Homer chamber of Commerce InBrief

‘Get To Know Homer’
training set for May 20

The Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center will host the annual “Get to Know Homer” summer tourist season kick-off training on Wednesday, May 20, at the chamber. 

This free program is geared to frontline staff to get acquainted with Homer and the surrounding area, but everyone interested in learning more about what there is to do in Homer is invited. The presentation will touch on the top commonly asked questions from visitors with answers provided by the chamber’s seasoned volunteers at the visitor information center.

This one-hour training will be presented every hour, on the hour, starting at 9 a.m. with the last session beginning at 3 p.m. This is a new format based on feedback that shorter and more frequent sessions would be desirable to enable more staff participation from area businesses, according to a chamber press release.

The training program is designed for business owners, front desk staff, waitstaff, transportation providers — anybody who interacts with the public — and for residents who have relatives visiting this summer and want to know what to do with them.

Topics include  fishing, attractions, festivals, free resource guides, local services and an areawide orientation. 

The training is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact the Homer Chamber of Commerce at 235-7740.  


After Hours event set for May 21

The Fresh Sourdough Express will host May’s Homer Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours event. The networking opportunity will be from 5-6:30 p.m. May 21 at the bakery and cafe located at 1316 Ocean Drive.

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


Nine cruise ship visits planned

Homer will get its first cruise ship of the season on May 26. Other cruise ships dates are tentatively scheduled for June 9, June 23, July 7, July 21, Aug. 4, Aug. 18, Sept. 1 and Sept. 15. All cruise ships are from Holland America Lines.