Juneau Economic Development Council NEWS  |  June 2018
Cornhole (bean-bag toss) Tournament in Downtown! 
A strong economy needs a strong downtown. Support the Capital City's downtown by coming to the Southeast Alaska Cornhole Fundraiser! This is a fundraiser for the Downtown Business Association to continue its downtown revitalization efforts. There will be c ash prizes for top placing teams. Winner takes home $1,000! Bags will fly rain or shine on Saturday, June 30th at Cope Park in Downtown Juneau from 12 PM - 6 PM. 

Teams are two people. Must be 21+. Registration is $40 per person and includes a drink ticket. Space is limited, so register ASAP via the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council (JAHC) Box Office!

The SEAK Cornhole Tournament will also have music, food, a beer garden, and tons of fun! Cope Park has seen a lot of improvements in the past year, so stop by even if you just want to spectate!

Join us: Make Up the Makerspace!

Come help get the new  Juneau MakerSpace  ready for action! This great community resource is moving into a HUGE new space that will include a new event venue and we need help getting it ready! Volunteer tasks will include painting, cleaning, organizing, and a bit of heavy lifting. Burgers and beer will be provided! Please RSVP HERE.

HUGE thank you to Valley Paint for donating the paint and supplies!

The address is 3915 North Douglas Highway. It's less than half a mile north of the roundabout on the uphill side, across from the radio tower.

Sign up for July STEM Summer Camps!

Entertain and educate your kids during the summer hours by signing them up for our STEM summer camps. Your kids will experience the hardest fun they've ever had! We have NEW camps this year including  3D Design & Printing  and Girls Rock Robotics! . To sign up for Summer Camps, please visit our website.

STEM camps teach hard skills for future careers, and foster valuable 21st-Century life skills like problem-solving, creativity, and collaboration.

Thank you to our STEM Summer Camp Sponsors!

Summer of Heroes 

Summer of Heroes is a partnership program between Alaska Communications and Boys & Girls Clubs - Alaska, promoting education, awareness, and support for youth development programs throughout the state. 

Running from May through September 2018, Summer of Heroes includes two main components - a youth recognition and scholarship award, and a cause-related sales promotion. 

You can play a part in helping Alaska youth. During the Summer of Heroes 2018, Alaska Communications will contribute $25 to Boys & Girls Clubs - Alaska for every new Unlimited Internet or Business Internet sign up between May 1 and July 20, 2018, up to $15,000 total. 

Do you know a young local hero in your Alaska community? Help us recognize those who give back by nominating them as a hero HERE. 

Become a JEDC Investor 

We invite you to invest in Juneau by becoming a JEDC Investor. Show your support of the work we do to forward Juneau and Southeast's economy.

By supporting JEDC you are supporting the long-term economic success of Alaska's capital city, and creating a business climate that in turn supports your business or organization.  

To learn more about our investor program, please visit www.JEDC.org/investors or send an email to Dana Herndon
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Executive Director
Juneau Economic Development Council

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