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More about the GPCC

More about the Greater Palmer Chamber of Commerce

·History

oGPCC has been in place since 1968

oSet up offices in the Log Cabin to manage the Visitor Information Center

oObtained a grant to build the additional space

oDeveloped informative material to pass out to visitors

oMoved into current offices 2008

·Current GPCC services to Palmer

oVisitor information

§Phone

§Walk-in

§Web site

oRelocation packets

§Phone

§Mail packets

oBusiness Service inquiries

§Walk in, email and phone referrals

oCoordinate and produce events that promote Downtown Palmer

§Colony Days

§Colony Christmas

oPartner with other groups to support their Palmer events

§Provide financial support and/or marketing

§Some of these events:

·Who Let the Girls Out

·Midsummer Garden and Arts Festival

·Hot Summer Nights Car Show

·Mayor's Ball

·Any event the occurs during Colony Days or Colony Christmas

oReview business & economic concerns

§Weekly speakers

§Governmental Affairs Committee

oSurvey and provide information

§Sales tax and business licensing in Palmer

§Member survey provided to Palmer Economic Development Board

§New survey on Smoking in businesses to go outthis week

oPromote Palmer to other entities

§Provided information at Anchorage, Wasilla and Fairbanks shower in conjunction with MSCVB

§Alaska Day at the Fair

oTourism Committee

§Developing opportunities to promote Palmer

§Working with bus companies to develop Palmer Day Trips

§Received Award from MSCVB 2010 for tourism activities

oWalking Map

§Assisted Downtown Palmer Merchants Association in development

§Tourism committee members contacted local businesses to advertize on first edition

oMeet & Greet New Palmer businesses

§Meet & Welcome

§Provide information

§Ribbon Cuttings

oProvide Community Forums

§Monthly on the First Wednesday, open to the public

§City and Borough invited to update the community

§Other groups and government officials welcome to provide information

§Election Forums

oSponsor business workshops

§Variety of topics - such as Palmer City Sales Taxes

§Often provided free of charge

oCity of Palmer

§Attend City council meetings as able

§Provide quarterly update to Council of Chamber activities

§Co sponsor public forums - such as on Palmer-Wasilla Highway changes

§Sit on City Committee - Palmer Economic Development Board

§Co host Annual Clean Up Day

§Co host Palmer Pride Picnic

oMat-Su Borough

§Seat on Mat-Su Economic Development Board

§Provide forum for Borough announcements

oPromote economic development of Chamber members and sponsors

§Provide marketing for members

·Website

·Weekly E-news

·Spot announcements

·Member Announcements at weekly meeting

§Networking

·Business After Hours to promote Palmer businesses

§Chamber Events and Activities promote sponsors

About the Chamber

The Greater Palmer Chamber of Commerce offers businesses a wide range of opportunities to promote business. Programs offered throughout the year will give you a chance to network your business, make new contacts and make a difference in the community.
Even if your business is located outside the greater Palmer area, Chamber membership can keep you informed about community issues which are especially helpful if you conduct business in this area.  
Chamber is a private, not-for-profit 501(c)6 organization. It unites businesses, industries, professionals, organizations, groups and educational institutions who are committed to build a better community. A majority of our membership is composed of small businesses interested in creating and fostering a healthy environment in which to conduct business.
Most importantly, the Chamber is people. People such as you - people who realize that through the Chamber, we can accomplish collectively what no one individual can do alone. The strength of the Chamber lies in attracting a great number of members, thus creating a pool of resources from which to draw ideas, energy and financial support.


OUR MISSION
To provide leadership that fosters growth and prosperity by ensuring the Greater Palmer area is the best place to operate and grow a business, as well as the most desirable place to live, work, play and visit.

 

Ralph Renzi - Executive Director
550 S. Alaska St, Suite 101
PO Box 45
Palmer, AK 99645
(907) 745-2880 - office
(907) 354-2886 - cell
(907) 746-4164 - fax
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