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Anch Chamber News & Events: Oil Taxes/ ATHENA Nominations/ 90% by 2020


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The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce offers various ways for your business to reach all of our members. Order mailing labels, surf the online Membership Directory or download the Anchorage Chamber2Go app and connect with nearly 1,100 other like-minded business professionals, expanding your network. Call 272-2401 for details, or visit Anchoragechamber.org.
Make it Monday" forum: A New Take on Oil Taxes
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday, Feb. 4, Egan Center - RSVP


Bruce Tangeman, Deputy Commissioner of the State of Alaska Department of Revenue, will discuss the administration's oil tax proposal, give an update on how the bill has been received by the Legislature, and review the strategic plan for moving it forward.

NOTE: This event is at the Egan Center


RSVP before Friday and save $3!

Members: $23 in advance ($26 at door)
Non-members: $31
Students: $25

Upcoming Forums:

Feb. 18: No Monday Forum - Presidents Day


Nominate an Anchorage ATHENA Society Inductee
Deadline to nominate is Tuesday, Feb. 5 - NOMINATE


The Anchorage ATHENA Society, a program of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, is looking for worthy individuals to be inducted into the Society in 2013.

There are more than 250 local business professionals who have been inducted into the Anchorage ATHENA Society since 1995.  



The Anchorage ATHENA Society is a local chapter of an international organization dedicated to encouraging the potential of women as valued members and leaders of the business community through several means, including recognizing new members, existing society members and one ATHENA Award Recipient during its annual luncheon; sending high school-aged young women to Camp $tart-up and Alaska Business Week (this summer); and mentoring women owned businesses year-round through PowerLink.

 Criteria for nomination:

  • Success in a business or profession
  • Gives back to the community outside of job requirements
  • Is known as a person who opens doors for women
  • Is an Anchorage resident  

Nominate Online Today! 
(Deadline Feb. 5)



Partnership Corner: 90% by 2020


Did you know a high school graduate will earn $400,000 more, on average, than a dropout? That dropouts are twice as likely to live in poverty? That high school dropouts are twice as likely to commit crimes and account for more than 61 percent of prison populations? 

 High school graduation is not only a critical milestone for youth and their families; it is a predictor of individual financial achievement and success. For our community, the educational achievement of our youth equals an important engine for economic growth and stability.

Currently one in four Anchorage students are not graduating on time. This means one in four students face greater odds in unemployment, poverty and criminal behavior.

To improve these statistics, United Way of Anchorage and their education partners have aligned around a common goal; to increase the high school graduation rate to 90 percent by 2020. The current on-time high school graduation rate in Anchorage is 72 percent. But while 72 percent is better than it was five years ago, it's just not good enough. 

Research tells us that supportive adults and a caring community are crucial to the success of our young people. By aligning around a common goal, joining forces and focusing on results, we can have a much greater impact than we could working independently.  
Such strategies include practicing 10 Simple Things.
The business community can have a role in shaping our future workforce just by engaging with students. Companies like yours can choose various ways to help by getting involved, taking a stand or spreading the word.

The success of our youth rests with each of us. We all have a role to play. Click here to learn how your business can take simple, intentional action to support our youth. And if you already, are, please tell us about it by contacting ssledge@ak.org

Upcoming Committee Meetings
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To learn more about Anchorage Chamber committees, click here.

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