Chambers set schedules
· The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce will host Senator Wagoner at noon Tuesday at Froso's in Soldotna. For more information, call Michelle at 262-9814.
· The Kenai Chamber of Commerce luncheon will be held at noon Wednesday at the Kenai Merit Inn. For more information, call Janie at 283-7989.
· The Anchor Point Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon Wednesday at the Anchor River Inn.
· Nikiski Chamber of Commerce has adjourned for the summer. For more information, call Judene Van Cleave at 776-5551.
West Coast Paper on the move
West Coast Paper Inc., which is located in Anchorage and Soldotna, has expanded its industrial department in response to customer demand for sales and repairs of janitorial equipment. In addition to fine paper and janitorial, the company also offers supplies for ware wash, laundry, packaging and food service disposables. West Coast Paper also has added a service technician and additional delivery vehicles.
West Coast Paper Inc. Soldotna has relocated from its former Kalifornsky Beach location to a Soldotna-based Kenai Spur Highway storefront in the new Maxi Storage Building. For more information, call Jeff Knisley 262-9795.
Lamb joins Alaska USA
Gary Lamb has joined Alaska USA Insurance Brokers Soldotna Office as an account executive and risk management consultant. Lamb is a 28-year veteran of the insurance industry and has experience in the fields of occupational health/safety and risk management in Alaska and Oregon.
He holds several insurance designations, including Certified Safety Professional and Associate in Risk Management. He also has Alaska Property and Casualty Insurance licenses.
Broyles, Nelson, Grochow promoted
Wells Fargo has named Justin Broyles and Nicole Nelson business relationship managers for Soldotna and Brandon Grochow business relationship manager for Homer.
Broyles, a Soldotna native, has seven years of financial services experience. He worked for Merill Lynch in Anchorage as a financial advisor. He earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Denver.
Nelson has five years of experience as a commercial lender in Wasilla. She holds a bachelor's degree in marketing from Winona State University in Minnesota. In Wasilla, she was involved in the community as a board member for the Wasilla Rotary Club and chamber of commerce and cabinet member for the United Way of Mat-Su fundraising campaign.
Grochow has six years of financial services. Most recently, he served as Homer business specialist.
He joined the company as a credit manager in Minnesota and served as assistant store manager for three years. He earned a bachelor's degree in management from Saint John's University in Minnesota. He was appointed to the South Peninsula Hospital board of directors in October 2006.
Vendors sought for chainsaw event
Scott Hanson's Town of Living Trees is seeking vendors for its state championship chainsaw competition and festival to be held July 19 through 22. The cost is $100 for the event.
For more information, call Sandy at 394-3821 or 260-3822.
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.
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