Ashley Snookes - Spruce Roots - Path To Prosperity - to Speak at Chamber Luncheon
Weekly luncheons are held every Wednesday at noon. Enjoy great food, dynamic speakers, and exciting networking opportunities. Chamber luncheons are open to the public. Chamber members receive special member-only pricing.
Executive Lunch Sponsor
First National Bank Alaska
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Ashley Snookes - Spruce Root Community Development
Ashley Snookes joined Spruce Root in 2018 as the Path to Prosperity Program Manager and the Southeast Sustainable Partnership Economic Development Catalyst. Ashley grew up in Sitka, Alaska where her experiences on the Sitka High School debate team prompted her interest in foreign affairs and economics. She earned a B.S. in Political Science and went on to intern at the United Nations. After earning her M.A. in International Security and Development at Swansea University in the U.K., Ashley taught English in Japan and foreign affairs in Saudi Arabia before going on to work for the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Economy and Planning. As a consultant at the Ministry, Ashley worked on research and internal development projects. She is excited to continue to expand her focus on economic and small business development in Southeast Alaska.
The Path to Prosperity sustainable business development competition aims to grow local companies that will increase employment, have a positive social and economic impact on their communities, promote sustainable use of local resources, and increase entrepreneurial know-how and business leadership in Southeast Alaska. The presentation will briefly cover the impacts of the Path to Prosperity program, the competition requirements and deadlines, as well as some exciting new opportunities to get involved.
Roasted Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Glazed Carrots & Salad Bar