The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce is holding its Make It Monday forum at noon April 2 at the 4th Avenue Theatre. Cheryl Frasca, Municipality of Anchorage budget director, and Ernie Hall, former chairman of Alaskans Against the Tax Cap, will discuss the pluses and minuses of a sales tax. The cost is $14 for members and $20 for others. For additional information, call 907-272-2401 or visit (www.anchoragechamber.org).
WOMEN$fund, a program of YWCA of Anchorage, is offering a class on starting a child day care center at 6 p.m. April 2 at the Gateway Learning Center, 801 Karluk St. A business plan is required. The cost is $50. For additional details, contact Donna Fagan at 907-274-1532 or at ([email protected]
The Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce is holding its general membership luncheon at noon April 3 at the Westmark Fairbanks. Jennifer Benefield, community development manager of United Way of Tanana Valley, will speak on National Volunteer Month. 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 3 at the Riverside House, 44611 Sterling Highway. Stefanie Gorder of Premier Alaska Tours is the scheduled speaker. For more information, call 907-262-9814.
The Greater Wasilla Chamber of Commerce is holding its luncheon presentation at noon April 3 at the Mat-Su Resort, 1850 Bogard Road. Maj. C.K. Hyde will report on the Elmendorf Air Force Base annual air show. Program fees are $3 for members and $5 for others. An optional lunch is available. For more information, call 907-376-1299.
The Mat-Su Borough Small Business Development Center is presenting a seminar entitled "More Customers, More Profits" from 1-3 p.m. April 3 at the SBDC office, 201 N. Lucille St., Suite 2-A, Wasilla. The seminar will demonstrate the importance of maintaining current customer bases and will provide information on attracting new business. The fee is $10. For registration or more information, call 907-373-7232.
The Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce is scheduling its luncheon forum at noon April 4 at the North Slope Restaurant, 11501 Old Glenn Highway. Jim Palmer, vice president external affairs for BP Exploration(Alaska) Inc., is the scheduled speaker. For more information, call 907-694-4702.
The Kenai Chamber of Commerce is holding its weekly meeting at noon April 4 at the Old Town Village Restaurant, 1000 Mission Ave. Steve Arbelovsky, Kenai liquefied natural gas plant superintendent for Phillips Alaska Inc., will focus on the topic, "Forty-nine Years in the 49th State."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 April 4 at the Palmer Moose Lodge, 1136 S. Cobb St. The forum will provide updates to local economic development and agency reports as well as a networking opportunity. The cost is $9. For additional information, call 907-745-2880.
The World Trade Center Alaska’s 2001 luncheon series continues with a forum scheduled for noon April 4 at the National Bank of Alaska fifth floor conference room, C Street and Northern Lights Boulevard. Robert Eddy, district director of the U.S. Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization, will discuss the direction the Immigration and Naturalization Services is headed in terms of an increasingly diverse work force, as well as current trends and challenges faced in the agency. The cost for members is $15 and $20 for others. For reservations, call 907-278-7233.
The Association of Information Technology Professionals is holding its regular monthly meeting at the Regal Alaskan Hotel with a social hour beginning at 6 p.m. April 4. John Klinkhart, systems engineer for Cisco Systems, will discuss Cisco AVVID, a foundation for tomorrow’s converged enterprise communication networks.The cost for members is $20 and for guests $25. For reservations, e-mail ([email protected]
The Resource Development Council for Alaska Inc. is presenting a program at 7:30 a.m. April 5 at the Petroleum Club of Anchorage, 3301 C St. David Policansky, project director of the National Research Council Committee on Cumulative Environmental Impacts of Oil and Gas Activities on the North Slope, will discuss the impacts. Breakfast for members cost $12 and for others is $15. Reservations are required. For more information, call 907-276-0700.
The Anchorage Small Business Development Center in Anchorage is sponsoring a core seminar on starting a business from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 5 at the SBDC office, 430 W. Seventh Ave. A core seminar on developing a business plan is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 6 at the same location. Each seminar costs $30. When attending two seminars, the cost is $45. For registration, call 907-272-7232.
The Mat-Su Borough Small Business Development Center and the Anchorage Procurement Technical Assistance Center are offering a free workshop entitled "Construction Contracting in Alaska" from 9 a.m. to noon April 5 at the SBDC office, 201 N. Lucille St., Suite 2-A, Wasilla. The industry-specific workshop covers the basics of governmental construction contracting for federal and state agencies in Alaska. Registration is required. For more information, call 907-373-7232.
World Trade Center Alaska is facilitating a Food Forum from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 6 at the Land’s End Resort in Homer. Among the forum’s topics are global market trends, quality control and practices, customizing, branding, price and profitability, technology, packaging, temperature monitoring and transportation systems. Featured speakers include Barbara Belknap, Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute; Pat Shanahan, International Seafood Consultant; Lisa Goche, Surefish; Craig Wiese, Alaska Science & Technology Foundation/Alaska Manufacturers Association; Gail Marshall, Phoenix Food Consulting; Steve Grabaki, Graystar; and Ryan Hill, NET Systems. For details, call 907-278-7233 or visit ([email protected]
The Alaska World Affairs Council is presenting a program at noon April 6 in the Hilton Anchorage Hotel. Jolyon Howorth, professor of French civilization, University of Bath, United Kingdom, will discuss the topic "Europeans on Europe: Transnational Visions of a New Continent." Program lunch fees are $17 for members and $20 for others. For more information, call 907-276-8038.
The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, the Anchorage School District and the University of Alaska are holding a City-wide Career/Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 7 at UAA. The fair is open to interested individuals seeking permanent or summer jobs, making educational, apprenticeship or vocational plans, learning about scholarship information or exploring new careers. For additional information, call 907-786-1215.
The Cooperative Extension Service, University of Alaska Fairbanks; Cooperative State Research Education and Extension Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; and the Alaska Wood Utilization Research and Development Center, Pacific Northwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service are sponsoring a forest products workshop focusing on value-added products April 9 in Ketchikan and April 11 in Anchorage. The workshop is entitled "Wood and Fish Composting: Small Industry Waste Management in Alaska." For location information and other details, call 907-747-4309 or visit (www.fs.fed.us/pnw).