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Anchorage Assembly Candidates

Please note that this list contains only those candidates that have completed the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce Assembly Candidate Questionaire.

 

Eagle River/Chugiak

Amy Demboski

How do you propose making Anchorage a safe place to live; including affordable housing, a living wage, and great schools?
Sound fiscal policy will allow us to maintain a strong police force, ensuring classroom resources and teachers are prioritized, and being dynamic and responsive with the challenges in the New Title 21 to assist with building affordable housing.

 

 

Do you support a year-round or seasonal sales tax even if it doesn't reduce property taxes?
No.

Why or why not?
Multiple factors are required before I will support any new tax. Current spending has to be responsible, any sales tax should offset property taxes, and it would have to be passed by 60% of the voters.


With the increases currently proposed that impact property tax owners, what are your plans to reduce the property tax burden on Anchorage business?
I opposed the $11.4 million property tax increase passed by Mayor Berkowitz and the Assembly. I will continue to propose direct cost reductions, shared services, as well as options to cut bureaucratic processes that add no value.

Do you support expedited zoning for generous use of high density and mixed use around town centers, employment centers, and downtown as outlined in the Anchorage Bowl Land Use Plan Map?
The Land Use Plan Map is in draft and has not been adequately vetted; therefore, it is premature to endorse the map. My record has demonstrated my support of high density and mixed use areas specifically near employment centers and downtown.

What are your top three priorities for the Municipality of Anchorage?
Ensure fiscal stability and lower taxes, effective delivery of essential services, and fixing many of the issues within the New Title 21 that will lead to increased cost in construction and a slow down in the housing market.

What are your recommendations with Alaska's fiscal challenges of growing Anchorage's economy?
First and foremost, the State needs to identify essential services, and then substantial cuts need to be made prior to taxing Alaskans.

What are your recommendations on handling commercial marijuana businesses in Anchorage?
I have been a lead in developing and passing the land use, zoning and licensing ordinances for the Municipality. The process needs to be clear and predictable, and responsive to community and industry concerns.

Which if any of the Municipal Bonds on the ballot do you support?
I am supportive of the public safety bonds.

East Anchorage

Terre GalesHow do you propose making Anchorage a safe place to live; including affordable housing, a living wage, and great schools?
More officers, current permitting process drives up the cost of construction, government needs to keep the costs of running a business down and my first priority will be to lobby our legislature to create districts for our school board members.

Do you support a year-round or seasonal sales tax even if it doesn't reduce property taxes?
No.

Why or why not?
I would only support this if it would be used to lower the tax burden on the property owners.

With the increases currently proposed that impact property tax owners, what are your plans to reduce the property tax burden on Anchorage business?
I am a co-sponsor of the tax cap initiative.

Do you support expedited zoning for generous use of high density and mixed use around town centers, employment centers, and downtown as outlined in the Anchorage Bowl Land Use Plan Map?
I support anything that speeds up the process of government.

What are your top three priorities for the Municipality of Anchorage?
Stop over taxation, improve school district accountability and improve policing strategies.

What are your recommendations with Alaska's fiscal challenges of growing Anchorage's economy?
Like the residents of Alaska, government needs to learn to do more with less.

What are your recommendations on handling commercial marijuana businesses in Anchorage?
This is an issue that I will have to take as it progresses. I tend to feel that they should be treated like bars, clubs, etc.

Which if any of the Municipal Bonds on the ballot do you support?
We need to fix our spending problem before taking on more debt.

Forrest DunbarHow do you propose making Anchorage a safe place to live; including affordable housing, a living wage, and great schools?
We must be a forward-looking, welcoming, and above all SAFE city. I am honored to be endorsed by police, firefighters, and a number of business leaders. Long-term housing solutions and diverse educational programs are also needed.

Do you support a year-round or seasonal sales tax even if it doesn't reduce property taxes?
I know that Assemblyman Bill Evans has proposed a sales tax, however, I will not support it if it does not reduce property taxes.

Why or why not?
As I've gone door-to-door, many residents have brought up the property tax. At present, we have a relatively large portion of the tax burden falling on homeowners. I will be looking for ways to reduce that burden.

With the increases currently proposed that impact property tax owners, what are your plans to reduce the property tax burden on Anchorage business?
I'm not familiar with proposals to increase property taxes on businesses. I wish to keep us "open for business." I will only support taxes that provide for critical services like police, fire, and snow removal, which benefit businesses as well.

Do you support expedited zoning for generous use of high density and mixed use around town centers, employment centers, and downtown as outlined in the Anchorage Bowl Land Use Plan Map?
Yes, if it is in line with Anchorage Bowl Land Use Plan Map. Many people in my generation are looking for mixed-use development and walkable living areas. I plan to look for ways to make this kind of development work for our community.

What are your top three priorities for the Municipality of Anchorage?
- Public Safety
- Fiscal discipline
- Maintaining a high quality of life that draws and retains people in our city

What are your recommendations with Alaska's fiscal challenges of growing Anchorage's economy?
We have to grow the pie while diversifying. We cannot rely on one industry this heavily forever. We must improve the regulatory climate, keep taxes low, while investing in critical infrastructure, high-quality schools, and adequate public safety.

What are your recommendations on handling commercial marijuana businesses in Anchorage?
A majority in East Anchorage voted to legalize marijuana. I support regulations to protect the health and safety of the community, but will not do so when "health and safety" is only a pretext. That would be an undemocratic nullification of the law.

Which if any of the Municipal Bonds on the ballot do you support?
I am glad that we have retired more bond debt than we have added in recent years. Therefore, I support Anchorage Tomorrow and all of the current municipal bonds. The bonds provide critical maintenance and repairs; delay will lead to higher costs.

Midtown

How do you propose making Anchorage a safe place to live; including affordable housing, a living wage, and great schools?
By working with the current Administration to share our joint goal of a workable title 21, more land for housing in Eagle River and our current working ASD to accomplish great schools in Anchorage.

Do you support a year-round or seasonal sales tax even if it doesn't reduce property taxes?
Noand neither does the public, to be fair it must reduce property taxes dollar for dollar.

Why or why not?
The other big problem is JBER sales which cannot be taxed..


With the increases currently proposed that impact property tax owners, what are your plans to reduce the property tax burden on Anchorage business?
Diversify the income tax base as I did with the tobacco tax which adds 23 million to our tax base and reduces property taxes

Do you support expedited zoning for generous use of high density and mixed use around town centers, employment centers, and downtown as outlined in the Anchorage Bowl Land Use Plan Map?
Yes where possible and tax deferment to encourage development and redevelopment where possible

What are your top three priorities for the Municipality of Anchorage?
A great public safety system with full manning at the level called for in the new PERF study, without a great public safety system you do not have a workable police and fire system, live within our means as a city

What are your recommendations with Alaska's fiscal challenges of growing Anchorage's economy?
Do not let the state shift their problems onto the tax payers of Anchorage, this is a great growing town, we need state support not roadblocks

What are your recommendations on handling commercial marijuana businesses in Anchorage?
Regulate, tax, and control the impact upon our town, in reality it is coming we need to deal with it and not run from it. We have put laws into effect that should help and be willing to adapt

Which if any of the Municipal Bonds on the ballot do you support?
Roads, public safety, infrastructure, parks bonds

West Anchorage

Eric Croft

How do you propose making Anchorage a safe place to live; including affordable housing, a living wage, and great schools?
We need to enable our police to put the truly-dangerous behind bars, while finding ways for the stupid or addicted (these are different things) to get help. We must continue to reduce waste in the district and focus our resources on the classroom.

 

 

Do you support a year-round or seasonal sales tax even if it doesn't reduce property taxes?
I would only consider a sales tax that provided substantial property tax relief.

Why or why not?
Sales taxes are a burden on small and medium-sized businesses and hit the poor hardest. Personally and as a business owner, I do not like them. I do recognize that it would help diversify Anchorage’s tax base.


With the increases currently proposed that impact property tax owners, what are your plans to reduce the property tax burden on Anchorage business?
Going door-to-door, I've heard people are more upset with the assessment process than the mill rate. I will work towards a fair and transparent assessment and appeal process. People are willing to pay their fair share if they trust the system.

Do you support expedited zoning for generous use of high density and mixed use around town centers, employment centers, and downtown as outlined in the Anchorage Bowl Land Use Plan Map?
Yes. We need to carefully explain this to the public and the affected communities in advance.

What are your top three priorities for the Municipality of Anchorage?
Public safety
Education
Economic growth- including affordable housing

What are your recommendations with Alaska's fiscal challenges of growing Anchorage's economy?
In the late 1990s, with oil at $12 per barrel, I joined a bi-partisan group of legislators in proposing a combination of politically dangerous proposals. This generation of legislators needs to show that same courage. No single proposal is enough.

What are your recommendations on handling commercial marijuana businesses in Anchorage?
This needs to be handled carefully. We are balancing the will of the people expressed through passage of the marijuana initiative against some legitimate public safety concerns.

Which if any of the Municipal Bonds on the ballot do you support?
I support the 2016 Muni and ASD Bonds. On the School Board, I called to reduce the bond amount and introduced the discussion of school closures. This was painful but it is fiscally irresponsible for us to ignore the issue of excess school capacity.

Ira Pearlman

How do you propose making Anchorage a safe place to live; including affordable housing, a living wage, and great schools?
Safety: We need more police officers.
Affordable housing: (Please see my response below):
A living wage: A strong economy can pay better (living) wages. (Please see below)
Great schools: 1) More/better parental involvement and 2) quality Pre-K.

 

 

Do you support a year-round or seasonal sales tax even if it doesn't reduce property taxes?
I do not support a sales tax upon local residents. I would, however, not oppose a public vote on one.

Why or why not?
1) It will cost the Municipality about one million dollars to administer a sales tax. There are better uses for that much money.
2) A sales tax will discourage shoppers from Mat-Su and the Kenai Peninsula Boroughs from shopping in Anchorage.


With the increases currently proposed that impact property tax owners, what are your plans to reduce the property tax burden on Anchorage business?
For broad property tax relief (residents as well as businesses) I would consider payment in lieu of taxes for some exempt properties currently consume public services without paying for them.
FYI: I own commercial real estate in Anchorage.

Do you support expedited zoning for generous use of high density and mixed use around town centers, employment centers, and downtown as outlined in the Anchorage Bowl Land Use Plan Map?
I am not sure what is meant by “expedited” but generally, yes, I support higher density and mixed use zoning in those areas identified in the ABLUP for this (i.e.: the Spenard Road corridor practically screams for this type of development).

What are your top three priorities for the Municipality of Anchorage?
1) Economic development (see my response to the next question)
2) Public Safety: More officers available to respond to and prevent crimes.
3) Public Schools: We need better results. Are we getting our money’s worth?

What are your recommendations with Alaska's fiscal challenges of growing Anchorage's economy?
Focus investments, incentives where the economy shows strength:
1) Healthcare – Brings in revenue.
2) Air cargo, logistics. Opportunities for further growth.
3) Tourism – Also a growth industry
4) New Business Development - Encourage entrepreneurs

What are your recommendations on handling commercial marijuana businesses in Anchorage?
Let’s try it. This is a small business development opportunity. There is considerable entrepreneurial energy around this new opportunity. Let’s not over-regulate or tax it to death lest the black market continue to thrive

Which if any of the Municipal Bonds on the ballot do you support?
1) Roads and Drainage
2) Fire equipment
3) Police equipment
4) Parks and trails
5) School: “Roofs, boilers and buses” – although I wish this were a considerably smaller bond.

How do you propose making Anchorage a safe place to live; including affordable housing, a living wage, and great schools?
I will expand my Third Party Plan Review to all construction. I will advocate funding teachers rather than excess building space. I will lower the tax and regulatory burden to spur greater business investment.

Do you support a year-round or seasonal sales tax even if it doesn't reduce property taxes?
No.

Why or why not?
The City doesn't need additional revenue. We need to be responsible with what's already levied.


With the increases currently proposed that impact property tax owners, what are your plans to reduce the property tax burden on Anchorage business?
I'm proud to be an original sponsor of Prop 8 which will repair our tax cap. I will also continue to introduce and pass budget amendments which simply cut property taxes.

Do you support expedited zoning for generous use of high density and mixed use around town centers, employment centers, and downtown as outlined in the Anchorage Bowl Land Use Plan Map?
Yes.

What are your top three priorities for the Municipality of Anchorage?
Expand Third Party Review to all construction. It has allowed homes to go up faster and at a less regulatory cost, all the while creating private sector jobs.
Reducing property taxes
Fixing aspects of the new Title 21.

What are your recommendations with Alaska's fiscal challenges of growing Anchorage's economy?
I will reduce property taxes and remove regulatory burdens, specifically Title 21 and building permitting. I will also allow the private sector to assume some of the services currently done by the City.

What are your recommendations on handling commercial marijuana businesses in Anchorage?
It should be regulated very much the same way the Liquor Industry is regulated. Businesses should only be authorized in certain zoning districts. Potential business owners should present their business plan to the local Community Council.

Which if any of the Municipal Bonds on the ballot do you support?
The road bond which includes funds for the Spenard Road Improvement

South Anchorage

Treg Taylor

How do you propose making Anchorage a safe place to live; including affordable housing, a living wage, and great schools?
We live in a great city with an abundance of natural beauty and hard working families. Anchorage needs to be fiscally responsible and provide incentives for growth.

 

 

Do you support a year-round or seasonal sales tax even if it doesn't reduce property taxes?
I do not support a year-round or seasonal sales tax if it does not reduce property taxes dollar for dollar.

Why or why not?
Anchorage families are very concerned about the local economy, government needs set constraints to allow families and business to foster.


With the increases currently proposed that impact property tax owners, what are your plans to reduce the property tax burden on Anchorage business?
Professionaly I have seen dramatic economic downturns: 2008 and current energy market. Both times we had to roll up our sleeves and make hard decisions in order to remain economically viable - in Anchorage we can do the same.

Do you support expedited zoning for generous use of high density and mixed use around town centers, employment centers, and downtown as outlined in the Anchorage Bowl Land Use Plan Map?
Yes, Anchorage has a shortage of housing and the best way to add units is by developing higher density housing. Expedited zoning is a great incentive.

What are your top three priorities for the Municipality of Anchorage?
Restore tax cap, institute fiscal responsibility, and encourage growth and development.

What are your recommendations with Alaska's fiscal challenges of growing Anchorage's economy?
After addressing ways to streamline efficiencies, provide tax incentives that encourage growth. Grow tax base not tax rate.

What are your recommendations on handling commercial marijuana businesses in Anchorage?
Because the law specifically allows local government regulation of the use of marijuana, we should involve the various communities in Anchorage to decide how it will be regulated in their area.

Which if any of the Municipal Bonds on the ballot do you support?
At this time of fiscal uncertainty, I do not support any of the bonds on the ballet.

How do you propose making Anchorage a safe place to live; including affordable housing, a living wage, and great schools?
Rebuild the Police. Focus on early causes of crime. Streamline Public Works. Continue review of T21. Let the market determine entry level wages to create opportunities to grow into a 'living wage.' Create opportunities with a great school system.

Do you support a year-round or seasonal sales tax even if it doesn't reduce property taxes?
No.

Why or why not?
There’s broad support for decreasing the size of local government. There is frustration with the level of property taxes. People like the Tax Cap. The recession will increase the relative burden of property taxes. We need to be very frugal.


With the increases currently proposed that impact property tax owners, what are your plans to reduce the property tax burden on Anchorage business?
I'm not sure what this refers to. The current budget is $2 million less than the previous. The bonds are less than our payoffs. I support both of these.

Do you support expedited zoning for generous use of high density and mixed use around town centers, employment centers, and downtown as outlined in the Anchorage Bowl Land Use Plan Map?
Yes. I have been supporting and working on T21 to encourage this for many years. This is sound and frugal city development that is already happening.

What are your top three priorities for the Municipality of Anchorage?
1) Rebuild the police force.
2) Continue to review Title 21 and streamline development.
3) Complete several South Anchorage projects that are ongoing.

What are your recommendations with Alaska's fiscal challenges of growing Anchorage's economy?
Encourage sectors that aren't struggling with the price of oil: Tourism, Native Corps, (i.e. CIRI's expansion of the windmill farm), Providence growth ... No 'solution' will be easy or prevent pain.

What are your recommendations on handling commercial marijuana businesses in Anchorage?
Citizens voted and we should respect that outcome. Regulate Marijuana like alcohol. And keep your fingers crossed.

Which if any of the Municipal Bonds on the ballot do you support?
All. The Road and Drainage bond includes Spenard Road. That is more than just a better road, it will spur economic development in the area like the similar project did at the South end decades ago.

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BELL Announces Re-Branding Efforts

F. Robert Bell and Associates (BELL), a full-service engineering and surveying firm announced this week that CMH Consultants has officially changed its name to BELL. CMH, a mechanical engineering consulting firm, has been a subsidiary firm of BELL since it was purchased by the company in the early 80’s. F. Robert Bell & Associates has recently undertaken a re-branding effort and is now marketing under one name – BELL. A new website and marketing material has been created, which is now a part of the BELL identity. The new website can be found at WWW.BELLALASKA.COM.


World Class Training in Anchorage, Alaska

Dale Carnegie Training is an action company. We focus on learning through doing, and apply time-tested techniques for real-world and real-life results.

THE DALE CARNEGIE COURSE
March 30 - April 1, 2016 - 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

LEADERSHIP TRAINING FOR MANAGERS
March 30 - April 1, 2016 - 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Location: The Lakefront Anchorage, 4800 Spenard Road, Anchorage, AK
Learn more: http://alaska.dalecarnegie.com/events/
Phone: 1.800.661.9252 or 403.265.5344
Website: http://alaska.dalecarnegie.com/


Anchorage GradNation Summit: Closing the Graduation Gap

We're calling on business leaders to join youth and community members from across the city to in an interactive, day-long summit to shape solutions for raising our grad rate and improving the future success of our youth, and our city.

Anchorage's GradNation Summit is part of a series of 100 summits to be held around the country through 2016 as part of America's Promise's GradNation Campaign. Details and registration at: http://www.90by2020.org/anc-gradnation-summit


Seminar: ID Theft, Cyber Security and Card Fraud for Businesses

ID Theft, Cyber Security Threats, and Card Fraud: What You Should Know - Anchorage
Date: Feb 23, 2016 10:00am-12:00pm
Registration Deadline: 2/22/2016 11:00 PM
Point of Contact: Harley Hedlund 786-7201
Center: Anchorage SBDC
Fee: $25.00
Location: 1901 Bragaw Street, Suite #199, Anchorage AK 99508-3471
Registration: http://aksbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/6452


Do You Want To Save A Life?

Kids Don’t Float needs you. Watch for a description  Visit http://on.fb.me/1K1sduI or www.alaskaboatingsafety.org for more information.“I would encourage everyone to volunteer. Working with the children to prevent aquatic accidents is a very rewarding activity... you get to instill skills that may save a young life... the energy and fun that the kids have is infectious. All around it is a great program in which we can participate.” Jim Lima, pool volunteer.To offer one hour of your time, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Strengths Finder Professional Development Meetup

Are you looking for ways to accelerate your career and/or help your employees thrive in their roles? Join Keith Baldwin, Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, the first Wednesday of each month for a lively discussion about your strengths! We'll explore the foundation of Gallup's StrengthsFinder and what it means to you and your organization. Join other strengths enthusiasts both new and experienced to learn about the latest strengths tools, resources, and best practices.
Visit the Meet-Up page to learn more and RSVP: Here


Dr. Sinan Ciddi on “Turkey’s Role in the Shaping of a New Middle East

Join the Alaska World Affairs Council on Friday, February 26th at noon at the Hilton Hotel for the program, Turkey’s Role in the Shaping of a New Middle East presented by Dr. Sinan Ciddi. Dr. Ciddi is a professor and researcher at Georgetown University in addition to serving as the Executive Director of the Institute of Turkish Studies. Doors open at 11:30am. This event is open to the public and admission varies. More information and registration, visit our website: http://www.alaskaworldaffairs.org/events/dr-sinan-ciddi/

Alaska Young Professionals Summit

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SUMMIT AGENDA

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General Registration:

General Admission: $250
Anchorage Chamber members: $200 


 

 

This spring the Young Professionals Group is hosting the first annual statewide summit for young professionals in Alaska. The all-inclusive Summit features 5 meals, 2 full days of extensive networking opportunities, and fast paced, intensive training to prepare and motivate them to be better, more productive leaders and employees in our communities. Attendees are a diverse group of young professionals coming from all different industry backgrounds and disciplines from across Alaska. 

There is NO AGE LIMIT to attend.


The Summit is hosted by the Young Professionals Group, the largest young professional organization in Alaska with over 400 actively engaged young professionals. YPG enhances young professional’s careers through social, philanthropic, and professional development activities and events. YPG aims to connect diverse young professionals across Anchorage, and create a force that will both strengthen and grow the community as we continue to attract more young professionals to live, work, play, and stay in Anchorage, Alaska.


The theme for this year’s Summit is Innovative Leadership.


For more information, please contact Corey Hester, Young Professionals Group Director, at (907) 677-7103 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

SUMMIT AWARDS 

 

Alaskan Young Professional of the Year Award


CRITERIA

  • Must be an Alaska resident that lives and works fulltime in Alaska year-round.
  • Must be between the ages of 21 – 39.


The “Alaska Young Professional of the Year Award” is awarded to an engaged citizen and role-model, and should have a demonstrated pattern of leadership and civic engagement, while creating a positive impact in their workplace and community. Meaningful nominations give the most weight to revealing the character of the nominee.

TO NOMINATE
: Fill out the summit nomination form electronically HERE,  or download the hard copy HERE and fax to 907.272.4117  OR  email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


DEADLINENominations are due Sunday, March 13th 2016 @ 11:59p.m.

 

 

Alaskan Entrepreneur of the Year Award

CRITERIA

  • Must be an Alaska resident that lives and works fulltime in Alaska year-round.
  • Must be between the ages of 21 – 39.
  • The nominee's organization needs to have been in business for at least one year prior to the nomination deadline.
  • Nominee must be owner/manager primarily responsible for company’s recent performance
  • Demonstrates innovation in business thinking


The “Alaskan Entrepreneur of the Year Award” is awarded to an Alaskan entrepreneur.

Entrepreneurs are motivated individuals who identify a need and seek to fill it. They are among Alaska’s next generation of legacy builders. They are innovative, passionate, ambitious, and visionaries. Most importantly, recipients will have shown a growing impact with their business in their industry and/or community.

Scale and size are taken into account, as well as the quality of the nominations.



TO NOMINATE: Fill out the summit nomination form electronically HERE,  or download the hard copy HERE and fax to 907.272.4117  OR  email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

DEADLINENominations are due Sunday, March 13th 2016 @ 11:59p.m.

 

 

 

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Conference Outline

Friday, April 1st

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.                      Registration Opens and Breakfast Begins

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.                   Welcome, opening remarks w/ Presentation #1

10:30 a.m. – 11: 30 a.m.                            Workshop A                   |               Workshop B                |          Workshop C

Noon – 1:00 p.m.                            Lunch w/ Presentation #2

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.                                Workshop D                   |               Workshop E                |          Workshop F

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.                      Presentation #3

3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.                                 Seminar 1                   |               Seminar 2                |          Seminar 3

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.                      ~ Reception ~

6:30 p.m.                                         Doors Open

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.                      Dinner w/ Presentation #4 & Featured Keynote Speaker


Saturday, April 2nd

8:00 a.m.                                         Doors Open

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.                      Breakfast and Presentation #5

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.                               Workshop G                   |               Workshop H                |          Workshop I

11:00 a.m. – Noon                          Presentation #6

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.                   Lunch w/ Presentation #7

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.                                 Workshop J                   |               Workshop K                |          Workshop L

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.                                 Workshop M                   |               Workshop N                |          Workshop O

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.                      Presentation #8 w/ Closing Remarks & Door Prizes

 

 

 

 

 

Conference Presenters

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Terry.jpg   Seminar:   "HE SAID, SHE SAID: GENDER MISCOMMUNICATION?" 

In this interactive session, we will discuss the possible origin of why men and women differ linguistically and how, as leaders can proactively align gender communication within your organization.

   Presenter:  Dr. Terry Nelson - University of Alaska Anchorage College Of Business and Public Policy 

   

 

ken.miller.png   Seminar:   "FUNDRAISING BEST PRACTICES, TRENDS, & STRATEGIES FOR ALASKA'S NON-PROFITS"

In this interactive session, we will discuss the possible origin of why men and women differ linguistically and how, as leaders, you can proactively align gender communication within your organization.

   Presenter:  Ken Miller - President/CEO of Denali Fundraising Consultants

  

Jeffries_F.jpg    Seminar:  "MASTERING NEGOTIATIONS: THE IMPORTANCE OF FOCUSING ON YOUR MUTUAL GOALS"

This session focuses on what it takes to collaboratively perform a negotiation. The discussion will cover the importance of process, trust, mutual goals, patience, resilience, and mutual commitment to the negotiation’s successful outcome. Participants will leave the session with applied knowledge of how to be more successful in their next complex negotiation.

   Presenter:  Frank Jefferies - University of Alaska Anchorage College Of Business and Public Policy 

   

web.image.2.PNG   Seminar:   "GO BEYOND THE RESUME"

Our world is digital and increasingly your online brand must be professional and engaging. You are multi-dimentional and you can use social media to craft your personal brand and tell your story to potential clients, vendors, and employers. Come learn tips and tools, do's and don’t’s for advancing your career through social media.

   Presenters:  Adrienne Wilkerson - President & Jennifer Christensen - Vice-President: CoFounders of Beacon Media and Marketing

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    Seminar:   "H.I.P. MARKETING"

During this workshop, attendees will learn how to use their Hobbies, Interests, and Passions to Market their business and increase sales.  Attendees will walk away with written business goals and a marketing plan containing activities designed to achieve these goals.  This is not a get rich quick scheme, it’s a get rich happily plan.

   Presenter:  Michelle Campbell -  President of BNI Alaska (Business Networking Institute)

 

 

Paulas_Prof_Photo.web.PNG    Seminar:   "EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE AT WORK"

This experiential workshop will help you discover how emotional intelligence can help you develop more positive relationships at work and a more optimistic outlook. Learn how to use assertive communication to express your needs and feelings appropriately and explore how to use emotional intelligence to bounce back from setbacks.

   Presenter:  Paula Bradison -  Founder of Bradison Management Group




 CMcDowell-Headshot.jpg   Seminar:   "COMMUNICATING IN THE WORKPLACE: GENERATIONAL DIFFERENCES"

The purpose of this presentation is to increase your awareness of the importance of effective workplace communication, specifically related to generational differences.  This interactive session will challenge you to manage your interactions with your coworkers—to stop and think before you write and speak.  The session will include professional tips on how to communicate clearly and concisely in an intergenerational business setting. 

   Presenter:  Christina McDowell, Ph.D. -  University of Alaska Anchorage College Of Business and Public Policy 

   

 

 

 

Conference Speakers

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  Bruce Bustamante - President/CEO of Anchorage Chamber of Commerce

   

 

 

 

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  Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz   

 

 

 

 

 

 Lisa Murkowski U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski - Video
   

 

 

 

 

 

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    Nina Kemppel - President/CEO of Alaska Community Foundation

 

 

 

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    Julie Taylor - President/CEO of Alaska Regional Hospital

 

 

 



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   Robert Scanlon - President/CEO of Blood Bank of Alaska




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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