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Business meetings, seminars, events

MONDAY

Business Ethics, Leadership: Learn about strategies for business ethics and leadership from Rashmi Prasad, Ph.D, and his students. Prasad is a professor of business administration and chair of the University Honors Council at UAA. 5-7 p.m. Monday, UAA Campus Bookstore. Free. (www.uaa.alaska.edu/bookstore)

TUESDAY

American Society of Mechanical Engineers meeting will be 11:30 a.m. at Peggy's Restaurant. Peter Slaiby, vice president of Shell Alaska, will discuss Shell's Alaska projects. No reservations necessary; all are welcome.

WEDNESDAY

Alaska Association of Health Underwriters luncheon, 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m., Crowne Plaza Hotel Anchorage, 109 W. International Airport Road. Tammy Green, regional director for health management services for Providence Health and Services Alaska, is the guest speaker. $25 per person. Public is welcome. (644-1466, alaskaahu.org)

Project Management Institute Alaska monthly meeting, 6-8 p.m., Petroleum Club of Anchorage, 3301 C St. Guest speaker is Tom Sheffrey. $25 if reservation is made before 5 p.m. Monday, then $35. (350-3214, pmiak.org)

Workshop: Deciphering a Solicitation, 1-5 p.m., Small Business Administration's Alaska District Office, 420 L St. This seminar is designed to help companies understand how to read a federal solicitation. Topics include: types of solicitations (formal vs. informal), parts of a solicitation (where to find what), reviewing the solicitation, scope of work requirements, capturing response requirements (create a to-do list), and how to comply with clauses and provisions as outlined by the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Sample solicitations will be used in class as a learning tool. Handouts provided. $45. (Jody King at 274-7232 or ptacalaska.org/training-events)

Alaska Miners Association and Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration meet for a joint luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Sourdough Mining Co. The topic is geology and discovery history of two giant porphyry Cu-Mo systems: Anglo American Sur's Los Sulfatos and San Enrique Monolito deposits in central Chile. $20. (jimandbetty@alaska.net or call 345-4815 or 345-3048)

THURSDAY

U.S. Sen. Mark Begich hosts Alaska Small Business and Entrepreneurs Opportunity Workshop, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Dena'ina Convention Center. Presentations from Alaskans who are successful in business, as well as guest speakers from the Small Business Administration, Facebook, Google and Apple, are scheduled. The Facebook, Google and Apple speakers will highlight how Alaska small businesses can harness the potential of social media to market their products and services. How to attract investment for startup businesses to expand will also be covered. R.S.V.P. at begich.senate.gov.

The University of Alaska Anchorage's Procurement Technical Assistance Center will host Meet the Agency: National Park Service, 1-2 p.m. at AGC of Alaska, 8005 Schoon St. Learn what the NPS purchases, how they buy it and where to locate the contracting opportunities. There will be time to ask questions and network. $10. R.S.V.P. with Alison Tompkins at 274-7232. Payment is required upon registration.

COMING UP

Anchorage Chamber of Commerce's Make It Monday forum on April 16 will feature Chris Rose, executive director of the Renewable Energy Alaska Project, or REAP, who will explore "Can Alaska Be Energy Efficient?" He will discuss the progress on renewable energy and energy efficiency, including the state's energy efficiency program, emerging technologies and other renewable energy projects across the state. The forum begins at noon in the Dena'ina Convention Center. Reservations must be made by 5 p.m. Friday. (anchoragechamber.org, 272-2401)

Alaska Support Industry Alliance will hold a "Mining Matters" dinner, 6 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at the Wedgewood Resort in Fairbanks. Guest speaker is David Evans, Ph.D. He served as a consultant for the Australian Greenhouse Office (now the Department of Climate Change) 1999-2005 and again 2008-2010. In 2007, he started goldnerds.com to provide analytical information about gold stocks. He is a mathematician and engineer with six degrees, including a Ph.D. from Stanford. Register online at alaskaalliance.com.