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Chambers set schedules

■ On Tuesday, the Soldotna and Kenai Chambers of Commerce will host a joint luncheon at noon at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. A forum on Kenai Peninsula Borough Propositions A and B is planned. RSVP to 262-9814 or 283-1991.

■ On Wednesday, the Soldotna and Kenai Chambers of Commerce will host a joint luncheon at noon at the Kenai Visitors Center. A forum with candidates for Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly is scheduled. RSVP to 262-9814 or 283-1991.

Rombach wins Small Office Honor of the Year Award

Cindy Rombach, Executive Officer of the Kenai Peninsula Builders Association, has received the Small Office Honor Award from the Executive Officers Council (EOC) of the National Association of Home Builders. The award was presented during the annual NAHB’s 2014 Association Leadership Institute held in St. Louis. The council’s membership consists of the staff executives who manage the nearly 800 state and local home builders associations that comprise NAHB.

“Winning the Small Office Honor Award is truly a great honor,” said Kevin Kelley, Chairman of the National Association of Home Builders, in a press release. “Cindy exemplifies what executive officers strive for, and I’d like to personally thank her for the guidance she gave her fellow colleagues at the Alaskan Conference I attended in 2013.”

This award, named in honor of Rachel Manley, the late executive officer of the Arrowhead Builders Association in Minnesota, is traditionally presented to an executive officer from a small association who is judged to have made exceptional accomplishments in spite of limited resources. Cindy is recognized for her many professional accomplishments on behalf of the building industry on the Kenai Peninsula, the state of Alaska, and the nation, as well as her contributions to the local community.

The Kenai Peninsula Builders Association represents home builders, contractors and associate members in the housing industry throughout the area.

Agricultural equipment for rent

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 or call 283-8732 ext. 5.

Job Center hosts training

The following job skills workshops will be offered at the Peninsula Job Center the week of Sept. 15:

Monday, Sept. 15 — 10:15 a.m., ALEXsys Job Leads; 11:30 a.m., Intro to ALEXsys and the Job Center; 3:30 p.m. Interviewing Skills Workshop.

Tuesday, Sept. 16 — 11:30 a.m. CareerReady 101 Lab.

Wednesday, Sept. 17 — 1:30 p.m., WorkKeys® Testing; 3 p.m., Job Search Strategies for the Ex-Offender.

Thursday, Sept. 18 — 9:30 a.m., Resume Writing Workshop; 3:30 p.m. Vocational Rehabilitation Orientation.

Friday, Sept. 19 — 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 a.m. to 5 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.

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?

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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