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Alaska State Chamber of Commerce E-News October 02, 2009


Mark Your Calendars



OCTOBER 28& 29

Do not miss the most important membership meeting of the year. Join Alaska State Chamber Members, Board Members and Local Chamber Members in determining our 2010 Legislative Priorities and Positions.


Positions must have statewide impact and be consistent with the State Chamber's mission. Each position submitted must have a representative available at the Tie-In to make a live presentation, which explains the reasoning and support for the position.  Each position must maintain close adherence to the format suggestions, especially financial impact; and strict adherence to the submittal deadline of October 12, 2009.  A copy of the Tie-In Guidelines is attached.


All priorities and positions that are adopted at the Tie-In will be forwarded to the Board of Directors for ratification at the Board meeting on October 29.

Registration and Agenda will be on-line early next week.

State Chamber Announces Award Recipients

The Alaska State Chamber of Commerce presented its prestigious annual awards September 22, 2009 at the Chamber's 50th Annual Fall Conference and Business Trade Show in Homer.

The awards are the William A. Egan Outstanding Alaskan, the Bill Bivin Small Business of the Year and the Local Chamber of the Year.

The Celebrated and prestigious William A. Egan award is given to individuals who have made substantial and continual contributions of statewide significance while working in the private sector. Each year, nominations are kept strictly confidential and the selection is made with voting by all past chairs of the Alaska State Chamber of Commerce. The recipients of the Outstanding Alaskan of the Year form an impressive list of Alaskan "Who's Who" and dates back to its first honoree in 1964.

The 2009 Outstanding Alaskan of the Year William A. Egan award was presented to John Shively. Read Article On-Line

The Bill Bivin award, established in 1993, pays tribute to businesses that exemplify leadership, ethics and organization. The business is recognized for consistent community involvement, an excellent business reputation and established leadership in their fields.

The 2009 Bill Bivin Small Business of the Year was presented to Don and Mary Ann Fell with Maritime Helicopters. http://maritimehelicopters.com/ Read Full Article On-Line


The Alaska Chamber of the Year award is bestowed upon an Alaskan chamber for consistent community involvement and an excellent business reputation.

The 2009 Chamber of the Year award was presented to the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce. www.kodiak.org Read Article On-Line




HOMER, Alaska, Sept. 22-A new partnership between Alaska's business community and its youth was launched, Sept. 22 when Tesoro Alaska donated $40,000 to the Alaska State Chamber of Commerce for "Alaska Business Week." The new program, spreading across the country, brings business leaders and high school students together for intensive weeklong interactive, future-looking programs. Read Article On-Line

State Chamber Annual Raffle Winners

The Alaska State Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Raffle on September 22, 2009 during the Fall Conference and Trade Show in Homer. We greatly appreciate the support of everyone who helped sell tickets and/or purchased raffle tickets. Raffle proceeds will allow the Chamber to continue its mission "To promote a positive business environment in Alaska".

See complete list of winner On-Line



The Wrangell Chamber of Commerce would like to announce the launch of a new website featuring local artwork. Wrangellartist.com is partially funded with a grant from the Alaska Community Foundation. The website was created with the intent to help local artists reach a wider audience. It will offer pieces of unique and unusual artwork that will be rotated out as pieces are sold. Check back often as artists will be added weekly. Thanks to the Friends of the WrangellMuseum and the Alaska Community Foundation for their help in creation of this site www.wrangellartist.com

Any questions, please call Haley Waddington

Tel: (907) 874-3901

Fax: (907) 874-3905

Email: wchamber@gci.net


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