Our 2014 Sponsors
Deal of the Day
Chamber Meeting & Speaker Information
OUR OFFICE IS UNDERGOING RENOVATION
PLEASE VISIT US AT OUR TEMPORARY LOCATION
IN THE DOWNTOWN PALMER PLAZA, SUITE 204
Wednesday, September 3, 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: Chuck Brady, Workers Compensation Committee of Alaska, Workers Compensation Reform, WHAT and HOW?
Member Spotlight: Valley Performing Arts, Anastasia
Greeter: Valley Performing Arts
50/50: Deana Moore, Alaska USA Federal Credit Union
Soup & Salad $8.00
50/50: Starting at $ 812.00 and 8 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 on Parade" Auction - Celebrating Pioneer Peak
The Greater Palmer Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for our 2014 Palmer on Parade fundraising dinner and auction. This year’s event will be held Saturday, October 11th, at the Palmer Senior Citizen Center, beginning at 6 pm. The auction will feature silent, live and dessert auction items. We will also feature our raffles and several games with plenty of chances for you to walk away with some goodies. The highlight of the evening will be the auctioning of a number of one-of-a-kind works of art depicting this year's theme, Pioneer Peak. Arkose Brewery will once again be on hand with a selection of their award winning microbrews. There will also be an amazing dinner and entertainment. So join us for the festivities. Tickets are available for $45 each and sponsorship packages are available. Click here for more information.
2014 Colony Christmas Logo Contest
The Special Events Committee is accepting entries for their Colony Christmas logo contest. Submit an original design to be considered for this year's official logo and you could win a cash prize! Deadline for entries is October 1, 2014. Download the entry form here.
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Alaska Job Corps
Alaska Job Corps Adds New Program:
Trained officers for police, corrections, and security are needed throughout the State of Alaska. To serve that need, the Alaska Job Corps Center in Palmer has started a new training program; Security and Protective Services.
For the last twenty years, the Alaska Job Corps Center has supplied chefs, carpenters, water treatment operators, accountants, electricians and nursing assistants to nearly every community in the state of Alaska. Now, with the start-up of the Homeland Security Career Pathway, trained individuals will leave the program for statewide careers in Corrections, Village Public Safety, TSA and private sector security positions.
Instructor Don McLeod is leading the program, which officially starts on September 2. McLeod comes to Job Corps with experience in both law enforcement and criminal justice. He says, “This is an exciting new training opportunity for young adults. We expect to have a pipeline to careers in the entire state of Alaska.”
The Alaska Job Corps Protective Services training will take 8-12 months for completion and require training in asset protection, field notes, patrol principles, traffic and crowd control, alarm systems, information security, fire prevention and response, hazardous materials handling, workplace violations, crisis intervention, counterterrorism, VIP protections, crime scene procedures, investigative techniques, protection-officer law, defensive tactics, apprehension and detention procedures, and ethics and interviewing skills. State licensure/certification and Certified Protection Officer credentials will be available to eligible completers.
Job Corps is a residential training program funded by the U. S. Department of Labor. Operator Chugach Alaska Education Services runs the on site facilities including career and life training, recreation opportunities, healthy living classes, academic training and social skills development. Housing, meals and basic medical care are provided at the zero-tolerance campus in Palmer, Alaska . For more information, call 907-261-8800 or go to www.recruiting.jobcorps.gov. Veterans are encouraged to apply.
Palmer Historical Society
Please join the Palmer Historical Society at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, Sept. 17th, 2014 at the Palmer Public Library. Gregory Durocher will present a program on “Rock hounding in the Valley.”
Gregory Durocher describes himself as a “Rockhound” since the age of five. Come join us and learn Tools, Tips, and suggestions for successful rock collecting ventures in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley.
The Public is always welcome to attend, visit with pioneers, Enjoy the refreshments and door prizes!
Events at the Brewery:
Beer Meets Chocolate, Fri, Sept 5 @ 6 p.m. $20
Taste ART in the form of hand-crafted Valrhona French Luxury chocolates paired with hand-crafted artisan ales from Arkose. Join us and Jenny Bunker of JB Chocolatier for a delicious evening! 21 yrs and older. Reservations required: 746-2337.
Beer Meets Canvas, Sat, Sept 13, @ 2 - 4 p.m. $30
Sip. Relax. Create. Tap into your inner artist while we tap into our vats. The Palmer Art Walk theme this month is "Music" and we will be painting to this theme, or bring your own inspiration. Includes one pint and all art supplies. Reservations required. 746-2337. For 21 yrs and older.
Stamp of the Month Classes
We will make 3 cards in this class and you get a FREE stamp. It will be a Halloween and Thanksgiving theme. Sign up Today for classes on Tuesday September 2nd, Thursday September 4th and Saturday September 6th.
Assorted Card and Memory Box Classes
Assorted Card Classes with stamps from Judith, Memory Box and other vendors start on Tuesday, September 9th 2014. Classes are still available for Thursday, September 11th and Saturday, September 13th! Sign up Today. Memory Box Classes are still available for Tuesday September 16th, Thursday September 18th, and Saturday September 20th.
Halloween Spooktacular and Turkey, Too!
A special week of classes will be available with a Halloween and Thanksgiving theme. Dates are Tuesday, Sept. 23rd and Thursday, Sept. 25th. Classes are filling fast.
Mini Distress Ink pads have arrived. Numbers 10, 11 and 12 are now available. Supplies are limited. Tim Holtz Wildflower Velum is here. Come and see the beauty of this unique paper. Click on picture to see samples of paper.
We are located in Koslosky's Center, 642 S. Alaska St. Suite 107. Call us at 907-745-4848
Choose Food Wisely
We are sponsoring a new Top Shelf Farmer/Artisan local grown and locally made fresh food market on Fridays in the Downtown Palmer Plaza.
It will be opening Friday, September 12th, at 11 am in the conference room of Turkey Red Cafe' and Bakery. Offerings will include Farm 779 Coconut and water Kefirs, Sweet Krauts, Kombuchas, gourmet snacks, and coconut bacon. Country Health Foods will have local grass fed meats and veggies, LaGrassa hand cut artisan pasta will offer pasta and ravioli, and Turkey Red will offer her delicious bakery items.
Call 982-6269 for more information.
Take Shape For Life
Midnight Sun Yoga Center
Northern Industrial Training