Foster PNW relationships at our Alaska Business Forum

By: Corinne Lumens Posted: 11/04/2019

Join us at our upcoming events on Alaska's Native Corporations, UW's WWAMI medical program, and the forecast for Alaska's economy

The Alaska Business Forum helps build relationships amongst members of the business community, and provides information on issues of concern to the Alaskan and Puget Sound regions. These monthly events focus on a variety of industries including maritime, seafood, and technology.

What our past attendees have to say:

"The Alaska Forums focus on areas of material change - good or bad - and how they affect business in the PNW. Essential for keeping ahead of the curve." 

"The Chamber's Alaska Forums keep me abreast of material changes in trade between the PNW and Alaska spanning all major economic sectors. Thanks Chamber for the Alaska Forums."

"The Alaska Forums are my key reason for being an active Seattle Metro Chamber member."

Would you like to foster a relationship between Alaska and your business? Join us at our upcoming Alaska Business Forum events:


Opportunities and Challenges Facing Native Corporations, Nov. 14

Since their creation in 1971, Alaska Native Corporations have become an economic engine for the state. In less than 50 years, these companies have cemented themselves as the state's number one private employer, produced 25% of the state's GDP, and provided billions of dollars in investment and income on an annual basis. 

Join us for an update from Alaska's Native Corporations on the challenges and successes they're currently facing. Hear how they are building partnerships, investing in Alaska, and creating opportunities for the future. Learn more and register here


Maintaining Top Medical Care in AK and the PNW, Dec. 6

Since 1971, the University of Washington School of Medicine has facilitated a one-of-a-kind program that brings top medical education to five states: Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho. This program, also known as WWAMI, brings crucial knowledge and experience to medical students within these states and also ensures that smaller, more rural communities within these regions have access to top doctors and facilities in times of need.

With recent cuts to the Alaska State budget, budgetary constraints could now affect this nearly 50 year collaborative medical school and the communities its graduates reside and work in. Join us to hear from local leaders on how these states are partnering together on WWAMI, how this budget change could affect this program, and how this medical school impacts our students, our medical community, and our residents throughout five states. Learn more and register here


2020 Vision - Forecasting Alaska's Economy, Jan. 9

Alaska Business Forum welcomes back Neal Fried and Mouhcine Guettabi to give an in-depth analysis on Alaska’s economy for 2019, and for a look into the future for the coming year. This program will paint the economic outlook in clear and concise terms and delve into a wide variety of industries - including healthcare, oil and gas, leisure and hospitality, professional business services, and other trades that provide stability and growth in our regions.

Join us at the first forum of 2020 to get the download on trends, issues, and statistics based on extensive analysis from the University of Alaska Anchorage and the State of Alaska. Learn more and register here