Business Briefs

Posted: Thursday, July 31, 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 Congressman Don Young. He will give his annual update. For more information, call Michelle Glaves at 262-9814.

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

* The Kenai Chamber of Commerce meets at the Kenai Merit Inn on Willow Street. For more information, call Tina Baldridge at 283-7989.

The chamber and city of Kenai Parks and Recreation are requesting nominations for the Green Thumb Award, formerly known as the Garden of the Week. Recipients of the award will be recognized for their beautification efforts at their residence and/or business in Kenai. Nominations should be submitted through the Kenai Chamber of Commerce or the City of Kenai Parks and Recreation Department and are being accepted through September. For more information call 283-3692.

Financial workshops planned

Free financial education workshops will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 265 N. Binkley in Soldotna. Topics will be goal setting and planning, budgeting, pay yourself first, credit worthiness, understanding compound interest, good debt vs. bad debt, buying a car and home, protecting your family and predatory lending.

For more information or for an appointment call Cathy VanCauwenbergh, financial literacy specialist RurAL CAP, at 260-3451 or e-mail

State chamber seeks nominations

The Alaska State Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for three annual awards: The Bill Bivin Small Business of the Year, The William A. Eagan Outstanding Alaskan and the Local Chamber of the Year. The deadline for nominations is Friday.

For more information, visit

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.

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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