Business meetings, seminars, events

June 24, 2012 

WEDNESDAY

Handling Social Media Challenges, 11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m., HomeState Mortgage Company, 3801 Centerpoint Drive. Invest two hours, enjoy lunch (provided) and walk away with the ability to handle challenges your employees pose and your company faces with Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn and Twitter; know why your company is at risk without a social media policy; and draft an enforceable social media policy. You will also learn about the First Amendment vs. criticism of employers and supervisors; protected speech and the National Labor Relations Board; social media and applicant screening; and case examples. $45. (276-4769, thegrowthcompany.com)

THURSDAY

8a Application and Eligibility Workshop, 10 a.m.-noon, Small Business Administration, 420 L St. Learn what it takes to qualify for the SBA's 8a business development program. Free. (271-4022)

• Introducing Pinterest, 1-3 p.m., Pacific Office Center, 310 K St. Do we need another social network? Pinterest reached 10 million unique U.S. visitors faster than Facebook, Google+, etc. Find out how Pinterest can enhance your business or nonprofit by establishing you as an expert, dominating certain interest areas, providing several ways to drive traffic to your website and more. Pinterest is "set and forget" -- no daily requirement to maintain. Registration required. Free parking at Hotel Captain Cook garage. $20. (Cherilynn, 250-7425)

COMING UP

The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon July 2 in the Dena'ina Convention Center. Alaska's mining industry has grown to become a billion-dollar business and has remained so for the past 10 years. With environmental and economic issues still a major concern, what does the future hold for one of Alaska's economic drivers? Lorna Shaw, Sumitomo Metal Mining Pogo LLC; Deantha Crockett, Alaska Miners Association; and Karen Matthias, Council of Alaska Producers, will give an update on the local mining industry and details on projects being developed to sustain Alaska's mining future. Register online by 5 p.m. Friday. (anchoragechamber.org)

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