

The dividends are payable June 15 to shareholders on record as of June 1.

For more information, call (907) 777-4566.

The Business page appears each Thursday in the Peninsula Clarion. Submissions may be faxed to John Hult at 283-3299.

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