Business Briefs

Chambers set schedules

■ The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce will meet today at noon at Froso’s Restaurant in Soldotna. A presentation from Michelle Tabler, Alaska Regional Manager for the Better Business Bureau, on ID theft and top scams is planned. RSVP to 262-9814.

■ The Kenai Chamber of Commerce will not meet this week. For more information, call 283-1991.

Central Peninsula Hospital to host certified nursing assistant training

How would you like to spend four weeks training for a new career that will give you important life skills and unlimited potential while allowing you to give back to our patients and elders? Certified Nursing Assistant training begins Dec. 28. Applications will be available at Heritage Place Business Office on Oct. 26. The deadline for application is Nov. 25 at 4 p.m. For more information, contact Ruthann Truesdell at 714-5063.

Electronics recycling event on tap

On Nov. 21 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Soldotna’s Central Transfer Station, ReGroup will host an Electronics Recycling event. Households can recycle a variety of defunct electronics from CDs and DVDs to small kitchen appliances to computers for free thanks to sponsorship from ReGroup, Peterkin Distributors and Triangle Recycling. Recycling electronics in a responsible matter is important to protect families from potential safety issues, the environment from potential contaminants and the community’s limited landfill space.

Local businesses and non-profits are invited to recycle electronics by appointment at this event as televisions and monitors incur a fee but other electronics are free. For more information including sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, visit the ReGroup Facebook page or call Jan at 907-252-2773.

Top 40 Under 40 nominations period open

Alaska’s Top Forty Under 40, sponsored by the Alaska Journal of Commerce, recognizes the state’s top professionals younger than age 40 who have demonstrated professional excellence and a commitment to their community. Nominees must be younger than age 40 before Jan. 1, 2016, must live and work in Alaska year-round, must have demonstrated professional excellence in their field, and must display a commitment to the community.

To make a nomination, go to www.alaskajournal.com/webform/top-40-under-40.

The deadline to receive entries is 5 p.m., Jan. 15, 2016. Winners will be announced Jan. 29. Employees and family members of Morris Communications are not eligible.

The Top Forty Under 40 recipients will be recognized in a special publication by the Alaska Journal of Commerce and during an awards reception and dinner beginning at 6 p.m. on April 8, 2016, at the Hotel Captain Cook. For additional information, contact Managing Editor Andrew Jensen at editor@alaskajournal.com or 907-275-2165. Event sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Advertising Director Jada Nowling at 907-275-2154 or jada.nowling@morris.com.

SBA accepting 2016 National Small Business Week awards nominations

The U.S. Small Business Administration is now accepting nominations for its 2016 National Small Business Week Awards, including the annual Small Business Person of the Year. Since 1963, National Small Business Week has recognized the outstanding achievements of America’s small businesses for their contributions to their local communities, and to our nation’s economy.

The dedicated website http://awards.sba.gov provides criteria and guidelines for submitting a nomination.

All nominations must be submitted no later than 3 p.m. EST, Jan. 11, 2016. In addition to the website, nominations can also be sent directly to an SBA District Office. For contact information and other District Office information visit online at http://www.sba.gov/districtoffices.

Small business workshop series offered

The University of Alaska Fairbanks will offer a small business workshop series by webinar beginning Oct. 3.

The series is hosted by the UAF Cooperative Extension Service and the UAF Community and Technical College.

The workshops will provide guidance to small business owners interested in starting or expanding their businesses. Participants may attend one or all of the workshops. Topics include:

— Writing a business plan, 1-4 p.m. Oct. 28

— Business legal forms, 1-4 p.m. Nov. 11

— Record keeping and taxes for mining, 1-3 p.m. Nov. 18

— Understanding and accessing credit, 1-3 p.m. Dec. 2

— Getting a small business loan, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 9

Anyone who wishes to connect by webinar may contact Extension Economic Development Specialist Kathryn Dodge at 907-474-6497 or kdodge@alaska.edu.

Each class costs $25. Register online at http://bit.ly/ces-workshops. Instructors include an accountant, an attorney, and financial and small business experts. See details about the classes and instructors at www.uaf.edu/ces.

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.

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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