Chambers set schedules
■ The Soldotna and Kenai Chambers of Commerce will host a joint luncheon at noon today at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. An update on Oil and Gas for the Kenai Peninsula Borough is planned with presentations on “Benefits and Opportunities” by John Hendrix, Chief Oil and Gas Advisor to the Governor, and “Challenges and Risks” by Larry Persily, Oil and Gas Advisor for the Kenai Peninsula Borough. RSVP to 262-9841.
■ The Kenai Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon Wednesday at the Kenai Visitor Center. A presentation on commercial marijuana in Kenai by city attorney Scott Bloom is planned. RSVP to 283-1991.
Extension offers money management video series
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.
Roxie Dinstel, who has been teaching family finance classes for Extension for nearly 40 years, coordinated the series of five- to eight-minute YouTube videos. Ideas for topics came from agents and their clients, including farmers and fishermen, she said. Dinstel hopes the videos will be a quick resource that people can use.
Personal finance is important, she said. “But we’re not teaching it in school.”
Dinstel said Alaskans face special challenges for money management because of seasonal incomes, an uncertain state economy and budget cuts.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Items should be submitted by 5 p.m. on the Friday prior to publication.