Business News

■ The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce meets at noon on Tuesday at Frosos Restaurant. A spotlight on businesses is planned. RSVP to 262-9814 required.

■ The Kenai Chamber of Commerce meets at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Kenai Visitors Center. A presentation on Economic Development and Top Accomplishments by Department of Commerce Commissioner Susan Bell is planned. Lunch is $15. RSVP to 283-1991.

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.

Home Watch Service Plus KPB of Soldotna has gained Accredited Member status in the NHWA for the second consecutive year.

Owner Stace Escott decided to get involved in the Home Watch industry while living on Amelia Island, Florida. Escott was an award-winning Director of the Year (2007) for an upscale retirement community. Escott has lived in Alaska for over 18 years and understands what it takes to care for an Alaskan home. It is this unique experience that Home Watch Service Plus utilizes to serve members of the community.

HWS Plus KPB serves Soldotna, Sterling, Kenai, Nikiski, and Kasilof. Stace can be reached at 907-252-4431, at StaceEscott@HomeWatchServicePlus.com, or you can visit his page at http://www.homewatchserviceplus.com/kenai. The National Home Watch Association was formed in 2009 in order to establish and maintain the highest industry standards for Home Watch and absentee homeowner services throughout the United States and Canada.

The following job skills workshops will be offered at the Peninsula Job Center the week of April 21:

Monday, April 21 — 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 22 — 10:30 a.m., Job Prep Workshop.

Wednesday, April 23 — 9 a.m., WorkKeys® Testing; 10:30 a.m., CareerReady 101 Lab; 3:00 p.m., Job Search Strategies for the Ex-Offender.

Thursday, April 24 — 10:30 a.m., Interviewing Skills Workshop; 3:30 p.m., Vocational Rehabilitation Orientation.

Friday, April 25 — 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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