Upcoming Weekly Business Presentations
*registration required*

Jan 26: The Business Case for Racial Equity with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Feb 2: Career and Technical Education, Pipeline to Alaska's Workforce

Interested in sponsoring a presentation? It's only $250 and benefits can be found HERE.
Email Katie if you're interested!
New in 2021

As we strive to bring a better virtual experience to our members and community we are adopting a new platform for our Weekly Business Presentations.

  1. You will still register on our event page as you have in the past.
  2. Receive a private ticket link for Hopin. This link will appear on your registration confirmation after purchasing, and will also be sent in a reminder email the morning of the selected program.
  3. Follow that link and click the blue "Join event" button to complete the second step of your registration.

Registration fees will be $5 for members and $10 for non-members.
For this fee you receive the private link, the ability to network and interact with your fellow attendees, and a recording of the days presentation emailed to you by the following Friday.

*If it is your first time attending a Hopin event, you will be prompted to create a very simple account.
The Fairbanks Chamber urges Congress to approve a new relief bill to support businesses and individuals endangered by the pandemic.

The Fairbanks Chamber's Board of Directors has approved an update to our call for a long-term fiscal plan for the State of Alaska.

The Fairbanks Chamber's Board of Directors has approved an update to our support for the University of Alaska's vital role in our community.
U.S. Chamber to Address Role of American Business in Fortifying Democracy at Annual Event on Tuesday

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement and announcement on January 7, 2021.

“America must come together to confront the formidable challenges we face or give into the division and tribalism that increasingly defines our nation. The choice is clear, and as an institution we bet on America to come together and prevail every time.

“But that won’t happen magically. It will require the sustained efforts of a broad array of leaders and organizations. The business community has a critical role to play. And as we have for over 100 years, the U.S. Chamber will help lead that effort.

“We condemn the rioters who stormed the Capitol yesterday, and those, including President Trump, whose words and actions gave fuel to the mob. There is no place for demagogues in our democracy. We also applaud those members, especially Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who ensured that the work of Congress continued and the electoral college ballots counted.

“But we must go beyond words. The Chamber and our members will lend all assistance necessary to ensure a successful and peaceful transfer of power on January 20th, and to help President-elect Biden and the new Congress address the many challenges that confront our nation, most notably ending the pandemic that has killed more than 360,000 Americans, imperiled our economy, closed tens of thousands of small businesses, and put millions out of work.

“As we have been saying for years, we need responsible and resolved governing to lead our nation. We also must strengthen the structures of our democracy. The business community must and will play a critical role in supporting the rule of law, fortifying democratic norms, and restoring trust in our institutions. 

“To this end, next Tuesday at the Chamber’s annual signature event, the State of American Business, our affiliate organization, the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) will lead a special discussion about the role of the business community in strengthening democracy. In the coming weeks, months, and years our actions must rise to meet the urgent needs of our nation. Since 1983, CIPE has worked around the globe to support democracy. We must reapply some of the lessons we share with the world here at home. 

“America and the American business community are up to the task. Now it is time to get back to work.”
Upcoming Committee Meetings

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

January 12, 9:00-10:00 AM | Government Relations
Meeting with Legislators

January 13, 7:30-8:30 AM | Energy, Environment & Natural Resources
2021 Committee Kickoff

January 14, 7:00-8:00 AM | Transportation & Infrastructure
2021 Committee Kickoff

January 15, 9:00-10:00 AM | Education & Workforce Development
2021 Committee Kickoff

January 19, 9:00-10:00 AM | Government Relations
2021 Committee Kickoff

January 21, 7:00-8:00 AM | Transportation & Infrastructure
Non-Metropolitan Local Official Cooperation Process Updates
featuring Jennifer Keller, Program Development Planner, DOTPF

Contact Jinnel with any questions about our advocacy committees.