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Business Briefs

Posted: Thursday, June 08, 2006

Chambers set schedules

· The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon Tuesday at the Riverside House in Soldotna. The topic will be the Petroleum Production Tax. For more information, call Michelle at 262-9814.

· The Kenai Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon Wednesday at Paradisos in Kenai. For more information, call 283-7989.

Land Trust holds benefit

The Kachemak Heritage Land Trust will hold a fundraising horseback ride from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday with Mark Marette. The ride costs $65 per person. For more information on starting locations and to register, call Mark at (907) 235-6393.

Agrium boss moves to Canada

Bill Boycott, Plant Manager for Agrium Kenai Nitrogen Operations, has been promoted to vice president, president of specialty products for Agrium, Inc. Boycott will begin his new job in Ontario, Canada on July 1. Chris Sonnichsen has been promoted to plant manager in Nikiski.

Alliance Web site updated

The Kenai Peninsula Borough’s oil and gas Web site, www.cookinletoilandgas.org, added PowerPoint presentations from Tesoro Alaska and ConocoPhillips this week.

The Tesoro Alaska presentation discusses the impending switch to ultra low sulfur diesel in Alaska and the issues that surround that switch. This presentation was made recently at the Kenai Chapter of the Alaska Support

Industry Alliance.

The ConocoPhillips presentation discusses the company’s perspectives on the proposed North Slope natural gas pipeline fiscal contract with the State of Alaska. This presentation was made recently at the Kenai Chamber of Commerce.

Local agents awarded

State Farm Insurance agents Kristie Leaf, of Kenai, and Nancy Mitchell, of Soldotna, will be presented with awards in recognition of their dedication to high quality customer service and 2005 business achievements.

“These agents embody the State Farm ‘Good Neighbor’ philosophy and are devoted to excellence in every aspect of their business,” said Mike Wilkinson, State Farm Agency Field Executive. “Their accomplishments reflect their commitment to provide world-class service and support to their customers and their communities.”

Walls named home mortgage consultant

Karen Walls has returned to Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, a division of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., and one of the nation’s leading retail mortgage providers, as a home mortgage consultant in its Homer office at 203 West Pioneer Ave., suite 2B.

Walls has more than 12 years of financial industry experience in both banking and mortgage lending.

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