Upcoming Weekly Business Presentation

*Please note that the Chamber has found a permanent location for the remainder of 2021: The Event Center & Lounge located at 1288 Sadler Way*

Sep 15: Political Forum: Borough Mayor - Event Center & Lounge

Sep 21: United Way Campaign Kickoff - Event Center & Lounge

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

Want to learn more about your local school board candidates?

Our Education & Workforce Development Committee is hosting an informal meeting with the school board candidates to help educate themselves, and those who attend, about what these candidates plan to offer to and advocate for on behalf of the Fairbanks North Star School District. If you are interested in listening in, please join us on Zoom! The meeting will be on September 17th from 9-10AM.

Meeting passcode: 041303
Access closed until meeting time.
National Vaccination Mandate & Who It Affects
As a step in the Biden Administration's six-pronged national strategy, rules are being put in place to help work towards vaccinating the unvaccinated. To accomplish this, vaccinations will be required for:
  • All employers with 100+ employees (OSHA rule)
  • All federal workers and contractors doing business with the federal government (Executive order)
  • Health care workers at Medicare and Medicaid participating hospitals and health care settings (CMS requirement)

If this affects you, consider reading the full article to learn more.
Military Facility Zone Lending: Exclusive to North Pole
Answering the call to serve military families moving to the North Pole-Fairbanks area, Alaska Housing Finance Corporation today announces a new loan available to investors wishing to finance two-to-four unit residences in Alaska’s designated Military Facility Zone.

Among the stated goals are to “promote expansion of infrastructure to benefit both military and civilian objectives…and clearly demonstrate the state’s continuing and substantive support for the armed services.” It was sponsored by Representative Steve Thompson and former Senator John Coghill.

AHFC’s Military Facility Zone Loan is available through June 30, 2024. The interest rate is set daily and will be published at ahfc.us. The rate today is 4.250% for a 30-year loan.
Upcoming Committee Meetings

Meeting location is now up to the discretion of each committee.
A virtual option will continue to be available.

Sep 14, 2:00-3:00 PM | Military Affairs

Sep 14, 9:00-10:00 AM | Government Relations
Budget Choices: What Alaskans Are Saying
Cheryl Frasca, Commonwealth North

Sep 16, 7:00-8:00 AM | Transportation & Infrastructure

Sep 17, 9:00-10:00 AM | Education & Workforce Development
School Board Informal Forum

Sep 21, 9:00-10:00 AM | Government Relations

Sep 22, 7:30-8:30 AM | Energy, Environment & Natural Resources
General Updates from Alaska Oil Search
Joe Balash, Alaska Oil Search

Sep 23, 7:00-8:00 AM | Transportation & Infrastructure
Governor's Broadband Task Force Update
Mayor Ward, Fairbanks North Star Borough
Rep. Grier Hopkins, State Legislator

Contact us with any questions about our advocacy committees.