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Business meetings, events, seminars (12/9/13)

TUESDAY

• Pursuing Government Contracting, 1:30-3 p.m., Anchorage Small Business Development Center, 430 W. Seventh Ave. Contracting with the government can be profitable, but it's not always the best decision for small businesses. Join Jody King, PTAC contract specialist, to discover how the PTAC can help you in preparing to enter government sales. This workshop will review the first steps of planning a strategy for government contracting. Registration required at aksbdc.org. Free. (274-7232, aksbdc.ecenterdirect.com)

WEDNESDAY

• Anchorage Association for Energy Economics meeting, noon, BP Energy Center, 900 E. Benson Blvd. Doug Johnson, director of business development for Ocean Renewable Power Co., will discuss the economics of tidal energy and river hydrokinetics at the Anchorage Association for Energy Economics luncheon. The presentation will focus on the compelling nature of hydrokinetics and the economic challenges associated with its development. The presentation is free and open to the public. No R.S.V.P. required. Free. (Roger Moore, 250-1197)

• Worker's Compensation Seminar, 10-11:30 a.m., Anchorage SBDC, 430 W. Seventh Ave. Are you an employer? Do you need Workers' Compensation insurance? If you are an employee, are you covered? Have you been told you don't qualify for coverage? Have you been asked to waive coverage or been told you have to pay for your coverage? Not sure? Who needs to be insured and who doesn't? Do non-profits have to cover employees? What happens if you are not insured and one of your employees is injured on the job? What about Workers' Compensation fraud? Registration is required at aksbdc.org. Free. (274-7232, aksbdc.ecenterdirect.com)

COMING UP

• The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce will meet at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 16 in the Dena'ina Convention Center. The topic will be "The Big Business of Small Entertainment." A big stage doesn't always mean bigger business. Hear from some of the city's leading smaller entertainment venue operators on upcoming productions, plans for growth and how they are contributing to Anchorage's arts scene and economy. The panel will include Sandy Harper of Cyrano's Off-Center Playhouse. Online registration is due by 5 p.m. Friday. (anchoragechamber.org)