News for Chamber

Thursday, November 10, 2016
Anchorage, AK – Following the election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States, Alaska Chamber President and CEO Curtis W. Thayer joined National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons and more than 1,100 manufacturing and business leaders from across the U.S. in pledging to help bring the country back together after a divisive election. ...read more
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Thursday, October 13, 2016
Kenai, AK – The recipients for the William A. Egan Outstanding Alaskan of the Year, Bill Bivin Small Business of the Year, and Local Chamber of Commerce of the Year were announced on Wednesday, October 12 at the Alaska Chamber’s annual Top Business Awards in Kenai, Alaska. William A. Egan Outstanding Alaskan of the Year Jim Udelhoven is the recipient of the celebrated and prestigious ...read more
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Friday, August 26, 2016
Anchorage, AK — Alaska Chamber President and CEO Curtis W. Thayer has been appointed to the United States Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100 (CCC100). Thayer is one of 10 newly appointed executives to join this elite group of chamber CEOs to represent the perspectives and needs of chambers and their members to the U.S. Chamber. “I’m honored to serve on the U.S. ...read more
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Monday, November 16, 2015
Anchorage, AK – The Alaska Chamber is pleased to announce the selection of life-long Alaskan Curtis Thayer as President and CEO. He replaces Rachael Petro, who moved out of state after guiding the Chamber for almost five years. Thayer’s first day with the Chamber will be on Monday, November 16. As President and CEO, Thayer will oversee the Chamber’s operations as well as work ...read more
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Thursday, October 15, 2015
Fairbanks, AK – The recipients for the Bill Bivin Small Business of the Year, Local Chamber of Commerce of the Year, William A. Egan Alaskan of the Year and North Star Award were announced on Wednesday, October 14 at the Alaska Chamber’s annual Awards Gala in Fairbanks, Alaska. Bill Bivins Small Business of the Year Date-Line Digital Printing is the recipient of the Bill Bivins Small ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Friday, June 05, 2015
Fairbanks, AK – Members of the Alaska business community today thanked Governor Bill Walker for taking initial steps toward putting the state on solid financial footing by asking Alaskans to take a hard look at government spending, as well as potential revenue enhancements. “We know from our scientific poll conducted earlier this year that a majority of Alaskans want to see the State ...read more
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Friday, February 06, 2015
Anchorage, AK – Alaska businesses will pay for uninsured Alaskans through the proposed Medicaid expansion or through increased health care costs. The Alaska Chamber supports Medicaid expansion for this reason. The Chamber’s support for Medicaid expansion ends when the federal funding ends or falls below its initial promise. Our support also ends if expansion exacerbates the ...read more
Categories: Economic, Political, Chamber, Legislation, Press Release
Monday, November 17, 2014
Anchorage, AK - The Alaska Chamber joined with 375 trade associations and chambers from 50 states representing a wide range of industries to voice strong concerns with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ flawed proposed rule to dramatically expand the scope of federal authority over water and land uses across the U.S. and called for the ...read more
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Thursday, October 23, 2014
Girdwood, AK – This year's recipients for the William A. Egan Alaskan of the Year, Bill Bivin Small Business of the Year, and Local Chamber of Commerce of the Year were announced on Wednesday, October 22 at the Alaska Chamber’s annual conference in Girdwood, Alaska. Roger Burggraf is the recipient of the prestigious 2014 William A. Egan Alaskan of The Year award. The celebrated ...read more
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Girdwood, AK – Members of the Alaska Chamber voted to adopt new policy positions adding to its already robust advocacy agenda. The Policy Forum is held annually to establish policy positions for the upcoming year based on proposals submitted by members of the Chamber. Thirteen positions were added to the Chamber’s existing slate of over 40 positions. In a subsequent meeting, the ...read more
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Anchorage, AK – “Yesterday’s election result marks a significant victory for Alaskans, all of whom stand to benefit from the new oil tax structure remaining in place,” said Rachael Petro, President and CEO of the Alaska State Chamber of Commerce. “I am proud to have been a part of a coalition that voted to support Alaska’s new oil tax system. We have worked ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Political
Monday, July 14, 2014
Anchorage, AK – The Alaska State Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the call for nominations for the 2014 Top Business Awards is now open. Celebrating its 50th year, the Top Business Awards recognize the accomplishments of leading businesses, chambers of commerce and individuals in their contributions they make to our statewide economy. The awards are presented in four ...read more
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Thursday, July 10, 2014
Anchorage, AK – The Alaska State Chamber of Commerce (Alaska Chamber) and the Alaska Arctic Policy Commission (AAPC) Co-Chairs are pleased to announce the individuals selected to participate in the initial meeting of the Arctic Economic Council (AEC). The AEC is intended to foster sustainable development, including economic growth, environmental protection and social development in the ...read more
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Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Soldotna, AK – Today during a joint Kenai Soldotna Chamber luncheon, Governor Sean Parnell signed into law multiple pieces of legislation including several supported by the Alaska State Chamber of Commerce. Among the legislation signed today was House Bill 316 relating to workers’ compensation – a priority issue for the Alaska Chamber and business throughout Alaska. The Alaska ...read more
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Monday, April 07, 2014
Anchorage, AK – "Today’s announcement from the Alaska Department of Revenue is welcome news and proves oil tax reform is working. In its spring update, the Department of Revenue included an increase in oil production for 2014,” said Rachael Petro, President and CEO of the Alaska Chamber. “For years, the Alaska Chamber has been an outspoken advocate for a more ...read more
Categories: Economic, Chamber, General News Article
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Anchorage, AK - Today, the Alaska State Chamber of Commerce (Alaska Chamber) joined 30 other state chambers of commerce in calling on Congress to act on critical transportation infrastructure. Congress currently faces a critical crossroads as they begin to discuss both the solvency of the Federal Highway Trust Fund and the reauthorization of the surface transportation bill passed in 2012. ...read more
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Monday, October 21, 2013
Anchorage, AK – This years recipients for the William A. Egan Alaskan of The Year, Bill Bivin Small Business of The Year, and Local Chamber of Commerce of The Year were announced Tuesday, October 15th at the Alaska State Chamber of Commerce annual conference in Fairbanks, Alaska. In addition to the annual awards, the prestigious North Star Award was presented. Margy Johnson is the recipient ...read more
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