Business Briefs

Posted: Thursday, December 01, 2005

Area chambers set schedules

· Anna Kahn, Kenai branch manager of Wells Fargo, will be the featured speaker for the Nikiski Chamber of Commerce luncheon at noon today at Nikiski Fire Station No. 1. Lunch is provided by Grizzly’s Grill. Next week’s speaker will be Dr. Donna Peterson Kenai Peninsula Borough School District superintendent. For more information, call Judene at 776-5551.

· The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon Tuesday at The Riverside House in Soldotna. Stacy Schubert of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce will be the featured speaker. For more information, call Michelle at 262-9841.

· The Kenai Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon Wednesday at Paradisos. Mark Edwards of the Alaska Department of Commerce and Economic Development will be the featured speaker. For more information, call Janie at 283-7989.

Job fair deadline looming

The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce, Kenai Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Peninsula Job Center will host a job fair from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Dec. 21.

Businesses interested in participating should call the Soldotna chamber at 262-9814, Peninsula Job Center at 283-2900 or the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center at 283-1991. The deadline to register is 2 p.m. Friday.

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. Saturdays through Dec. 17 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 cost is $20 per session. The price includes all 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

A Pint-Size Workshop cooking class will be held at 10 a.m. Saturdays through Dec. 17 at Allen and Peterson Cooking and Appliance Center in Kenai.

The class is in support of the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank, and the cost is two cans of nonperishable food or a $2 donation to the food bank.

Christmas bizarre set

The second annual Winter Extravaganza featuring 12 independent consultants will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Aspen Hotel. Foods, cookware, crystal, beauty products, candles, jewelry, photo organization and health products are some of the planned displays. Door prizes drawings and a grand prize drawing of $100 in merchandise will be held.

Fraud alert issued

An e-mail phishing scam has been sent out targeting Credit Union 1 members. The scam e-mail subject line is “Credit Union 1 Important Notice!” and tells the member to visit a Web site, a copy of Credit Union 1’s home page, and then log in to online banking to update their information.

If the member does so, an online membership update application comes up. That form asks for personal information such as name, ATM and Visa check card number, expiration date, security code (CVV2) and PIN.

The scam site hosted by a company based in St. Petersburg, Russia, has been contacted. Anyone who believes they have fallen victim of this scam e-mail should call Credit Union 1 at 339-9485 or (800) 478-2222 to have their credit and debit cards and online passwords canceled.

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