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■ The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce meets at noon Tuesday at Froso’s Restaurant. A presentation from Dr. Keith J. Hamilton, president of Alaska Christian College, is planned. Chamber luncheons are free to attend and open to the public. Lunch is $15. RSVP to 262-9814 required.

■ The Kenai Chamber of Commerce meets at noon Wednesday at Kenai Catering (formerly the Merit Inn). A presentation “Kenai Through the Years” by Al Hershberger is planned. Chamber luncheons are free to attend and open to the public. Lunch is $15. RSVP to 283-1991.

The Kenai Soil & Water Conservation District invites Kenai Peninsula farmers to a workshop covering all aspects of using the Truax No-Till Seed Planter. This workshop is required for anyone who wishes to rent the planter during the 2014 season. The workshop will be held 3-6 p.m. Tuesday off McElroy Farm Road near Kasilof. Please call Heidi at 283-8732 ext. 5 to register and get directions. The Kenai Soil & Water Conservation District has a wide variety of agricultural equipment for rent, including manual and mechanized tools for soil preparation (Meri Crusher), tillage, re-seeding, planting, pesticide and fertilizer application and bale wrapping. For information, see the “Equipment Rental” page at www.kenaisoilandwater.org.

Indy Walton, an Edward Jones financial advisor in Soldotna, qualified for the firm’s 2014 Financial Advisor Leaders Conference.

This conference recognizes financial advisors who are among the leaders in the financial-services firm.

Indy Walton was one of only 1,003 financial advisors who attended the conference out of the firm’s nearly 12,000 financial advisors in the U.S. and Canada.

The 2014 conference will be held in May at the firm’s headquarters in St. Louis, Mo.

“Qualifying for this conference shows a tremendous amount of discipline, commitment and work ethic,” says Alan Kindsvater, an Edward Jones partner responsible for Advanced Branch Training, and host of the conference.

Walton acknowledges that the success of his branch office would not be possible without a strong team.

“This level of achievement only occurs when you have outstanding support,” he said. “Our team makes it possible for me to focus my time and attention on implementing financial solutions to our clients.”

The following job skills workshops will be offered at the Peninsula Job Center the week of May 19:

Monday, May 19 — 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, May 20 — 10:30 a.m., Job Prep Workshop.

Wednesday, May 21 — 9:30 a.m., WorkKeys® Testing; 10:30 a.m., CareerReady 101 Lab; 3 p.m. Job Search Strategies for the Ex-Offender.

Thursday, May 22 — 10:30 a.m., Interviewing Skills; 3:30 p.m., Vocational Rehabilitation Orientation.

Friday, May 23 — No workshops offered.

All workshop are free of charge to the public.

Those interested in attending any workshops offered at the Peninsula Job Center can call 335-3010 or visit the job center located in Kenai at 11312 Kenai Spur Hwy., Suite No. 2. Business hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. excluding state and federal holidays.

You can also reserve space by clicking on the “Schedule Workshops” option located on the main screen in your ALEXsys account www.jobs.alaska.gov.

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.

Business announcements may be submitted to news@peninsulaclarion.com.

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