June 30:   No presentation - Happy 4th of July

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!
Want to avoid the crowds at your polling place this election cycle?

The State of Alaska allows anyone to request an absentee ballot online or by paper form. Just be sure to pay attention to the deadlines so you can receive your ballot before election day!

Primary Election application must be received by Saturday, August 8.
General Election application must be received by Saturday, October 24.
 A terrible time to increase oil taxes
With the pandemic threatening our lives and our livelihood, oil prices at rock bottom, the loss of the visitor industry for the season and commercial seafood at risk, this is a terrible time to raise oil production taxes by as much as 300%.

Ballot Measure 1 is a vicious and dangerous attack on the future of our state. It sends the message that 'If you invest here, we will increase your taxes every time we run out of money.'

People say this is an oil company issue. It’s not. It’s an Alaska issue. Oil companies can take their money and invest it anywhere in the world — and they will.

-Jim Jansen & Joe Schierhorn

Jim Jansen is chairman of the Lynden Companies, a co-founder of the KEEP Alaska Competitive Coalition and member of the OneAlaska campaign. Joe Schierhorn is president and CEO of Northrim Bank, co-chair of the KEEP Alaska Competitive Coalition and a member of the OneAlaska campaign.
Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development (DCCED) Commissioner Julie Anderson announced upcoming changes to the AK CARES Grant program’s eligibility criteria to provide additional financial assistance to Alaska businesses.

Small Alaska businesses that received $5,000 or less in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) or Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) funds and 501(c)(6) nonprofit organizations will become eligible for the State’s grant program; as long as they were based, licensed, and located in Alaska when the public health disaster emergency was declared on March 11, 2020 and have 50 or fewer full-time equivalent employees.

The updated program details and the effective date of these changes will be announced in the coming days, and the program website will be updated accordingly.
The Fairbanks North Star Borough will be implementing 3 Coronavirus Relief Programs in the coming month, they include:

  • Business Interruption Grants
  • Personal Protection Equipment Grants
  • Health Care Impact Grants

To read more on the programs, find out your eligibility and sign up for notifications once the application period has begun visit www.fnsb.us/cares .
Be sure to check our COVID19 page for the most up-to-date information from local, state, and federal levels. We'll continue to add resources and links to this page that will be helpful to businesses and community members as we all navigate our response and recovery to this pandemic situation.
Upcoming Committee Meetings

Please note that all committee meetings
will be videoconference only until further notice.

June 30, 9:00-10:00 AM | Government Relations

July 7, 9:00-10:00 AM | Government Relations
Property Crime Discussion   
featuring Chief Nancy Reeder, Fairbanks Police Department

July 8, 7:30-8:30 AM | Energy, Environment & Natural Resources

July 8, 11:15 AM-12:45 PM | Education & Workforce Development
featuring Dr. Anupma Prakash, University of Alaska Fairbanks

July 9, 7:00-8:00 AM | Transportation & Infrastructure

July 10, 9:00-10:00 AM | Military Affairs

All Fairbanks Chamber committees are focused on having relevant and timely discussions about the current economic situation. If you have resources or topics which you think would benefit to our efforts, please contact jinnel@fairbankschamber.org .