Business Briefs

Posted: Thursday, June 07, 2007

Chambers set schedules

· Nikiski Chamber of Commerce has adjourned for the summer. For more information, call Judene Van Cleave at 776-5551.

· The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon Tuesday at Froso’s in Soldotna. Tim Johnson, project manager for Agrium Kenai Gasification Project will be the featured speaker. For more information, call Michelle at 262-9814.

· Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor John Williams will be the featured speaker at the Kenai Chamber of Commerce luncheon at noon Wednesday at the Kenai Merit Inn in Kenai. For more information, call Janie at 283-7989.

· The Anchor Point Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon Wednesday at the Anchor River Inn.

Youth cooking classes offered

Pint Size Workshop cooking classes are held at 10 a.m. Saturdays at Allen and Petersen Cooking and Appliance Center in Kenai.

Admission is two cans of food or a $2 donation to the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank. A parent must remain in the store during the 30-minute workshops.

CISB tote distribution slated

Cook Inlet Salmon Brand insulated totes and slush/brailer bags will be distributed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Kenai River Seafoods; and totes only from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 16 at Pacific Star Seafoods and from 3 to 6 p.m. June 16 at Kenai River Seafoods. The equipment is available for use free for CISB members. For more information, call 335-9453.

Direct marketing for fishermen program set

The Alaska Marine Advisory Program will hold three workshops on direct marketing for fishermen in Cook Inlet on Monday at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association Building at 40610 Kalifornsky Beach Road.

Session one will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon; session two from 1:30 to 5 p.m.; and session three Wednesday from 1:30 to 5 p.m. at Homer City Hall Cowles Council Chambers, 491 E. Pioneer Ave.

The workshops will provide information for individuals who are considering or currently moving their commercially harvested seafood products further into the seafood market.

The topics will be types of direct market operations, applicable laws and regulations, general information on starting a business, organizational structure, quality considerations, processing, marketing, distribution, financing and additional technical resources.

Workshop presenters include Greg Fisk of SeaFisk Consulting and Glenn Haight, fisheries business specialist, Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program.

For more information, call Glenn Haight at (907) 465-8746.

Crime Stoppers seeks support

The Central Peninsula Crime Stoppers board is seeking community support for its annual poster drive. With sponsorship from area businesses, the group each year publishes posters featuring the phone number of the local Crime Stoppers tip-line. The posters are displayed in businesses and public locations around the peninsula. Each poster also features replication of a business card representing each of 15 sponsors.

Businesses, groups or individuals wishing to sponsor posters can do so for a donation of $50 or more. The $50 fee will get their name on the poster. A $100 donation will sponsor 30 posters. Donations beyond the cost of publishing the posters will be used for payment of rewards for information that helps solve crimes on the peninsula.

Crime Stoppers has been active on the peninsula for more than 20 years and been instrumental in solving nearly 250 crimes ranging from murder and theft to narcotics. More than $200,000 worth of stolen property has been recovered locally, and more than $1.6 million in illegal drugs have been confiscated. Central Peninsula Crime Stoppers has paid out more than $16,000 in rewards.

To help sponsor a poster or for more information, call Susan Savely at 252-8890. Donations are tax deductible and also can be sent to Crime Stoppers, P.O. Box 1341, Kenai, AK 99611.

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