■ The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce meets at 11:30 a.m. today at Froso’s Restaurant in Soldotna for a holiday luncheon. RSVP to 262-9814.
■ The Kenai Chamber of Commerce will not meet Dec. 24 or Dec. 31.
Renewal Skin Care Studio is pleased to welcome new members to its team:
Mary Bodner, Massage Therapist, is available on Tuesdays and Fridays. Her massage techniques include Swedish, Trigger Point and Lymphatic. Mary’s La Stone Therapy/Healing Stone Massage uses smooth, heated and chilled river and marble stones incorporated in Swedish Massage, Energy work with Chakra system and Thermotherapy, that dissolves muscle tension, promotes balance and healing, and brings a sedative relaxed feeling.
Courtney Paramore, certified make-up artist, she will be available Monday-Saturday by appointment. Let Courtney apply your make-up for your special event.
Darren Gibson, Massage Therapist, is available Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. His massage techniques include Swedish and Lomi Lomi, a sacred Hawaiian massage that embraces the spirit of Aloha. It utilizes long flowing strokes, often using the entire forearm instead of the hand. Each Lomi session is unique, it is not painful to receive and typically clients will leave feeling at ease and at peace.
To schedule an appointment call at 262-3570. Renewal Skin Care Studio is located at the “Y” in Soldotna. Hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., and Saturday noon-4 p.m.
VIP Alaska Inc., announces a new at-home drug test for marijuana (THC) in the urine. The THC Test Strip is an easy to use test that requires little to no training at a fraction of the cost of regular testing. The test is FDA approved and results can be read in 5 minutes. For more information, contact VIP Alaska Inc, 43530 Kalifornsky Beach Road, Suite 4, Soldotna or call 907-260-6599.
The Alaska Small Business Development Center is offering a Benefits of Budgeting class on Jan. 20, 2015 for people to learn methods to Monitor-Measure-and-Manage the amount of cash moving through their businesses. Establishing budgets is the vital element that keeps every business financially healthy. The $75 workshop will be held from 12:30-4:30 p.m. and will guide you through this process. Register online before Jan. 12 via the website http://aksbdc.ecenterdirect.com. The Alaska SBDC accepts cash, check, or you may pay by card using our safe Upay option. Veterans, contact Bunny Kishaba to see if our Veterans Scholarship Fund is still available.
For more information, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, fax it to 907-283-3299, or drop it by the Clarion at 150 Trading Bay in Kenai.
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