Business news

■ The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce meets at noon today at Froso’s Restaurant. A spotlight on local businesses is planned. RSVP to 262-9814. At noon on Nov. 25, the chamber will have a presentation on “Four Generations in the Workplace and How to Navigate It” at Froso’s.

■ The Kenai Chamber of Commerce meets at noon Wednesday at the Kenai Visitors Center. Joe LoSciuto, president of ASRC Energy Services Marine Support, will give a presentation on the refurbishment of Rig Tenders Marine Terminal, additional capabilities and services of Marine Support. RSVP to 283-1991.

The following job skills workshops will be offered at the Peninsula Job Center the week of Nov. 24:

Monday, Nov. 24 — 9:30 a.m., ALEXsys Job Leads; 10:30 a.m., Introduction to ALEXsys and the Job Center; 2:30 p.m., Interviewing Skills Workshop

Tuesday, Nov. 25 — 10:30 a.m., Career Ready 101 Lab

Wednesday, Nov. 26 — 1:30 p.m., WorkKeys® Testing

Thursday, Nov. 27 — Job Center closed for Thanksgiving

Friday, Nov. 28 — 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 reserve space by clicking on the “Schedule Workshops” option located on the main screen in your ALEXsys account (www.jobs.alaska.gov ), call 335-3010, or visit the job center located in Kenai at 11312 Kenai Spur Hwy., Suite #2. Business hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. excluding state and federal holidays.

The U.S. Small Business Administration – Alaska district office has announced the opening of SBA’s online portal and is ready to accept nominations for its 2015 National Small Business Week Awards, including the annual Small Business Person of the Year award.

SBA has been following the mantra – Smart, Bold and Accessible in the way the agency conducts business. This is now the third year SBA has been using the online portal submission process, a great and smart improvement from years past. The improved dedicated web portal http://awards.sba.gov provides all the guidelines and has made it much easier to submit and track submissions of nominees for National Small Business Week.

All nominations must be submitted online, postmarked or hand delivered to the SBA no later than 3 p.m. EST, Jan. 5, 2015. In addition to the portal, nominations can also be sent directly to SBA’s Alaska District Office. For contact information and other District Office information visit online at www.sba.gov/ak, call 800-755-7034 or visit in person at 420 L Street, Suite 300, Anchorage, Alaska.

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.

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