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Business meetings and seminars for Jan. 21-25


“Houston, We Have A Problem: Post-Holiday Collections,” 9 a.m.-noon, Coastal Villages Building, 711 H St. Invest three hours and walk away with successful collections techniques.Session topics include handling the stressed out post-holiday consumer; leading the conversation toward results; avoiding a lawsuit; understanding compliance and how to communicate it; getting to realistic agreements for payment terms; trigger words, semantics and creating the relationship. Learn the Jedi mind trick that will influence your debtors to pay. $129. (276-4769,


Alaska Business Hall of Fame, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center, 600 W. Seventh Ave. Join Mark Hamilton and leaders in Alaska business at the 27th Annual Alaska Business Hall of Fame, where four new Alaskans will be inducted and recognized with this prestigious award. Attended by over 400 business representatives, the program consists of a networking reception, dinner and awards ceremony. Alaskans are selected by a group of their peers for outstanding contributions to the Alaska economy. This is a fundraiser for Junior Achievement. $150 per person or $1,500 for a table of 10; sponsorship opportunities available. (344-0101,


Marketing to the Government, 10-11:30 a.m., Alaska Small Business Development Center, 430 W. Seventh Ave., Suite 110. This class will be presented by Michael Hanzuk of Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development, and Jody King of Procurement Technical Assistance Center. King will give an introduction on government contracting and how PTAC can help you begin bidding on government contracts. Hanzuk will go over the best way to market your product or service to the government as well as how to recieve preference over out of state bidders. Topics covered include the Alaska Product Preference Program; how to find demand for your business; and how product preference affects a bid. Free. (274-7232,


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