Business News

Chambers set schedules

■ The Kenai Chamber of Commerce meets at noon Wednesday at the Kenai Visitor Center. An update on the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District from Superintendent Sean Duesk is planned. RSVP to 907-283-1991.

■ The Alaska Chamber of Commerce Fall Forum is Oct. 11-13 in Kenai at the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska. Keynote speakers include Marianne Kah, Chief Economist and Manager of Business and Market Analysis for ConocoPhillips, and Sen. Lisa Murkowski, chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and Senate Appropriations Interior and Environment Subcommittee. For more information, visit http://business.alaskachamber.com/events/details/2016-fall-forum-10-11-2016-153.

Time to sign up for Trunk or Treat

The Boys and Girls Club in Kenai seeks the assistance of the community for its annual Trunk or Treat event on Oct. 29 from 3-5 p.m. The Boys and Girls Club is looking for sponsors, donations, trunks and volunteers. Businesses, community organizations or individuals interested in participating may call Kimberli Dent at 283-2682 or email kdent@positiveplaceforkids.com.

HEA board vacancy filled

The Homer Electric Association (HEA) Board of Directors has appointed Homer resident Jim Levine to fill the vacant seat on the board in District 3, representing Kasilof south to Kachemak Bay areas. The seat became vacant following District 3 board member Don Seelinger’s resignation this summer.

Two HEA members applied for the vacant seat and after reviewing the applications, the board selected Levine. Levine has previous experience on the HEA Board of Directors, having served a term from 2009 to 2014, including deputy secretary.

Levine is a project manager for Jay-Brant General Contractors in Homer. Levine will serve out Mr. Seelinger’s remaining term which expires in May 2017. When the term ends, the board seat will then be filled by the membership through the election process at the Annual Meeting of the Members.

Central Peninsula Hospital recognizes Patient Centered Care Awareness Month

The 10th annual Patient-Centered Care Awareness Month campaign will emphasize that when health care professionals, patients and family members engage with each other as partners, health care interactions are more constructive, experiences are more positive and outcomes improve. The theme of this year’s campaign, organized annually by Planetree, Inc. is The World of Patient and Family Engagement: Tools for Transformation.

Highlights of the month’s activities at CPH include:

— Implementing a new Electronic Health Record (EHR) system, throughout the organization. The new EHR system links all hospital and clinical departments; creating a single electronic record of a patient’s medical history.

— Providing a handout to patients on 50 Ways to be an #EngagedPatient, that gives helpful tips to patients about being an informed partner in their care. Ask a volunteer for a copy or email: bnichols@cpgh.org to have one emailed to you!

­— Giving away a free one-hour massage for one lucky winner who “Likes” the Central Peninsula Hospital Facebook page during the month of October.

— A public showing of an award-winning documentary titled, “In Search of the Great Song,” co-produced by Michael Stillwater and Doris Laesser Stillwater, on Oct. 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Denali Conference Center. Admission is free and 10 DVDs will be given away in a drawing for attendees. In spoken word, sound and music, this documentary explores and celebrates the universal current pulsing through all life. The question asked of people from different cultures and traditions — faith leaders, artists, scientists, philosophers, indigenous elders and others. RSVP to Bonnie Nichols at 714-4500 if you would like to attend the showing.

— An invitation to former patients and family members to become a member of our Patient/Resident Advisory Committee. The committee meets every other month and provides guidance and the important aspect of keeping the “patient voice” top of mind in all our decisions. Contact Kathy Gensel at 714-4626 for more information.

Volunteers needed for JA in a Day

Junior Achievement and Nikiski North Star Elementary are excited to put together another JA in a Day event for fall semester. This event will take place on Nov. 18. Junior Achievement programs align with state standards and teach students the value of workforce readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy. The hands-on, age appropriate curriculum equips students with the knowledge needed to be successful in today’s ever changing global economy. Volunteers are needed for this event. A light breakfast, lunch, training and program materials will be provided. Visit alaska.ja.org to learn about the JA programs that will be offered to all K-5 students.

For more information, contact Amarin Ellis, Program Manager, at 907-344-0101 or aellis@ja-alaska.org, or Janet Johnson, Committee Chair, at 907-598-5489 or janet.johnson@denalifcu.com.

Double O to host food drive

The Double O has moved to a new location in the Kenai Airport, in the location that was Odie’s Deli. October will be the “Month of Giving.” The restaurant will be working with the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank to collect canned foods. Bring in three cans and receive 10 percent off your meal. For more information, call 398-9273 or 395-0995.

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Questions? Call 907-335-1251.

 

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