The Association of Information Technology Professionals is sponsoring a Basic Java Programming class from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 19-23 at the University of Alaska Anchorage Diplomacy Building, Room 420. The cost is $1,200. Registration is required. For more information, contact Debi Smith at 907-248-3580.
The University of Alaska Anchorage Procurement Technical Assistance Center and the Associated General Contractors of Alaska are sponsoring a Build Alaska Series workshop entitled "Bonding" from 8:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 20 at the AGC office, 4041 B St. Insight on obtaining bonding capacity required to perform federal contracts will be given. A Build Alaska series workshop entitled "Cost Estimating" is scheduled from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Feb. 20 at the same location. Each workshop costs $60 for members and $75 for others. For registration, call 907-561-5354.
The Mat-Su Borough Small Business Development Center and Carney & Associates are offering a seminar entitled "Payroll 101" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 20 at the SBDC office, 201 N. Lucille St., Suite 2-A, Wasilla. The fee is $30. Registration is required. For more information, call 907-373-7232.
The Alaska Hospitality & Food Service Expo is slated for Feb. 20-21 at Egan Civic & Convention Center in Anchorage. The event features exhibits, demonstrations and workshops about new technology and equipment, food and beverage products and industry trends. For additional details, call 907-277-7469.
The Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce is holding a new chamber member orientation at 11 a.m. Feb. 20 at the Westmark Fairbanks. The general membership luncheon follows the chamber overview and networking opportunity at noon. Gov. Tony Knowles is the featured speaker. The luncheon cost is $11.25. For more information, call 907-452-1105.
The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce human resource brown bag lunch is scheduled for noon Feb. 20 at the chamber office, 441 W. Fifth Ave. Bill Evans, a labor and employment attorney for Dorsey & Whittney LLP, will provide an overview of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new ergonomics standard. The cost for members is $5 and $10 for others. For additional information, call 907-272-2401 or visit (www.anchoragechamber.org).
The Greater Soldotna Chamber of Commerce is holding its weekly meeting at noon Feb. 20 at the Riverside House, 44611 Sterling Highway. Chuck Pierce, vice president of Unocal Alaska Oil & Gas, 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 Feb. 20 at the Mat-Su Resort, 1850 Bogard Road. Rob Shoaf, Alaska State Chamber of Commerce chairman, will provide a state chamber update. Program fees are $3 for members and $5 for others. For more information, call 907-376-1299.
The Homer Chamber of Commerce is holding its monthly luncheon at noon Feb. 20 at the Homer Elks. Tina Lindgren, president and chief operating officer, and Anne Adasiak, director of member services, both from the Alaska Travel Industry Association, will discuss the benefits and services of the statewide program. For more information, call 907-235-7740.
The Kenai Peninsula Small Business Development Center is sponsoring a seminar on developing a business plan from 1-4 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Kenai Peninsula College Kachemak Bay campus in Homer. The fee is $15. For more information, call 907-262-7497.
The Alaska Women’s Resource Center board of directors is holding its regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at 813 D St. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call 907-279-6316.
The Northwest Arctic Borough and the North Slope Borough are presenting the 2001 Arctic Economic Development Summit entitled "Together: Shaping and Sharing Our Future" from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 21-22 at the Piuraagvik Center in Barrow. The conference combines rural and urban audiences, and addresses future development issues. For registration or more information, call 907-852-0200.
The Mat-Su Borough Small Business Development Center is offering free Internal Revenue Service counseling Feb. 21. Counseling is by appointment only. For details or an appointment, call 907-373-7232.
The Alaska Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America is holding a luncheon program about planning and managing a successful news conference from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 21 at the 4th Avenue Theater. Virginia McKinney, National Education Association-Alaska communications director, and Heather Seacrist, KTUU Channel 2 News anchor and producer, are scheduled speakers. For reservations, call 907-566-0717.
The Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce is scheduling its luncheon forum at noon Feb. 21 at the North Slope Restaurant, 11501 Old Glenn Highway. Jeff Pokorny, Anchorage Economic Development Corp. research director, will present an economic forecast. For reservations, call 907-694-4702.
The Crime Prevention and Safety Committee of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce is holding an informal brown bag seminar on "Loss Prevention" at noon Feb. 21 at the chamber office, 441 W. Fifth Ave. Kim Castle of Wal-Mart will give a presentation on making businesses less vulnerable to shoplifting and petty theft. For more information, call 907-272-2401.
The Kenai Chamber of Commerce is holding its weekly meeting at noon Feb. 21 at the Old Town Village Restaurant, 1000 Mission Ave. Jennifer Beckmann of Central Area Rural Transit System Inc. is the scheduled speaker. For more information, call 907-283-7989.
The Greater Palmer Chamber of Commerce is holding its weekly meeting at noon Feb. 21 at the Palmer Moose Lodge, 1136 S. Cobb St. Mollie Boyer of Valley Community for Recycling Solutions is the scheduled speaker. The cost is $9. For additional information, call 907-745-2880.
The University of Alaska Anchorage Procurement Technical Assistance Center is sponsoring a free workshop entitled "Meet the Prime: Kiewit Construction Co." from noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Anchorage Small Business Development Center, 430 W. Seventh Ave. Shawn Lannen, area manager of Keiwit Construction, will discuss what types of subcontracting are routinely procured to include published purchasing plans, current and upcoming projects for 2001 and projected purchasing schedules. For registration, call 907-274-7232.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks Small Business Development Center is presenting a workshop on self-employment retirement plans from 6-9 p.m. Feb. 22. The fee is $25. For more information, location and registration, call 907-456-7232.
The Alaska World Affairs Council is presenting a Great Decisions Topic program at noon Feb. 23 in the Hilton Anchorage Hotel. Ray Cesca, former managing director of world trade for McDonald’s Corp., will discuss the topic "Trade and Globalization." Program lunch fees are $17 for members and $20 for others. For more information, call 907-276-8038.
The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce is planning an e-commerce brown bag lunch at noon Feb. 23 at the chamber office, 441 W. Fifth Ave., Suite 300. Kelly Lawrence, manager of business customer relations for the U.S. Postal Service, will discuss drawing people to a business Web site. For more information, call 907-272-2401.