Thanks for becoming a member of the Girdwood Chamber of Commerce! Below you’ll find a list of resources and opportunities for members.
Membership lasts for a calendar year, from January to December. Membership and advertising drives for the next year happen in September, and the printed Map & Business Directory is finalized throughout the final quarter and published in late December for the full membership year. Website listings and advertising can be purchased at any time throughout the membership year.
2018 Business Directory & Map
The printed maps are stored at the Alyeska Resort Project Office, 184 Olympic Mountain Loop. Pick up as many as you think you’ll be able to distribution. The maps come in bundles of 50 maps, and boxes contain 600 maps or 12 bundles. Please make sure you fill out the log sheet with your name and the number you took, so that we can track and order the right amount of maps next year.
Board of Directors
2019 Board of Directors
Amanda Clayton, Alaska Wild Guides
Lynne Doran, Alyeska Hideaway Log Cabins
Rachel Hatcher, Carriage House Accommodations
Robin Moore, Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Sasha Swift, Alpine Air Alaska
Laurie Barter, Luxe Event Florals
Read the current By-Laws (updated January 2019 – PDF).
The By-Laws’ most recent change happened at the January 31, 2019 meeting. At that meeting, members voted to change the definition of a quorum to “A majority of the currently serving members of the board” (Article V, Section 10).
Meetings & Events
The Board of Directors meets on the third Wednesday of every month, and also hosts several workshops related to small business ownership and marketing throughout the year. Bookmark the Events Calendar for the meetings and workshop schedule, and to RSVP for the events you’d like to attend. Workshops are usually free and members can bring guests! All members are welcome to attend the regular board meetings as well.
March 20, 3:00pm, Girdwood Library Community Room
On the agenda: Website updates.
Past Workshops & Events
February 20, 2019: Plastic Bag Ban Presentation
Assembly member John Weddleton stopped by the Board Meeting to discuss Anchorage’s upcoming plastic bag ban, and what options retailers have instead of plastic bags. Watch the slideshow with all of the details here.
September 19, 2018: Annual Member Social
During the membership drive, the Chamber hosts a social and networking event for members. It’s the place to renew or start a new membership, join fellow members for an evening of networking and socializing and enjoy a few snacks and drinks! This year, the Member Social took place after the September Board meeting in the Girdwood Library Community Room.
May 16, 2018: Industry Day
Chamber businesses got a chance to present about what’s new for their businesses this summer at the annual event, held on May 16 at AWCC’s Bison Hall. Attendees heard about new and updated adventures and activities, accommodations, transportation and tours, and dining. Special thanks to those who donated food, prizes and transportation to make the event a success!
February 14, 2018: Legal Aspects of LLCs
In partnership with the Alaska Small Business Development Center, the Chamber hosted attorney Andrew Mitton and a workshop all about LLCs: What they are, whether you should form one, and how they can benefit your business. Check out the notes from the presentation. If you missed it, the SBDC hosts classes like this one each month; visit their website to find out about the next one.
January 17, 2018: Business Blogging 101
Nicole Geils presented on blogging to generate traffic and drive leads from your website. Her workshop focused on creating blog posts that resonate with your target audience and to understand why blogging, social media and SEO work so well together. Take a look at the handout.