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Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Lunch Served: 11:45 am
Networking Time: 11:45 am - Noon
Program: Noon - 1:00 pm
Palmer Moose Lodge
1136 S. Cobb St, Palmer, AK 99645
Program: Nicole Schuh, Alaska Chamber, Alaska Business Week Recruitment
Member Spotlight: Cherie LeBlanc-Shue, United Way of Mat-Su
Greeter: Jeanette Gardiner, Gardiner Business Solutions
50/50: Pete Christopher, Mat-Su Miners
Soup & Salad $8.00
50/50: Starting at $531.50 and 10 marbles
8 tickets for $5.00
3 tickets for $2.00
1 ticket for $1.00
Market your business by bringing a door prize to our next Chamber Luncheon.
PALMER CITY ALE HOUSE IS NOW OPEN
JOIN US FOR A CHAMBER AFTER-HOURS, TUESDAY, MARCH 11, BEGINNING AT 5 PM.
Welcome to Palmer City Alehouse!
When you visit Palmer City Alehouse, you're in for a great time! Hand made fire rock pizza, hand pressed big burgers, great tossed salad selection and over 45 draft beers! Two dining areas give you the option of sitting in a lively dining room with big screen T.V.s or dine in their side dining area and enjoy the great view of the mountains with no TVs. They have a great outdoor area for eating and drinking hand crafted ales. Palmer City Alehouse is the perfect destination for your next night out, whether an intimate dinner for two or a large group celebration. They serve dinner 7 nights a week. Please join us on Tuesday, March 11, beginning at 5 pm, for a Chamber After-Hours. Let's welcome them to the neighborhood as only Palmer can do!
Alaska Small Business Development Center - Upcoming Classes in Palmer:
How to Write a Business Plan, Palmer Library, Wednesday, March 19, Noon - 4 pm, $50
This workshop will cover the basics of writing a business plan and how it can help you focus your business, obtain financing, and keeping your business on track. It is relevant for everybody in business, from the person just planning to start to the seasoned entrepreneur. Preregistration at www.aksbdc.org or 373-7232 and prepayment required.
Palmer Historical Society
Please join the Palmer Historical Society at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 at the Palmer Public Library. This month, Musk Ox Farm director Mark Austin, will give background history on the domestication of the musk ox, most recent developments at the Musk Ox farm, what they are doing to sustain this long term project and where the Musk Ox Farm is at today. Mark will be sharing important information about three anniversaries coming up. The Public is most welcome! Refreshments will be served and door prizes awarded!
Rapid Weight Loss Coaching will be hosting an Optimal Health Presentation explaining the Take Shape for Life Program Thursday March 13 at 6:30pm at the Regan bldg 3161 E Palmer Wasilla Hwy. Anyone looking to lose weight and live healthier should attend. further into via
Beer Meets Canvas, Saturday March 8 and April 12 at 2 - 4 p.m. $30. Sip. Relax. Create. Includes all art supplies and one pint. Paint to the theme or bring your own inspiration. 21 yrs and older. Must sign-up in advance. No experience necessary. This is a Palmer Second Saturday Art Walk event. Call 746-2337 to reserve your spot.
2014 Annual St. Pats in the Mat's Brewfest at the Palmer Train Depot, Saturday March 15 at 6:30 - 10 p.m. $40 in advance, $50 at the door. Arkose Brewery will be at this year's fundraiser and silent auction for the Boys & Girls Club of Mat-Su and Goose Bay. Complimentary appetizers and craft beers from Alaska and the Lower 48. Call (907) 841-3100 for more information.
Beer Meets Chocolate, Friday April 18 at 6 - 7 p.m. $20. Four Arkose ales paired with four JB Chocolatier chocolates for one delicious evening! 21 yrs and older. This fills up fast, so call 746-2337 for reservations.
Where to Find Arkose On Tap: Arkose ales now on tap at the Brown Jug in Wasilla. Also find us at the Palmer City Ale House, La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant, Eagle Hotel and Lounge, Fat Ptarmigan, Palmer Bar, La Bodega Store, Locals Pizzeria, Spenard Roadhouse, TapRoot, and Turkey Red to name just a few.
Mat-Su Health Foundation
2014 Scholarship Program Now Open!
Mat-Su Health Foundation (MSHF) is seeking applications from local residents interested in scholarships to pursue health- and wellness-related careers. Applications are accepted online at www.healthymatsu.org.
MSHF's scholarship program makes investments in the education of local residents to help build the health care workforce of the future. In years past scholarships were offered to students who were completing a degree program emphasizing health or wellness. These Academic Scholarships are still available. For 2014, the program has been expanded to also include health- and wellness-related Vocational Scholarships.
We welcome applications from all eligible students, not just those with straight A's or who have followed a traditional path. If you live in the Mat-Su and are passionate about a career in healthcare, we want to hear from you!
We've given scholarships to high school students just beginning their post-secondary education, mid-career professionals, and lots of people in between. Whether your dream is medical school or another health-related field, we may be able to help. Last year we awarded $250,000 in scholarships, so don't miss out!
MEA annual meeting to be held April 29, 2014
Palmer, AK: Matanuska Electric Association will host its 2014 annual meeting April 29th at 6 p.m. in Raven Hall on the Alaska State Fairgrounds in Palmer. Members are invited to hear an update on the co-op's efforts, accomplishments and challenges over the last year as well as meet board members and staff.
No elections are anticipated this year after comprehensive bylaw changes were approved by the MEA membership in 2013, including a bylaw that permits four year terms for board members. MEA bylaws require staggered terms that can only be achieved by skipping a board member election every fourth year. 2014 was identified as year four of the cycle and free of election requirements.
This specific change was in response to an adjustment in Alaska state statute allowing four year board terms for cooperatives to acknowledge the value in board member productivity and potential cost savings. Holding an annual election costs MEA over $250,000 per year so this adjustment will result in immediate and long term savings to the membership.
Refreshments will be served and members who attend in person receive a $10 credit on their MEA electricity bill. Transportation will be provided from locations throughout the MEA service area on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations for transportation can be made by calling 761-9200
Matanuska Electric Association, Inc., Alaska's oldest and second-largest electric cooperative, is owned and operated by its members. MEA’s service area covers more than 4,000 miles of power lines and serves over 59,000 customers in Southcentral Alaska. The co-op leads projects statewide to provide customers with affordable, reliable energy.
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