Community Calendar

Members can add their events to the GWCC Community Calendar by contacting the Membership Director.

Sep
21
Wed
FREE Guitar Lessons @ J & J Independent Living Suite 106
Sep 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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FREE Guitar lessons.

Located upstairs in the activity room, Suite 106.

 

 

Sep
22
Thu
FREE Guitar Lessons @ J & J Independent Living Suite 106
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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FREE Guitar lessons.

Located upstairs in the activity room, Suite 106.

 

 

Sep
23
Fri
FREE Guitar Lessons @ J & J Independent Living Suite 106
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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FREE Guitar lessons.

Located upstairs in the activity room, Suite 106.

 

 

Sep
27
Tue
Alaska Oil & Gas Association: AOGA @ The Grill, Grand View Inn & Suites
Sep 27 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

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KEYNOTE PRESENTER: Kara Moriarty, President/CEO; Alaska Oil & Gas Association will be providing us with an “Industry Update”

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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT & GREETER: Karen Smith; RV Concierge

Oct
4
Tue
Tuesday Luncheon: Angel Investors @ The Grill, Grandview Inn & Suites
Oct 4 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
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Keynote Presentation: 
Angel Investing will be with us to share with us the process that investors use to evaluate their investments. 


The goal of the discussion is to help investors and entrepreneurs understand how to easily plug into their processes and participate in these local growth and job development opportunities.   Generally, Angel Investing is the act of providing capital and advice to people or companies with good ideas, but they may lack a business history, management experience, or the capital to pursue a business opportunity.

Speaker 1: How to plug into the InvestNet!

Gary J. Klopfer
President,
Alaska Investor Network

Speaker 2: Will showcase some local valley investments and the process at Alaska Venture Management.
H. “Ky” Holland
Partner
Alyeska Venture Management, LLC
Moderator:

Terry Smith

Unified Operations, LLC
Member Spotlight & Greeter:

Cindy Bettine
ABC Travel Time, Inc
Oct
11
Tue
Tuesday Luncheon: Northern Industrial Training @ The Grill, Grand View Inn & Suites
Oct 11 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

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KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Northern Industrial Training will be joining us to provide an overview of the organization, and an update on the happenings this year at NIT!

extreme-fun-centerGREETER & BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Extreme Fun Center

Oct
18
Tue
Tuesday Luncheon: Candidate Forum: Alaska House of Representatives @ The Grill, Grandview Inn & Suites
Oct 18 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

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Please join us at our upcoming October 18th Luncheon for the Alaska House of Representative Candidate Forum.  Doors will open at 11:30am and presentations will begin at 12:00pm thru 1:30pm.  Contact the Chamber office at 376-1299 with any questions.

Oct
25
Tue
Tuesday Luncheon: Alaska Senate & House of Representative Candidate Forum @ The Grill, Grand View Inn & Suites
Oct 25 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

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Please join us at our upcoming October 25th Luncheon for the Alaska House of Representative & State Senate Candidate Forum.  Doors will open at 11:30am and presentations will begin at 12:00pm thru 1:30pm.  Contact the Chamber office at 376-1299 with any questions.

Oct
29
Sat
Breastival 2016 @ Mat-Su Regional Medical Center
Oct 29 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Denali Destroyer Dolls: Monster Bash Season Opener! @ MTA Events Center
Oct 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Vixens & Villains Ball ~ Presented by Newcity Entertainment! @ Curtis Menard Sports Center
Oct 29 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 30 @ 12:00 am
Nov
1
Tue
Luncheon- Casey Sullivan, State Public Affairs Director; Caelus Energy, LLC @ The Grill, Grand View Inn & Suites
Nov 1 @ 11:30 pm – 1:00 pm

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Casey Sullivan

State Public Affairs Director

Please join the GWCC in welcoming Casey Sullivan with Caelus Energy, LLC as he provides us with an overview of Caelus Energy, LLC, Tuesday November 1st.

Business Spotlight:

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Beth Libbey, Financial Representative

Nov
8
Tue
Luncheon- Dr. Clare Bertucio, Medical Director; Mat-Su Cancer Center @ The Grill, Grand View Inn & Suites
Nov 8 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

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Please join us at the November 8th Luncheon, to receive an update on the Mat-Su Cancer Center from Dr. Clare Bertucio, Medical Director with the Mat-Su Cancer Center.

Nov
15
Tue
Luncheon- Gene Stone, Superintendent; Mat-Su School District @ The Grill, Grand View Inn & Suites
Nov 15 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

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gene-stoneGene Stone, Superintendent

Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District

Please join us as Gene Stone, Superintendent of the Mat-Su School District provides us with an update.

Nov
22
Tue
Nov. 22nd Luncheon: Board of Director Candidate Forum & Speed Networking @ The Grill, Grand View Inn & Suites
Nov 22 @ 11:30 pm – Nov 23 @ 1:00 pm
Nov
29
Tue
Tuesday Luncheon: Nov. 29th: Alaska Bureau of Investigations; Investigator Marc Hendrickson @ The Grill, Grandview Inn & Suites
Nov 29 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

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Investigator Mark Hendrickson

Financial Crimes Unit (FCU)

Alaska Bureau of Investigations

Topic: “Financial Fraud”

Nov
30
Wed
Nov. 30th: JOINT LUCHEON: Mayoral End of the Year Wrap-Up @ The Palmer Moose Lodge
Nov 30 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Dec
6
Tue
Dec. 6th; Tuesday Luncheon: William G. O’Leary, President & CEO; Alaska Railroad @ The Grill, Grandview Inn & Suites
Dec 6 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
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KEYNOTE PRESENTATION:
William G. O’Leary
President & Chief Executive Officer
Alaska Railroad

Topic:  “Overview of the current status of the Alaska Railroad’s passenger, freight and real estate business lines; the railroad’s recent LNG demonstration project, and looking forward to opportunities in 2017.”

 

Business Spotlight:


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Stan Mitchell
Vivint SmartHome

Dec
13
Tue
Dec. 13th Tuesday Luncheon: Christmas Gift Exchange & Networking! @ The Grill, Grand View Inn & Suites
Dec 13 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

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Member Spotlight & Greeter:

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Melissa Rogers
Hunnibee Gift Solutions
Jan
3
Tue
Tuesday Luncheon: Dr. John Yordy; Anchorage & Valley Radiation Therapy Centers @ The Grill, Grandview Inn & Suites
Jan 3 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
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Keynote Presentation: Dr. John S. Yordy with the Anchorage & Valley Radiation Therapy Centers.

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Spotlight Presenter: Taleen Lundale, The Alaska Club

 

Jan
10
Tue
January 10th: JOINT LUNCHEON: President James R. Johnsen; University of Alaska @ The Grill, Grand View Inn & Suites
Jan 10 @ 11:30 am – 1:15 pm
Jan
17
Tue
Tuesday Luncheon: Bonnie Quill, Executive Director, Mat-Su CVB @ The Grill, Grandview Inn & Suites
Jan 17 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Jan
24
Tue
Tuesday Luncheon: Jan. 24th: Jennifer Tew; Valley Movers @ The Grill, Grand View Inn & Suites
Jan 24 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Jan
31
Tue
Tuesday Luncheon: Jan. 31st: Nancy Porzio, District Director; U.S. Small Business Administration @ The Grill, Grand View Inn & Suites
Jan 31 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

U.S. Small Business Administration: Alaska District

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Nancy Porzio, District Director

About the Speaker:

A dedicated public servant of nearly 30 years, Nancy Porzio is the district director for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Alaska District Office. Porzio oversees the delivery of SBA lending, contracting, counseling and training programs across the entire state of Alaska.

The SBA Alaska District Office is based in Anchorage with a second office location in Fairbanks. She and her team work in tandem with six Small Business Development Centers (SBDC), a statewide SCORE chapter, traditional and alternative lenders, and various economic development organizations that partner with the SBA. Porzio and her team also manage the SBA 8(a) Business Development Program portfolio for Alaska, one of the largest and most diverse portfolios in the country serving Alaska Native Corporations (ANCs) and minority-owned, Native-owned, and Tribal-owned small businesses.

Following 10 years in commercial banking, Porzio joined the SBA Alaska District Office in 1987 in the loan division. Intent on furthering her career and experiencing other markets, she worked in SBA offices in California, Minnesota and South Dakota before leading the SBA Seattle District Office in 2004 as district director.

In September 2016, Porzio returned to where her SBA career started by accepting the position of district director for the SBA Alaska District Office. In this role, she plans to expand outreach and marketing of SBA services throughout the state.

Porzio also has small business management experience through a 20-year partnership in a general contracting business. Although she no longer participates in the business, she remains a strong advocate for small business and entrepreneurship and looks forward to serving the businesses in Alaska.  She is married to Ron Porzio, a retired hospital administrator with the VA and Swedish Medical Center.

Feb
7
Tue
February 7th: Karen Kirk, Synergistic Solutions @ The Grill, Grand View Inn & Suites
Feb 7 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

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Event Information:

Take the ‘Work’ out of Networking Training: Feb. 7th, 2017

 

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About the Speaker:

With over 20 years of experience, Karen brings credibility, depth and distinction to her training and presentations. She has delivered keynote address’, conducted retreats and facilitated workshops to clients in Alaska, Canada, Washington, Oregon, Montana, California, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, New Mexico, Arizona, & Texas.

She has worked with: large corporations, small business, non-profits, local government & military organizations, construction companies, financial institutions, airline and travel & tourism organizations, school districts and students at the university level.

She has delivered motivational presentations; counseled and coached executives through life planning and change processes; implemented organizational management directives; created and orchestrated numerous change training initiatives; created Professional Development Programs and conducted executive coaching sessions and countless onsite training programs.

Karen holds a B.A. in Education & Theatre and a M.Ed. in Counseling & Guidance. Her diverse experiences in management and human development give her a firm foundation in ‘creating unique people solutions within the business environment’.

Karen’s programs are unique & original and incorporate the use of movie clips, storytelling, change conducive exercises, experiential activities, critical thinking & self-reflection. Her work has been described as: ‘High End’ & ‘Top Notch’!

 

Feb
14
Tue
Tuesday Luncheon: Nicole Schuh; Alaska Chamber @ The Grill, Grand View Inn & Suites
Feb 14 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Keynote Presentation:

Alaska Chamber

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Nicole Schuh

Alaska Business Week Program Director

Announcing the new “Mat-Su Business Week” 

Business Spotlight:

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Mat-Su Sertoma Club

Feb
28
Tue
Tuesday Luncheon: Tim Thompson; Alaska Airlines @ The Grill, Grand View Inn & Suites
Feb 28 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Mar
7
Tue
Tuesday Luncheon: GWCC ANNUAL MEETING @ Mat-Su Resort
Mar 7 @ 11:30 am – 1:15 pm
Mar
14
Tue
Tuesday Luncheon: Neal Fried; State of Alaska Labor & Workforce Development @ The Grill, Grand View Inn & Suites
Mar 14 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Mar
21
Tue
Tuesday Luncheon: Joe Beedle; Northrim Bank @ The Grill, Grand View Inn & Suites
Mar 21 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm