Business Briefs

Business Briefs

Chambers set schedules

■ The Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce will host a joint luncheon at noon today at the Kenai Visitor Center. Randall Hoffbeck, Commissioner of the Department of Revenue, will give a presentation on “A Sustainable Future for Alaska.” Call 262-9814 or 283-1991.

Metal Magic adds machining services

Metal Machining Services are now being offered in addition to welding and structural fabrication at Metal Magic’s Kenai facilities.

Some of Metal Magic’s machining equipment includes: 22- Lodge & Shipley Engine Lathe with 14-foot bed; 24-inch LeBlond Lathe with 12-foot bed; 10-inch Hendey Engine Lathe with 4-foot bed; 12-inch Kirloskar/Enterprise 1550 Lathe with 5-foot bed; 9-inch x 4-foot Carlton Radial Arm Drill Press; Bridgeport Milling Machine.

Metal Magic has served the oil industry and Alaska locals for over 25 years. For more information, call 907-776-7676 or email metal.magic@alaska.net.

Griebel named top Real Estate professional

Kelly Griebel of Century 21 Realty Solutions was named one of America’s top real estate professionals by REAL Trends, as advertised in The Wall Street Journal. She is now a member of the “The Thousand Top Real Estate Professionals,” a prestigious national awards ranking sponsored annually by the two respected publications. Griebel is now ranked in the top one half of 1 percent of the more than 1,100,000 Realtors nationwide.

The Thousand real estate professionals was announced on June 26. According to The Thousand, Griebel had 139 transactions totaling $29,552,319, ranking her 192 in the nation.

“The best individual agents and teams — including Griebel’s award-winning efforts — were nothing short of phenomenal considering the recovering real estate market,” said Steve Murray, founder of Denver-based publishing and communications company REAL Trends, which compiled the list.

“Becoming a member of such an elite group as The Thousand is an incredible accomplishment in any market, but what Griebel did during these challenging times is impressive on so many levels,” said Marti Gallardo, vice president of classified advertising for The Wall Street Journal. “Her efforts topped 99.99 percent of the more than 1,100,000 Realtors nationwide.”

“I am absolutely thrilled to be named to The Thousand,” said Griebel, who serves clients primarily in Soldotna and Kenai. “Even with the market’s challenges, it’s incredibly gratifying to help clients find their dream homes as well as help them sell their properties quickly and for the highest price possible.”

The ranking of The Thousand can be found at: www.thethousandrealestateprofessionals.com.

Farm equipment for rent

The Kenai Soil & Water Conservation District has a wide variety of garden and farm equipment for rent, including tractor-drawn implements for initial field preparation (the fabled “Meri Crusher”), tillage, no-till seeding, bed shaping, mulch laying, and planting. Non-mechanized tools for rent include backpack sprayers, broadcast seed spreader and broadfork. A DEC-approved mobile kitchen trailer is also available.

For information, see the “Equipment Rental” page at www.kenaisoilandwater.org or visit Kenai Feed & Supply.

 

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