Alaska Disadvantaged Business Enterprise and Alaska Subcontractors Conference is 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the Hotel Captain Cook. Are you a woman- or minority-owned business? Are you an Alaska Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), an Alaska subcontractor, or a prime contractor doing business with subcontractors? Don't miss this opportunity to hear about issues related to subcontracting and doing business with Alaska state and federal governments. Invited presenters will be offering up-to-date information on bonding, tax strategies, financing for growth, Department of Transportation procurement updates and more. This event is free for certified DBE attendees. Space is limited, so register soon. Attendees will also receive a discount on parking, please take your ticket vouchers to the Hotel Captain Cook front desk. To register, go to ptacalaska.org and click on "Training Events" or call 269-0850 for more information.
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. (aksbdc.org or 274-7232) ((907) 274-7232, aksbdc.org)
Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber luncheon forum, noon to 1 p.m., Eagle River Ale House, 11901 Old Glenn Highway. The guest speaker will be Tyler Robinson with Cook Inlet Housing. He'll give an update on the Coronado Park Senior Center Project in downtown Eagle River. $3-$16. (694-4702, cer.org)
Legal Aspects: LLCs, 1:30-3 p.m., Alaska Small Business Development Center, 430 W. Seventh Ave., Suite 110. Presented by attorney Andrew Mitton. Forming an LLC is probably the least expensive insurance you can buy to protect your assets. Learn how LLCs work, the factors to look at in deciding whether you need an LLC, and how to maintain and manage your LLC. Preregister at aksbdc.org and prepayment required. $20.
At a breakfast meeting of the Resource Development Council, the topic will be "The Endangered Species Act in Alaska" by Geoff Haskett, regional director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Doors open at 6:30 a.m., program begins at 7:30 a.m. in the Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center. To register, visit akrdc.org or call 276-0700, ext. 6.
The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce will hear from Assembly candidates running for Midtown (Seat F), as well as School Board (Seat B) candidates at noon March 11 in the Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center. Each candidate will respond to pre-picked and audience questions, as well as ask their opponent questions on issues relevant to the business community. Confirmed: Dick Traini and Andy Clary (Assembly-Midtown); Eric Croft, Stephanie Cornwell-George and David Nees (School Board-Seat B). Deadline to RSVP online is 5 p.m. Friday. (anchoragechamber.org)