Calendar February 4, 2001
The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce and the Anchorage Convention & Visitors Bureau are sponsoring a Make It Monday forum on the economic impact of Fur Rendezvous on the Anchorage business community at noon Feb. 5 at the 4th Avenue Theatre. Mary Pignalberi, Fur Rendezvous executive director, is the guest speaker. For additional information, call 907-272-2401 or visit (www.anchoragechamber.org).
The Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce is holding its general membership luncheon at noon Feb. 6 at the Westmark Fairbanks. Debbie Sedwick, commissioner of Community and Economic Development, is the scheduled speaker. The luncheon cost is $11.25. For more information, call 907-452-1105.
The Greater Wasilla Chamber of Commerce is holding its Must Be Tuesday luncheon program at noon Feb. 6 at the Mat-Su Resort, 1850 Bogard Road. Wayne Carmony, general manager of Matanuska Electric Association, will discuss state vs. local regulatory control. Program fees are $3 for members and $5 for others. For more information, call 907-376-1299.
The Kenai Peninsula Small Business Development Center is sponsoring a seminar on how to start a business from 1-4 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Kachemak Bay Campus of the Kenai Peninsula College in Homer. The cost is $15. For more information, call 907-262-7497.
WOMEN$fund, a program of YWCA of Anchorage, is offering a 14-week Starting With Success course from 6:30-8:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 6 at the Gateway Learning Center, 801 Karluk St. The course covers the basics for starting a successful business or refocusing an existing business. For additional details, call 907-274-1535.
The South East Regional Resource Center is sponsoring Comtech: Connecting Alaskans to the Future 2001, Feb. 7-9 in Juneau. The sixth annual technology trade show will feature more than 50 seminars, seven hands-on computer labs and panel discussions. The keynote address will be given by Howard Charney, senior vice president of Cisco Systems Inc. To register, call 907-586-6806 or visit (www.alaskacomtech.com).
The Greater Palmer Chamber of Commerce is holding its open meeting forum at noon Feb. 7 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 Kenai Chamber of Commerce is holding its weekly meeting at noon Feb. 7 at the Old Town Village Restaurant,1000 Mission Ave. A presentation on Job Shadow Day will be given. The luncheon cost is $10.50. For more information, call 907-283-7989.
The Association of Information Technology Professionals is holding its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Regal Alaskan Hotel. Dave Lewis, operations manger of Alaska Fiber Star, will discuss the future of technology in Alaska. For reservations, e-mail ([email protected]).
The Resource Development Council for Alaska Inc. is presenting a program entitled "Alaska Business Opportunities in China and Emerging Markets" at 7:30 a.m. Feb. 8 at the Petroleum Club of Anchorage, 3301 C St. Mike Burns, president of Key Bank and Pete Leathard, president of VECO Corp., are among the scheduled speakers. For more information, call 907-276-0700.
The Anchorage Small Business Development Center is sponsoring a seminar on starting a business from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at the SBDC office, 430 W. Seventh Ave. A seminar on developing a business plan is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at the same location. Each seminar costs $30. For registration, call 907-272-7232.
The Mat-Su Borough Small Business Development Center is offering a seminar entitled, "Electronic Commerce 101 - First Steps for Business Owners," from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 8 at the SBDC office, 201 N. Lucille St., Suite 2-A, Wasilla. There is no fee but registration is required. For more information, call 907-373-7232.
The International Association of Administrative Professionals’ Billikin Chapter is celebrating its 40th anniversary beginning with a social time at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Regal Alaskan Hotel. For reservations, contact Carol Fuller at 907-345-5411.
The 2001 Homer Winter Carnival is scheduled for Feb. 9-11. Activities planned include a parade, competitions, film festivals and a night at the races. For details, contact the Homer Chamber of Commerce at 907-235-7740.
Festival of the North, a month-long celebration of the arts, is continuing in Ketchikan until Feb. 28. For information about performances, exhibits and community events, call 907-225-2211.