November 8th, 2019
CHAMBER NEWSLETTER
CHUGIAK-EAGLE RIVER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Chamber Lunch Forum
Next Lunch Forum:
Wednesday November 20th, 2019

Presentation by the Sleeping Lady Mountain Lions and other Lion's Representatives.

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Thank you to the Sleeping Lady Mountain Lions for Sponsoring the November Lunch Forums
27th Annual
Merry Merchant Munch

Friday December 6th & Saturday December 7th

Friday: 12:00 pm - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Categories for this Year are as follows: 
Best Holiday Tree
Merriest Merchant
Spirit of the Season
Tastiest Treats
Hometown Holiday

MMM Guides will be distributed in the Chugiak-Eagle River Star on Thanksgiving Day.

Detailed Participant Information will be sent out via email on Monday November 25th.

Guides, Signs and other items will be distributed to the participating businesses on Monday December 2nd.
Winter Wonderland Celebration & Tree Lighting Ceremony

Friday December 6th, 2019
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
7:00 PM - Tree Lighting, followed by Santa's arrival

Eagle River Town Square Park

Santa, Sleigh Rides, Reindeer, ASD Elementary School Choirs, Tree Lighting, and Free Vendors.

A True Community Celebration!
Knowledge + Application = Success
Cash is King: Cash Management Best Practices

Cash flow management is key to success for many new and growing small/mid-sized businesses. Cash is the fuel that makes a SMB work; hence, these businesses should be managed with a primary focus on cash/cash flow rather than income or other financial measures.

Fundraising Effort Still Needs Support...

The Chugiak Area Business Association (CABA) has partnered with various other community organizations to include the Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce in a fundraising effort to purchase a new sound system for the Harry J. McDonald Memorial Center.

Please consider and support the joint effort to raise $20k to replace the derelect 34 year-old existing system. NOW is a good time for the community and Harry MacDonald USERS to come together and GET ER DONE for the upgrade to our million dollar facility.

If you would like to donate or have any questions please contact Debbie Rinckey at  executivedirector@cer.org  or Finis Sheldon at  finis@mtaonline.net .
Our Thanks to the Generous Donors of Door Prizes at the Chamber Lunch Forum Wednesday October 16th, 2019:

Stu Graham - MTA
Jennifer Castro - MEA
Chugiak-Eagle River Historical Society
Aaron Hopkins - Young Life
Julie Sliker - First National Bank of Alaska
Sandra Porter - ER Good Deals Magazine

Thank you to Al. Romaszchek for donating back his Split-the-Pot Winnings to Chief Alex Park.

Special Thanks to the CER Historical Society for giving a free book to all the atendees of the Lunch Forum.

"It Pays to Come to Chamber!"
Thank you for becoming a NEW Member or RENEWING your Chamber Membership!

Alaska Moving Arts Center
Julie Jessen - Blue Iris Images
UAA Chugiak-Eagle River & Military Programs
Senator Shelley Hughes
Playful Learning Pediatric Therapy
Keybank
Mustang Hockey Association
All Seasons Clothing Company
Whatnot Consignment Shop
Thank You Renee Henry for generously donating your time and decorating our Chamber Office!
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