Sept 8: No Presentation | Week of Labor Day



PROTIP: Put these on your calendar just like you would if you were attending in person so you don't forget and so you have the link at your fingertips when you're ready to tune in!

Interested in sponsoring a luncheon? It's only $250 and benefits can be found HERE.
Email Katie if you're interested!
City of Fairbanks' CARES Act Relief Program, Phase II
The City of Fairbanks’ CARES Act Relief Program will be restarting on September 1st in a phase II of the program. As of today, the City of Fairbanks has distributed a total of $2,847,950 to 174 businesses and non-profit organizations, $5,515,678 to three medical facilities that responded to COVID19, and $823,656 to 226 individuals and families in the city. There is $5,636,372 remaining in the program. 

Phase II of the program will aim to distribute the remaining funds to businesses, nonprofit organizations, and medical facilities. During phase one, applicants submitted eligible expenses between March 1st and May 31st. Phase two will allow businesses, non-profits, and medical facilities impacted by COVID19 to submit expenses incurred between June 1st and August 31st.  

Eligible expenses include rent, utilities, and PPE (personal protective equipment). Businesses must have a valid City of Fairbanks business license to apply. There is no limit to the amount that can be requested, and documentation will be required for all reimbursement requests.
  
As part of this program, Mayor Matherly would like to encourage business owners to purchase masks for their employees and customers and then submit the expenses for reimbursement when the application period opens on September 1st. Applications for phase II will be accepted between September 1st and September 30th and will be accepted online at the city's website, www.fairbanksalaska.us.
FEDC Covid Business Survey Update

Click the button below to provide a critical update on your local business during these trying times.
 
This survey will be open for two weeks but don't hesitate to submit your response now. With ten simple questions we are trying to gauge where our local business community is at while COVID follows us farther into the year than any of us expected. If you have any questions email contact: buylocal@investfairbanks.com
Board of Director Elections

Don't forget to cast your vote for the Fairbanks Chamber Board of Directors Elections. Check your email or call the Chamber office if you're having issues casting your vote.
You Count in 2020

The census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others use to provide daily services, products, and support for you and your community. Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data.
The results of the census also determine the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives, and they are used to draw congressional and state legislative districts.
It's also in the Constitution: Article 1, Section 2, mandates that the country conduct a count of its population once every 10 years. The 2020 Census will mark the 24th time that the country has counted its population since 1790.

The response rate for the 2020 Census is low around the country, but Alaska in particular is incredibly low. We just crossed the 50% threshold last week, placing us at 51 out of 52 in the ranking. We can do better!

Click the buttons below to find out more about why your answers matter, and to fill out your 2020 Census and get Alaska's response rate up!
Upcoming Committee Meetings

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


September 1, 9:00-10:00 AM | Government Relations

September 2, 11:15 AM- 2:45 PM | Education & Workforce
Reopening Schools Discussion
Dr. Karen Gaborik, Fairbanks North Star Borough School District

September 3, 7:00-8:00 AM | Transportation & Infrastructure
MATSON-Port of Alaska Modernization
featuring Dylan Faber, Community Affairs Manager, Matson Alaska

September 9, 7:30-8:30 AM | Energy, Environment & Natural Resources
Why the Fair Share Act is the Wrong Choice for Alaska
OneALASKA

September 10, 7:00-8:00 AM | Transportation & Infrastructure
Overview of Final Ground Transportation Study at FAI
Matthew McClurg, Fairbanks International Airport