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