Meeting Time: First Thursday of the month, 7:30 to 8:30 am at the Anchorage Chamber Board Room
Committee Chair: George Vakalis
Staff Liaison: Katie Cole, 907-677-7111 email@example.com
The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce Military Committee acts as an interface between the military and business community and communicates with the local armed forces to address mutual concerns. With a focus on the military, military family, and community involvement, this committee is responsible for all Anchorage Chamber of Commerce Military Appreciation events.
- Maintain military/community involvement and become familiar with potential business opportunities
- Foster a supportive relationship with our military forces and encourage support by the business community during deployments and redeployments of military and family members
- Continue to monitor and address issues that resulted from the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) as well as further reduction/increases of Forces efforts.
- Continue to be informed of upcoming military programs and facilities
2020 Bowl-a-Thon Event
The Military Committee is responsible for planning the Bowl-a-Thon event which gives local businesses have the opportunity to give back to our servicemen and women by donating bowling lanes. This event raises money for the Military Appreciation Events held in June. This is held the first Saturday in February. Huge thank you to all the sponsors who made this event possible!
Military Appreciation Week
Honoring our local military personnel kicks off with a Military Appreciation Luncheon to thank them for their service to Anchorage and our country. The week ends with the Military Committee and Chamber staff hosting the Military Appreciation Picnic to feed almost 5,000 service members and their families.