Business announcements

■ The Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce will host a joint luncheon at noon on Aug. 26 at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. A forum with candidates for state House is scheduled. RSVP to 262-9814 or 283-1991.

■ The Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce will host a joint luncheon at noon on Sept. 3 at the Kenai Visitors Center. A forum with candidates for Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor is planned. RSVP to 262-9814 or 283-1991.

The Kenai Soil & Water Conservation District has a wide variety of agricultural equipment for rent, including manual and mechanized tools for soil preparation (Meri Crusher), tillage, re-seeding, planting, pesticide and fertilizer application and bale wrapping. For information, see the “Equipment Rental” page at www.kenaisoilandwater.org or call 283-8732 ext. 5.

Starting a Business Seminar — If you want to put your idea to work, attend a free 2-hour “Starting a Business” seminar on Aug. 26 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Red Diamond Center, Suite 12, where Bryan Zak will answer your basic questions and offer helpful resources to give you tools to start your own business on the Kenai Peninsula. Bryan will prepare you for a productive relationship with Alaska Small Business Development Center and our partner programs, and explain the value of our free counseling services. Deadline to register online is Aug. 21.

For more information or to register, call 907-260-5629 or visit http://aksbdc.ecenterdirect.com.

The following job skills workshops will be offered at the Peninsula Job Center the week of Aug. 25:

Monday, Aug. 25 — 9:30 a.m., ALEXsys job leads; 10:30 a.m., Introduction to ALEXsys and the Job Center; 2 p.m., Resume Writing Workshop

Tuesday, Aug. 26 — 11:30 a.m. CareerReady 101 Lab.

Wednesday, Aug. 27 — 9 a.m., WorkKeys® Testing

Thursday, Aug. 28 — 10:30 a.m., Interviewing Skills Workshop; 3:30 p.m. Vocational Rehabilitation Orientation.

Friday, Aug. 29 — No workshops offered.

All workshop are free of charge to the public.

Those interested in attending any workshops offered at the Peninsula Job Center can call 335-3010 or visit the job center located in Kenai at 11312 Kenai Spur Hwy., Suite No. 2. Business hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. excluding state and federal holidays.

You can also reserve space by clicking on the “Schedule Workshops” option located on the main screen in your ALEXsys account www.jobs.alaska.gov.

Have you opened a new business, moved to a new location, hired a new person or promoted an employee?

The community wants to know, and so do we.

Send us your information at news@peninsulaclarion.com, fax it to 907-283-3299, or drop it by the Clarion at 150 Trading Bay in Kenai. Questions? Call 907-335-1251.

Business announcements may be submitted to news@peninsulaclarion.com.

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