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Joseph Keith

Joseph Keith

■ The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce meets at noon on Tuesday at Frosos Restaurant. A presentation from Shanon Hamrick, Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council, is planned.RSVP to 262-9814.

■ The Kenai Chamber of Commerce next meets at noon on Wednesday at the Kenai Visitor Center. A presentation on the Polar Bear Project at the Alaska Zoo by Eileen Floyd is planned. RSVP to 283-1991.

Rashah McChesney has been promoted to city editor at the Peninsula Clarion.

McChesney joined the Clarion staff in 2012 as a reporter. In addition to her reporting duties, she has taken on photography and multimedia responsibilities.

In her new position, McChesney will help supervise day-to-day operations of the Clarion’s reporting staff.

“This is an exciting opportunity for Rashah and for our newsroom. The energy, enthusiasm and vision she brings to her job will enhance the Clarion and benefit our readers,” said Clarion editor Will Morrow.

Reach McChensey at rashah.mcchesney@peninsulaclarion.com, or 907-335-1238.

The Keith family would like to welcome Joseph Keith, of Nikiski, back to the community. Joseph graduated from Nikiski High School in 2005 and pursued higher education in Portland, Ore. There he received his B.S. in Human Biology. He then graduated from the University of Western States with his Doctorate of Chiropractic in 2013. Joseph now works out of Dr. Carolyn Snowder’s office in Kenai and is accepting new patients. His specialties include sports injuries, pediatric patients, geriatric patients, and most extremity conditions. Please call 907-283-3752 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Keith at Snowder Chiropractic Clinic in Kenai. Monday through Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturdays by appointment.

Three candidates will be on the ballot for three open seats on the Homer Electric Association (HEA) Board of Directors. The deadline to file for the 2014 HEA board election was Feb. 28.

HEA directors are elected by the members in their respective district, with members voting only for the candidates residing in their district.

This year, there is just one candidate on the ballot in each of the three HEA districts.

In District 1 (Kenai — Nikiski — parts of Soldotna area) the candidate is incumbent director Kelly Bookey of Kenai.

In District 2 (Soldotna — Sterling — Kasilof), incumbent director Dick Waisanen of Soldotna will be seeking re-election.

In District 3 (Kasilof south to Kachemak Bay area), incumbent director Don Seelinger of Seldovia will be on the ballot.

The ballots will be mailed to Homer Electric members on March 28. Completed mail-in ballots must be received by April 30 in order to be valid. HEA members will also have an opportunity to vote at the Annual Meeting which will be held May 1 at Soldotna High School.

The Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council is seeking recertification as the alternative voluntary advisory group for Prince William Sound, as authorized under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA 90). The application has been submitted to the U.S. Coast Guard, which is charged with assessing whether the council fosters the general goals and purposes of OPA 90 and is broadly representative of communities and interests as envisioned under OPA 90.

The application is open for public review until March 7 under federal register docket number USCG-2013-1003. The full text of the federal register notice can be found at www.regulation.gov using the docket number. Comments may be submitted on line at that website.

The recertification application is available for public review on the council’s website at www.pwsrcac.org. To obtain a printed copy, contact the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council, 3709 Spenard Road, Suite 100, Anchorage, Alaska 99503. Call 907-277-7222 or toll-free 800-478-7221.

Comments on the application may be sent to: Commander, 17th Coast Guard District (Dp), PO Box 25517, Juneau AK 99802, Attn: LT Tomas Pauser, Inspections & Investigations.

Comments also can be forwarded to the docket manager at the address indicated. All correspondence must include the docket number. The Coast Guard will be taking comment until March 7.

To register for Alaska SBDC seminars got to http://aksbdc.ecenterdirect.com and click on “Training Events.” Scroll down to “Centers Location” and select “Kenai Peninsula”; click on “Browse” to find the workshop, then click “Sign Up” and complete the information needed. Call Bunny 260-5629 for questions.

Profit Mastery ($200 limited time offer) — On March 18 and March 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bryan Zak will present a 2-day Profit Mastery workshop in the Red Diamond Center, Suite 12, in Soldotna. This is your best opportunity for knowledge-driven financial management education. This 16-hour hands-on course will help you set goals for the future of your business, control spending and pricing, and leave with a process to assess the performance of your business and a strategy to implement change. In addition to the program content, you will master the material through quizzes, lively discussion, guided practice, and real-life application to your own business. To qualify for job bill funding’s limited time offer of $200, you must register online before March 10. Only five openings left. You can use our secure UPAY for MasterCard or VISA, or contact Bunny if you prefer to pay by cash or check. If you are a veteran with DD-214 identification, contact Bunny before making payment.

The Peninsula Job Center will offer the following workshops the week of March 10:

Monday, March 10 — 9:30 a.m., ALEXsys Job Leads; 10:30 a.m., Introduction to ALEXsys and the Job Center; 2:30 p.m., Resume Writing Workshop

Tuesday, March 11 — 10:30 a.m., Job Prep Workshop

Wednesday, March 12 — 9:30 a.m., WorkKeys® Testing; 10:30 a.m., CareerReady 101 Lab; 3:00 p.m., Job Search Strategies for the Ex-Offender

Thursday, March 13 — 10:30 a.m., Interviewing Skills Workshop

Friday, March 14 — No workshops offered.

All workshops are free of charge to the public.

Those interested in attending any of the workshops offered at the Peninsula Job Center can call 335-3010 or visit the job center located in Kenai at 11312 Kenai Spur Highway, Suite No. 2.

Have you opened a new business, moved to a new location, hired a new person or promoted an employee? The community wants to know, and so do we. 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.

Submit business news to news@peninsulaclarion.com.

Rashah McChesney

Rashah McChesney

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