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Chambers set schedules

■ The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce meets at noon today at Froso’s Restaurant in Soldotna. A spotlight on giving is planned. RSVP to 262-9814.

■ The Kenai Chamber of Commerce next meets Wednesday at noon at the Kenai Visitors Center. A presentation on the business climate with a new administration by Rebecca Logan, General Manager of the Alaska Alliance, is planned. RSVP to 283-1991.

Soldotna Chamber of Commerce seeks award nominees

The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for their 2014 Awards. Do you know a business that should be Business of the Year? Small Business of the Year? How about someone that has Customer Service that goes above expectations?

A full list of award categories and descriptions can be found at soldotnachamber.com or by calling 262-9814. The deadline is Wednesday.

Small Business Development Center plans workshops

The Alaska Small Business Development Center is offering a Record Keeping for Taxes class on Jan. 7, 2015 in Soldotna from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The class is targeted for small business owners who need basic guidance on how to set up, maintain and prepare their financial records for the tax season. Trainer Jim Duffield will cover the following topics: 1) Setting up a sound record keeping and filing system; 2) How to keep track of your business transactions; 3) Business requirements of the IRS; 4) Filing of source documents; 5) Computer or manual bookkeeping- what will work best for you and what is available; 6) Financial Statements you may need; 7) How to maximize your business tax return. There will be time for questions, brief discussions of covered and non-covered topics, and any other financial issue that is of concern to attendees. The cost is $75 and deadline for online registration and payment is Dec. 22 by 5 p.m. The Alaska SBDC accepts cash or check or payment by card, veterans can contact Bunny Kishaba for a scholarship ticket.

The Alaska Small Business Development Center is offering a Benefits of Budgeting class on Jan. 20, 2015 for people to learn methods to Monitor-Measure-and-Manage the amount of cash moving through their businesses. Establishing budgets is the vital element that keeps every business financially healthy. The $75 workshop will be held from 12:30-4:30 p.m. and will guide you through this process. Register online before Jan. 12 via the website http://aksbdc.ecenterdirect.com. The Alaska SBDC accepts cash, check, or you may pay by card using our safe Upay option. Veterans, contact Bunny Kishaba to see if our Veterans Scholarship Fund is still available.

For more information, go to www.aksbdc.org. If you have any questions, call Bunny at 260-5629.

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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.

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