Anchorage Business Committee


Meeting Time: Meetings will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month at the Anchorage Chamber board room.
Mission Statement: To monitor relevant issues affecting the local business community, and help develop responses to such issues.
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Susan Jensen (co-chair), Bayshore Clubhouse
Brian Franklin (co-chair), Frontier Tutoring
Art Clark, Broker
Lydia Garcia, NEA/ Alaska
John Weddleton, Bosco's
Melissa Bassham, Nine Star Enterprises




  • Responsible for the Anchorage Chamber advocacy program related to municipal business including development, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Responsible for considering the needs of our members and the municipality priorities of the board.
  • Responsible for researching and monitoring progress of all proposed legislation in the municipality and state arenas relevant to our mission of advancing a successful business climate
  • Prioritizes proposed legislation on which the Anchorage Chamber can have a significant impact, creates an advocacy strategy, and makes recommendations to the board.

Committee Goals

  1. Inventory and review priorities relevant to the Municipality of Anchorage.
  2. Consider the need to survey membership for municipal issues of concern.
  3. Develop municipal priorities and advocacy plan for each priority.
  4. Develop standard language and format for letters of support and public testimony for each priority.
  5. Describe action to be taken for each priority.
  6. Review pending legislation and prioritize based on member concerns.
  7. Work with staff to report to the membership the activities of the committee and how to engage on a regular basis (monthly).
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