Business meetings and seminars for Dec. 17-21


How to Write A Business Plan, 12:30-4:30 p.m., Alaska Small Business Development Center, 430 W. Seventh Ave., Suite 110. This workshop will cover the basics of writing a business plan and how it can help you focus your business, obtain financing and keep your business on track. It is relevant for everybody in business, from the person just planning to start to the seasoned entrepreneur. Preregister online. $50 prepayment required. (274-7232,



Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber Lunch Forum, noon-1 p.m., Bear Mountain Grill, 12300 Old Glenn Highway. The Chamber will host the Chugiak-Eagle River legislative delegation for a pre-session briefing. $3 to $16. (694-4702,



The Resource Development Council will meet at 7:30 a.m. Thursday at the Dena’ina Convention Center. Dan Graham, president of the Alaska Coal Association, will speak on “State of the State’s Coal Industry.” To guarantee your seat, you must register by Tuesday. Doors open at 6:30 a.m., program begins at 7:30 a.m. To register, visit or call 276-0700, ext. 6.

Loan Briefing, 1 p.m., Small Business Administration, 420 L St. Interested in finding out about SBA’s guaranty loan programs available to finance your business? You can attend in person or you can watch this event on your computer via a live webinar. No charge. To R.S.V.P., contact Yolanda Lassiter at 271-4022 or email

Social Media Marketing: Facebook, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Anchorage Small Business Development Center, 430 W. Seventh Ave. Learn why it’s so important for your company to have a Facebook page and the dos and donts of posting. To R.S.V.P., visit or call 274-7232. $20.



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