Business Briefs

Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2009

Chambers set schedules

* The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce's luncheon will be held at noon Tuesday at Froso's Restaurant. The guest speaker will be Hospice executive director Marquitta Andrus speaking about Hopsice's upcoming bereavement camp. For more information, call Michelle Glaves at 262-9814.

* The Kenai Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon Wednesday at the Kenai Merit Inn on Willow Street. The guest speaker will be a Hospice representative speaking about its upcoming bereavement camp. For more information, call Tina Baldridge at 283-7989.

Chamber offers motivated excursion

The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce has put together a special package for its members to attend a motivational seminar featuring Rudy Giuliani, Zig Ziglar, Steve Forbes and others on June 9 in Anchorage.

The cost is $20 and seats are limited to the first 50 people to R.S.V.P. Tickets include transportation to and from Sullivan Arena, with the bus leaving the Soldotna chamber at 5 a.m. and returning at approximately 7:45 p.m.

Reservations must be made by June 1 by calling 262-9814. You must have a credit card to reserve your spot.

Workshop to focus on record keeping

The Small Business Development Center will host a workshop from 5 to 9 p.m. June 16 at the Red Diamond Center, Suite 12. The presenter will discuss why keeping required business information efficiently helps you be organized in tracking records for timely and efficient tax reporting. A prepayment fee of $35 guarantees a seat.

Call Bunny Kishaba at 260-5629 or e-mail her at for help registering online.

Kenai gears up for celebration

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for another festive Fourth of July celebration in Kenai. In celebration of the 50th year of statehood, the event theme is "The 49th Turns 50."

The parade will kick off the day, followed by vendor booths, games and entertainment on the park strip. The chamber is seeking volunteers, sponsors, parade entrants, vendors and entertainers.

For registration forms and more information, call the chamber office at 283-7989 or e-mail

Executive director wins award

Peninsula Community Health Center Executive Director Stan Steadman recently received the Legacy Award at the Northwest Regional Primary Care Association annual meeting held in Anchorage. The award "honors an individual who has dedicated his/her career to solving the problems of health, poverty and human rights and who has contributed toward the mission and recognition of community and migrant health centers in the Northwest region."

Commemorative scholarship fund set up

The Kenai Peninsula Association of Realtors has set up a scholarship fund in memory of the late Saylor and Cindy Rehm. Funds are designated for their daughter, Dani Rehm, and can be paid through Wells Fargo account #7758546811, or by PayPal through

For more information, contact Kari at 262-1851

Musicians sought

The Kenai Peninsula Bed and Breakfast Association Solstice Music Festival is accepting applications for vendor booths and musicians to perform. Booths can be food, arts and crafts or carnival type games. Musicians who specialize in any type religious music -- Christian Contemporary, Gospel Rock, etc. -- are also needed. The event will take place at the Diamond M Ranch Resort on Kalifornsky Beach Road on June 21 from noon until 8 p.m.

To obtain an application or more information call JoAnne at 283-9330

Soldotna chamber plans business after hours

Soldotna's chamber of commerce's business after hours will be hosted by Footworks at 41345 Kalifornsky Beach Road, Mile 17 (in the Yellow House) today from 5 to 7 pm.

The evnt includes food, fun, networking and prizes.

For more information call January Yeager at 907-262-9814.

Business start-up workshop slated

A business start-up workshop is planned for Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until noon to learn the basic process you need to launch your business on the Kenai Peninsula. The fee is $15 and online registration is availabe at the Web site

Contact Bunny for more information at or 260-5629.

Simple budgeting, big benefits workshop on tap

Bryan Zak, south west regional director of the Small Business Development Center, will provide a workshop on methods to monitor, measure and manage the amount of cash moving through your business.

Establishing budgets is the vital element that keeps every business financially healthy. The "Simple Budgeting with Big Benefits Workshop," which will be held on Tuesday from 12:30 to 4 p.m., will outline this process. Participation fee is $25. Online registration is available at

Profit mastery workshop

On June 21 and June 30, South West Regional Director of the Small Business Development Center Bryan Zak will present our two-day profit mastery seminar, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. This seminar is an opportunity for knowledge-driven financial management education.

Register online for this 16-hour hands-on, profit mastery road map to gain the tools to chart a course for the future of your business and leave with a process to assess the performance of your business and a strategy to implement change.

Go to the Web site at to register online by June 19. The fee is $250. For more information, contact Bunny at or (907) 260-5629.

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