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Alaska Business Leaders to Convene In Anchorage; Alaska Chamber Annual Fall Conference and Trade Show Scheduled For October 2-3


Anchorage, ALASKA — When the Alaska State Chamber of Commerce opens its annual fall conference at Anchorage’s Egan Center on Tuesday, Oct. 2, hundreds of Alaska’s top business leaders will be on hand to discuss a range of issues, most importantly health care.

With the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, health care is one of the most pressing issues facing businesses today. Robert Radecki, president of Benefit Comply and one of the conference’s headliners, will address what healthcare reform means to companies, especially smaller entities that don’t have the capacity to research the changes on their own.

Other conference topics include:

  • Partnerships with regional and Northwest businesses
  • Industry updates on mining and seafood
  • Current state of Alaska’s natural gas development
  • Economic impact of outer continental shelf exploration
  • Effects of an emission control area designation for Alaska
  • Business advocacy

After a brief address, Alaska’s Congressional delegation will participate in a question and answer session with the attendees on Wednesday, Oct. 3.

The theme of the event, “We mean business,” reflects two of the chamber’s main objectives: helping Alaska’s companies to succeed in today’s economy and advocating for a pro-business environment on the state and federal level.

“While Alaska is enjoying a vibrant economy, the nation is still in the throes of economic uncertainty,” said Rachael Petro, president and CEO of the Alaska Chamber. “This definitely has an impact on our local companies and the political and economic environment in which they operate. This event is the chance for all of Alaska’s business leaders to discuss the issues they’re facing and help each other find solutions.”

For a full conference agenda, please visit www. AlaskaChamber.com.

About the Alaska State Chamber of Commerce

The Alaska State Chamber of Commerce, a private, non-profit corporation, operating since 1952, works to promote a positive business environment in Alaska. The Alaska State Chamber is the voice of small and large business across the state with a Board of Directors comprised of 80 members representing all regions of the state. For more information, go to www.alaskachamber.com.

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