Business Briefs

Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2007

Chambers set schedules

* The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce meets 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. A city council forum with Joe Moore, Barry Eldridge and Hal Smalley will be held. 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 at 776-5551.

Food manager course offered

A food manager course will be offered at 7 a.m. Saturday at the Ninilchik Senior Citizens Center. The Alaska DEC-required course will be taught by JAF Food Safety and Consulting (

The course costs $150 per student plus a portion of the instructor's travel expense. Advanced registration is required.For more information, call the center at (907) 567-3988.

Business start up workshop slated

Kenai Peninsula Small Business Development Center will hold a business start up workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 7 at the center at 43335 Kalifornsky Beach Road, Suite 12. Mark Gregory, director of UAA Small Business Development Center will discuss the basics of doing business on the peninsula. The cost is $10.

Preregistration is required by Wednesday. For more information, call 260-5629 or e-mail

Morrow named city editor

The Peninsula Clarion recently promoted Will Morrow to the position of city editor.

Morrow's most recent duties were as a page designer, copy editor and reporter. His new responsibilities include working with reporters, editing and overseeing special sections.

"We are excited about the opportunities for Will," Clarion Publisher Stan Pitlo said. "He has done an outstanding job for us, and we look forward to continued growth and development in his new position as city editor."

Morrow started at the paper as a sports reporter eight years ago.

Nursing assistant training set

Certified nursing assistant training will begin Sept. 17. The program includes more than 80 hours of hands-on experience. For more information, call Ruby at Heritage Place at 262-2545.

Fisheries business assistance available

The Alaska Business Development Center Inc., renewed its Fisheries Business Assistance contract with the state of Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development and Division of Investments.

The contract enables the center to provide free or low cost business counseling and assistance to commercial harvesters and small businesses in the Alaska fishing industry.

For more information, call (907) 562-0335 or (800) 478-3474.

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