Support for industry forum appreciated

On behalf of the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District Board of Directors, Kenai Chamber of Commerce, City of Kenai and the City of Soldotna we would like to thank you our speakers for taking time out of your busy schedule to present at the 2015 Industry Outlook Forum.

We would also like to thank our sponsors, without whom this forum would not be possible.

Because of the generous donations we receive each year, the event can be free of charge to our community.

And finally, we would like to thank our community for continuous support for the Industry Outlook Forum. We look forward to next year!

Speakers at the 2015 Industry Outlook Forum; Moderator and City Manager of Seldovia Tim Dillon, Larry Persily with the Federal Office for Alaska Gas Line Projects, Mayor Pat Porter of Kenai, Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre, Soldotna Mayor Nels Anderson, Assistant City Manager of Seward Ron Long, Homer Mayor Beth Wythe, Avtec Director Ben Eveland, Kenaitze Indian Tribe Executive Director Jaylene Peterson-Nyrene, Mike Heatwole with the Pebble Partnership, Kurt Parkan with Donlin Gold, Dan Graham with the Chuitna Coal Project, Video updates from Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, Steve Butt with the Alaska LNG Project, Mike Salzetti with Homer Electric Association, John Sims with Enstar Natural Gas, Deputy Commissioner Ed Fogels, Department of Natural Resources Acting Director Paul Decker, Chad Helgeson with Hilcorp, Bruce Webb with Furie, John Hendrix with Apache, J. Benjamin Johnson with BlueCrest Energy, State of Alaska Economist Alyssa Rodrigues, and Senator Peter Micciche.

Our Generous Sponsors this year: Hilcorp, Conam, Airport Equipment Rentals, 1st National Bank, Apache, Alaska USA Insurance, Alaska USA Federal Credit Union, Cruz Construction, Petroleum Equipment Services Inc., Wells Fargo, Tesoro, XTO Energy, Acuren USA, Homer Electric Association, Lynden Transport, Totem Ocean Express, Avtec Technical Training, Industrial Instrument Service Co., Kenai River Brown Bears, PRL Logistics, Rain for Rent, Taku Engineering, CBC Rentals, Salmon Catcher Lodge, Tanks-A-Lot and Kenai Catering.

Thank you to the Clarion and KSRM for media coverage.