Business Briefs

Posted: Thursday, November 04, 2004

Area chambers set schedule

Chambers of commerce speakers for the upcoming week include:

Bill Popp, Kenai Peninsula Borough Oil and Gas liaison, will speak at the Nikiski Chamber of Commerce meeting today at noon at Lighthouse Community Church. Lunch is available for $10. For more information, call Judene Van Cleave at 776-5551.

The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon Tuesday at the Riverside House. Connie Stevens of the National Family Support Caregivers will speak. Lunch is available for $10. For more information, call Shanon Hamrick at 262-9814.

Larry Houe, general manager for Alliance, will be the featured speaker at the Kenai Chamber of Commerce at noon Wednesday at Paradisos. Lunch is available for $11. For more information, call the chamber at 283-7989.

Davis recognized for broadcasting work

The Alaska Broadcasters Association will hold its annual convention today and Friday at the Millennium Hotel in Anchorage. Broadcasters will gather in celebration of ABA's 40th anniversary. The two-day event will be highlighted Friday night with the Goldies Award Banquet, honoring the best in radio and television programming.

John Davis, president and owner of KSRM Inc. in Kenai and Dave Geesin, deputy director for the Alaska Public Broadcasting Inc., will be inducted into the ABA Hall of Fame for their many years of service to broadcasting in Alaska.

Trent McNelley, operations manager for KTUU-TV in Anchorage, has been named the 2004 Broadcaster of the Year.

Each year, broadcasters from around the state enter the best examples of their work for competition. This year, the Maine Broadcasters Association judged more than 300 entries to arrive at the 108 winners.

Entries are judged in three categories Anchorage Division I and II, the remainder of the state and student entries for the entire state.

Tourism council to hold raffle

The Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council is selling raffle tickets for a drawing to be held Nov. 23. The prizes include a 2004 Polaris Sportsman 500 Hunter's Edition ATV, a bear viewing getaway for two and rainbow trout fishing for four on the upper Kenai River. Tickets are $25 each or five for $100. Ticket sales will be limited to 1,000. People need not be present to win. For more information, call 262-5229.

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