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Chamber Meeting & Speaker Information
OUR OFFICE IS UNDERGOING RENOVATION. PLEASE VISIT US AT OUR TEMPORARY LOCATION IN THE DOWNTOWN PALMER PLAZA, SUITE 204
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
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: Katie Fosselman, Fosselman & Associates CPAs Inc.
50/50: Deana Moore, Alaska USA Federal Credit Union
Soup & Salad $8.00
50/50: Starting at $ 181.50 and 11 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.
Annual Membership Meeting
The annual GPCC Membership Meeting will take place on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, from noon to 1:30 pm, at the Palmer Moose Lodge, 1136 S. Cobb St., Palmer, AK
Nominations for the GPCC Board of Directors
The GPCC is now accepting nominations for the Board of Directors. If you are interested, please fill out a Candidate Nomination Form and return it to the Chamber office. Nominations must be received no later than Tuesday, February 17, 2015, at 5 pm. Elections will be held at our annual meeting on Wednesday, February 25, 2015.
2015 Pioneer Award
The Pioneer Award was established in 1986 as the Palmer Chamber's highest form of recognition. It is presented to those who served the GPCC and the community with distinction. In some years, two awards have been made, one to an individual and one to an organization. Nominations are now open for the 2015 Pioneer Award. Nomination forms and instructions can be downloaded by clicking here. Nominations close on Wednesday, February 4, at 5 pm.
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Looking for an exciting career with a growing company? MEA could be the place for you! Check out our job listings at http://www.mea.coop/about-mea/job-opportunities/
Career Advancement More Accessible than Ever with On-campus and Online Options at Charter College Wasilla.
In today’s fast-paced, multi-tasking world, it can be hard to find time for a lunch break—much less the time to go earn a degree and advance a career. Charter College Wasilla has career-education solutions for those busy with jobs and families who want to kick start a new career or advance a current one in a growing career field.
Programs are offered in the expanding fields of Business, Criminal Justice, Health Care, Paralegal, Hospitality and the Trades, and range from five to fourteen months. Students can choose certificate programs, associate degree programs, bachelor degree programs and a Masters of Business Administration.
Most programs are offered with an online curriculum for student convenience with the resources of the campus available when students need success coaching, financial aid support, or job placement assistance. The Medical Assistant program is offered in a blended format, combining two days a week of hands-on learning in the lab with online learning.
Charter College has been providing Alaskans with career education and a fresh start for 30 years. Prospective students can get started today by calling 907-352-1000 or can learn more about Charter College programs by visiting chartercollege.edu.
Calling all Graduating High School Seniors!
MTA and the Foundation for Rural Service Scholarship Program application process is underway now.
In 2015, the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) will award more than $98,000 in scholarships to support the continuing education of rural youth across the country. MTA will provide sponsor certification and commit to a $500 match for each FRS-selected winner. The postmark deadline is Monday, March 2, 2015. Get the scholarship packet at http://www.mtasolutions.com/…/About/FRS_Schship_App_2015.pdf
SeaStar Strategies LLC
Are You Craving a Gift of Time?
Many small business owners crave the gift of time. But finding that gift on your own is often elusive. That’s why I’m offering a NEW Time-Discovery Action Session for you at an exclusive introductory price.
Now through February 15, 2015, you can book a focused, one-hour Time-Discovery Action Session and save $100 off the regular investment.
This session is ideal for you if:
- You reach the end of your work day without seeing what measurable step you took to grow your business (or reclaim your personal life)
- You know there must be more efficient ways to manage your work days, but just can’t see how
- You struggle with an overflowing schedule because you have a difficult time saying “no” to nearly every business or personal request that's asked of you
Ready for that Gift of Time? Discover all of the details about the Time-Discovery Action Session on my website today!
Wishing you a bright start to 2015!
Wayland Baptist University - Valley Center
NEXT TERM BEGINS FEBRUARY. 23, 2015.
Wayland Baptist University’s Spring Term Registration begins January 26, 2015. WBU offers FOUR 11-week long terms. Spring Term is Feb. 23 - May 16. Wayland Baptist University is a regionally accredited liberal arts university. WBU offers both classroom and on-line academic programs at the associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree levels. WBU specializes in efficient and economical degree completion programs for working adults, military members and other non-traditional students by providing evening courses, personalized class sizes, and applicable academic credit for work experience. Veterans can use their benefits at WBU. Call (907)373-4828 or check out our website http://www.wbu.edu/colleges-in-anchorage/
Alaska Pioneer Peak Lodge
Palmer Lions Club
Special Events Alaska
Stamp Cache Alaska
Percussion in the Valley
Northern Industrial Training
United Way of Mat-Su
CCS Early Learning
Not sure if your business organization is receiving all the benefits of Chamber membership? Take a look at the list below and place a check mark next to the programs and events in which you participate. You may be surprised at the opportunities you are missing! Download the checklist here.
Luncheon Benefit Opportunities:
Attend Luncheons: Have you attended a chamber luncheon recently? I know things are busy at the office; however, attending one of the chamber's monthly luncheons could do wonders for your business and for your appetite. This is also a good place to meet and greet your fellow Palmer Chamber Members. Whether you are new to town or have had a business in the area for decades there is always an opportunity to meet someone new.
Business Spotlight: Showcase your business with the opportunity of a 5 minute "spotlight", Projector available and opportunity to place print material at tables during chamber meetings
Member Announcements: Each Chamber luncheon offers 10 – 1 minute announcements to let other chamber members know what is happening at your business. Don’t forget to bring brochure or other printed material for the information table
Greeter Opportunities: Greeter Service at Chamber Luncheon offers you the opportunity to meet every chamber member face to face and expands your networking opportunity provided by Chamber
50/50 Volunteer: This is another great way to network and personally interact with all chamber luncheon attendee’s
Weekly Luncheon Door Prizes: Donate door prizes at Chamber events to show off your company’s products and services.
Other Chamber Benefits:
FREE Website & E-News Announcements: At GPCC, advertising your business on our website is always free! Palmer Chamber also sends out a weekly E-news letter to over 1400 people. Tell the community and its surrounding areas what new and exciting things are happening within your business.
Host an "After-Hours" Event: What better way to introduce people to your business? Business after hours events are a great place to meet new people, make new contacts, promote your business, and talk with other business people facing the same challenges as you.
Membership Mailing List: Did you know that as a Chamber of Commerce member you are entitled to receive a list of every chamber member? If you are interested in obtaining a list, contact the chamber staff at 745-2880 and we'll be happy to print one off and have it ready for you to pick up.
Free Brochure Distribution in Chamber Office: The Chamber office has many visitors throughout the year looking for relocation or visitor information. Make sure your brochure is stocked at the Chamber office located at 550 S. Alaska St.
Gaming Permit: The GPCC owns a gaming permit which can be used for your non-profit group. A letter of intent of use needs to be submitted to the Chamber Board for approval and prior to use. A fee of 10% of the proceeds will be collected for usage. Please contact the chamber for more information.
Committee Volunteerism: Through our committee structure, the Chamber addresses the important issues of public policy, business success and economic .Volunteers make contacts with like-minded business professionals, gain valuable leadership experiences and receive increased visibility for themselves and their organizations. Take a look at the opportunities below and find out how you can get plugged in, today!
Event Volunteerism: The Greater Palmer Chamber puts on many festivals and events for our community throughout the year. Many volunteers are needed to continue the excellence of these festivals. Contact the Chamber to see how you can join in the fun!