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Chamber Virtual Presentation 10/7

  • Listed: October 7, 2020 10:14 am
  • Expires: 15 days, 9 hours
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Wed. 10/7 at 12noon via Zoom – SE Conference Update with Robert Venables & Meilani Schijvens – Kicks off Sitka Chamber’s Fall Speaker Series.

New 8-week virtual program, the Fall Speaker Series, is presented by the Sitka Chamber of Commerce. With new speakers every Wednesday at noon, join us via Zoom for presentations on a variety of important topics.

The October 7th presentation is an Update on Southeast Conference, with Robert Venables & Meilani Schijvens.

Robert Venables, SE Conference’s Executive Director, first became involved with the conference through the Haines Chamber of Commerce in 1997. After joining the SEC Board of Directors and serving as Board President, Robert took the role of Energy Coordinator in 2008 where he helped develop the first regional energy plan. He has since expanded his role to include transportation projects with a focus on reforming the Alaska Marine Highway System. After more than 30 years in Haines, Robert and his wife moved to Juneau.

Meilani Schijvens is owner & director of Rain Coast Data, a full service economic publication firm. She holds a Master’s in Science from the University of Oregon. Schijvens is the former Executive Director for SE Conference, which she continues to work closely with and support.

Presentation Topics:

  • Robert Venables – Southeast Conference Update
  • Meilani Schijvens – Southeast by the Numbers 2020, looking at:
  • The Past: 2019 economic indicators
  • The Present: The latest 2020 economic data
  • The Future: Working towards a new economic vision for 2025

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Ed note:  Image #1 is of An Alaska Marine Highway ferry docked in Skagway, by Emily Files, from 2017 KHNS FM article by Ed Schoenfeld – find the article HERE. Image #2 is Cover of 2020 Southeast Alaska By the Numbers booklet, produced by Raincoast Data, and available HERE

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