■ The Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce will host a joint meeting at noon on Wednesday at the Kenai Visitor Center. Superintendent Sean Dusek will give an update of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. RSVP to 262-9814 or 283-1991.
The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for their 2014 Awards. Do you know a business that should be Business of the Year? Small Business of the Year? How about someone that has Customer Service that goes above expectations?
A full list of award categories and descriptions can be found at soldotnachamber.com or by calling 262-9814. The deadline is Dec. 10.
Starting a Business — Are you thinking about starting your own business? This workshop was built for you! The free 2 hour “Starting a Business” workshop on Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. will be held in the Red Diamond Center, Suite 12. Bryan Zak will cover basic issues faced when starting a small business such as business licensing, legal forms of business, business record-keeping, hiring employees, business planning and access to financing. Let the SBDC help guide you through the process of starting a small business. Pre-registration by Dec. 5 is required.
Go to www.aksbdc.org. If you have any questions, call Bunny at 260-5629.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.