Business Briefs

■ The Soldotna and Kenai Chambers of Commerce will host a joint luncheon at noon Jan. 3 at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. Pat Pitney, director of the state Office of Management and Budget, will present on the state fiscal situation. RSVP to 262-9814.

■ The Kenai Chamber of Commerce next meets at noon Jan. 4 at the Kenai Visitor Center. Kenai Peninsula Borough Auditor Deray Jones will discuss borough sales tax code changes. RSVP to 283-1991.

■ The KPEDD Industry Outlook Forum is Jan. 11, 2017, from 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m. at the Kenai Visitors Center, 11471 Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai, with lunch and dinner included, held in partnership with the Kenai, Soldotna, Seward and Homer Chambers of Commerce and the cities of Kenai and Soldotna. The forum is open to the public and offers a variety of topics and speakers discussing the economic outlook for the Kenai Peninsula and the State of Alaska and the impact oil, gas, mining, gas pipeline projects, education and medical projects have on our communities. Register at http://kenaichamber.org.

Junior Achievement and Mountain View Elementary in kenai are excited to put together another JA in a Day event for the spring semester. This event will take place on March 9, 2017. Junior Achievement programs align with state standards and teach students the value of workforce readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy. The hands-on, age appropriate curriculum equips students with the knowledge needed to be successful in today’s ever changing global economy. Volunteers are needed for this event. A light breakfast, lunch, training and program materials will be provided. Visit alaska.ja.org to learn about the JA programs that will be offered to all K-5 students. For more information, contact Amarin Ellis, Program Manager, at 907-344-0101 or aellis@ja-alaska.org.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service has launched a series of short videos to help Alaskans manage their finances.

Topics in the Mastering Money Management series include improving your credit score, reading your credit report, children’s allowances, living on a seasonal income, automating your bill payments and what to do before choosing bankruptcy.

The videos are available at www.uaf.edu/ces/money.

Anyone with ideas for additional video topics may contact Dinstel at 907-474-7201 or at rrdinstel@alaska.edu.

Have you opened a new business, moved to a new location, hired a new person or promoted an employee? 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. Items should be submitted by 5 p.m. on the Friday prior to publication.

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