Shannon Davis

Last week when the borough assembly approved funding for the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marking Council, it re-opened argument on whether it was money well-spent. Here are some excerpts from some who spoke before the assembly.
    Mayor Charlie Pierce said others are already doing the job without cost to the Kenai Peninsula Borough. Nikiski resident Wilma Hansen felt likewise.

  On this week's Kenai Conversatoin, host Jay Barrett welcomes Shannon Davis and Andy Heuiser of the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce. The wide-ranging discussion covers the Concert in the Park series, fundraising and how so much gets done with such a small staff.

Grant transforms Music in the Park

May 2, 2019

The 2019 Concert in the Park season is just one month away. On June 5th, the Blackwater Railroad Company will kick off the Levitt Amp Soldotna Music Series at Soldotna Creek Park

The series of 12 Wednesday evening concerts was given a boost over the winter through a $25,000 matching grant by the Levitt Foundation of Los Angeles, bringing the total concert expenditure on acts to $65,000.

Things seem to be looking up online at the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce. Executive Director Shannon Davis gave an exuberant quarterly status update to the Soldotna City Council last (Wednesday) night.

“It really just feels like things are starting to click at the chamber, and really just in our community. We were firing on all cylinders last quarter.”

One place that’s seen more of a turnaround than an uptick is the chamber’s Facebook page, as Davis explains.

Soldotna Chamber of Commerce

  Last month we brought you the story of how Vision Soldotna needed online votes to make it to the next stage of the competition for $25,000 in funding for free concerts at Soldotna Creek Park. Well, it was announced Tuesday that the Levitt Foundation has awarded Soldotna one of 18 such grants which were earmarked for small- and medium-size cities to offer free public music.

Shannon Davis is the executive director of the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce and Vision Soldotna. She spoke with KDLL’s Jay Barrett.