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Presented by the:
Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development
and the
U.S. Small Business Administration*
This two-day conference will give Alaskans an overview of:
  • state and national faith-based programs
  • information on starting a business
  • obtaining financing
  • veterans business development
  • surety bonds
  • apprenticeship programs
  • economic development programs
  • housing and rural needs
  • government contracting
  • government grants
  • vocational job training
  • natural gas pipeline update
  • predatory lending
  • housing the homeless
  • Keys to Successful Collaboration
  • SCORE and how its function and members support businesses
  • Prisoner Reentry program
  • Disadvantage Business Enterprise
  • Women Minority Business Enterprise
  • Loan guaranties
  • Women Financing
  • and more
Two Day Conference
June 15-16, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Hotel Captain Cook
$125 early registration, $175 day of conference
Registration fee includes continental breakfast & luncheon during the two-day conference.
Day one - Mr. Joseph Shattan, Director of SBA Faith Based and Community Initiative in D.C.
Day two - U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Alphonso Jackson
June 16, 2006, 6:30 p.m.
Hotel Captain Cook
$280 table of 8 or $35 per person
U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Alphonso Jackson

Secretary Alphonso Jackson is guiding the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in its mission of providing affordable housing and promoting economic development, an assignment to which he brings more than 25 years of direct experience in both the private and public sectors.

The U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed Jackson as the nation's 13th Secretary of HUD on March 31, 2004. In nominating Jackson, President George W. Bush chose a leader with a strong background in housing and community development, expertise in finance and management, and a deep commitment to improving the lives of all Americans.


State Local
  • U.S. Small Business Administration
  • U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development
  • U.S. Department of Labor
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management
  • Department of Commerce, Community & Economic Development
  • Department of Labor & Workforce Development
  • Department of Health & Social Services
  • Department of Transportation & Public Facilities
  • Alyeska Pipeline Service Company
  • Key Bank
  • Wells Fargo
  • Ohio Casualty Group (Seattle Washington)

Becoming a Sponsor of this Event

Conference sponsorship options:

Platinum Sponsorship: $5,000
• Opportunity to display literature at event on both days
• Full-page recognition in program booklet
• Mention in promotional materials
• Reserved seating for a table of eight in front row at dinner
• Banner & logo posted at the event
• Recognition by speakers
• Six free conference registrations

Gold Sponsorship: $2,500
• Half-page recognition in program booklet
• Four tickets for dinner
• Display of company banner
• Four free conference registrations

Silver Sponsorship: $1,000
• Quarter-page recognition in program booklet
• Two tickets for dinner
• Display of company banner
• Two free conference registrations

How to Register for the Conference & Dinner or Become a Sponsor

Contact Marilyn Stewart for information
Telephone: (907) 269-7985    Cell: (907) 748-2726

Click here for a printable sponsorship / registration form.

Conference Press Release

*This website may contain hypertext links to information and websites created and maintained by other public and private entities. This information and these links are not owned or sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration and are provided for the user's convenience. The Federal Government or SBA is not responsible for the content, accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of any websites or information that may be accessed from this site. Furthermore, the inclusion of such links does not constitutive or imply an endorsement by the Federal Government or SBA of any organizations or company, or its opinions, products, or services. Please use caution and use your best judgment when considering a product, service or opinion offered by a linked website.

SBA's participation in this cosponsorship is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any cosponsor or other person or entity. All SBA programs, services and cosponsored activities are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.

Contact: Marilyn Stewart (907) 269-7985,

Cosponsors Authorization#: 06-1084-69


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