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A Few Clouds and 65 F at Anchorage, Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, AK

A Few Clouds
Winds are Northwest at 9.2 MPH (8 KT). The pressure is 1005.6 mb and the humidity is 43%. Last Updated on Aug 21 2019, 5:53 pm AKDT.

Weather Forecast for Anchorage

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 41. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph after midnight.

Thursday

Sunny, with a high near 58. Southeast wind around 10 mph.

Thursday Night

Increasing clouds, with a low around 42. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Friday

Scattered showers after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 57. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Friday Night

Scattered showers, mainly before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42. Northwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Saturday

Scattered showers, mainly after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 58. Northwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Saturday Night

Scattered showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Sunday

A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 57.

Sunday Night

A chance of showers before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44.

Monday

A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 59.

Monday Night

A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44.

Tuesday

A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 58.

Tuesday Night

A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43.

Wednesday

A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 57.

Anchorage News and Events

08/23/2019 - YPG Networking Luncheon - Altura Bistro


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.

Thanks to Altura Bistro for hosting. The buffet will include:

  • House Ciabatta Bread
  • Classic Caesar Salad
  • Roasted Vegetables
  • Yukon Gold Whipped Potatoes
  • Herb-Roasted Pork Loin with Natural Jus
  • Broccoli Cheddar Soup
  • Black Bottom Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Buttercream
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

08/26/2019 - "Make it Monday" forum - What Alaskans Want to know about the Philippines featuring Senator Dan Sullivan and Ambassador Jose Romualdez


Join the Alaska World Affairs Council and Anchorage Chamber of Commerce for a ?Make It Monday? forum featuring Philippine Ambassador to the United States, Ambassador Jose Manuel G. Romualdez and U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan.

Alaska and the Republic of the Philippines share a close relationship, strengthened by the tens of thousands of Filipino-Americans who call Alaska home. On the global scale, the U.S.-Philippine relationship is critical to the security and stability of the Asia-Pacific region. In addition to being strong partners in regard to foreign affairs, the U.S. ranks among the top foreign investors in the Philippines, and the two countries enjoy a robust trade relationship.

Please join the conversation on August 26th as Senator Sullivan talks with Ambassador Romualdez about these and other topics, including the rise of China and U.S./Philippine military cooperation,  and opportunities for enhanced economic engagement.
 

Jose Manuel ?Babe? del Gallego Romualdez was appointed Ambassador of the Republic of the Philippines to the United States of America in July 2017 by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte. On 29 November 2017, he presented his credentials to US President Donald J. Trump and formally assumed office as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary. Additionally, as the head of the Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C., Ambassador Romualdez is concurrently the Philippines? emissary to the Commonwealth of Jamaica, Republic of Haiti; Republic of Trinidad and Tobago; Antigua and Barbuda; Bahamas; Barbados; Dominica; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; and Saint Lucia.

Prior to his appointment, Ambassador Romualdez was designated as a special envoy of the Philippine President to the United States. He also served as a member of several Philippine business delegations visiting the United States, China, Japan and New Zealand from 1989 to 2012.

Ambassador Romualdez has extensive experience as a media practitioner and business executive. He used to be the Chief Executive Officer of Stargate Media Corporation and Publisher of People Asia Magazine (The Philippine Star affiliate). He was president of the Manila Overseas Press Club and vice-president of Rotary Club of Manila.

Ambassador Romualdez writes columns for The Philippine Star. All his columns have a wide following of readers both in the Philippines and abroad.

Born and raised in Manila, Ambassador Romualdez received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from De La Salle College in 1970. An avid golfer, he is affiliated with Manila Golf and Country Club and the Manila Polo Club.
 

Dan Sullivan was sworn in as Alaska?s eighth United States Senator on January 6, 2015. Sullivan serves on four Senate committees vital to Alaska: the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee; the Armed Services Committee; the Environment and Public Works Committee; and the Veterans' Affairs Committee.

Prior to his election to the U.S. Senate, Sullivan served as Alaska?s Attorney General and Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. As Alaska's Attorney General, Sullivan?s number one priority was protecting Alaskans, their physical safety, financial well-being, and individual rights ? particularly Alaska?s most vulnerable. During his tenure he spearheaded a comprehensive statewide strategy ? the ?Choose Respect? campaign ? to combat Alaska?s high rates of domestic violence and sexual assault. Under Sullivan?s leadership, the Department of Law also undertook an aggressive strategy of initiating and intervening in litigation aimed at halting federal government overreach into the lives of Alaskans and their economy.

As Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Sullivan managed one of the largest portfolios of oil, gas, minerals, renewable energy, timber, land, and water in the world. Working closely with Alaska?s Governor and state legislature, Sullivan developed numerous strategies that spurred responsible resource development, energy security, and a dramatic increase in good-paying jobs across a number of critical sectors in the Alaska economy. He also developed a comprehensive plan to streamline and reform the state?s regulatory and permitting system.

Sullivan is one of a select number of Alaskan attorneys who has held judicial clerkships on both the highest federal and state courts in Alaska. He served as a judicial law clerk for Judge Andrew Kleinfeld of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Fairbanks, Alaska and for Chief Justice Warren Matthews of the Alaska Supreme Court in Anchorage, Alaska. Sullivan also served as a judicial law clerk/intern for Judge James L. Buckley on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Sullivan has a distinguished record of military and national security service. He is currently a Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. Since 1993, Sullivan has served in a variety of command and staff billets on active duty and in the reserves, including: TRAP Force Commander and 81mm mortar Platoon Commander, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable); Weapons Company Executive Officer, Second Battalion, Fifth Marines; Commanding Officer, Delta Company, Anti-Terrorism Battalion; Executive Officer, Echo Company, Fourth Reconnaissance Battalion; and Commanding Officer, 6thAir Naval Gunfire Liaison Company (ANGLICO). In 2004, Sullivan was recalled to active duty for a year and a half to serve as a staff officer to the Commander of U.S. Central Command, General John Abizaid, spending substantial time deployed in the Middle East, the Horn of Africa, and Central Asia. In July 2013, Sullivan was recalled to active duty to serve with a Joint Task Force in Afghanistan focusing on dismantling terrorist networks and criminalizing the Taliban insurgency.

Sullivan served in the Administration of President George W. Bush as the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Economic, Energy, and Business under Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. He focused on fighting terrorist financing, and implementing policies relating to international energy, economic, trade, finance, transportation, telecommunications, and Arctic issues. Sullivan also served as a Director in the International Economics Directorate of the National Security Council staff at the White House.

Sullivan earned a B.A. in Economics from Harvard University in 1987 and a joint law and Masters of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University in 1993. Dan and his wife Julie Fate Sullivan were married over 20 years ago in Julie?s hometown of Fairbanks, Alaska. They have three teenage daughters: Meghan, Isabella and Laurel.
 

 
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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.

08/28/2019 - Municipal Activity Committee

The Municipal Activity Committee gathers all proposed legislation at the state and municipal level that may impact businesses in Anchorage and work with the Anchorage Chamber Board of Directors, along with members, in an effort to develop advocacy actions that will ensure a successful business climate.

This committee is open to the public. Please RSVP to attend.
 

09/02/2019 - Holiday - No Monday Forum


For the "Make it Monday" forum schedule, please visit anchoragechamber.org/events/monday-forum or the Anchorage Chamber event calendar at business.anchoragechamber.org/events/calendar.

09/04/2019 - CEO Briefing: Providence Health & Services

The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors cordially invites you to attend a CEO Briefing with Providence Health & Services. Preston Simmons, Chief Executive Officer, will give a Providence update.
To ease the check-in process, attendance confirmation is much appreciated.
Presentation will be at 5:30pm. Early arrival is encouraged.

 
Preston M. Simmons, DSC., FACHE
Chief Executive Officer
Providence Health & Services Alaska
 

Preston Simmons serves as chief executive officer for Providence Health & Services Alaska with responsibility for region-wide operations activities. Preston has served as a leader within Providence since 2007 in a variety of roles, including chief executive officer of Providence’s Northwest Washington Region and chief operating and administrative officer of the Western Washington Region.
 
Before joining Providence, he served as a senior associate administrator for the University of Washington Medical Center. Prior to that, he was chief executive officer of a rural hospital in the Samaritan Health System in Page, Arizona. He also served in senior leadership roles at Stevens Hospital in Edmonds and Ballard Community Hospital in Seattle.
 
Simmons holds a doctor of science in health services from the University of Alabama, Birmingham, and a master’s in health administration from the University of Washington. He is a clinical professor for the university’s Department of Health Services and is board certified as an American College of Healthcare Executives Fellow.

 

09/05/2019 - Military Committee Meeting

The Anchorage Chamber Military Committee acts as an interface between the military and business community and communicates with the local armed forces to address mutual concerns.

With a focus on military, military family and community involvement, this committee is responsible for all Anchorage Chamber Military Appreciation events. Please RSVP to attend.

For more information on the Military Committee and getting involved, contact Aubrie Herman
 677-7111

09/09/2019 - "Make it Monday" forum - Life in the Arctic: Perspectives from Bering Straits Native Corporation


The Bering Strait region is located at a critical geographic juncture. It is a mere 50 miles across from the U.S. side to Russia at what is commonly referenced as “the choke point.” Attendees will learn how the communities within the BSNC region are challenged in adapting to a new climate, how a more accessible Arctic presents both opportunities and risks and the geopolitical implications of an ice-free Arctic.
 

 
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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.