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The Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce will host a joint luncheon on Tuesday at noon at Mykel’s Rstaurnat in Soldotna. A presentation from Nicole Schuh, Alaska Business Week Program Director for the Alaska State Chamberis planned. RSVP to 262-9814.

 

Homer Electric Association will dedicate the new Nikiski generation plant with a ceremony at 10 a.m. on May 1. Parking will be available at the Agrium plant with shuttle service to the ceremony. Tours of the new Nikiski plant on the Kenai SPur Highway, and the Bernice Lake plant on Chevron Road, will be avilable from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Visitors must be 18, wear all-weather, all-terrain footwear and avoid loose clothing.

Also on May 1, the HEA annual meeting will take place at 6 p.m. at Soldotna High School, with registration from 4:40-6:30 p.m. The event includes informational booths, board of directors elections and community outreach awards.

For more information, contact Joe Gallagher at 907-283-2324.

 

The Kenai Peninsula Builders Association will be holding their April membership meeting today at 6:30 p.m. at Mykel’s Restaurant. Guest speaker Sen. Peter Micciche is scheduled present a legislative wrap up. For more information, please call the KPBA at 283-8071.

 

The Kenai Peninsula Builders Association is accepting applications for four $1000 scholarships. Any member of the KPBSD 2014 senior class, current juniors who will graduate in 2015, or any individual 21 years of age or younger (high school graduate or GED) who plans to pursue a career in a building-related field may qualify. Applicant must attend a community college, university, or vocational school in the state of Alaska. Applications must be received by the April 28 deadline. For more information or to obtain an application, please go to www.kenaipeninsulabuilders.com or call 283-8071. Application and instructions are also available from KPBSD Counselors or from the Borough’s website.

 

The following job skills workshops will be offered at the Peninsula Job Center the week of April 28:

Monday, April 28 — 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, April 29 — 10:30 a.m., Job Prep Workshop.

Wednesday, April 30 — 10:30 a.m., CareerReady 101 Lab; 1:30 p.m., WorkKeys® Testing; 3:00 p.m., Job Search Strategies for the Ex-Offender.

May 1 — 10:30 a.m., Interviewing Skills Workshop; 3:30 p.m., Vocational Rehabilitation Orientation.

May 2 — 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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