Business meetings, seminars and events (1/7/13)


Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber lunch forum, noon-1 p.m., Eagle River Ale House, 11901 Old Glenn Highway. The guest speakers will be from the State of Alaska's Department of Transportation and Public Facilities for an update on local and regional projects. (694-4702,

Business Planning 101, 5-9 p.m., YWCA's Women's Economic Empowerment Center, 324 E. Fifth Ave. Effective planning is the key to a successful business. This course takes students through the entire process of developing and planning a start-up. This four-week course provides the necessary framework for writing a detailed plan. Topics include basics, market analysis, marketing strategy, basic numbers, cash and taxes. $350. (644-9611,

SBA Programs and Services, noon to 1 p.m., Alaska Small Business Development Center, 430 W. Seventh Ave., Suite 110. Interested in getting access to capital to start or grow your business? Or would you like to learn more about SBA guaranteed loans? This seminar will answer those questions and teach you how to find resources. Preregistration is required online or by calling. Free. (274-7232,



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, from the person just planning to start, to the seasoned entrepreneur. Preregister online. $50 prepayment required. ( or 274-7232)



The Alaska Support Industry Alliance's Meet Alaska 2013 Energy Conference and Tradeshow, 8:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m., Dena'ina Convention Center. Speakers include Harold Heinze; Trond-Erik Johansen, president, Conoco Phillips Alaska; Laura Skaer, executive director, Northwest Mining Association; Tom Pennington, CFO, BP Alaska Region; former New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman (keynote address); Patrick J. McCormick III, special counsel, U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources; and Jonathan King, economist, Northern Economics. Register online. (



Anchorage Chamber of Commerce: In Part Two of the series on Anchorage's growing chronic inebriation population, representatives from the mayor's office will discuss what's being done collaboratively to tackle the problem and how the local business community can get involved. The chamber meets at noon Jan. 14 in the Dena'ina Convention Center. RSVP online or by calling. Deadline is 5 p.m. Friday. ( or 272-2401)