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Business meetings and conferences for week of Nov. 25


Brass Tacks Business Basics, 5-8 p.m., YWCA's Women's Economic Empowerment Center, 324 E. Fifth Ave. This introductory class for prospective entrepreneurs serves as an orientation to the process of starting a small business. Students are introduced to the fundamentals of entrepreneurism, business planning and managing a business. Free. (644-9611,

Social Media Marketing on Facebook, 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m., Anchorage SBDC, 430 W. Seventh Ave. Learn why it's important for your company to have a Facebook page, plus posting do's and don'ts. RSVP. $20. (274-7232,



Alaska Women in Design: A Panel Discussion, 5-7 p.m., UAA Campus Bookstore, Spirit Drive. Alaska Women in Design introduces architect Catherine Call, owner of Blue Sky Studio, and Grant Larsen, Anchorage business advisor for the Alaska Small Business Development Center, to discuss business ownership, start-up challenges and keys to success in regard to women in design. This event is free and open to the public, with free parking in south lot just across from the bookstore. Free. ( or 786-4782;

Alaska World Affairs Council presents "Alaska LNG Opportunities," 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Hilton Anchorage, 500 W. Third Ave. This is a Northrim Oil and Gas lecture featuring Mikkal Herberg, who will speak on "Alaska LNG Opportunities: Prospects in Japan, China and other Asian Markets." Lunch program. RSVP by Monday. (276-8038,

International Right of Way Association's Sourdough Chapter 49, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., BP Energy Center, 900 Benson Blvd. Former Chapter 49 President Chris Anderson of the Alaska Industrial Development & Export Authority will speak. RSVP by noon Monday. $20. (Judy, 854-1799,



"Healthcare Reform: The Impact on Our Small Business," 2-4 p.m., Anchorage SBDC, 430 W. Seventh Ave. This course provides an overview of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act from the perspective of Alaska small businesses and discusses coming changes facing business owners. Key topics will include minimum essential benefits, small business tax credits and changes to health benefit plans. By understanding the implications of new and proposed regulations, business owners can be better equipped to make appropriate decisions and enhance profitability. Preregistration required. $20. (274-7232,

New Ideas for More Effective Newsletters, Fliers, Postcards and More, 9 a.m., Anchorage Chamber Board Room, 1016 W. Sixth Ave. Free. (272-7401)



 Week of Nov. 25-Dec. 1 

• Nov. 26-28: Hotel Lobbyists Fox Valley Technical College-Grant Program Management, 30 delegates at Hotel Captain Cook. Estimated economic impact: $29,224

• Nov. 26-30: Bureau of Indian Affairs 22nd Annual Tribal Service Providers Conference, 1,800 delegates and 18 exhibits at Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center. Estimated economic impact: $956,394

• Nov. 28-30: Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, 250 delegates and 15 exhibits at Hotel Captain Cook. Estimated economic impact: $172,203

Source:  Visit Anchorage