Business Briefs

Posted: Thursday, September 01, 2005

Area chambers set schedules

Kenai Peninsula Borough mayoral candidate Ed Oberts will speak at noon today at the Nikiski Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Ohana's Family Restaurant. Next week's speaker will be borough mayoral candidate John Torgerson.

A Kenai Peninsula Borough mayor candidate forum will be held at noon Tuesday at the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Soldotna Sports Center. For more information, call Michelle at 262-9814.

A Kenai City Council candidates forum, for the three-year seats, will be held at noon Wednesday at the Kenai Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Paradisos. For more information, call Natalia at 283-7989.

Business contest running

Friends of the Homer Library and the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District (KPEDD) are sponsoring a contest for new business ideas.

The contest is open to anyone living on the peninsula. Cash prizes will be awarded; $1,000 for first place; $600 for first runner-up; and $400 for second runner-up. The top three finishers, plus the next two best entries will be given the option to create a business plan and have it submitted to select business investment groups in Alaska and the Lower 48.

Professional assistance will be provided to develop the business plans. Entry forms are available at KPEDD in Kenai, Wells Fargo in Homer or the Homer Chamber of Commerce. Deadline to submit is at 5 p.m. Sept. 15. Winners will be announced by the end of September. For more information, call (907) 235-9042 or e-mail

Homer chamber mixer slated

The Homer Chamber of Commerce mixer will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Alibi, Sushi and Oyster Bar. The evening will include music by Tim Heimbold, samples from the sushi bar, a no-host bar, door prizes and networking opportunities. The event is open to chamber and invited guests. For more information, call (907) 235-7740.

Business plan, capital sources workshops set

The Small Business Development Center will hold a workshop on how to write a winning business plan proposal from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday in Suite 16 at the Red Diamond Center, 43335 Kalifornsky Beach Road.

The center also will hold a workshop on how to find sources of capital from 9 a.m. to noon, Sept. 21 at the same location.

Workshops cost $25 each. Preregistration is required no later than one day before the workshop. To register call 714-2331.

Health conference set for Soldotna

Dr. Richard Brouse will hold a health conference from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Kenai River Center on Funny River Road. Registration begins at 9:15 a.m. The cost is $15 for advance registration and $20 at the door. For more information or to register, call 262-5031, 262-5359 or 335-4113.

CISB wants totes returned

Fishermen participating in the Insulated Tote Quality Assurance Program sponsored by Cook Inlet Salmon Brand Inc. will need to return the totes to Willow King at the Kenai Landing Dock from noon to 5 p.m. Fridays through Sept. 15. Other return times are available by appointment. For more information, call 262-8505.

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