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  • Recap of the 2018 Juneau Fly-in

    The 2018 Juneau Fly-in was a success!  Fairbanks had 12 people travel to Juneau to represent the Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce.

    During the two-day event, participants had the opportunity to meet with 38 legislative offices (a whopping 60% of the state legislature). For all other legislative offices that we could not meet with face-to-face, we integrated an intentional touch point into the schedule and dropped off our annual advocacy agenda to those offices. Other highlights include our participants being introduced on the House and Senate Floors by their senators and representatives, and meetings with:

    • The Governor, Lt. Governor, and Chief of Staff;

    • Dept. of Revenue Commissioner Fisher;

    • Dept. of Transportation Commissioner Luiken;

    • Dept. of Natural Resources Commissioner Mack;

    • Dept. of Labor Deputy Commissioner Cashen; and

    • Pat Pitney, Office of Management and Budget Director 

    The Fairbanks Chamber hosts one of the best attended receptions in Juneau during the annual fly-in.  Against the backdrop of the Juneau Douglas Museum’s rich history, cultural and arts exhibits, meaningful exchanges and relationship building happens organically.

    We hope you can join us next year February 20-21, 2019 for this annual advocacy event!  

  • #1: Balanced Budget

    Government leaders need to pass a responsible budget, in a timely manner, balancing state revenue against expenses. Alaskans need a comprehensive, long-term sustainable fiscal plan promising state funds to essential programs while looking ahead to strategic investing that will promote long-term economic growth. 

    #2: Support Stand for Alaska Coalition

    Stand for Alaska will work to inform fellow Alaskans of the real dangers of the potential ballot initiative, namely the creation of a job-killing, community-damaging regulation that would hurt the state’s ability to develop many of its natural resources and likely do nothing to improve fish protections.

  • we are a proud member of the stand for alaska coalition! are you?

    The Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce's number 2 priority in 2018 is to support the Stand for Alaska coalition, which will work to inform fellow Alaskans of the real dangers of the ballot initiative called Stand for Salmon, and the creation of a job-killing, community damaging regulation that would hurt the state’s ability to develop many of its natural resources. Alaska has a robust permitting process already in place.  

    This ballot initiative will appear on the November 6th ballot during the general election.

    We encourage our members to sign up for the coalition alongside the Fairbanks Chamber and many other businesses in Fairbanks. Find out more at www.standforak.com