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  • Monday, May 2, 2016 4:17pm
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■ The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce meets at noon today at Froso’s Restaurant in Soldotna. A presentation on Soldotna’s charter commission special election is planned. RSVP to 262-9814.

■ The Kenai Chamber of Commerce meets at noon Wednesday at the Kenai Visitor Center. A presentation on Kenai’s Comprehensive Plan, and a presentation on the Alaska State Chamber by President and CEO Curtis Thayer are planned. RSVP to 283-1991.

■ Lemonade Day, a nationwide event that encourages kids to become entrepreneurs by opening their own lemonade stand, will be June 11.

The Soldotna Chamber will be hosting two workshops: May 7 at 8 a.m. will be the Home Depot build a stand workshop. RSVPs are required and space is limited. RSVP to 262-9814. The Business and Financial workshop will be held May 11 at 6 p.m. at the Soldotna Library. RSVP to 262-9814. Simone Jaggers with Alaska Lemonade Day, and a Wells Fargo representative will speak about business. Register your kids for Lemonade Day at alaska.lemonadeday.org or stop by the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce for a paper application. Workbook backpacks may be picked up after you have completed your registration. The Soldotna Chamber is located at 44790 Sterling Highway in Soldotna (next to the bridge in the Visitor Center).

The Kenai Chamber’s Lemonade Day Financial & Food Safety Workshop is May 12, 5:30-7 p.m. at the Kneai Visitors Center with presentations by Simone Jaggers, Lemonade Day State Coordinator, UAA Business Enterprise Institution, and Melanie Hollon, Food Safety & Sanitation, Division of Environmental Health. RSVP to 283-1991. A lemonade stand building workshop will be held at 10 a.m. May 21 at Spenard Builders Supply, RSVP to 283-1991. Register at alaska.lemonadeday.org or stop by the Kenai Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, 11471 Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai.

HEA will host its annual meeting at Kenai Central High School on Wednesday. Registration for the meeting will be open 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the high school commons area. The business meeting will start in the Renee C. Henderson Theatre at 6 p.m. HEA members are reminded to please bring a form of identification for registration purposes.

The annual meeting will feature food, refreshments, informational booths, election results and an update from the general manager on HEA issues. There will also be attendance door prize drawings for energy credits, including a grand prize drawing for a free year of electricity (up to 10,000 kilowatt hours).

Additional information about the 2016 annual meeting is available at www.homerelectric.com.

The Kenai Soil & Water Conservation District has a DEC-approved mobile kitchen for rent by the day, week or season. The 6.5-by-12-foot trailer with ball hitch contains propane stove, griddle, refrigerator and small freezer, suitable for preparing and/or serving food at events (Kenai Peninsula only).

Call Larry Marsh at 262-9671 for additional specifications and rental requirements.

Central Peninsula nonprofit organizations can apply online for a grant of up to $1,000 from the Kenai Peninsula Foundation’s Endowment Fund. Guidelines and the application can be found at www.kenaipeninsulafoundation.org by and then clicking on the word “Grants.”

The application deadline is May 20. For more information contact Mariko Sarafin at 907-249-6609. The Kenai Foundation is an Affiliate of the Alaska Community Foundation, and its Endowment Fund was established through charitable donations from Central Peninsula residents and community partners.

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. Items should be submitted by 5 p.m. on the Friday prior to publication.

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