Business Briefs

Posted: Thursday, November 24, 2005

Area chambers set speakers

· The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon Tuesday at the Riverside House Restaurant in Soldotna. Curtis Thayer, marketing and PR director for Enstar Natural Gas, will speak about current gas issues. Students of the Month also will be recognized.

For more information, call Michelle at 262-9814.

· The Kenai Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon Wednesday at Paradisos in Kenai. Bill Boycott, Agrium plant manager, will speak about the future of the plant.

For more information, call Janie at 283-7989.

· Nikiski Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon on Thursday at Nikiski Fire Station No. 1.

For more information, call Judene at 776-5551.

King’s Inn to host Christmas gift workshops

A Make your own Christmas Gifts workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the King’s Inn Family Restaurant banquet room in Kenai. Participants will make polar fleece scarves, photo frames, jewelry, ornaments and other gifts during the workshop.

The event, will run every Saturday through Dec. 17. The cost is $20 per session. Price includes supplies, a slice of pizza and a drink.

For more information or to register, call Shauna Thornton at 283-5025.

Canned food drive events planned

The following events will be held to support The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank this week:

· A Pint Size Workshop cooking class will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Allen and Peterson Cooking and Appliance Center in Kenai. Cost of admission to the class is either two cans of nonperishable food or a $2 donation to the food bank. The class will be held every Saturday through Dec. 17.

· KSRM 920 AM’s Hams for the Holidays promotion will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. at IGA Foods in Kenai and at Kenai Peninsula Harley-Davidson in Soldotna.

· Cash donations to the food bank can be made at the following financial institutions: AlaskaUSA Federal Credit Union, Credit Union 1, First National Bank in Kenai, KeyBank and Wells Fargo.

Food containers for nonperishable items are at the AlaskaUSA in Soldotna, First National in Kenai and KeyBank in Kenai and Soldotna.

CPGH hires new Support Services director

Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna has hired Richard Davidson as support services director.

Davidson has an associate’s degree in electronics and has spent 22 years in health-care facilities management.

He will be responsible for overseeing the new expansion at CPGH, as well as housekeeping, security, maintenance and food services.

Davidson moved to the Kenai Peninsula with his wife and two children from Southern California, where he provided support service management to hospitals in 11 states.

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