Why Startups are Good for the Economy- Startup Week at the Chamber Luncheon

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Name: Why Startups are Good for the Economy- Startup Week at the Chamber Luncheon
Date: November 14, 2018
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM AKST
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Event Description:

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.

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Why Startups are Good for the Economy

Sitka's Startup Week local leads Alana Peterson and Brit Galanin 

What is Startup Week?
 It is a celebration of entrepreneurship in cities around the globe. The week aims to bring entrepreneurs, local leaders, and friends together over seven days to build momentum and opportunity around a community’s (or in our case, a state’s) unique entrepreneurial identity. Join in a celebration led by entrepreneurs and hosted in the entrepreneurial spaces you love in Alaska.

Brit Galanin is responsible for driving client brand innovation and strategy at Element. A sociologist by training with a background in survey research, Brit combines her acute knowledge of human behavior with her social science research skills to help clients efficiently expand markets and reach new audiences.


Brit is co-owner of The Boardroom, Alaska’s first coworking company, and was recently named one of Alaska’s Top Forty Under 40. A lifelong Alaskan and a graduate of Leadership Anchorage, Brit is very active in her community and on the state level:
she currently serves on the Board of Directors for Institute of the North and the Greater Sitka Legacy Fund, and is the past President of the Anchorage Federation of Community Councils.

Alana’s Tlingit name is Gah Kith Tin, from Diginaa Hit, Luknahadi. She grew up and currently lives in Sitka, Alaska. Professionally, Alana earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration at Charleston Southern University. After graduating from college she joined the Peace Corps where she served as a Small Business Development volunteer for two years on the southern coast of Peru. She obtained her Master’s degree in Business Administration from Northern Arizona University and has since continued to work in economic development as Executive Director at Spruce Root, Inc. 
Alana is a current Chamber board member, is Executive Director for Spruce Root, Inc., serves on the Sitka Sound Science Center board and she owns the Backdoor Café with her husband here in Sitka.

Taco Bar, Salad

The Westmark Sitka Banquet Room
330 Seward Street
Sitka, AK 99835
Date/Time Information:
Doors Open at 11:30 am With Lunch Served
Luncheon Begins at 12 noon & end at 1:00 pm
Contact Information:
Sitka Chamber (907) 747-8604
$15 Full Meal (Members Only)
$18 Full Meal (Non-Member)
$5 Listening Fee (Includes Drinks)

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Weekly Luncheons are open to the public. Chamber membership is not required to attend.
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