News for Chamber

Wednesday, April 03, 2019
Anchorage, Alaska — A recent federal court decision forces the Alaska Chamber to pause its efforts to offer comprehensive health coverage at a reasonable cost to their members. The March 28 ruling by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia invalidated a portion of the Department of Labor's (DOL) final rule expanding the range of association health plans (AHP). In the 43-page ruling, ...read more
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Thursday, March 28, 2019
Anchorage, Alaska — The Alaska Chamber today announced that its executive committee has hired Kati Capozzi as president and chief executive officer. Ms. Capozzi most recently worked as the campaign manager for Stand for Alaska Vote No on 1, the group that worked to defeat Ballot Measure 1 in November 2018. The Vote No campaign was successful in soundly defeating the ballot measure, winning 62 ...read more
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Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Anchorage, Alaska — The United States Chamber of Commerce awarded the Alaska Chamber with a rating of Accredited for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on the community. The Chamber joins the top 3 percent of all chambers in the nation who are Accredited and one of only six state chambers to hold this distinction. With approximately 7,000 chambers in the ...read more
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Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Anchorage, Alaska –The Alaska Chamber, the state chamber for Alaska representing nearly 800 organizations that employ over 100,000 hard-working Alaskans, is seeking to add a full-time Administrative Assistant to our team. The Administrative Assistant acts as the first contact for Chamber visitors and ensures efficient day-to-day office operation while assisting the President and CEO, and staff to ...read more
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Tuesday, February 05, 2019
Anchorage, Alaska — The Alaska Chamber is looking for a new President and CEO. This is a critical leadership position for the Chamber. It is an outstanding, highly visible opportunity to provide leadership and advocacy on behalf of the business interests of Chamber members. The President and CEO serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the organization and is responsible for the development and ...read more
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Thursday, January 10, 2019
Anchorage, Alaska — The Alaska Chamber is pleased to announce the hiring of Albert Fogle as Vice President. In his role, Albert will focus on advocacy, legislative issues, as well as operations and financial management. Before joining the Chamber, Albert worked for RISQ Consulting as an Employee Benefits and Business Consultant. During his time at RISQ, he was responsible for developing, ...read more
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Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Anchorage, Alaska –The Alaska Chamber, the state chamber for Alaska representing nearly 800 organizations that employ over 100,000 hard-working Alaskans, is seeking to add a Vice President to our team. The Chamber’s mission is to promote a healthy business environment in Alaska. The ideal candidate must possess a bachelor’s degree and 5+ years' experience, preferably but not limited to the ...read more
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Friday, October 26, 2018
Fairbanks, Alaska – Recipients of the Alaska Chamber's 2018 Top Business Awards were announced on Wednesday, October 24 at the Chamber’s annual Top Business Awards Gala in Fairbanks, Alaska. The Chamber awarded its three traditional business awards: • William A. Egan Outstanding Alaskan of the Year • Bill Bivin Small Business of the Year • Local Alaska Chamber of Commerce of the Year Chamber ...read more
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Monday, October 22, 2018
Fairbanks, Alaska — The Alaska Chamber is returning to Fairbanks for its annual Fall Forum and celebration of 65 years of pro-business advocacy in Alaska. The annual Forum is an opportunity for business professionals of all industries and from across the state to advance economic health of Alaska. The Chamber was last in Fairbanks in 2015, and is once again meeting at Westmark Hotel and Conference ...read more
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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. “Alaska is in ...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 William A. ...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. Chamber’s Committee of 100. It ...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 with staff to ensure ...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 Business of ...read more
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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 of Alaska ...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 State’s fiscal ...read more
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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 proposal ...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 and prestigious ...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 Chamber's Board ...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 hard over the past five years to ...read more
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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 categories ...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 Chamber supports ...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 competitive oil tax system. With 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. “U.S. ...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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