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At Alaska Business, we are aware of many business and community events taking place around the state. So below we’re happy to provide our readers with as much information as we can about statewide plays, festivals, fundraisers, workshops, lectures, debates, conferences, conventions, business meetings, and whatever else may pique our interest—or yours.


Because of public efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and following the guidance of national and local leaders, many events are cancelled, postponed, or revamped for online attendance; we are keeping this calendar updated as we are made aware of changes.

As efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 are ongoing, please follow the health and safety advice of local leaders, including wearing face coverings and practicing social distancing; be conscientious and prioritize your safety and the safety of others.

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2020 Alaska Chamber Fall Forum

September 22 - October 1

The Alaska Chamber's 2020 Fall Forum will be a virtual series of four webinars/panels from September 22 through October 1 culminating with the policy forum.

Managing Virtual Teams

September 29 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

This session provides managers an opportunity to pause, regroup, plan, and execute for success with off-site employees and teams.

Safety Matters, Even Remotely

September 30 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

This webinar identifies how management and employees can continue to stay on top of their game and maintain a safe working environment regardless of the location.

WTC Meet and Brief Luncheon: Alaska Railroad Update

September 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Keynote speaker Dale Wade will provide an update on the Alaska Railroad.

I Can Do It!

October 1 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Ideal for all types of remote employees, this session helps remote workers recognize their own challenges and identify how they can perform their best work.

2020 Alaska Business Top 49ers Virtual Countdown & Q&A

October 1 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

For 2020 Alaska Business is counting down the Top 49ers virtually and giving you access to some of their top executives during a half-hour Q&A.

Alaska Chamber 2020 Policy Forum

October 1 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The Alaska Chamber will host its Policy Forum following the Fall Forum Thursday, October 1st. It is a stand-alone event and will be held virtually, by Zoom. Unlike the Fall Forum, the Policy Forum is for members only.

ATIA 2020 Virtual Convention Week

October 5 - October 9

This year’s Alaska Tourism Industry Association (ATIA) Virtual Convention is themed “$49 in the 49” to offer our members high-value special presentations, socially distant events, and non-traditional convention fun. At $49 per person registration, you’ll get all kinds of amazing content for one low price.

NWSC Webinar: COVID-19 and the Seafood Industry

October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

A diverse seafood panel will discuss the challenges they have faced during the COVID-19 pandemic and offer lessons learned.

Alaska ACTE Professional Development Conference

October 9 - October 10

The keynote speaker is Dr. Ricardo Romanillos, from the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE) to kick off the conference on Friday night. Saturday will be dedicated to learning and sharing sessions about a variety of topics including teaching CTE from a distance. If you have a topic you would like to discuss or share, please contact event organizers.

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Alaska Business Magazine September 2020 Cover

In This Issue

Spreading the Word

September 2020

When Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) first aired TV commercials featuring the tagline, “A Place That’s Always Been,” the reaction was surprising. Not only because they received numerous accolades and marketing awards for the campaign but because, at the time, it was rare for Alaska Native corporations to market themselves through the media.