Business Briefs

Chambers set schedules

■ The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce meets today at Froso’s Restaurnat in Soldotna. Branden Bornemann and Dan Pasuccci of the Kenai Watershed Forum will share more info about the Kenai River Festival, Kid’s Summer Camp and the Streamwatch program. RSVP to 262-9814.

■ The Kenai Chamber of Commerce meets at noon Wednesday at the Kenai Visitor Center. A presentation on Community Preparedness for Disasters by Scott Walden, Director of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management, is scheduled. RSVP to 283-1991.

■ Lemonade Day, a nationwide event that encourages kids to become entrepreneurs by opening their own lemonade stand, is June 11.

Register your kids for Lemonade Day at alaska.lemonadeday.org or stop by the Soldotna or Kenai Chamber of Commerce for a paper application. The Soldotna Chamber is located at 44790 Sterling Highway in Soldotna (next to the bridge in the Visitor Center). The Kenai Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center is located at 11471 Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai.

New Loan Officer on board at First National

First National Bank Alaska’s Board of Directors recently announced the appointment of a new Assistant Vice President/Loan Officer.

Equipped with more than 10 years of banking experience in Anchorage and on the Kenai Peninsula, Sheila Lomboy was named Loan Officer and appointed Assistant Vice President. She will provide commercial banking opportunities and other services to Alaska businesses.

“For the last decade, I’ve immersed myself in everything associated with business banking,” Lomboy said. “When we discuss strategies and growth with our customers, it’s backed by nearly a century of Alaska-based history and expertise.

“It’s my responsibility to help that tradition continue.”

Portable kitchen for rent

The Kenai Soil & Water Conservation District has a DEC-approved mobile kitchen for rent by the day, week or season. The 6.5-by-12-foot trailer with ball hitch contains propane stove, griddle, refrigerator and small freezer, suitable for preparing and/or serving food at events (Kenai Peninsula only).

Call Larry Marsh at 262-9671 for additional specifications and rental requirements.

What’s new in your business?

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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