Tag Archives: Chamber of Commerce

United Way partners with Sitka non-profits

Representatives from United Way spoke at the Chamber of Commerce meeting in Sitka on Wednesday (10-12-16). The national organization supports nonprofits across the country, by partnering with local businesses to give money and volunteers.

‘Startup Sitka’ offers opportunities for local entrepreneurs

Photo KCAW/Katherine RoseSitka may be a long way from Silicon Valley, but that doesn’t mean innovation can’t happen here. Ken Sprague and Nickie Knight are co-founders of Alaska Small Business Innovators, a non-profit that helps to create small business development programs throughout the state.

Fourth of July parade to celebrate Sitka’s heroes

732ba18a-5ffb-4bc7-9f9b-e5ed2d4f017cSitka Chamber of Commerce Director Rachel Roy joined us in the studio to discuss the organization's plans for the 4th of July celebration and other chamber events. Downloadable audio

Chamber will take over Sitka’s visitor services

The Sitka Convention and Visitor’s Bureau is no more. The Sitka assembly last night (Tue 9-8-15) voted to dissolve the organization and transfer its responsibilities to the Chamber of Commerce, at a cost of $225,000 for the rest of the year.

Walker: “Concerned how far we’re cutting”

Governor Bill Walker addresses the Sitka Chamber of Commerce, April 3, 2015. (Emily Kwong/KCAW)Governor Bill Walker told the Sitka Chamber of Commerce that he’s “a little concerned” about the depth of cuts being proposed by state lawmakers. "My concern now is that with the stroke of a pen we can end programs that have taken decades to create," Walker said.

Sullivan calls for more assertive foreign policy

Former Alaska Attorney General Dan Sullivan spoke at the Sitka Chamber of Commerce on a campaign swing through town on September 5, 2014. (KCAW photo/Rachel Waldholz)Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Dan Sullivan spoke to the Sitka Chamber of Commerce this morning. Sullivan decried the "avalanche" of federal regulations, discussed when he might support "boots on the ground" in Iraq -- and said it’s his goal to win Southeast in November.

Blue Lake dam now 75% done

City Engineer Dean Orbison told the Chamber of Commerce that the city will have to rely on Indian River for drinking water in September and October, while the Blue Lake project is completed. (KCAW photo/Rachel Waldholz)City officials updated the Chamber of Commerce on the Blue Lake hydro project this week. Engineer Dean Orbison reminded the Chamber that Sitka has continued to rely on Blue Lake for drinking water through the construction. But for about two months this fall, the city will have to switch to Indian River.

Trick-or-treat trio

halloween girlsDespite some truly spooky weather, crowds in costume turned out for the Chamber of Commerce's annual downtown trick-or-treating on Halloween. This trio dressed up as fairy tale characters with a twist: they're (un)dead. Can you name them?

Pierson: Chambers bridge public, private sectors

Tom Pierson, CEO of Tacoma-Pierce Chamber. (Photo courtesy of Tacoma-Pierce Chamber)Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber CEO Tom Pierson says Alaska residents directly benefit from Tacoma business. He says 70 percent of all freight traffic comes to Alaska through Tacoma’s port.