Business Briefs

Posted: Thursday, June 11, 2009

Chambers set schedules

* The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce's luncheon will be held at noon Tuesday at Froso's Restaurant. 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. For more information, call Tina Baldridge at 283-7989.

Business on the move

Tina Hair Pros Inc., has moved to Aspen Street in Soldotna, next to the Kenai River Brewing Co. behind Froso's Restaurant. For more information, call 262-4082 or 260-4099.

Business to host block party

The Kenai River Lodge, 393 Riverside Drive, at the bridge in Soldotna, will host an open house and block party from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today. A free barbecue with hot dogs and chili, door prizes and an open house so people can view the remodeled rooms. The event is hosted by Scott and Lela Rosin and the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call Lela Rosin at 398-3597.

Workshop to focus on record keeping

The Small Business Development Center will host a workshop from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday 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 the 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 283-7989 or e-mail

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

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 the 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 260-5629.

Soldotna resident receives promotion

Jon Paul Brandt, of Soldotna, has been named partner of the Alaska General Office of New York Life Insurance Company. Among many duties, in this capacity his main responsibilities are recruiting new agents, training and developing agents, achieving satisfactory retention levels and assisting in the overall operation of the office.

He has resided in Soldotna for 10 years and recently moved to Anchorage to fulfill his new position as partner in the Alaska firm. Jon has been in the industry for over 13 years and said, "I love what I do. I get to help people in my community on a daily basis."

Realtors welcome president

The Kenai Peninsula Association of Realtors recently had the opportunity to spend time here on the Kenai Peninsula with a National Association of Realtors president, Charles McMillan. He spent a couple of days visiting the Kenai Peninsula and the Kenai Peninsula Association of Realtors members at a barbecue dinner held in his honor.

Charles McMillan, is the 2009 president of the National Association of Realtors. NAR is America's largest trade association, representing more than 1.2 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.

Business reopens

The Que'ana Bar and Grill has reopened and is serving food from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Monday. It is closed on Tuesdays.

Bar hours are from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. and is closed Tuesdays.

The Business page runs Thursdays in the Clarion. To submit items, e-mail The deadline is Monday at 5 p.m.

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