2012 AEDC Annual Outlook Luncheon, 11 a.m.- 1:30 p.m., Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center, 600 W. Seventh Ave. Join the Anchorage Economic Development Corp. for its 25th anniversary celebration at the annual outlook luncheon. The luncheon will feature the release of the three-year economic outlook report and the consumer confidence report as well as keynote speaker Robert Reich, professor of public policy, University of California Berkeley, and former U.S. secretary of labor. $50 for AEDC investors and $60 for non-investors. Tables start at $450. (members.aedcweb.com/events/details/outlook-luncheon-3)
Business Bookkeeping, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Alaska Small Business Development Center, 430 W. Seventh Ave., Suite 110. Are you a small business owner interested in learning how to set up, run or expand your current or potential businesses finances? Are you curious about what it takes to maintain your books in the absence of a bookkeeper or CPA? This is an interactive, hands-on class designed to teach attendees how to create and maintain a basic financial bookkeeping system for a small business. There will be time for questions, brief discussions of covered and non-covered topics. $110. (274-7232, aksbdc.ecenterdirect.com/Conferences.action)
Lunch and Learn: Employee Development Plans, 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Center Point Plaza, 3801 Centerpoint Drive. Invest two hours enjoy lunch (provided) and walk away with the ability to engage employees to take an active role in their professional development while mutually benefiting the employee, work group and the company. Learn more about employee development plans and succession planning; strategically placing "raise" discussions in the context of the company; adding depth to the employee review process; and getting employee buy-in to the company's vision from day one. $45. (276-4769, thegrowthcompany.com)
The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce will get an update on tourism at the July 30 meeting, set for noon at the Dena'ina Convention Center. Will Alaska's third largest industry see a boost in business this summer? Ron Peck from the Alaska Travel Industry Association and Julie Saupe from Visit Anchorage will give an update on the 2012 summer season, including the cruise industry, national parks and current regulatory policies. Register by 5 p.m. Friday at anchoragechamber.org.