Anchorage Chamber Connect

Anchorage Chamber Connect

The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce is a membership-based nonprofit consisting of local Anchorage businesses and their leaders. Listen to us discuss the insight behind the brands and businesses that make up the Anchorage community. Our podcast is back after a long hiatus. We'll be publishing conversations with business leaders every other week on Wednesdays starting 7/7/2021.


September 15, 2021 54 min
Jin Chen is well known in the Anchorage business community as the cofounder of Skylar Travel, the creator of the Planeket, and the owner of Brilliant Consulting. Her knowledge of trade relations between the United States and China has made her an asset to our board of directors and her ability to take on projects makes her a colleague we would all love to have.

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This week we're discussing communications with Julie Hasquet, Sr. Manager of Corporate Communications at Chugach Electric Association. Julie goes through her time in communications through journalism, politics, and even Chugach Electric's acquisition of ML&P. Her time with the Anchorage Chamber is well known like many of her efforts in the community. Julie is usually busy emceeing events or giving back to the organizati...
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What does it take to be a great leader? I was curious so I asked my boss the current President and CEO of the Anchorage Chamber, Bruce Bustamante. We chat over his years of experience in leadership at some of Anchorage's biggest hospitality organizations and how he drives a team of four to accomplish all the benefits you find being one of our members. We also discuss one of the most exciting initiatives and partnerships that Br...
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We're diving in to one of the biggest topics in Alaska's economy with an oil and gas veteran, Ed Hendrickson, the current Sr. VP and CFO of Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. We talk about natural resources, heroes of content in our journey to always be learning, and how you can advocate for your business on a state level. And it wouldn't be a conversation with Ed if we didn't get to talk about the fishing season. Fish on...
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This week we'll be talking about audits! That's right, audits. We'll look at the world of business financials through a macro lens with BDO's Joy Merriner. How can your business be prepared for the potential audits in the wake of COVID relief funds? We'll also discuss Joy's term as the Chair of the Anchorage Chamber Board of Directors and how your business can better utilize your Anchorage Chamber membership...
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