Calendar January 21, 2001
The Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce is holding its general membership luncheon at noon Jan. 23 at the Westmark Fairbanks. Patrick Poe, regional director of the Federal Aviation Administration, is the scheduled speaker. The luncheon cost is $11.25. For more information, call 907-452-1105.
The Greater Soldotna Chamber of Commerce is holding its weekly meeting at noon Jan. 23 at the Riverside House, 44611 Sterling Highway. Mark Gregory, director of the Kenai Peninsula Small Business Development Center, is the scheduled speaker. For more information, call 907-262-9814.
The Greater Wasilla Chamber of Commerce is holding its Must Be Tuesday luncheon program at noon Jan. 23 at the Mat-Su Resort, 1850 Bogard Road. A presentation on the 2001 Tesoro Iron Dog race, the world’s longest snowmachine race, will be featured. Program fees are $3 for members and $5 for others. For more information, call 907-376-1299.
University of Alaska Fairbanks Career Services and the Alaska Travel Industry Association are sponsoring the 2001 Visitor Industry Job Fair from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 24-25 at the UAF Wood Center. The event provides opportunities to secure summer employment with travel industry members operating in Alaska. For additional details, call 907-474-7596.
The Kenai Chamber of Commerce is holding its weekly meeting at noon Jan. 24 at Paradisos, 11357 Frontage Road. Betsy Arbelovsky, executive director of the Economic Development District, is the scheduled speaker. The luncheon cost is $10.50. For more information, call 907-283-7989.
The Greater Palmer Chamber of Commerce is holding its open meeting forum at noon Jan. 24 at the Palmer Moose Lodge, 1136 S. Cobb St. Wayne D. Carmony, general manager of Matanuska Electric Association, will speak on the topic, "State Regulation vs. Local Regulation for MEA." The cost is $9. For additional information, call 907-745-2880.
The Kenai Peninsula Small Business Development Center is sponsoring a seminar on financing a business from 1-4 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Soldotna Red Diamond Center, 43335 Kalifornsky Beach Road. The cost is $15. A tourism and Internet marketing seminar is slated for 1-4 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Kenai Visitors Center, 11471 Kenai Spur Highway. For more information, call 907-262-7497.
The Anchorage Convention & Visitors Bureau is holding its monthly orientation/refresher at 2 p.m. Jan. 24 at ACVB corporate offices, 524 W. Fourth Ave. For reservations or member information, call 907-257-2396.
The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce is holding a new member reception at 4 p.m. Jan. 24 at the chamber office, 441 W. Fifth Ave., Suite 300. Activities include meeting the chamber staff, networking and gathering information about the chamber and the business community. For additional information, call 907-272-2401 or visit (www.anchoragechamber.org).
The Alaska Railroad is holding an open house meeting from 4-7 p.m. Jan. 24 at railroad headquarters, 327 W. Ship Creek Ave. The meeting’s objective is to inform the public, government representatives and special interest groups about the railroad’s capital improvement plan. Presentations will be given on the track realignment project, the South Anchorage double-track project and the airport rail station. For more information, contact Wendy Lindskoog at 907-265-2498.
The Resource Development Council for Alaska Inc. is presenting 2001-2003 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program at 7:30 a.m. Jan. 25 at the Petroleum Club of Anchorage, 3301 C St. Joe Perkins, commissioner of the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, is the guest speaker. Breakfast for members cost $10.50 and for others is $12.50. Reservations are required. For more information, call 907-276-0700.
The Anchorage Convention & Visitors Bureau Business Exchange is scheduled from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Holiday Inn Downtown, 239 W. Fourth Ave. The fiesta-themed event will feature south-of-the border cuisine, salsa and merengue music and a scavenger hunt. For reservations or more information about ACVB, call 907-257-2396.
Alaska Support Industry Alliance’s Meet Alaska 2001, the 18th Annual Oil & Conference, is scheduled for Jan. 26 at the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel. Speakers include Gov. Tony Knowles; Dick Olver, managing director and executive vice president of BP; Geoffrey Briggs, NASA Mars Exploration project manager; Ed Kelley, director of the Cambridge Energy Research Association; Dodd DeCamp, senior vice president world exploration for Phillips Petroleum Co. and Keith Bailey, president and chief executive of Williams Cos. Tickets cost $185. For additional details, call 907-563-2226.
The Alaska World Affairs Council is presenting a program by Wei Jinsheng, author of "The Courage to Stand Alone," at noon Jan. 26 in the Hilton Anchorage Hotel. Jinsheng is a Chinese dissident who was imprisoned for nearly 20 years. Program lunch fees are $17 for members and $20 for others. For more information, call 907-276-8038.
The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce Business Development brown bag lunch on e-commerce is scheduled at noon Jan. 26 at the chamber conference room, 441 W. Fifth Ave., Suite 300. Darren Donald of Gateway Computers and Steve Volz of Alaska Communications Systems will discuss cable modems, digital subscriber lines and T1 connections. The cost for members is $5 and for others $10. For additional information, call 907-272-2401 or visit (www.anchor agechamber.org).
The Anchorage Small Business Development Center and the Adult Learning Center are sponsoring a seminar entitled "Beginning QuickBooks Pro" from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Adult Learning Center, 3401 Minnesota Drive. The cost is $50. For registration, call 907-272-7232.
The Greater Soldotna Chamber of Commerce is holding its 42nd annual Awards Banquet beginning at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Soldotna Elks Lodge No. 2706, 44640 Parkway, Crown West Building. Tickets cost $25 per person. For reservations, call 907-262-9814.
The Alaska Symphony of Seafood is planning a tasting for the public from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at the 4th Avenue Theater in Anchorage. The cost is $35. For more information, contact the Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation at 907-276-7315.
The Anchorage Small Business Development Center in Anchorage is sponsoring a seminar entitled, "Cutting the Red Tape: Here’s How" from 1-4 p.m. Jan. 29 at the SBDC office, 430 W. Seventh Ave. The free overview features bidders’ list applications and points of contact for federal, state and local government. For registration, call 907-272-7232.
The Alaskan Apple Users Group and the Alaska Computer Society are offering a special presentation from 7-9 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Providence Alaska Medical Center east auditorium, Anchorage. Corel Corp.’s new Corel Draw 10, Corel Paint and Knock Out will be demonstrated. For more information, call 907-566-0956 or visit (www.akappleug.org).