\Wednesday, June 24th the Kenai Chamber of Commerce held its annual community awards luncheon before a capacity crowd at the Kenai Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center.
Two big days for the Kenai Chamber of Commerce as they moved the traditional January Awards dinner to an Awards Luncheon June 25th just nine days before the 4th of July Parade, the Chamber's biggest event of the year.
...Kathy Sexton with Trinity Greenhouse, Government and Civic Affairs ? Speaker of the House Mike Chenault and Volunteer of the Year - Steve Horn Professor at KPC.
The out going president of the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce looks a lot like the new in coming president Jim Stogsdill because it is.
? On Feb. 13, the Kenai and Soldotna chambers of commerce will host a joint luncheon at the Kenai Visitor Center. A presentation from Dan Fauske of the Alaska Stand Alone Gas Pipeline Project is planned. RSVP to 262-9814 or 283-7989. ? On Feb.
The custom of honoring the un-sung heroes in our community who consistently contribute to the well being of Kenai and make this a great place to live, work and play is a valuable tradition carried out annually by the Kenai Chamber of Commerce. "These are humble folks, so we have to be very secretive until the Awards Ceremony or most of them would chose not to be present, and intrigue makes it fun," said Carol Bannock, executive director for the Kenai Chamber. The keynote speaker at this year's presentations was Kip Knudson, external affairs manager for Tesoro and chair for the Alaska State Chamber of Commerce. He addressed the reasons why Alaska was ranked the least favorable state to do business in the U.S. and presented tangible ways for the Kenai Chamber to partner with the State Chamber in communicating that Alaska is not only open for business, but a great place to do business.
The Annual Kenai Community Awards Banquet has featured a litany of entertainment over the last 38 years with everything from the hilarious Mr. Whitekeys from Anchorage to Las Vegas magicians pulling live rabbits out of past chamber presidents hats, but none have been any funnier than Saturday nights roast of outgoing Kenai Chamber Board President Kyle Fisher.
Dear Alaskans, Alaska is fortunate to have one of the highest rates of volunteerism in the nation. In fact, 34 percent of our residents volunteer a total of 28 million hours annually. That's more than 55 volunteer hours per Alaskan every year.
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