Business Briefs

Posted: Thursday, July 07, 2005

Area chambers set schedules

Rod Pfleiger from the North West Cruiseship Association will speak at noon Tuesday at the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Riverside House in Soldotna. For more information, call Michelle at 262-9814.

Pfleiger also will speak at noon Wednesday at the Kenai Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Paradisos. For more information, call Natalia at 283-7989.

Free vendor spaces offered

The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce has free vendor spaces available for the Progress Days Celebration on July 23 and 24 at Soldotna Creek Park.

Vendor applications are available at the chamber office at 44790 Sterling Highway or online at For more information, call 262-9814.

Summit Cleaners expands

Summit Cleaners in Soldotna has moved to a new, bigger location. The business vacated its space on the Sterling Highway and is now at 35462 Kenai Spur Highway.

"It was too small," Theresa Graves, co-owner of Summit Cleaners, said of the old location. "(The new location) is more convenient for all of our customers."

The Graves family purchased Summit Cleaners in 1991. They also have a business in Kenai at 11616 Kenai Spur Highway.

Insulated totes ready

Kenai Wild's insulated totes are ready to be picked up. Fishers who requested use of the totes for the 2005 season may sign them out and pick them up at Kenai Landing between 1 and 3 p.m. every day.

Those who ordered totes independently may pick them up at Kenai Landing or check with the Kenai Wild office at 714-2332.

Those who requested slush ice brailer bags are asked to call Kate at NOMAR at (800) 478-8364.

Dealerships get new managers

Kenai Chrysler Center and Great Bear Ford promoted from within, two new general managers.

Travis Burnett was promoted from sales manager to general manager of Kenai Chrysler Center in Kenai. He has been with the company for about five years.

Justin Goodman was promoted to general manager of Great Bear Ford in Soldotna. He has been with the company for 6 1/2 years.

"Both have been with the company several years and they have grown and matured in their knowledge of the auto business," said Bob Favretto, owner of Kenai Chrysler and Great Bear Ford.

Streiff receives award

Matt Streiff of the financial-services firm Edward Jones recently won the firm's Century Award for outstanding performance during 2004. Streiff was one of 488 of the firm's 9,000 brokers to receive the award.

Streiff said he is honored to receive the award.

"I am one of the fortunate people who gets to make a living doing something I truly enjoy," he said.

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