Business Briefs

Posted: Thursday, November 18, 2010

Chambers schedule meetings

* The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce and Kenai Chamber of Commerce will host a joint luncheon Tuesday at the Merit Inn in Kenai. The speaker will be Larry Persily, Federal Coordinator of the Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Project. For information call the Soldotna chamber at 262-9814, or the Kenai chamber at 283-7989.

Tourism council sponsors marketing boot camp

The Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council and Chandler Marketing are hosting a social media marketing boot camp on Friday, Nov. 19, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. Cost is $100 for members, $125 for nonmembers. Call KPTMC at 907-262-5229 to register.

See's candy fundraiser

This years See's Candy Fundraiser is under way at Soldotna Professional Pharmacy. Monies earned will go to the PCD Foundation (Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia). Deadlines are Nov. 8 for delivery by Thanksgiving, and Dec. 2 for delivery by Christmas. Candy is also available for sale at the pharmacy, limited to stock on hand. If you would like to pre-order, call Lyn at 262-9253, Kimberly at 260-6909 or Martha 260-4655.

Peninsula B&B members meet

The Kenai Peninsula Bed and Breakfast meets Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center, 11 a.m. On the agenda: plan educational programs at the meetings for the next six months, preparing for the 2011 tourist season. Greg Bell of High Adventure Air will be the featured speaker. All members are urged to attend and guests and prospective members are welcome. For more information call President John Steckel, at 283-0836; or Vice President Carrol Martin at 283-9330.

CPH nurse receives honor

Shayne Pond, an emergency room nurse at Central Peninsula Hospital, received a top award at the Governor's Emergency Medical Services awards last week. Pond was given the Melissa Ann Peters Memorial Award in recognition of his dedication and contributions to Central Peninsula Hospital and its emergency care efforts, his community, his patients and for promoting positive change and providing the highest standard of patient care. The Melissa Ann Peters Memorial Award is given in memory of a young nurse whose death prompted her family and friends to remember her by honoring other nurses who have contributed in a special way to the encouragement of emergency medical skills, efforts and education.

Join the parade

Showcase your business or organization by entering the Christmas Comes to Kenai Electric Lights Parade, "Just Believe," on Friday, Nov. 26. Parade line up begins at 5 p.m. Judging takes place at 5:45 p.m. Parade begins at 6:00 p.m. Parade route: Frontage Road beginning at Spur View Drive, down to Main Street and Peninsula Way. For more information and registration forms, call 283-7989.

Tesoro's Steve Hanson at Alliance lunch

The Alliance hosts Steve Hanson, Tesoro VP, Refining, at its lunch this Friday, Nov. 19, at noon at Paradisos, in Kenai. Cost is $15. RSVP to (907) 563-2226 or e-mail

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