Tag Archives: Sitka Chamber of Commerce

Edgecumbe pool slated to break ground in early 2016

A conceptual floor plan for the Mt. Edgecumbe High School Aquatics Facility. Photo courtesy Department of Transportation of Public Facilities.With the state in the throes of the most significant budget crisis in its history, Sitkans may be surprised to see ground broken next spring on a multi-million dollar project.

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.

Chamber winners to be secret until Jan 31 Awards Gala

Jen Robinson, executive director of the Sitka Chamber of Commerce, describes her plans for the Chamber's Gala Awards Dinner on January 31. Unlike past years, this year's winner of the prestigious Cossack Cap will remain secret until the award is announced during the event. For more information visit the Greater Sitka Chamber of Commerce online. Downloadable audio.

Robinson: Merchants downtown prepare for Halloween

Jennifer Robinson shares information about upcoming events hosted by the Sitka Chamber of Commerce.

Murkowski talks Senate race, reproductive rights

Republican U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski spoke with Sitkans on August 7, 2014. (KCAW photo/Rachel Waldholz)Senator Lisa Murkowski visited Sitka last week and spoke to a packed house at the Chamber of Commerce about gridlock in Congress, reproductive rights, and her work with the women of the Senate. And while she wouldn't say who she’s supporting in the Republican Senate primary, it's pretty clear who she won’t be voting for.

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.

Chamber, SEDA forums examine economy, explore ideas

In what’s become a ritual of spring, members of the business community in Sitka will be gathering on two occasions this month to examine the local economy. In the first, the Sitka Chamber of Commerce will hold an economic summit on Wednesday afternoon, April 11, to hear presentations from a panel of Sitka’s major industries. In the second, on Tuesday April 17, the Sitka Economic Development Association will host a public forum to develop ideas to improve Sitka’s economy.