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Wed 02

1 Million Cups Anchorage

September 2 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Wed 02

Live. Work. Play. Steering Committee Meeting

September 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Thu 03

Workplace Well-Being Committee Meeting

September 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon 07
Tue 08

LWP Community Safety Meeting

September 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Recent News from the AEDC

Welcoming Week Anchorage: September 12-20

The One Anchorage, One Economy team will kick off its Welcoming Cities initiative by helping organize the city’s first-ever Welcoming Week! You are encouraged to attend all of the Welcoming Week events, including the Anchorage Chamber Make it Monday Forum – a panel discussion highlighting the benefits of a welcoming city and its workplaces. Welcoming Week will highlight four events: Sept. 14: Anchorage Chamber of Commerce Make It Monday Forum, 12-1 p.m. Sept. 16: Public Naturalization Ceremony/Reception for new U.S. citizens, 12 p.m. at the Z.J. Loussac Library Anchorage Assembly Chambers Sept. 17: Community Conversation Event at the Anchorage Museum Sept. 19: Community Celebration, 2-5 p.m. at the Northway Mall For more information about this initiative or Welcoming Week events, please contact Municipality of Anchorage Ombudsman Darrel Hess at HessDW@ci.anchorage.ak.us or AEDC LWP Director Archana Mishra...

Take the LWP Survey Before it Closes!

The LWP Survey will be closing on August 31. There is still time to tell us, “Why do you live here?” and “Why would you leave?” Your responses will help update the Live. Work. Play. Narrative, a document describing the kind of place Anchorage aspires to be by 2025. It is this Anchorage, the best Anchorage we can be, that dictates the course and efforts of the Live. Work. Play. initiative. So far, more than 700 people have answered the survey to help make the Anchorage they love. We are only 300 responses away from our goal of 1000! Be a part of the change and make your voice heard today before the survey closes! Click here to take the LWP survey before it closes on August...

Latest Live. Work. Play. News from AEDC

The August edition of the Live. Work. Play. (LWP) E-News is out! Are you on the LWP mailing list? If not, sign up here! Included in this month’s E-News: Welcoming Week Anchorage: September 12-20 Take the LWP Survey before is closes August 31! Win TWO First Class Tickets to Asia, Japan or Micronesia! Quarterly Engage Anchorage Meeting: August 27 Upcoming meetings and events I Love Anchorage update Click here to read all about these exciting...

2015 Innovator Magazine Available Online!

The 2015 Alaska Innovator magazine was launched in Sunday’s edition of the Alaska Dispatch News! Stories include: Top 5 Roadblocks & Resources for Alaska Entrepreneurs Managing the Life Cycle of Your Business Drones & Pot: Legal Hurdles for New Alaska Industries To read it online, click here. To check out past editions of the Innovator magazine, go to the Publication’s page of our...

2015 3-Year Outlook Reports Available!

Tell us your thoughts on the Luncheon! Thank you to all attendees of the 2015 AEDC 3-Year Outlook Luncheon! Our attendance broke new records this year and we appreciate everyone that took the time out of their busy schedules to join us! If you were able to attend, please tell us what you thought! Click here to take a quick, ten-question survey to tell us how we did and what you would like to see in the future! Thank you! DOWNLOAD REPORTS: You can view the 2015 3-Year Outlook Report for Anchorage here, sponsored by Weidner Apartment Homes! You can view the 2015 Q2 Anchorage Consumer Optimism Index (ANCi) here, sponsored by KeyBank. Click here to view the Prezi from today’s luncheon. Once again, thank you for attending today!   2016 AEDC Economic Forecast Luncheon Speaker Announced! AEDC is pleased to announce the speaker for our next Economic Forecast Luncheon on January 27, 2016!  Alexa Clay is the co-author of The Misfit Economy, named the best business book to read in 2015 by The World Economic Forum, TechRepublic, The Telegraph and Huffington Post. For more information on Ms. Clay click here.       Live. Work. Play. Raffle: Win TWO FIRST CLASS TICKETS to Asia, Japan or Micronesia on Delta Air Lines! The 2015 Live. Work. Play. Initiative Raffle was launched at the Entrepreneurship Hall before the Luncheon! Prizes include first class tickets to Asia, Japan or Micronesia and two sets of coach tickets on any domestic flights on Delta Airlines! Only 1,000 tickets will be sold. If you would like to purchase raffle tickets, please contact AEDC at (907) 258-3700...

Less than 40 tickets left for the Luncheon!

The 2015 AEDC 3-Year Outlook Luncheon, featuring keynote speaker Adam Braun, is this Wednesday, July 29. With less than 40 tickets left, time is running out to reserve your seats! Here’s what attendees need to know ahead of the event:   Parking: It’s highly recommended that attendees park in the downtown parking garages to avoid parking meter time limits. EasyPark event parking in the 6th & H garage begins at 10:00 a.m. Attendees can pay $3 as they enter the parking garage to help expedite those leaving the garage. EasyPark will also have a table set up at the event to accept parking payment for JCPenney, 5th & B, or 7th & H parking garages. Click here to visit the Easy Park website. Entrepreneurship Hall, 10:30 a.m. in the Dena’ina Lobby: Enjoy tasty treats, free samples, startup exhibits and excellent networking while you beat the rush for one of the biggest business events of the year! We have lots of exciting activities at the Entrepreneurship Hall, which will run from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Dena’ina Lobby, immediately before the 2015 3-Year Outlook Luncheon on July 29. Ice cream samples from Coppa Lettuce starts from Vertical Harvest Hydroponics Free dog treats from Drool Central Enter to win free pants from FisheWear Interactive booths from ArXotica, Alaska Paracord Design, Palette Pop-Up Art Studios, Bambino’s Baby Food and I Million Cups Networking with top business leaders The 2015 AEDC 3-Year Outlook Luncheon is part of Alaska Entrepreneurship Week. Live. Work. Play. Initiative Raffle: Win TWO FIRST CLASS TICKETS to Asia, Japan or Micronesia on Delta Air Lines! The 2015 Live. Work. Play. Initiative Raffle will be launched at the Entrepreneurship Hall before the...

Celebrate Entrepreneurship before the Luncheon begins!

Enjoy tasty treats, free samples, startup exhibits and excellent networking while you beat the rush for one of the biggest business events of the year! We have lots of exciting activities at the Entrepreneurship Hall, which will run from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Dena’ina Lobby, immediately before the 2015 3-Year Outlook Luncheon on July 29. Ice cream samples from Coppa Lettuce starts from Vertical Harvest Hydroponics Free dog treats from Drool Central Enter to win free pants from FisheWear Interactive booths from ArXotica, Alaska Paracord Design, Palette Pop-Up Art Studios, Bambino’s Baby Food and I Million Cups Networking with top business leaders The 2015 AEDC 3-Year Outlook Luncheon is part of Alaska Entrepreneurship Week. Win TWO FIRST CLASS TICKETS to Asia, Japan or Micronesia on Delta Air Lines! The 2015 Live. Work. Play. Initiative Raffle will be launched at the Entrepreneurship Hall before the Luncheon! Prizes include first class tickets to Asia, Japan or Micronesia and two sets of coach tickets on any domestic flights on Delta Airlines! Only 1,000 tickets will be sold. Proceeds benefit the AEDC LWP Initiative. Prizes donated by:         It’s highly recommended that attendees park in the downtown parking garages to avoid parking meter time limits. EasyPark event parking in the 6th & H garage begins at 10:00 a.m. Attendees can pay $3 as they enter the parking garage to help expedite those leaving the garage at the end of the event. EasyPark will also have a table set up at the event to accept parking payment for those at EasyPark’s JCPenney, 5th & B, or 7th & H parking garages. Tickets for the AEDC 3-Year Outlook Luncheon are selling fast! Don’t miss out!...

JBER Transition Summit & Hiring Fair

This Thursday and Friday the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation will be holding a free hiring fair and transition summit for Service Members, Veterans, and Military Spouses. This event will feature: Key Federal agencies, influential military leaders, innovators in the business and employer community, and local community leaders. Workshops, panel discussions, and a hiring fair, all focused on improving competitive employment for Service Members, Veterans, and their spouses Networking opportunities for all involved. Participation by and speakers from the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Military Community, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the U.S. Department of Defense’s Transition to Veterans Program Office, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service, the U.S. Army Soldier for Life and Installation Management Command, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Small Business Administration, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes and the local Chambers of Commerce. This event is FREE to employers and job-seekers! This is a great opportunity for local businesses to show their support for our military friends and neighbors! The hiring fair and career forum will take place on July 23. For registration questions, please contact us at hiringourheroes@uschamber.com or call 202-463-5807. Download the event flyer here. Employers can register here. Job-seekers can register...

Latest Live. Work. Play. News from AEDC

The July edition of the Live. Work. Play. (LWP) E-News is out! Are you on the LWP mailing list? If not, sign up here! Included in this month’s E-News: Spotlight on Creative Placemaking: Urban Conflux Unleashed on Anchorage! Spotlight on Creative Placemaking: MAKE Anchorage – Creation of a Local Arts Council Spotlight on Housing: Tell the Anchorage Assembly that Housing Matters! Spotlight on Workplace Well-Being: Employer Recognition Program Coming Soon Request a LWP Presentation for your organization AEDC 3-Year Outlook Luncheon, featuring keynote speaker Adam Braun – tickets selling fast! Upcoming meetings and events I Love Anchorage update Click here to read all about these exciting...

Spotlight: Workplace Well-Being Area of Focus

The Workplace Well-Being (WWB) Area of Focus will soon be launching an Employer Recognition Program! This program seeks to identify and acknowledge organizations in Anchorage that prioritize the health and well-being of their employees. When an organization meets the established criteria, WWB will award the organization with a badge of distinction, as well as the ability to showcase the badge’s graphic on a variety of platforms to highlight their organization as a desirable workplace. To discuss more about this initiative, contact Lynn Henderson at Lynn.Henderson@PREMERA.com or Tammy Green at...