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Chamber of Commerce to hear how internet sales affect local merchants

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“MAKE IT MONDAY” FORUM

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Internet Sales: A Growing Threat to Anchorage Merchants

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WHO:         Anchorage Chamber of Commerce

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WHAT:      “Make it Monday” forum

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Is it time for Congress to pass the Marketplace Fairness Act, allowing Alaska to impose a sales tax on goods bought through the Internet?

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Longtime Anchorage business owners, along with local business leaders, will discuss the growing risks to the local economy from outside online merchants.

This panel will include Lori Atrops from Habitat Housewares, Jon Bittner of the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation, and Chris Schutte from the Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd., who will discuss the flight of dollars online and how it impacts the economy.

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WHEN:      July 22, 2013

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Noon to 1 p.m. (doors open at 11:30 a.m.)

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WHERE:    Dena’ina Center, 2nd floor



Anchorage Chamber press release