Area chambers set schedules
Lee Young with Connections, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District's home school program, will speak at noon today at Ohana's Family Restaurant. Nikiski's new Fire Chief Fred Swen will speak at next week's luncheon. For more information, call Judene at 776-5551.
The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce luncheon will meet at noon Tuesday at the Riverside House. Febra Hensley and Junior Achievement board members will discuss Junior Achievement of the Kenai Peninsula. For more information, call Michelle at 262-9814.
An oil and gas forum will be the topic at the Kenai Chamber of Commerce luncheon at noon on Wednesday at Paradisos. For more information, call Natalia at 283-7989.
Haseo, Deede appointed to CPHC
Romi Haseo and Dr. Marcus Deede were recently appointed to the Central Peninsula Health Centers Board of Directors.
Haseo is a manager at a Soldotna retail store and Deede is a private physician with a family medical practice in Soldotna
CPHC targets under- and un-insured residents by operating Aspen Dental and Cottonwood Health Centers.
Homer chamber mixer slated
The Homer Chamber of Commerce mixer will be at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at the University of Alaska Kachemak Bay Campus at 533 E. Pioneer Ave., next to city hall. Members and invited guests will tour the college's new commons and classrooms and learn more about what programs are offered.
Refreshments will be provided by Homestead Restaurant. For more information, call the chamber at (907) 235-7740.
BIZ-IDEA winners announced
Winners in the business idea contest sponsored by the Friends of the Homer Library, Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District and Wells Fargo Bank were recently announced.
The contest was created to encourage entrepreneurs and new, innovative business ideas in Homer and surrounding areas.
The contest received 35 entries and cash prizes were awarded to the following winners: first prize Kachemak Shellfish Growers Co-op, to establish an enterprise to showcase oyster processing, retail product and create a business presence in the community; second prize Kelly Thompson, Alaska Living Magazine, a publication that would be dedicated to showcasing Alaska homes, gardens, interior design and Alaska unique products for design and building; and third prize Scott Simmons for Midnight Sun BioDiesel, Waste Management and Alternative Fuel Company, that would recycle waste vegetable oil into biodiesel, a biodegradable, non-toxic, carbon-neutral alternative fuel for diesel and other engines.
Honorable mentions were presented to Dave Aplin, A Taste of Homer; Anne Haynes, Wild Rose Chautauqua; and John and Chelsea Cowan, Arctic Spring Hydroponic Farm.
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