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Business meetings, seminars and events (3/25/13)

WEDNESDAY

Commonwealth North will hear Meera Kohler, president of the Alaska Village Electric Cooperative present a new proposal to transmit affordable electrical energy statewide and monetize Alaska's stranded North Slope gas resources. High Voltage Direct Current technology, in conjunction with modern high efficiency compound gas turbine generation has the potential to provide a cost effective means of powering the Railbelt, taking Alaska gas to market and integrating Alaska's diversified and scattered population centers into a viable economic engine. The meeting is set for noon-1 p.m. in the Dena'ina Convention Center. Register online at commonwealthnorth.org.

Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber lunch forum, noon-1 p.m., Bear Mountain Grill, 12300 Old Glenn Highway. The guest speaker is Sen. Lisa Murkowski with an update from Washington, D.C. $3-$16. (694-4702, cer.org)

Small Business Insurance, 1:30-3 p.m., Alaska Small Business Development Center, 430 W. Seventh Ave. Suite 110 This workshop will cover the basics of general business insurance including why you need it; general liability; professional liability; commercial auto; and commercial equipment. Discussion will also include information about Workers Compensation and benefits that can be offered to employees. $15. (274-7232, aksbdc.ecenterdirect.com)

Thursday

Tax Free Retirement and Real Estate Investment Seminar, 6-8 p.m., Loussac Library public conference room, 3600 Denali St. Dave Holmes and Jim Crawford have joined forces to host this seminar. Holmes will share information about IRAs, 401-K transfers and tax free retirement plans, guarantee of principal and a guarantee of a 5 percent return for 10 years. Crawford will discuss how you can safely buy and manage apartments and duplexes, how to value an apartment building or duplex and tax deferred real estate sales and purchases. Free. (301-7039)

COMING UP

The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce will meet 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. April 1 in the Dena'ina Convention Center. As part of its series of educational forums about the upcoming Municipal election, the chamber invites residents to learn more about the bonds and propositions that will appear on the April 2 ballot. Mayor Dan Sullivan will highlight the Municipality of Anchorage's proposition package and Superintendent Ed Graff will discuss the Anchorage School District's bond package. RSVP by 5 p.m. Friday. (anchoragechamber.org)