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Alaska Chamber News July 17 - July 31, 2013


Alaska Chamber Annual Conference 

The Alaska Chamber Annual Conference opens the evening of October 14th with a reception hosted by the Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce. The conference will be held October 15 at the Fairbanks Westmark Hotel.


The Alaska Chamber's Annual Fall Conference is the state's premier business conference. Each year the Alaska Chamber Board of Directors, our membership and Alaska's business and political leaders gather together to learn and discuss issues of statewide importance to Alaska business.


Conference topics include:

  • Healthcare Reform and Implementation
  • Worker's Comp Reform
  • Address by Alaska Congressional Delegation
  • Grass Roots Advocacy
  • Small Business Workshops

The conference will close with the Annual Awards Gala the evening of October 15, with the prestigious Local Chamber of Commerce of the Year, Bill Bivin Small Business of the Year and the William A. Egan Outstanding Alaskan awards being awarded.


Make sure to come in the night before, Monday, to enjoy the welcome reception hosted by the Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce. 





Fairbanks Westmark Hotel


Group Code: ALCH101413



Alaska Airlines

7% Discount Code: ECMF38

Nominate a business, business person or local chamber today!

Do you know a great Alaskan who should be recognized?


Maybe a small successful business that also understands the importance of helping the community or a local chamber of commerce who excels for their members and their community?


This years recipients for the William A. Egan Alaskan of The Year, Bill Bivin Small Business of The Year, and Local Chamber of Commerce of The Year will be announced Tuesday, October 15th during the Awards Gala at the Annual Fall Conference in Fairbanks.


To recognize the outstanding members of the business community, your help is needed.  Please nominate the person, company or chamber that you think best represents the high standards of excellence for these prestigious awards. 


For your convenience this year we have new online submission forms for submitting nominations. 


Submission Forms & More Information:


Local Chamber of Commerce of the Year


Bill Bivin Small Business of the Year


William A. Egan Outstanding Alaskan

Alaska Chamber campaign promotes a pro-business environment


The Alaska Chamber recently launched a pro-business informational advertising campaign focusing on the positive impacts businesses and pro-business policies have on Alaska.


In addition to a series of radio ads highlighting the benefits of the oil and mining industries, the campaign also highlights the benefits of tourism and its affect on the state and Alaskans.


Radio Ads


I'm in the mining business!


I'm in the oil business!



Visit "It's my Business!" on Facebook


Are you a local chamber and want to participate in this campaign?  Are you in a statewide industry that should be featured? Contact Ryan Makinster today at 907.278.2727 to discuss the campaign.


Seward Outreach Trip a success!

This event was a chance for our members to learn more about the Seward economy, its business issues and opportunities while also letting the community know about their companies, their issues and the opportunities for combined success. Fun was had by all and the Seward Chamber delivered stellar sunny, warm weather. 


 Trip Highlights 

Motor Coach Trip to Seward Windsong Lodge 

Seward Welcome Reception 

Icicle Seafood Tour 

Cruise Ship Terminal Tour 

Aurora Energy Coal Terminal Tour 

Luncheon Address by Senator Cathy Geissel

Fox Island Networking Dinner Cruise 

Seward Pub Crawl 

Alutiiq Pride Shellfish Hatchery 

AVTEC Marine Academy 

Alaska Chamber Board Meeting 

AKRR Aurora Car Return Trip to Anchorage


Thank you to our sponsors!




Alaska Railroad

Nana Development Corporation



Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute

Princess Cruises

Samson Tug & Barge



Totem Ocean Trailer Express




AT Publishing & Printing

Denali Brewing Company

Lynden, Inc.

Holland America

Pebble Limited Partnership

Millenium Alaskan Hotel

TSS, Inc.

Workers' Comp Workshops for new small business owners, employers

The Workers' Compensation Division will hold workshops around the state to provide information about the Alaska Workers' Compensation Act. The workshops are free and open to the public. New small business owners and employers are encouraged to attend. 


"Our staff will discuss which entities must be covered and how the process works," said Mike Monagle, Workers' Compensation Division director. "These workshops are a great opportunity to get more detailed information and to ask questions." 

Anchorage - Thursday, July 25 

9:30-10:30 a.m. 

Midtown Job Center 

3301 Eagle Street, Room 208 


Kenai - Wednesday, August 14 

10:30-11:30 a.m. 

Peninsula Job Center 

11312 Kenai Spur Highway, Suite 2 


Call 907-269-4002 for more information. 


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