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Chamber Meeting & Speaker Information
OUR OFFICE IS UNDERGOING RENOVATION. PLEASE VISIT US AT OUR TEMPORARY LOCATION IN THE DOWNTOWN PALMER PLAZA, SUITE 204
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Lunch Served: 11:45 am
Networking Time: 11:45 am - Noon
Program: Noon - 1:00 pm
Palmer Moose Lodge
1136 S. Cobb St, Palmer, AK 99645
Program: Chad Carpenter, MOOSE, The Movie
Spotlight: Betty Pierce, B. Bella Hair Design
Greeter: Betty Pierce, B. Bella Hair Design
50/50: Deana Moore, Alaska USA Federal Credit Union
Soup & Salad $8.00
50/50: Starting at $ 222.50 and 11 marbles
8 tickets for $5.00
3 tickets for $2.00
1 ticket for $1.00
Market your business by bringing a door prize to our next Chamber Luncheon.
2015 Colony Days Logo Contest - CALLING ALL ARTISTS...
This year we are celebrating 80 years of our Palmer Colonists’ legacy and we need your help to design the logo for this special Colony Days celebration.
This year’s theme is “Looking Back, Moving Forward: Celebrating 80 Years of Colonists”
ALL ENTRIES must be submitted to Greater Palmer Chamber of Commerce office with the Entry Form and the Release Form completed and signed. The entry form is available for download by clicking here.
There is no limit to how many entries you can submit for consideration. All entries must be submitted no later than March 20, 2015. Call 745-2880 for more information.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
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United Way of Mat-Su
United Way of Mat-Su is seeking nominations for the 2014 Dorothy A Jones Volunteer of the Year Award. To nominate a worthy volunteer visit their website: http://unitedwaymatsu.org/ and fill out the form or contact Cherie at 745-5822 to obtain a form. Deadline for nominations is 12:00 Noon on March 4th, 2015
To be eligible for consideration, nominees must be a Mat-Su Borough resident and must have served as a volunteer in Education, Income or Health within the Borough. Nominees are judged by a distinguished panel of community leaders, according to length and breadth of service as well as how the nominee’s volunteerism has improved the quality of life for Mat- Su residents.
The Dorothy A. Jones Volunteer of the Year Award was established in 1993 by the United Way of Mat-Su to honor the memory of Dorothy A. Jones, a foremost community leader whose dedicated service improved the quality of life for Mat-Su residents. To the end of her life, she served on the United Way Board of Directors in addition to her many other areas of service. The award is presented annually and will be given at the Greater Palmer Chamber of Commerce Luncheon Wed. March 18.
Scholarships Available to Member Students
Applications are now open for MEA’s 2015 Scholarships to serve area students. The MEA Scholarship was created to encourage members and their dependents who are first-time college students, returning students, students participating in a vocational program, or students pursuing professional development that leads to a degree or certification.
2015 scholarship applications are available online or in MEA offices and school counselor offices. Completed scholarship applications and letters of references must be postmarked by March 20, 2015 to be considered. The committee will interview finalists in April and the winners will be announced at MEA’s Annual Membership Meeting on April 28, 2015.
A scholarship committee, made up of MEA members from various professions and communities, reviews and selects scholarship recipients based on their applications. Special scholarships are set-aside for a vocational student, a non-traditional student and the “Duste Bonin Scholarship”, for a student who has excelled in public service.
In 2014, Matanuska Electric Association awarded approximately $20,000 in scholarships.
Calling all Graduating High School Seniors!
MTA and the Foundation for Rural Service Scholarship Program application process is underway now.
In 2015, the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) will award more than $98,000 in scholarships to support the continuing education of rural youth across the country. MTA will provide sponsor certification and commit to a $500 match for each FRS-selected winner. The postmark deadline is Monday, March 2, 2015. Get the scholarship packet at http://www.mtasolutions.com/…/About/FRS_Schship_App_2015.pdf
Northern Industrial Training
The Children's Place
Palmer Lions Club
Not sure if your business organization is receiving all the benefits of Chamber membership? Take a look at the list below and place a check mark next to the programs and events in which you participate. You may be surprised at the opportunities you are missing! Download the checklist here.
Luncheon Benefit Opportunities:
Attend Luncheons: Have you attended a chamber luncheon recently? I know things are busy at the office; however, attending one of the chamber's monthly luncheons could do wonders for your business and for your appetite. This is also a good place to meet and greet your fellow Palmer Chamber Members. Whether you are new to town or have had a business in the area for decades there is always an opportunity to meet someone new.
Business Spotlight: Showcase your business with the opportunity of a 5 minute "spotlight", Projector available and opportunity to place print material at tables during chamber meetings
Member Announcements: Each Chamber luncheon offers 10 – 1 minute announcements to let other chamber members know what is happening at your business. Don’t forget to bring brochure or other printed material for the information table
Greeter Opportunities: Greeter Service at Chamber Luncheon offers you the opportunity to meet every chamber member face to face and expands your networking opportunity provided by Chamber
50/50 Volunteer: This is another great way to network and personally interact with all chamber luncheon attendee’s
Weekly Luncheon Door Prizes: Donate door prizes at Chamber events to show off your company’s products and services.
Other Chamber Benefits:
FREE Website & E-News Announcements: At GPCC, advertising your business on our website is always free! Palmer Chamber also sends out a weekly E-news letter to over 1400 people. Tell the community and its surrounding areas what new and exciting things are happening within your business.
Host an "After-Hours" Event: What better way to introduce people to your business? Business after hours events are a great place to meet new people, make new contacts, promote your business, and talk with other business people facing the same challenges as you.
Membership Mailing List: Did you know that as a Chamber of Commerce member you are entitled to receive a list of every chamber member? If you are interested in obtaining a list, contact the chamber staff at 745-2880 and we'll be happy to print one off and have it ready for you to pick up.
Free Brochure Distribution in Chamber Office: The Chamber office has many visitors throughout the year looking for relocation or visitor information. Make sure your brochure is stocked at the Chamber office located at 550 S. Alaska St.
Gaming Permit: The GPCC owns a gaming permit which can be used for your non-profit group. A letter of intent of use needs to be submitted to the Chamber Board for approval and prior to use. A fee of 10% of the proceeds will be collected for usage. Please contact the chamber for more information.
Committee Volunteerism: Through our committee structure, the Chamber addresses the important issues of public policy, business success and economic .Volunteers make contacts with like-minded business professionals, gain valuable leadership experiences and receive increased visibility for themselves and their organizations. Take a look at the opportunities below and find out how you can get plugged in, today!
Event Volunteerism: The Greater Palmer Chamber puts on many festivals and events for our community throughout the year. Many volunteers are needed to continue the excellence of these festivals. Contact the Chamber to see how you can join in the fun!