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ALASKA CHAMBER | It's Your Business August 9-23, 2017


Don't miss early bird registration for Fall Forum
Early-bird rates for our 2017 Fall Forum end on Friday, September 1. Don't miss the opportunity to be a part of the conversation that shapes our state. We're looking forward to seeing you this October 10-12 in Sitka!

Held annually around the state, the Chamber's Fall Forum highlights issues of statewide importance, sets its policy agenda and celebrates the accomplishments of a leading business, local Alaska chamber of commerce and an outstanding individual. Join us for two day's of panel discussions, breakout sessions and camaraderie, organized by one of the largest statewide membership organizations!

The event will be held at the Harrigan Centennial Hall with accommodations provided by a handful of Sitka hotels. Reserve your accommodations today!

Don't just attend - donate or become a sponsor! If you would like to promote your business by donating an auction item or becoming a sponsor, contact Brandy by email or by phone at (907) 278-2727.

Member spotlight: Spenard Builders Supply
Spenard Builders Supply (SBS) has been building Alaska for 65 years. 

With 16 locations across the state, SBS serves the needs of a variety of customers including residential and commercial builders, specialty contractors, government and other institutions, remodelers and do-it-yourselfers.

As Alaskans, SBS understand the challenges of building in Alaska. They are here to help you work through those challenges and supply you with all the products you need while giving you the customer service you deserve.

From appliances and cabinets, to plumbing, windows, decking, or beyond, SBS offer the brands you know and trust. They also offer many services such as door and window manufacturing, cabinet and deck design, a professional paint center and more!

To find an SBS location near you, visit them online at sbsalaska.com.

Seward Chamber to host 62nd Salmon Derby
The Seward Chamber of Commerce is gearing up to host its 62nd Seward Silver Salmon Derby® on August 12-20.

Started in 1956 the Seward Silver Salmon Derby is Alaska's oldest fishing derby in the State. Seward's Derby is equally popular with locals, other Alaska residents, and visiting anglers from around the nation and world.

Anglers vie for the largest Coho (Silver) Salmon and try to catch tagged fish worth prizes. Anglers turn their fish in daily, which are sold to raise funds for fish enhancement efforts and fisheries scholarships for graduating high school students.

Daily tickets are $10, tickets for the full event are $50. Proceeds from the Coho turned in support Fish Enhancement programs benefiting stocks in Resurrection Bay.

View the electronic event guide here. Or for full event details and updates click here.

Technology Lunch for Nonprofits
Arctic Information Technology invites you to lunch for a discussion on new technology offerings for the non-profit sector including answers to these questions: Why is Hardware as a service (HaaS) a good value for nonprofits? What lower-cost licensing options are available with Tech Soup and Office 365? How do you protect your organization from ransomware and other network threats?
What: Technology Lunch for Nonprofits
When: Thursday, August 24
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: YWCA Conference Room
324 E 5th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501
How to Register: Register for FREE here

Speaker. Mark Mathis is a leader of technology and expert on network infrastructure, licensing and products. With more than 25 years in IT, Mark is a great resource for Alaska small businesses and the non-profit sector.

Lunch. Who loves pizza? Lunch is on us. We will be serving pizza and soft drinks for all of the attendees that preregister.

Door Prize. Our event wouldn't be complete without a fun door prize. Must be checked in by noon to qualify. Door prize is drawn at 1 p.m.  

Space is limited to qualified non-profit organizations.

U.S. Chamber Small Business Summit 2017
Are you a small business owner? There's still time to register for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Small Business Summit on September 10-13 in Washington, D.C. to to learn, network, and engage with fellow entrepreneurs.

The Small Business Summit provides an opportunity for over 900 small business owners, managers, and entrepreneurs from across the country to learn, engage, network, and grow. The three-day program provides small business owners the tools, strategies, and best practices they need to successfully compete in today's rapidly changing business environment.

The 2017 program will feature engaging sessions and workshops led by the nation's top educators, innovators, strategists, entrepreneurs, and leaders. Attendees will gain practical skills, learn the latest tactics and strategies, and make invaluable connections to help support the growth and success of small businesses.

To learn more and register, visit us at smallbusinessseries.com.

The U.S. Chamber is the world's largest business organization representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions. Their members range from mom-and-pop shops and local chambers to leading industry associations and large corporations. They all share one thing--they count on the Chamber to be their voice in Washington, D.C.
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