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.
Registration deadline: Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Advocate for a healthy economic future for Alaska!
Fly with us to Juneau and make sure our state government understands our priorities in 2020. We will prep you on the issues that the Fairbanks Chamber has determined are essential for businesses to grow and thrive in Alaska and in the Interior.
The 1.5-day formal agenda will include group meetings with legislators, administrative leadership, department commissioners, and an evening reception. All meetings are pre-arranged by the Chamber staff. We create small groups to pair first-time participants with experienced advocates.
Saturday, February 18
Hotel room block closes. If you miss this date, you may book at the corporate rate if there are still rooms available in the hotel.
Thursday, February 13
Mandatory pre-trip orientation, 1:00 - 2:30pm
Tuesday, February 18
Travel to Juneau
Wednesday, February 19
Meetings with legislators and government officials, 7:00am - 5:00pm
Evening reception at Juneau Douglas Museum, 5:00 - 7:00pm
Thursday, February 20
Meetings with legislators and government officials, 7:00am - 11:00am
As a Chamber member, you are strategically positioned to have a unified voice in the political arena that resonates with and influences policymakers. Sending someone to Juneau to engage in the policy-making process gives your business exposure and presence among lawmakers. It strategically places your business in a position to advocate for policy that creates a favorable business environment in the Interior.
The Chamber makes it easy for you to advocate for a strong economy. We plan your Juneau itinerary, schedule all of your meetings, and arrange meals. We even recommend flights and hotels. We pair new Juneau Fly-in participants with experienced advocates, and we present a unified message during all of our legislative meetings. You simply have to arrive in Juneau and let us take care of the details.
Need to request support from your manager or senior leadership? Download and personalize this letter.
We will start each day at the Baranof Hotel (with meetings potentially starting as early as 7am), so we recommend staying there. However, this year we have also arranged a room block at the Four Points by Sheraton.
Room Block Guaranteed Until: 1/18/2019
(After this date attendees can book rooms with the corporate rate, provided there are rooms available in the hotel.)
Reservations: Click here to book online. If you have problems booking online or rooms show unavailable, please call the 800 number below.
Phone Reservations: 1(800)780-7234 (Group Name: "Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce”)
Block Room Rate: $179 for a standard room
Reservations: Click here to book online. If you have problems booking online or rooms show unavailable, please call the 866 number below.
Phone Reservations: 1(866)716-8133 (Group Name: "Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce”)
Block Room Rate: $219 for a standard room
Fairbanks To Juneau Options:
Alaska Airlines flights 904 and 64 | Departs Tuesday, Feb 18 at 8:05 am and arrives in Juneau at 12:39 pm
Alaska Airlines flights 55 and 66 | Departs Tuesday, Feb 18 at 1:30 pm and arrives in Juneau at 7:24 pm (caution: less than 1 hour layover in ANC)
Alaska Airlines flights 190 and 70 | Departs Tuesday, Feb 18 at 5:20 pm and arrives in Juneau at 9:49 pm
Juneau To Fairbanks Options:
Alaska Airlines flights 65 and 147 | Departs Thursday, Feb 21 at 12:45 pm and arrives in Fairbanks at 8:24 pm
One additional evening flight option should be available to book starting December 1 (departing Juneau approx. 8:45pm). Flight numbers will be posted as soon as they are available.
SUPPORT THE FLY-IN
Support the Fly-In
Help us make sure that legislators in Juneau understand the needs of Fairbanks businesses. By sponsoring the Fly-In, you help us bring the voice of Fairbanks down to Juneau while associating your name with positive advocacy for the business community.
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 contact Jinnel Choiniere at 907.374.6702 or Jinnel@fairbankschamber.org to discuss this opportunity.
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!