SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT through strong networking ties is the focus of a weekend workshop and retreat for Kenai Peninsula businesswomen on May 4 and 5 at the Meander In Bed and Breakfast in Ninilchik. Attendees will hear presentations by local women professionals on starting businesses, accounting, support organizations and community involvement. Presenters include Lou Collier of the Small Business Development Center; Jennifer Beckmann, Women's Roundtable; Debbie Blackley, Caribou Run Accounting and Tax Service; Jane Pascall, Homer Tribune; Evie Gebhardt, United Way; and Emily Aley, Women's Resource and Crisis Center. Cost for the two-day event is $75 for overnight accommodations, meals and the workshop, or $45 for meals and the workshop. The workshop is organized by Riversong Rafting, Meander In Bed and Breakfast and FreeLance. Reservations are required. Call Riversong Rafting at (907) 567-1050.
BOARDWALK FISH & CHIPS reopens for the season Friday daily from 11 a.m. Owned and operated by Marj Ringer, the restaurant specializes in locally caught fresh halibut, as well as seafood, chicken and burgers. It is located on the Homer Spit on the ocean side.
THE BAY CLUB fitness center, 2395 Kachemak Drive, holds an open house Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to celebrate its third year in business and show off its new racquetball court and remodeled equipment room. Demonstrations are planned on the climbing wall, racquetball court and various equipment.
THE HOMER BED AND BREAKFAST ASSOCIATIONwill hold its annual season kickoff meeting at the Homestead on Sunday at 2 p.m. All B&B and vacation cabin operators are welcome. Operators of any tourist-related businesses are welcome to drop off brochures to be handed out to attendees. For information call Larry at 235-3294 or Nancy at 235-4160.