Greater Palmer Chamber of Commerce Vendor Markets
The Greater Palmer Chamber of Commerce is pleased to host four vendor markets throughout the year: Friday Fling, during Colony Days, Palmer Midsummer Garden & Art Faire, and during Hometown Holidays. These markets, hosted in downtown Palmer, offer a number of opportunities to connect with your customers. Whether you're in for the long-haul all summer, or just catching those holiday shoppers at the end of the year, the GPCC may just have a space for you!
GPCC markets focus exclusively on hand-crafted Alaskan products, as well as Alaskan culinary artists. While each market has its own Vendor Agreement, our commitment to providing a uniquely Alaskan artisanal experience is global to all GPCC markets.
Below, you'll find more specific information on each event, including application release schedules and Vendor agreements as they become available! If you have any questions not covered here, please reach out and touch base!
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In order to participate, all vendors must provide current documentation of appropriate licensing.
All GPCC Markets are hosted within the City of Palmer, which collects a 3% sales tax on all sellable goods and services, including advertisement and outreach. A City of Palmer Business license is required in order to participate in GPCC markets. A State of Alaska business license is required in order to apply for a City of Palmer business license. A Mat-Su Borough Business license is required to operate, however the Borough does not levy a sales tax.
ALL BUSINESSES MUST HAVE A LICENSE TO OPERATE, INCLUDING NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS. However, Non-Profit Organizations are exempt from collecting & remitting sales tax to the City of Palmer, with some exceptions:
"a. Sales, services, rentals, and gaming including pull tabs occurring at the fairgrounds of the Alaska State Fair; or
b. Sales, services or rentals made on a regular basis from a fixed location that is open more than 20 hours per week; or
c. Sales, rental or services not part of an “unrelated trade or business” as the term is defined in section 513 of the Internal Revenue Code. (Ord. 20-002 § 3, 2020; Ord. 16-002 § 3, 2016; Ord. 12-012 § 5, 2012; Ord. 06-028 § 4, 2006; Ord. 06-027 § 5, 2006; Ord. 06-019 § 4, 2006; Ord. 613 § 3, 2004; Ord. 595 § 3, 2002; Ord. 569 § 2, 2001; Ord. 564 § 3, 2000; Ord. 518 § 3, 1997; Ord. 517 § 3, 1997; Ord. 510 § 3, 1997; Ord. 448 § 4, 1992; Ord. 440 § 3, 1991; Ord. 365 § 3, 1987; Ord. 276 § 4, 1983)"