Business Briefs

Posted: Thursday, August 05, 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. The Alaska Senate candidate forum will be the featured event. For more information, call Shanon Hamrick at 262-9814.

The Alaska House of Representatives candidates forum will be the featured event 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.

Classes offered to nonprofit groups

Three classes will be offered to nonprofit organizations by the Foraker Group today at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center:

Board Roles and Responsibilities will run from 9 to 11 a.m. Participants will learn about different types of boards operating in Alaska, the basic roles of the board and the differences between staff and board responsibilities.

High Performing Boards will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Participants will learn how board members can become full partners with staff in assuring the organization accomplishes its mission.

Effective Board Leadership will run from 2 to 4 p.m. The class is designed to help both new and experienced board members gain a new sense of direction for leading their organization.

The fee for each session is $25 for participants from Foraker partner organizations and $50 for others. Register online at or call Karma Tomlinson at (907) 743-1200 or toll free at (877) 834-5003.

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