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Business Briefs

Posted: Thursday, December 04, 2003

Area chambers set schedule

Chambers of commerce speakers for the upcoming week include:

Sen. Tom Wagoner (R-Kenai) will be the featured speaker at the North Peninsula Chamber meeting at noon today at North Kenai Baptist Church. For more information, call Fred Miller at 776-8555.

Aud Walaszek will be the featured speaker Tuesday at the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce. Her topic of discussion will be the Kenai Peninsula Winter Games. For more information, call Shanon Hamrick at 262-9814.

John Goll of the Minerals Management Services will be the featured speaker at the Kenai Chamber of Commerce meeting at noon Wednesday at Paradisos. Lunch is $10.50. For more information, call 283-7989.

Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Dale Bagley will be the featured speaker at the North Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Thursday at noon at he North Kenai Baptist Church. For more information, call Fred Miller at 776-8555.

Sign Works moves to new location

Sign Works has recently relocated to the large gray building next to Little Ski Mo's in Kenai. The larger building has a heated bay and will allow owners Craig and Julie English to accommodate any size vehicle or sign. For more information, call 283-8090.

Tax workshop scheduled

The Small Business Development Center will sponsor a workshop, "It's Tax Time-Are you Ready?" from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday at the Red Diamond Center. Debra Blackley of Caribou Run will instruct. The workshop is targeted for new business owners and will give help with preparing this year's data.

Registration is required no later than one day prior to the workshop. Fee is $15. For more information, call Bunny at 262-7497.

Alaska Open Imaging center expands to Soldotna

Alaska Open Imaging Center, LLC has recently opened its newest facility at 35670 Kenai Spur Highway, Suite 104 in Soldotna. The Soldotna clinic features the region's only Aries ll Open MRI system.

This is the third facility for the AOIC since it was formed in 2000. For more information, call Jeff Kinion at 357-1220.

Area businesses, individuals to support food bank

The following businesses and individuals are lending their support to the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank.

Country Foods IGA in Kenai is collecting nonperishable food donations and turkey gift certificates through Christmas.

Three Bears in Kenai will also collect nonperishable food donations and turkey gift certificates through Christmas.

Sonoma Florist in Soldotna will donate 50 cents for every outgoing wire order through the end of the year.

The Funny River Ladies will have a biscuit and gravy fund-raiser from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the food bank. There also will be a raffle drawing for a double-size quilt at 2:15 p.m. Raffle tickets are $1 each and can be purchased at the food bank. The quilt was made and donated by the Funny River Quilters.

Kaladi Brothers Coffee Co. in Soldotna will hold a Kaladi customer Christmas party food drive from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 13 at the store. Entertainment and a drawing will be held. Customers are reminded that the more cans they bring in to donate the more chances they will have to win. For more information, call Amy or Heidi at 262-5980.

Curves of Soldotna is holding holiday food drives every Wednesday through Christmas.

Suggested items to donate are vegetables, pumpkins, fruit, soups, chicken broth and small bags of flour and sugar. For more information, call Linda Swarner 262-3111.



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