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Friday, June 05 2015
Fairbanks, AK – Members of the Alaska business community today thanked Governor Bill Walker for taking initial steps toward putting the state on solid financial footing by asking Alaskans to take a hard look at government spending, as well as potential revenue enhancements. “We know from our scientific poll conducted earlier this year that a majority of Alaskans want to see the State ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Press Release
Friday, February 06 2015
Anchorage, AK – Alaska businesses will pay for uninsured Alaskans through the proposed Medicaid expansion or through increased health care costs. The Alaska Chamber supports Medicaid expansion for this reason. The Chamber’s support for Medicaid expansion ends when the federal funding ends or falls below its initial promise. Our support also ends if expansion exacerbates the ...read more
Categories: Economic, Political, Chamber, Legislation, Press Release
Monday, January 26 2015
Anchorage, AK – The Alaska Chamber supports sustainable, environmentally conscience economic growth in Alaska and opposes President Obama’s plan to block millions of acres of the nation's richest oil and gas prospects in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). Alaska’s economic well-being is intricately intertwined with the Arctic, as recognized in the long battle to ...read more
Monday, November 17 2014
Anchorage, AK - The Alaska Chamber joined with 375 trade associations and chambers from 50 states representing a wide range of industries to voice strong concerns with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ flawed proposed rule to dramatically expand the scope of federal authority over water and land uses across the U.S. and called for the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Political, Press Release
Thursday, October 23 2014
Girdwood, AK – This year's recipients for the William A. Egan Alaskan of the Year, Bill Bivin Small Business of the Year, and Local Chamber of Commerce of the Year were announced on Wednesday, October 22 at the Alaska Chamber’s annual conference in Girdwood, Alaska. Roger Burggraf is the recipient of the prestigious 2014 William A. Egan Alaskan of The Year award. The celebrated ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release
Wednesday, October 22 2014
Girdwood, AK – Members of the Alaska Chamber voted to adopt new policy positions adding to its already robust advocacy agenda. The Policy Forum is held annually to establish policy positions for the upcoming year based on proposals submitted by members of the Chamber. Thirteen positions were added to the Chamber’s existing slate of over 40 positions. In a subsequent meeting, the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release
Tuesday, August 26 2014
Anchorage, AK – The Alaska Chamber opposes Ballot Measures 2, 3 and 4 and urges Alaskans to Just Vote No on November 4. Each ballot measure threatens harmful and lasting consequences for Alaskans and businesses. The Alaska Chamber opposes Ballot Measure 2: An act to tax and regulate the production, sale and use of marijuana. The measure will negatively affect workforce safety, readiness ...read more
Wednesday, August 20 2014
Anchorage, AK – “Yesterday’s election result marks a significant victory for Alaskans, all of whom stand to benefit from the new oil tax structure remaining in place,” said Rachael Petro, President and CEO of the Alaska State Chamber of Commerce. “I am proud to have been a part of a coalition that voted to support Alaska’s new oil tax system. We have worked ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Political
Monday, July 14 2014
Anchorage, AK – The Alaska State Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the call for nominations for the 2014 Top Business Awards is now open. Celebrating its 50th year, the Top Business Awards recognize the accomplishments of leading businesses, chambers of commerce and individuals in their contributions they make to our statewide economy. The awards are presented in four ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, July 10 2014
Anchorage, AK – The Alaska State Chamber of Commerce (Alaska Chamber) and the Alaska Arctic Policy Commission (AAPC) Co-Chairs are pleased to announce the individuals selected to participate in the initial meeting of the Arctic Economic Council (AEC). The AEC is intended to foster sustainable development, including economic growth, environmental protection and social development in the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Political
Tuesday, July 08 2014
Soldotna, AK – Today during a joint Kenai Soldotna Chamber luncheon, Governor Sean Parnell signed into law multiple pieces of legislation including several supported by the Alaska State Chamber of Commerce. Among the legislation signed today was House Bill 316 relating to workers’ compensation – a priority issue for the Alaska Chamber and business throughout Alaska. The Alaska ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Thursday, June 26 2014
Anchorage, AK – More than three dozen Alaska State Chamber of Commerce members traveled to Nome, Alaska for the Chamber’s 2014 Community Outreach Trip. Located on the edge of the Bering Sea on the southwest side of the Seward Peninsula, Nome is a vital hub for Northwest Alaska. Chamber members kicked off the trip with a welcome lunch with Nome Mayor Denise Michels, Nome Chamber of ...read more
Monday, April 07 2014
Anchorage, AK – "Today’s announcement from the Alaska Department of Revenue is welcome news and proves oil tax reform is working. In its spring update, the Department of Revenue included an increase in oil production for 2014,” said Rachael Petro, President and CEO of the Alaska Chamber. “For years, the Alaska Chamber has been an outspoken advocate for a more ...read more
Categories: Economic, Chamber, General News Article
Tuesday, March 25 2014
Anchorage, AK - Today, the Alaska State Chamber of Commerce (Alaska Chamber) joined 30 other state chambers of commerce in calling on Congress to act on critical transportation infrastructure. Congress currently faces a critical crossroads as they begin to discuss both the solvency of the Federal Highway Trust Fund and the reauthorization of the surface transportation bill passed in 2012. ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Legislation, Press Release, Economic, Political
Tuesday, January 28 2014
Anchorage, AK – Nearly 100 Alaska State Chamber of Commerce members gathered in Juneau for the annual Legislative Fly-In. The two-day event provided Chamber members the opportunity to review and convey their 2014 legislative priorities to elected officials. “The Alaska Chamber has never spoken with a stronger voice. Record setting attendance and the reception from lawmakers across ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, October 21 2013
Anchorage, AK – This years recipients for the William A. Egan Alaskan of The Year, Bill Bivin Small Business of The Year, and Local Chamber of Commerce of The Year were announced Tuesday, October 15th at the Alaska State Chamber of Commerce annual conference in Fairbanks, Alaska. In addition to the annual awards, the prestigious North Star Award was presented. Margy Johnson is the recipient ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release