Business Briefs

Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2006

Chambers set schedules

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· The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon Tuesday at the Riverside House in Soldotna. Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor John Williams will be the speaker. For more information, call Michelle at 262-9814.

· The Kenai Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon Wednesday at Paradisos in Kenai. Candidates for lieutenant governor will take part in a forum. For more information, call 283-7989.

Cold Stone seeks smooth moves

Cold Stone Creamery is sponsoring a “Shake It Up” video dance contest. Contestants are asked to submit one-minute videos of their most original dance moves by Sunday at Seven regional finalists will be flown to New York City to compete for a grand prize of $15,000 and free ice cream shakes and smoothies for life.

For more information, visit the Web site listed above.

Detention workers honored



Rose Sirois, an administrative clerk at the Kenai Peninsula Youth Facility, was named a “Bob Rader Detention Services Worker of the Year” at the 18th Annual National Juvenile Services Training Institute in Indianapolis, Ind. last month.

Rader awards are presented each year to recognize outstanding staff members in the juvenile detention field. Sirois is one of 48 workers nationwide to receive the honor for 2006.



Tony Lopez, a juvenile justice officer at the facility, was named a “Line Staff Worker of the Year” at the same event. Lopez is one of 51 workers nationwide to receive the award in 2006.

Real estate business opens doors

Judy Cloud and Ginger Ribelin have opened a real estate business, Cloud & Ribelin, in Suite 100A of the Benco Building in Kenai. Cloud and Ribelin are joined by agents Deborah McIntosh, Lori McLennan and Sasha Fallon.

Physician recognized for worker safety

The office of Dr. Theodore Barton has received the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) award from the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development for the third time. The award is given for maintaining outstanding employee safety and health programs. Barton’s office employs four.

More information about the program is available by calling (907) 269-4959.

Kasilof Salmon Derby gets under way

The Kasilof Eagles are sponsoring a fund-raising king salmon derby through June 29. Daily and weekly prizes will be awarded for the largest and smallest fish, with official weigh-ins taking place from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Cohoe Cove Campground in Kasilof and daily prizes awarded at 9 p.m. each night at the Kasilof Eagles. Grand prizes will be announced at a barbecue to be held from 4 to 8 p.m. July 29 at the Kasilof Eagles. The entry fee is $10 a day. For more information, call 262-7623.

Prior deemed specialist


Tracy Prior

Tracy Prior, a Kenai Peninsula real estate agent has been awarded the Certified Residential Specialist Designation by the Council of Residential Specialists, a not-for-profit affiliate of the National Association of Realtors.

Prior works for Alaska Premier Realty in Soldotna, and also has been awarded Accredited Buyer Representative, e-PRO, and RECS Designations. She is a board member for the Kenai Peninsula Association of Realtors.

Home Depot holds workshops

The Home Depot in Kenai will host the following free workshops in July: one called “Create a pavestone walkway” at 7 p.m. today; “Installing hardwood flooring” at 10 a.m. Saturday and “Selecting, maintaining and cleaning carpet” at 1 p.m. Sunday.

The store will host an event weekend on the topic of energy efficiency July 27-30, with a workshop on energy efficient lighting upgrades at 7 p.m. on July 27, one on energy efficient cooling systems at 10 a.m. on July 29 and one on selecting and installing energy efficient doors and windows on July 30 at 1 p.m.

For more information on the workshops, call (800) 430-3376 or visit

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