Business Briefs

Posted: Thursday, June 26, 2008

What's new in your business?

Have you opened a new business on the Kenai Peninsula, added a new product, moved to a new location, hired a new person or promoted an employee? The community wants to know, and so do we.

Send us your information at, fax it to 283-3299 or drop it off at the Clarion at 150 Trading Bay in Kenai. For more information, call 335-1241.

Chambers set schedules, events

* The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce's luncheon will be held at noon Tuesday at Froso's Restaurant. The featured speaker will be Dave Atchison, with Renewable Resources. For more information, call Michelle Glaves at 262-9814.

The chamber is seeking volunteers, vendors and parade float entries for its annual Progress Days celebration slated for July 26 and 27. The theme will be "Hats Off to Homesteaders." Parade entry and vendor forms are available online at

Businesses interested in spotlighting their business. May call Jessica at the chamber to request a luncheon speaker request form.

* The Kenai Chamber of Commerce will not meet this week. It will resume at noon July 9 at the Kenai Merit Inn on Willow Street. The featured speaker will be John Binkley and Rod Phlager with the Alaska Cruise Association. For more information, call Tina Baldridge at 283-7989.

Kenai pre-parade meeting today

The chamber would like to ensure the Fourth of July celebration is safe and fun by holding a pre-event meeting at 5 p.m. today at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center.

Parade entrants, vendor booths and volunteers are asked to attend to gather information about parade route changes and instructions for the day of events.

For more information, call Tina Baldridge at 283-7989.

Iron pour seeks participants

Metal Magic of North Kenai, Keen Foundry and Arctic Fires Bronz will sponsor the Kenai River of Iron Pour in Kenai. They are seeking community members interested in participating in an opportunity to have something two or three-dimensional transformed into iron.

The mold making workshop will take place Wednesday and July 3 at Metal Magic, followed by the iron pour on the Fourth of July at the ConocoPhillips outdoor ice rink in Kenai. There is a fee to participate. Entry fees start at $50. Interested artists may call Scott Hamann at 776-7676.

A free shuttle will be available July 4 from the festivities on the Green Strip to the iron pour from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Call the Kenai Chamber at 283-7989 for more information about parade and festivities in Kenai.

Children's cooking workshops offered

Children ages 6 to 12 may attend pint-size workshop cooking classes 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 during the 30-minute workshops.

For more information, call 262-3111.

ACS installs cable

Alaska Communications Systems has begun installing the marine portion of its fiber optic cable system, dubbed the Alaska-Oregon Network. Cable laying operations will be performed by vessels and divers and are expected to continue in Upper Cook Inlet and in areas off Homer over the summer and will wrap up prior to September. The dive operations and related vessel traffic will occur between Anchorage (Point Woronzof area) and Nikiski (North East Forelands area).

Specific details of marine operations will be republished in Notices to Mariners. For more information, call Paula Dobbyn at 907-564-7722 or e-mail

To submit items to the Business page, e-mail them to or fax them to 283-3299. The deadline for submissions is Monday at 5 p.m.

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