Business meetings, events and seminars (12/2/13)


• Forty Years of Lessons in Principled Leadership, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Anchorage Small Business Development Center, 430 W. Seventh Ave. Working effectively with your employees, clients or others in the community is vital for the success of your business. Forty years of lessons learned in principled leadership will be shared by Mel Nichols, a local businessman who faced the challenges of running a small business here. Preregistration and payment required at $30. (274-7232,

• Bonding Education Workshop with Networking, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Millennium Alaskan Hotel, 4800 Spenard Road. Are you a contractor or small business looking to expand into the transportation and construction industries? Workshops include construction accounting, bonding fundamentals and more. Learn how to conduct business with local, state and federal agencies, and interact with service providers and bonding producers. Preregistration required. Free. (, 425-248-4222)

• Get Your Business Online with Google, 10-11:30 a.m., Anchorage SBDC, 430 W. Seventh Ave. This 1½-hour class will take you through the tools Google provides small businesses to get their business online and optimize their presence. Topics include: Google business tools and essentials; Google Local; getting a free website for one year; how to make sure your company is one of the first to come up in the Google rankings; Google+, and the basics of using Gmail. Registration and payment required at $15. (274-7232)


• Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber Lunch Forum, noon-1 p.m., Eagle River Ale House, 11901 Old Glenn Highway. The topic is "The Affordable Care Act in Alaska." The presenters are from Northrim Benefits. $3-$16. (694-4702,


• Alaska Professional Communicators luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Kinley's Restaurant, 3230 Seward Highway. Sandy Harper, producing artistic director of Cyrano's Theatre Company, will speak. $19-$25. (274-4723,

coming up

• Governor's State Budget Report, hosted by the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, is 11:30 a.m. Dec. 12 in the Dena'ina Convention Center. Gov. Sean Parnell will discuss his administration's agenda, the state's current and upcoming budget, and will touch on other issues affecting Alaska's business community. R.S.V.P. by 5 p.m. Dec. 11. The chamber will not hold a forum Monday, Dec. 9. (272-2401,