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  • Advocacy in Action!

    Join us in the capitol city to meet face-to-face with our state legislators and administration!

    Every year, the Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce and its members go on a two-day trip to Juneau to inform legislators and the administration of our advocacy priorities and concerns.




    Fly with us to Juneau to help us advocate for our 2019 priorities! From the health of the state economy, to the ability to develop and deliver projects without running into cumbersome regulatory road blocks, determine the ability of businesses to grow and thrive in Alaska and in the Interior.

    Please consider coming to Juneau with us to advocate for a healthy economic future for Alaska!

    First Time Fly-In Participants

    The typical two-day itinerary includes group meetings with legislators, administrative leadership, department commissioners and a hosted reception. All the meetings are pre-arranged by the Chamber staff. We place attendees in small groups and make sure that first-time participants get paired with experienced ones.

    Also, the Chamber will bring the group together before we fly to Juneau, where everyone is briefed on the details with the opportunity to ask questions and share information with each other. 


    Business Value

    As a Chamber member, you are strategically positioned among your peers and the Interior business community to have a unified voice in the political arena that resonates with and influences policymakers.  We encourage your business to engage in the policymaking process and send someone from your organization to Juneau.  This gives your business exposure and presence among lawmakers and it strategically places your business in a position to influence policy that creates a favorable business environment in the Interior.  The Chamber makes it easy for you to advocate for strong economy.  We plan your full itinerary, schedule all of your meetings, and take care of the logistics.  We even recommend flights and hotels.  We pair new Juneau Fly-in participants with those who’ve been in years past, and we have a unified message during all of our legislative meetings.  You simply have to arrive in Juneau and let us take care of the details. 


    Interested Employees

    Are you interested in the political landscape?  Has your place of business been impacted by recent policy decisions?  Does your business want to have influence among policymakers?  If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, you may consider this exciting opportunity to travel to Juneau for the annual fly-in.  It is the Chamber’s  biggest advocacy event of the year when we meet face-to-face with legislators, administrators, and other key figures.  We carry a unified message among our cohesive group of professionals from the Interior when we go to Juneau.  If you would like to grow your knowledge of the political process and gain exposure to policymakers, consider this a professional development opportunity to meet your goals.  Whether you’re new to the fly-in or have participated in the past, we are here for you.  We take care of the details and you simply arrive ready to advocate. 

    Download this letter to your manager, boss, executive team and let them know that you’d like to participate in the Juneau Fly-in and strategically position your business for optimum political exposure and influence. CLICK HERE 


    Hotel Information

    Baranof Westmark Hotel & Conference Center

    Reservations information:

    By phone:
    1-800-544-0970 - Group Name: "Fairbanks Convention & Visitors 2019”

    Group code: FAIR021919  Link to Juneau Baranof Westmark -

    Discount Rate:
    $174 for a standard room
    and premium room rate $194 / King suite Rate $214

    Start Date:  2/19/2019
    End Date: 2/21/2019

    Block release date:
    (After this date attendees can book rooms with the corporate rate, provided there are rooms available in the hotel)

    If you have problems booking online or rooms show unavailable please call the 800 number

    Upon check-in we will also include a 15% off coupon lunch or dinner!


    Flight Information

    Fairbanks To Juneau:

    Alaska Airlines flights 148 and 70 | Departs Tuesday, Feb 19 at 5:10 pm and arrives in Juneau at 9:40 pm

    Juneau To Fairbanks:

    Alaska Airlines flights 65 and 147 | Departs Thursday, Feb 21 at 1:20 pm and arrives in Fairbanks at 6:45 pm



    Sponsors are featured on all Fly-In marketing materials leading up-to and during the event. Sponsorship packages include these benefits:

    • Recognition at weekly business luncheons leading up to and after the event;
    • Logo on the Fly-in Webpage on the Chamber’s website;
    • Logo on Fly-In email invitations and reminders sent to over 1000 Chamber members and subscribers;
    • Logo on the Juneau legislative reception invitation sent to the Governor, administrators and legislators;
    • Logo prominently displayed during Chamber Fly-In meals and at the legislative reception in Juneau. 

    Your $500 sponsorship support ensures the success of the annual Juneau Fly-In.  Thank you to all past sponsors, and to upcoming sponsors, we look forward to working with you! 

    Please email Jinnel Choiniere at Jinnel@fairbankschamber.org if you are interested in sponsoring the 2019 Juneau Fly-In



    Recap of the 2019 Juneau Fly-in

    The 2019 Juneau Fly-in was a success!  Fairbanks had 16 people travel to Juneau to represent the Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce, along with three additional supporters who were able to join for some parts of the program.

    During the two-day event, participants had the opportunity for 38 meetings with legislators and staff, which is nearly 2/3 of legislature. The Legislative Reception hosted around 70 attendees for legislators, administration representatives, and Juneau staff. Other highlights include presentations from:

    • Department of Natural Resources: Deputy Commissioner Brent Goodrum
    • Department of Commerce, Community & Economic Development
      • Director, Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing Sara Chambers
      • Commissioner’s senior advisor, Fred Parady
      • Division of Economic Development Director Matthew Fagnani
    • Department of Environmental Conservation
      • Commissioner Jason Brune 
      • Director of Air Quality Alice Edwards

    We hope you can join us next year for this annual advocacy event!