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Overcast and 61 F at Anchorage, Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, AK

Overcast
Winds are from the Southeast at 9.2 gusting to 18.4 MPH (8 gusting to 16 KT). The pressure is 1008.6 mb and the humidity is 63%. The wind chill is 60. Last Updated on Jun 16 2019, 1:53 pm AKDT.

Weather Forecast for Anchorage

This Afternoon

A 40 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 54. West wind around 5 mph.

Tonight

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly before 4am. Cloudy, with a low around 41. East wind around 15 mph.

Monday

A slight chance of rain before 10am, then scattered showers after 10am. Cloudy, with a high near 51. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Monday Night

Scattered showers, mainly before 10pm. Cloudy, with a low around 40. Northeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Tuesday

A 50 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 52. South wind around 5 mph.

Tuesday Night

A 40 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph.

Wednesday

A chance of rain before 10am, then a chance of showers after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 60. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Wednesday Night

A chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 45.

Thursday

A chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 62.

Thursday Night

A chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 47.

Friday

A chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 61.

Friday Night

A chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 47.

Saturday

A chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 62.

Anchorage News and Events

06/17/2019 - "Make it Monday" forum - SBA Rural Outreach Initiative and SBA Top Lender Awards


SBA Regional Administrator Jeremy Field will be talking about SBA Rural Outreach Initiative to improve capital access and investment in rural Alaska, as well as, assisting small businesses in Alaska with access to capital, government contracting opportunities and technical assistance to start up or grow their businesses. SBA would also like to take this opportunity to present awards to SBA's Top Lenders in Alaska for fiscal year 2018.

PLUS, the Anchorage ATHENA Society will recognize and honor this year's scholarship winners.
 

Jeremy Field leads the economic development, small business initiatives and program operations for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Region X Office – also known as the SBA Pacific Northwest Region – which serves Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington state.

As SBA regional administrator and a political appointee, Field also supervises SBA district offices in the region and promotes the President’s and SBA Administrator’s policies, messages and priorities throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Prior to joining the SBA in January 2018, Field spent nine years in Pocatello, Idaho as the regional director and state grant coordinator for U.S. Senator James E. Risch (R-Idaho), the chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. The position allowed him to work with a congressional team, collaborate with local leaders on federal issues and evaluate policy impacts on Idahoans.

Prior to working for Senator Risch, Field was a staff assistant for former U.S. Senator Larry Craig (R-Idaho) on the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging in Washington, D.C.

An Idaho native, Field has a master’s degree in public administration from Idaho State University, a juris doctor degree from University of Idaho, a bachelor’s degree in political science from Brigham Young University and an associate’s degree in mathematics and physical science from Brigham Young University-Idaho.
 

 
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Deadline to register online is 5 pm the Friday directly preceding the forum. But tickets are available at the door, day-of, to purchase.

Cancellation Note: There is a 48-hour cancellation policy. To receive a full refund, registration must be canceled no less than two business days prior to the date of the event. No refunds will be given after this date. All registrations are transferable to another person upon your request.

06/20/2019 - Business After Hours - 7th & G Parking Garage Rooftop


Join us for this month's Business After Hours being hosted by Anchorage Community Development Authority: Development Services & Easy Park at their 7 & G St. Parking Garage Rooftop. This is the perfect stop for some food, refreshments and networking after work. There will be games, DJ Spencer Lee, a number of door prizes, and plenty of professionals to meet and catch up with!

Make sure to bring your business cards to enter to win door prizes!
**Parking will be validated

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Business After Hours events offers a casual but professional atmosphere where you can meet local business-people from a broad array of industries. 

The Anchorage Chamber's Ambassador Council will be there to assist, as will Anchorage Chamber Staff.

06/24/2019 - "Make it Monday" forum - Genetics of Inherited Breast and Ovarian Cancer: From Gene Discovery to Precision Medicine and Public Health


Dr. Mary-Claire King's discoveries in human genetics have helped open entire areas of medicine. She was the first to show that breast cancer is inherited in some families as the result of mutations in the gene that she named BRCA1. In the past few years, the effects of Dr. King's work have started to be widely recognized publicly, sparked in part by actor Angelina Jolie's revelation that she had the BRCA1 gene, increasing her risk of cancer, and subsequent election to have preventative surgery. What we know now, based on Dr. King's research, is that mutations in the BRCA gene have big implications for a person's cancer risk. The risk of getting breast cancer goes from 7% to an average of 55-65% when you have the BRCA1 or 2 gene mutation, while for ovarian cancer the risk increases from 1% to 30%. Getting genetic testing and knowing you have one of these gene mutations can help doctors make more proactive decisions to treat or prevent cancer.
 

Mary-Claire King, PhD, is the American Cancer Society Professor in the Department of Medicine and the Department of Genome Sciences at the University of Washington in Seattle. She was the first to show that breast cancer is inherited in some families as the result of mutations in the gene that she named BRCA1. Dr. King has received 18 honorary doctoral degrees from such prestigious universities as Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Princeton and Brown. She has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Institute of Medicine, the American Philosophical Society, and as a foreign member of the French Academy of Sciences. She has served on the Advisory Committee to the Director of NIH, the National Commission on Breast Cancer of the President’s Cancer Panel, and as past president of the American Society of Human Genetics. In 2014, she received the prestigious Lasker Special Achievement Award for Medical Research, and in 2016 she received the United States National Medal of Science from President Barack Obama. 
 

 
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Deadline to register online is 5 pm the Friday directly preceding the forum. But tickets are available at the door, day-of, to purchase.

Cancellation Note: There is a 48-hour cancellation policy. To receive a full refund, registration must be canceled no less than two business days prior to the date of the event. No refunds will be given after this date. All registrations are transferable to another person upon your request.

06/27/2019 - Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting - Guitar Center


Please join us for the grand opening and ribbon cutting of Guitar Center! This new Midtown Mall retailer is celebrating in a big way perfect for how Alaska rolls. There will be live music, raffles, door buster deals, and free t-shirts to the first 1000 customers.

The Ribbon Cutting will kick off this event promptly at 4:45 p.m.

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The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce is pleased to offer members an opportunity for more exposure at their business with an official Ribbon Cutting ceremony. This free service is for members who have recently opened their doors for the first time, moved to a new location, or expanded its current location. For more info, visit anchoragechamber.org/programs/ribbon-cutting-ceremony.

QUESTIONS? 
Contact Tabitha at 677-7110 or tabitha@anchoragechamber.org.

06/27/2019 - YPG Social Mixer: Stantec & CIRI


Join us for a "Business After Dark" social mixer on the Fireweed Business Center deck for food and drinks, door prizes, good laughs and great networking. This event is co-hosted by the Stantec Young Professionals Group and CIRI, and will include complimentary Moose’s Tooth Pizza and refreshing beverages. Bring your business cards for a chance to win door prizes and to share with others as you network and enjoy the breathtaking views of Cook Inlet and the Chugach Mountains.

At this event, the YPG will be collecting food items for The Children's Lunchbox. To see a wish list of needed items, please visit https://drive.google.com/open?id=1WZSRhAoqbnFF_45UsIdATkR-_Ki1iVi2.
 



The Young Professionals Group (anchoragechamber.org/young-professionals-group) addresses the challenges and supports the growth of young professionals in Anchorage with a mission to cultivate relationships, develop professionally and support the community.

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06/28/2019 - YPG Networking Luncheon - K Street Eats


Come and meet fellow young professionals from around Anchorage in a casual environment to eat and sip while socializing and talking politics, business, and what's currently going on in Anchorage and the world.

Open to all Anchorage Chamber members and non-members!

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WHAT WE DO
  • Professional networking
  • Fun social events
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Unique community service activities
  • A professional support system of peers
  • Build awareness for members and their business.

BENEFITS OF JOINING

Employers benefit from sending their younger employees to the Young Professionals Group because they will strengthen and develop skills that make them more valuable employees, their morale will improve and they will feel appreciated by their employer.
  • Meeting new people and developing new business opportunities
  • Expanding network of business contacts
  • Increasing visibility through attendance, participation and volunteering
  • Strengthening teamwork skills by joining a subcommittee
  • Strengthening leadership skills by serving as a subcommittee chair
  • Broadening knowledge base and skills through useful programs and presentations, including learning from both peers and more experienced professionals

07/05/2019 - No Board Meeting

Enjoy your summer! 

07/08/2019 - "Make it Monday" forum - Who is the Office of Advocacy and How We Can Help with Regulatory Reform Efforts


The U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy wants to hear from small entities about federal regulations that are overly burdensome and explain how their office can advocate on their behalf with other federal agencies.

*This is an interactive forum with Q&A and discussion. Please come prepared with questions. A mic will be available for attendees.

Featuring SBA representatives:
  • Assistant Chief Counsel Prianka Sharma, Energy, Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Assistant Chief Counsel Bruce Lundegren, Transportation, Occupational Safety, and Security
  • Director of Interagency Affairs Charles Maresca
  • and Regional Advocate Apollo Fuhriman

 
New to Monday Forum? 
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SUBMIT A PROPOSAL TO SPEAK

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Deadline to register online is 5 pm the Friday directly preceding the forum. But tickets are available at the door, day-of, to purchase.

Cancellation Note: There is a 48-hour cancellation policy. To receive a full refund, registration must be canceled no less than two business days prior to the date of the event. No refunds will be given after this date. All registrations are transferable to another person upon your request.