President's Message

Happy Halloween!!

Thank you, everyone, who attended the September Business After Hours on the 12th! A great turnout and Mayor Pat Branson, and her crew, did an awesome job! I always enjoy listening to the “Whippersnappers”!

The Women’s Show is Oct 4/5 th this month. At the Kodiak Convention Center, 5pm to 9pm on Friday the 4 th and 10am to 4pm on Saturday the 5 th ! Thanks, Ellen Simeonoff , for hosting. Kodiak Athletic Club will be there. A great opportunity to get a jump on your holiday shopping!! Always a big turnout!

Oct 5 th , Oktoberfest is being hosted by our local Elks Club! Saturday night from 9pm until 2am Sunday morning. I don’t know any details, but get in touch with Exalted Ruler, Frank Lee! Our famous local group, “Twang” will be playing and I suspect there will be plenty of German food and beer!!

KMXT’s , “Run the Rock” is Oct 12 th ! Bear Valley Golf course, the Marathon starts at 8am! You have the options of, marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k! Check in with Pam, at KMXT, for details!

Our October Business After Hours is in the 15 th ! Ben Millstein is hosting at the Brewery! I am sure there will be beer involved! 5:30-7:00, Split the Pot, door prizes and snacks and fun!! See you there!

Chamber of Commerce, Annual Meeting, Dinner & Awards Gala is October 19 th at the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center!! “Top Secret Spy” is our theme! Shhhh don’t tell anyone! 6:00-10:00pm, formal or your best spy attire. Bella Aqua Photography will be capturing photographic evidence all evening. Annual Recognition Awards will be presented to our local businesses and individuals. Who will win this year? All part of the mystery! Split the Pot and a chance to win 2 Alaska Airlines ticket and other prizes! Glenn Reed, soon to be retired President of Pacific Seafoods Processing Association, will be our key note speaker. No host Cocktails start the evening, and dinner will be provided by our very talented Kodiak High School Culinary Arts FCCLA students. Please RSVP by Friday, October 11 th ! This is always a fun time!

The “Crucible” by Arthur Miller, directed by Jared Griffin, will be presented October 26-27 th and November 1-3 rd ! At the Gerald C. Wilson auditorium, you don’t want to miss this one! Includes a very talented cast!

Since it is October 1 st , you may be interested in my 30-Day Challenge! Check out, ‘Friends of Kodiak” for details!

Please take time to recognize our newest member the Kodiak Area Mentor Program. They do great work! If you're not already a member, reach out to Sarah Phillips!


Lindsay Knight
Our Sponsors
Annual Dinner | October 19th


Saturday, October 19th
Kodiak Harbor Convention Center
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Bella Aqua Photography will be capturing the photographic evidence of the evening, while you enjoy all the fun and network with fellow members and help us recognize the accomplishments of our community this year. Annual recognition awards will be presented to local organizations and individuals.

There will be a split-the-pot raffle and your chance to win two Alaska Airlines Tickets among other enticing prizes, that is if you can crack the code!

Glenn Reed, the soon to be retired president of Pacific Seafoods Processing Association (PSPA), will be joining us for the evening as a light-hearted and fun guest speaker.

Enjoy a delicious meal presented by the Kodiak High School Culinary Arts FCCLA students:
• Green Salad with Salmon En Croute with Goat Cheese and Spinach
• Bacon Crusted Halibut
• Roasted Red Potatoes & Vegetable Du jour
• Orange Dreamsicle Cheesecake

RSVP* by Friday, October 11th at or 486-5557.

Member Seats Non Member Seats
1 seat $50 1 seat $60
2 seats $90 2 seats $110
Table 10 $425 Table 10 $475

*Reservations will be open to all non-members on Friday, October 4th.

Special thanks to our Pike Sponsors for supporting this event: Alaska Aerospace Corporation • KV0K/H0T 101.1 • Best Western

ISA, North Pacific Seafoods, Trident, and Pacific Seafood Kodiak have generously donated the seafood for the evening.
Business After Hours |
Kodiak Island Brewing Company
October 15th from 5:00-7:00 PM
Kodiak Island Brewing Company
117 Lower Mill Bay Road

The Kodiak Island Brewing Company invites you to "Sip Local" on October 15th from 5:00-7:00. There's more to discover than you know!

The Brewery will be opening its doors and offering tours that showcase their brewing process, as they host our October Business After Hours .

Come sample new and seasoned favorites! As always, we'll have plenty of fun door prizes and split-the-po t! What a great way to spend a Tuesday evening!

This is a FREE event open to EVERYONE (21 and over) !

October conjures thoughts of the famous Oktoberfest, so come help us celebrate Oktoberfest in style at our very own local brewery!
Kodiak Furniture Ribbon Cutting
On behalf of the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce, we would like to thank both Lisa and Jim for their work with Kodiak Furniture over the last seven years. We wish you a relaxing and enjoyable retirement. Levi and Kaelyn, the Chamber would like to congratulate you on your purchase of Kodiak Furniture. Your commitment to offering retail in Kodiak is paramount in building Kodiak’s economy and creating our sustainable future. The Chamber is here to support you in your new venture. We wish you luck and great success.
BAH | Kodiak Senior Center 
The Chamber would like to thank, the Kodiak Senior Center for holding Septembers BAH. Where they gave tours of the accredited facilities and tours of the KATS bus. The Whippersnappers performed an array of music and kept the crowd entertained while refreshments were severed, people networked and won some wonderful prizes. 
Hunting Season Special Now at the Chamber
Now through October 31st, the Chamber of Commerce is having a buy 1 get 1 free on all apparel! Wether you are a hiker or hunter, stay safe this hunting season with some blazing "Safety Orange" Crab Fest Gear!
Shop The Rock | Salmon Life
The Fall 2019 Shop the Rock event took place on Wednesday, September 25th - Saturday, September 28th. The end of the shopping event culminated in Salmon Life events held on Sunday, September 29th. 

The bi-annual shopping event showcased 15 different stores and a food truck, spanning from Downtown to Midtown. Thanks to all vendors who participated! Both the Chamber of Commerce and Discover Kodiak were proud to be a part of this event, and we continue to look forward to its vast growth potential.
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Business Classes 9/30 - 10/11
The Alaska Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers many  free videos and low cost Webinars  focused on helping small businesses and entrepreneurs. The Kodiak Chamber will send out a list of available classes each Monday.

Webinars and Videos available the week of September 30 - October 11 are listed below. Details can be found at /. You must preregister online the day prior to any training.

  • Webinar - 9/30 - Get Your Business Online | 12:00-1:00pm | $10

  • Webinar - 10/10 - Starting a Business | 1:30-3:00pm | No Fee

  • Video on Demand - LLCs in Alaska - $50

  • Video on Demand - Alaska SBDC Small Business Workshop Bundle - $180

  • Video on Demand - Starting a Business - No Fee

  • Video on Demand - Business Insurance for Small Businesses - $50

  • Video on Demand - Basic Bookkeeping for Entrepreneurs - $50

  • Video on Demand - Creating Financial Projections - $50

  • Video on Demand - Digital Media Advertising: What you don't know will hurt your small business - One Hour - $35

Kodiak College Workshops - Fall 2019
Kodiak College offers many workshops focused on helping small businesses and entrepreneurs. Registration is required for all workshops. For questions call Heather at 486-1212.

  • 10/17 & 10/24 - Excel II Workshop | 4:00-5:30pm at Kodiak College | $45 | Learn to use the Excel Function Library to guide you with more complicated Excel formulas. Other topics include sorting, filtering, print options in addition to using charts and images. This course requires existing knowledge of Excel or completion of Level 1. Registration is required $45. Learn more and register.
  • 10/18-10/19 - DC Electrical for Vessels | 9:00am-4:00pm at Kodiak College | $100 | This is a 12-hour workshop for all beginners -women, and men- who want to learn basic theory and practices of direct current electricity aboard vessels. Registration is required $100. Call 486-4161 with questions. Learn more and register.
  • 10/25-10/26 - Outboard Maintenance and Repair | 8:00am-5:00pm at Kodiak College | $125 | This is a two day (16-hour) workshop covering theory and hands-on maintenance of 2-stroke and 4-stroke outboard engines of 25-horsepower and larger. Registration is required $125. Call 486-4161 with questions. Learn more and register.
  • 10/25 - Active Listening Workshop - 6:00-8:00pm at Kodiak College | $50 | Active listening is the foundation of effective communication. Employers and employees at any level can benefit from this workshop. Includes a combination of short lectures, demonstrations, role-plays and simulations. Registration is required $50. Learn more and register.

  • 10/26 - Active Listening Workshop - 10:00am-3:00pm at Kodiak College | $50 | Active listening is the foundation of effective communication. Employers and employees at any level can benefit from this workshop. Includes a combination of short lectures, demonstrations, role-plays and simulations. Registration is required $50. Learn more and register.

  • 11/7 & 11/14 - Excel I Workshop | 4:00-5:30pm at Kodiak College | $45 | Learn to enter and edit Excel content, select cells, and ranges, and create and modify basic formulas. Registration is required $45. Learn more and register.

  • 11/15 - Conflict Management | 6:00-8:00pm at Kodiak College | $50 | This workshop provides an opportunity to build practical skills in conflict management including basic listening, negotiation strategies, collaboration, and consensus.  Registration is required $50. Learn more and register.

  • 11/16 - Conflict Management | 10:00am-3:00pm at Kodiak College | $50 | This workshop provides an opportunity to build practical skills in conflict management including basic listening, negotiation strategies, collaboration, and consensus.  Registration is required $50. Learn more and register.
Board of Directors
President  Lindsay Knight
Past President Stacey Simmons                                  
Vice President Julie Bonney                  
Secretary/Treasurer Jeff Sanford
Board Members               
Patrick Cummings · Ellen Simeonoff · Tyler Kornelis · Alex Turner · Ginny Shank · Sarah Culbertson · Daniel Eubanks ·
City of Kodiak Representative Mike Tvenge
Kodiak Island Borough Representative Michael Powers
USCG Base Representative Capt. Jeffery Good
USCG Air Station Representative Capt. Bryan Dailey
KEA Representative Darron Scott
Discover Kodiak Representative Aimee Williams
Contact Us

Phone: (907) 486-5557
Executive Director: Sarah Phillips
Community Relations: Jena Lowmaster