Nov 24: No Presentation | Happy Thanksgiving!



Interested in sponsoring a presentation? It's only $250 and benefits can be found HERE.
Email Katie if you're interested!
Get your tickets today!

Tickets for the 2020 Annual Membership & Awards Meeting are available now. Tickets are limited so be sure to grab yours early! We're trying something new so be sure to follow the directions and let us know if you have questions. Deadline to purchase tickets is
Friday, December 4th.
Sponsorships Available

Kickstart Sponsor - $1000

The kickstart sponsor will be the first thing all attendees see the day of the Annual Meeting as each attendee will receive a digital punch card to use on one morning beverage equaling $5 or less, with the kickstart sponsor’s logo. This sponsor will also receive mentions in the SCOOP, social media, as well as during the event and on the virtual platform. The sponsor will receive a virtual business booth in the expo section with the ability to show a selected video or image, with a direct link to the sponsor’s website paired with a welcome message.

Platform/ Technology Sponsor - $500

As the technology sponsor you will have your logo prominently displayed on the registration page and on virtual platform page. This sponsor package also will include social media mentions leading up to the event, and during the event. The sponsor will receive a virtual business booth in the expo section with the ability to show a selected video or image, with a direct link to the sponsor’s website paired with a welcome message.

Networking Sponsor - $500

The networking sponsor will have their logo prominently displayed on the registration page and on virtual platform page. The networking sponsor package also will include social media mentions leading up to the event, and during the event. The sponsor will receive a virtual business booth in the expo section with the ability to show a selected video or image, with a direct link to the sponsor’s website paired with a welcome message.

If you are interested in any of the above sponsorship opportunities or are curious about other ways for your business to participate as part of this new virtual platform, please email Katie ASAP for maximum benefits.
Nomination Deadline is THIS FRIDAY!

If you know of businesses or individuals that have gone above and beyond in the following categories please fill out the nomination forms by Friday, November 20th.

Bill Stroecker Business of the Year

The Bill Stroecker Business of the Year award honors the accomplishments in the business community of a member of the Chamber who has shown drive in leading local development with sights on the future of Fairbanks. The business is recognized for consistent community involvement, an excellent business reputation with the public, and as a leader in their own profession and/or field of business.

George Nehrbas Volunteer of the Year

The George Nehrbas Volunteer of the Year award is presented to a member of the Chamber who has distinguished themselves as an outstanding volunteer. It is the Chamber's most visible recognition for volunteer contributions to our community. All employees of Chamber member businesses and organizations are eligible to receive this award.

Bernice M. Joseph Education Advocate of the Year

The Bernice M. Joseph Advocate of the Year award recognizes a business or individual in the business community that has consistently shown a commitment to education through sustained partnership, outreach, or career development opportunities that improve the educational experience of students and demonstrate partnership, innovation, and creativity. All employees of Chamber member businesses are eligible to receive this award.

For more info on past recipients visit the awards page HERE.
No adult is ‘too young’ for a health care directive in this COVID world - Jo Kuchle
There have been memes, TikToks, social media postings and news stories about the strangeness of 2020. Many are wishing and hoping that the year ends soon and without further calamity. The source of most of these postings is the coronavirus and its grim statistics. It has impacted many – including leaders – so thinking it could infect any one of us is certainly not beyond question.

What would happen to us if the coronavirus – or any disease, for that matter – inflicted us that we could not make our own decisions regarding health care? A past national news story can help explain what could happen to us in this pandemic.

In 2005, the national news media accounts of the Terri Schiavo became a hot topic around kitchen tables all over the country. Ms. Schiavo was the Florida woman at the center of a battle that pitted her husband against her parents regarding whether she should receive food and water by artificial means because she was in a persistent vegetative state. Everyone had an opinion either “for” the husband or “for” her parents.
Upcoming Committee Meetings

Please note that all committee meetings
will occur via videoconference until further notice.

November 17, 9:00-10:00 AM | Government Relations

November 19, 7:00-8:00 AM | Transportation & Infrastructure
The New Ravn Alaska
Rob McKinney, Ravn Alaska

November 23-27 | All committee meetings cancelled the week of Thanksgiving

Contact Jinnel with any questions about our advocacy committees.