Business Briefs

Posted: Thursday, July 22, 2004

Area chambers set schedule

Chambers of commerce speakers for the upcoming week include:

The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon Tuesday at the Riverside House. Jeannie Camp, economic analyst for the Kenai Peninsula Borough will report on tourism on the Kenai Peninsula. For more information, call Shanon Hamrick at 262-9814.

Beth Edmonds of Challenge Alaska will speak at the Kenai Chamber of Commerce meeting at noon Wednesday at Paradisos. Lunch is $11. For more information, call 283-7989.

The Nikiski Chamber of Commerce has adjourned until September, when weekly chamber luncheons with speakers will resume on Thursdays at North Kenai Baptist Church. For more information, call Judene Van Cleave at 776-5551.

Business development center renews contract

Alaska Business Development Center, Inc., a nonprofit corporation recently renewed its fisheries business assistance contract with the State of Alaska, Department of Community and Economic Development, Division of Investments. The contract enables ABDC to continue to provide free or low cost business counseling and assistance to commercial harvesters and small businesses in the Alaska fishing industry, including projects that promote value-added fish processing and enhanced product quality. The Anchorage-based ABDC has provided services for the past 20 years under previous contracts with the state.

Service station receives service award

Fred Hammon, owner of Soldotna Y Chevron service station has been recognized for providing exceptional customer service with an AAA Mountain West Outstanding Service award. The award recognizes those contractors who go above and beyond the call of when assisting members. To be eligible for the award, an AAA contractor must be nominated by AAA members who receive service from the contractor.

AAA Mountain West Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation that works for the improvement of motoring and travel conditions. AAA Alaska, an AAA Mountain West Club member, provides travel, insurance, financial and auto-related services to more than 20,000 members.

Guide service to donate proceeds to land trust

Kachemak Guide Bureau has offered to donate proceeds from guided trips around Kachemak Bay to the Kachemak Heritage Land Trust. The day trips may include either fly-fishing on Humpy Creek, mountain biking on Red Mountain, kayaking across Kachemak Bay or a combination of two of the three. Certificates for the trip are $150 per person for up to four and must be purchased by Friday and used this year.

For more information, call Marla McPherson at the trust at 235-5263.

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