WOMEN$fund, a program of YWCA of Anchorage, is holding a networking Business Circle from 6-8 p.m. April 9 at the Older Persons Action Group building, 323 W. Third Ave. Reservations are required. Katy Hoffman will present "Beauty and the Booth: Create Spectacular Booth Displays that Attract Customers." WOMEN$fund is offering a free bilingual orientation from 6-8 p.m. April 9 at the Gateway Learning Center, 801 Karluk St. WOMEN$fund also is offering a free regular orientation from 6-8 p.m. April 10 at the YWCA office, 245 W. Fifth Ave. An orientation, the two-hour overview of the requirements, benefits and goals of WOMEN$fund classes and programs, is a prerequisite for enrollment to all courses. For additional details, call 907-274-1524 or e-mail ([email protected]
The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce Business Connection Breakfast is planned for 7 a.m. April 10 at the Holiday Inn Downtown, 239 W. Fourth Ave. Jim Henderson of the Anchorage Convention & Visitors Bureau will lead the Tourism Showcase activities. Participants present a minute-long synopsis of their business or service. The cost is $12 for members and $14 for others. For reservations or more information, call 907-272-2401 or visit (www.anchoragechamber.org).
The Matanuska-Susitna Borough Small Business Development Center is offering a seminar entitled "Introduction to QuickBooks" from 9 a.m. to noon April 10 at the SBDC office, 201 N. Lucille St., Suite 2-A, Wasilla. The fee is $10. Registration is required. For more information, call 907-373-7232.
The Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce is holding its general membership luncheon at noon April 10 at the Westmark Fairbanks. Jim Holt, superintendent of the Fairbanks North Star Borough, will discuss the school exit exam. 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 April 10 at the Riverside House, 44611 Sterling Highway. Tammie Anderson, program coordinator of BP Teachers of Excellence, and Norma Holmgaard, Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Improving America’s Schools Act of 1994 coordinator, are the scheduled speakers. For more information, call 907-262-9814.
The Greater Wasilla Chamber of Commerce is holding its weekly luncheon program at noon April 10 at the Mat-Su Resort, 1850 Bogard Road. Mike Burns, Alaska president and chief executive of KeyBank, will present an update on the bank and an overview of the Alaska economy. Program fees are $3 for members and $5 for others. An optional lunch is available. For more information, call 907-376-1299.
The Prince of Wales Chamber of Commerce is holding its monthly luncheon at noon April 10 at Shelter Cove Lodge in Craig. Gina Shirey from the Alaska Department of Community and Economic Development will discuss the pros and cons of becoming a borough. For more information, call 907-826-3870.
The Anchorage Small Business Development Center in partnership with the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Labor are conducting a free seminar on employer payroll taxes from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 11 at the Department of Labor, 3301 Eagle St., Room 101. Emphasis is placed on properly preparing employer tax forms and federal deposits. Registration is required. For more information, call 907-274-7232.
The Greater Palmer Chamber of Commerce is holding its weekly meeting at noon April 11 at the Palmer Moose Lodge, 1136 S. Cobb St. Judy Brady, executive director of the Alaska Oil & Gas Association, will focus on the "Economic Impact of Oil and Gas Industry in Matanuska-Susitna." The cost is $9. For additional information, call 907-745-2880.
The Kenai Chamber of Commerce is holding its weekly meeting at noon April 11 at the Old Town Village Restaurant, 1000 Mission Ave. A speaker from the Department of Education is scheduled. The luncheon cost is $10.50. For more information, call 907-283-7989.
A Women’s Network Entrepreneur Training Roundtable is scheduled from 12:30 to 2 p.m. April 11 at the Federal Building cafeteria in Anchorage. The Small Business Administration and WOMEN$fund networking is for women business owners. Presentations, discussions, introductions and demonstrations are also part of the roundtables held every second Wednesday of the month. For more information, contact Dianna Storo at 907-271-4022.
The Alaskan Apple Users Group is holding its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. April 11 at the Phillips Alaska Inc. building, Seventh Avenue and G Street. The meeting will showcase an Internet delivered radio production company from Anchorage, provide information on personal firewalls and security, and present a demonstration on a new Mac operating system. For more information, call 907-566-0956 or visit (www.akappleug.org).
The Resource Development Council for Alaska Inc. is presenting a program at 7:30 a.m. April 12 at the Petroleum Club of Anchorage, 3301 C St. Eric Haas, president of HMH Consulting, will speak on the focus "Air Quality Issues in Alaska: Challenges and Opportunities Facing Alaska Industry." Breakfast for members cost $12 and $15 for others. Reservations are required. For more information, call 907-276-0700.
The Kenai Peninsula Small Business Development Center is sponsoring a seminar entitled "Retail Essentials" from 1-4 p.m. April 12 at the Soldotna Red Diamond Center, 43335 Kalifornsky Beach Road. The cost is $15. For more information, call 907-262-7497.
The International Association of Administrative Professionals’ Billikin Chapter is meeting at 5:30 p.m. April 12 at the Regal Alaskan Hotel. Sandy Allen of Alaska Executive Search will speak about humor and empowerment in the workplace. For reservations, contact Carol Fuller at 907-345-5411.
WOMEN$fund is offering a WOMEN$fund loan program overview from 6-8 p.m. April 12 at the YWCA office, 245 W. Fifth Ave. The cost is $5. For more information, call 907-274-1531. A course entitled "Advanced QuickBooks Pro" is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon April 14 at the same location. The cost is $60. For additional details, call 907-274-1524.
The Municipality of Anchorage is sponsoring the eighth annual Crime Prevention and Safety Fair from noon to 5 p.m. April 14 at the Dimond Center. The event is aimed at providing teen-age awareness about crime prevention and safety issues. For additional information, contact Mary Fairbanks at 907-677-7110.
The Alaska World Affairs Council is presenting a program by Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, at noon April 16 in the Hilton Anchorage Hotel. "A Congressional Update on U.S. Foreign Policy" is the program’s topic. Program lunch fees are $17 for members and $20 for others. For more information, call 907-276-8038.