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Alaska State Chamber of Commerce E-News November 22, 2010


Alaska State Chamber Offices will be closed

In observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday on

Thursday, November 25 & Friday, November 26

Have a Happy Thanksgiving weekend!

NFIB Small Business Summit Set for January 11, 2011 in Anchorage Influence only takes one and that's you.  Learn how to legislatively make Alaska a more small-business-friendly state. Join a special Small Business Summit set for Tuesday, January 11, in Anchorage, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel at 109 W. International Airport Road.

The summit starts at 7:30 a.m. with a breakfast and ends at 9:30 a.m. Guest speakers include State Senators Johnny Ellis and Charlie Huggins and Marc Langland of Northrim Bank.  Registration is $15 before Dec. 1, $25 after, $90 for a table, and $200 for event vendors.

Further information is on the registration form attached here.  Or, you can phone NFIB/Alaska Member Support Manager Stacy Jenkins at 866-307-2846, stacy.jenkins@nfib.org

Registration Form: LinkClick.aspx

TSS, Inc. Partners With Cook Inlet Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (CICADA) To Provide Screening Services to the Kenai Peninsula

Ketchikan, AK - TSS, Inc., a premier provider of health care education and substance screening services, is pleased to announce a new partnership with Cook Inlet Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (CICADA) of Kenai and Homer, AK.  A majority of TSS services will be offered at both CICADA locations in the very near future.

"I am excited to be able to bring TSS to the Kenai Peninsula.  Many of our clients live and work in that area and love doing business with CICADA.  This business relationship allows CICADA to maintain their status as a DOT collection site and enhances their service offerings to the residents of Kenai and Homer," says Renee Schofield, CEO of TSS.  "I look forward to working with business owners to grow their safety programs.  And I appreciate the opportunity to work with people who live and work there now.  That reinforces the TSS commitment to "BE LOCAL" whenever and wherever we can.  As our consortium membership in USCG, FMCSA, and FAA pools increased, it became imperative to work with a local vendor to provide our services.  CICADA fit that need quite well.  We are extremely pleased to bring new business to the area."

The staff at CICADA is currently available to perform DOT and non-DOT drug screens, as well as breath alcohol screening.  By year-end, the offerings will expand to drug testing via hair, sweat and saliva.  Paternity testing via DNA collection will also be offered.  A full array of services available at TSS can be viewed at www.tssakstar.com.

TSS, Inc. specializes in healthcare education and substance screening services for workplace & community safety.  Headquartered in Ketchikan, AK, TSS also has office locations in Anchorage, Juneau & Craig, AK, as well as Keokuk, IA.


For more information: Call 907-247-1431 - Renee Schofield CEO of TSS, Inc.

Alaska State Chamber 2011 Membership Directory

The Alaska State Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce our plans for the publication of the 2011 Alaska State Chamber of Commerce Directory.  As a valued partner and member of our organization, please consider this your invitation to take advantage of this very special opportunity.

This full-color publication is one of the Chamber's most vital tools for providing useful information to our members and our community.  Two thousand copies of this directory will be distributed throughout the state.  There will also be an online version, making this an extremely effective tool for reaching the community.  You can view the current 2010 on-line edition at our website

We are very pleased to be working with the Alaska Journal of Commerce, a leader in Alaska business news.  We are partners with the Alaska Journal of Commerce in developing the directory and helping us reach our community members with this valuable resource.

Advertisers receive:

·         Advertising packages to meet all budgets and needs

·         Excellent design and layout services - free of charge

·         Free copies of the Directory to distribute as you wish

·         Online directory, with links to participating advertisers' websites

Reaches Alaska's Top Business Leaders and Prospective New Members, across Alaska, the Pacific Northwest and Canada.

·        Promotes Alaska's top industries including: oil & gas, construction, mining, transportation, health care, commercial fishing & others

·        High profile, full color, glossy directory

·        Annual publication, with year-long shelf life

·        Free bold category listing with any size ad placement

·         Directory published and billed in 2011 calendar year

·        Distribution includes: Alaska State Chamber of Commerce membership, the Alaska State Legislature, State of Alaska and Alaska Journal of Commerce subscribers

·         Rates for State Chamber members and non-members

For more information please contact the Alaska Journal of Commerce, at 1-907-275- 2166, or visit our website for Rate Sheet and flyer.  This is a very special opportunity for our business community as we endeavor to build on the positive momentum we currently enjoy.  Thank you for helping to make the Alaska State Chamber a useful and valued partner to Alaskan businesses.

Alaska State Senate Seeks Legislative Pages

The Alaska State Senate is looking for individuals who are interested and available to work as a Legislative Page for this up-coming legislative session.  Legislative Page positions are employed from just prior to the beginning of the legislative session to a few days after adjournment.  The 2011 legislative session will begin Tuesday, January 18, and continue through April 17.  The starting salary for a page position is $3073.00 per month.  All monthly paid employees receive full medical, retirement and leave benefits.  Salaried employees do not receive compensatory time or overtime and are on call 7 days per week.  Housing accommodations are not provided and each employee must secure their own accommodations. 

All Legislative Pages must be at least 18 years of age and must possess a valid driver's license.

Legislative Pages are hired by the Rules Committees of each Chamber and serve under the supervision of their respective Sergeant-At-Arms.  They are on call in the Chamber each day of the legislative session to provide services and support to legislative members that includes but is not limited to:

1.      Acting as doormen of the chambers.

2.      Remaining on call in the chamber during session.

3.      Relaying messages, letters and documents to and from legislators, legislative offices and agencies.

4.      Setting up committee rooms for legislative meetings.

5.      Maintaining the bills, journals and other documents used in the chambers.

6.      Driving the legislative vans as requested. 

Interested individuals should send a copy of their resume and Department of Motor Vehicles driving record to the Senate Rules Committee Chairman's office no later than December 10, 2010.  Email, mail or fax resume and driving record to:

Senator Johnny Ellis,

Attn: Heather Beaty

Senate Rules Committee Chairman

716 W 4th Avenue, Suite 500

Anchorage, AK 99501


Fax (907) 269-0172

For information regarding standard State of Alaska benefit package please contact the Legislative Affairs Agency Personnel Office at (907) 465-3854.

The Alaska State Legislature does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, or disability.  Persons with disabilities who require special accommodations contact the Legislative Affairs Personnel Office.  Please allow sufficient notice for the Agency to accommodate your needs prior to the closing date.

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