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Story last updated at 1:26 PM on Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Business Briefs

Ring of Fire meads star in competition

The Ring of Fire Meadery in Homer won four medals, three of them gold, at the 2012 Mazer Cup International, which was held early in March in Boulder, Colo.

The Homer meadery won gold medals for Kulani's Big Island Mead, Tart Cherry Reserve and Local Raspberry Melomel. It won a silver medal for its Red Currant Reserve.

"Our dry Raspberry Melomel is produced with hand-picked local Kachemak Bay raspberries and raw honey and is the only mead in MCI history to win the gold in its category for three years in a row," according to a press release from Ring of Fire Meadery.

Ring of Fire has won more gold medals than any other producer of meads in the history of the MCI: 11 total golds since 2009, according to the release.

During the competition, more than 500 meads from all over the United States and the world were judged.

Ring of Fire products are among the few wine beverages in the world that do not contain added sulfites.

The meadery is located at 178 E. Bunnell Ave.

Facebook workshop set

for April 17; space limited

The Homer Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Kachemak Bay Campus will offer a free four-hour Facebook workshop. The event will be from 1-5 p.m. April 17 at KBC. It will be led by Jhasmine Lamb of the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council. It will take participants from the basics to marketing their brand and working with Facebook's advertising and business solutions help center.

Space is limited to 20 people, so early registration is advised. To register or for more information, call Alida at 235-7740 or email her at membership@homeralaska.org.

Special performance part of April 26 chamber mixer

The next Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center mixer will be from 5-7 p.m. April 26 at the chamber and visitor center, 201 Sterling Highway. Hosting the mixer will be Alaska Ferry Adventures, the Mermaid Cafe and Bear Creek Winery. There will be a special performance by JoAnn & Monte.

Door prizes include a round-trip for two between Homer and Anchorage donated by Era Alaska; two round-trip ferry tickets between Homer and Seldovia; $150 in gift certificates for the Mermaid Cafe; Kachemak Bay coffee table books, T-shirts and more.

For more information, call the chamber at 235-7740.

Get to Know Homer event scheduled for May 18

The Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center will sponsor a free training session on all there is to know about Homer.

The event will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 18 at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center auditorium.

The session is geared toward front-desk staff, retail employees, wait staff, drivers and other employees who want to be more knowledgeable about Homer during the summer visitor season.

The session will feature information about fishing, hiking trails, lodging, bear viewing, outdoor adventures, special events, art museums, places across Kachemak Bay and more.

Chamber members are invited to put their brochures and other literature on display tables during the Get to Know Homer event. For more information call Nyla at 235-7740 or email her at info@homeralaska.org.