2018 Alaska Young Professionals Summit

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Name: 2018 Alaska Young Professionals Summit
Date: March 30, 2018 - March 31, 2018
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:

"Upward Trajectory: Professional, Career & Self"
Friday & Saturday March 30-31, 2018
Dena'ina Center

$170 Anchorage Chamber Members
$220 Non-Members

$225 Anchorage Chamber Members
$275 Non-Members

**Want to redeem your company's Tiered Membership included Chamber Train tickets for YPG Summit instead? Contact Tabitha Karpow at 677-7110 or tabitha@anchoragechamber.org.**



Becoming a Lighthouse Business

"Once built, Lighthouse businesses become beacons that emanate a very specific message to the marketplace, that attract profitable clients and the best talent through the brightness of its mission." - Adam Michaels

Why the Lighthouse?

Survive or thrive.

The concept of building a Lighthouse business is an epic paradigm shift in the way organizations must operate in order to thrive. In today’s marketplace, there are two types of companies– Lighthouses and the all too common Tugboat business.

Tugboat businesses are stuck in a perpetual cycle of pain and strain. When these businesses need talent, they fire up the boat engines, make their way out of the harbor, compete with all the other Tugboats to find people and pull them in. If there’s a bad recruiter, a process breakdowns or technology fails, it compounds the problem. The same is true when seeking to gain and grow client relationships, these businesses have to push out and pursue clients each time. For Tugboat operators, client and talent acquisition are costly, time consuming, and extremely difficult.

By contrast Lighthouse organizations are impervious to changing, marketplace conditions – they are limitless in their capacity and somewhat insulated from environmental changes. Though Lighthouse organizations require blueprints, a strong foundation and quality building materials (products and people), this infrastructure leads to strength, integrity and credibility – critical elements for which there are no shortcuts.

Adam Michaels
Adam Michaels is an entrepreneur and sales leader who is passionate about passionate people. He has long been committed to his personal and professional growth and to mentoring others on a similar journey. Since an early age, Adam has been fascinated by the human condition. Through observation and practice, he has discovered what makes people behave in a specific manner. These observations have served him well as a salesman, entrepreneur, and leader. Through the years he has mentored and coached thousands of individuals in pursuit of their professional goals and built multimillion dollar agencies in the Baltimore-Washington, Chicago, and Los Angeles Markets. Adam has committed himself to a life of purpose knowing that real wealth is measured not by the size of your bank account, but rather by the number of lives that are altered for the better. He hosts a weekly vlog called Elevate with Adam and a Lighthouse podcast. Adam speaks around the country to various business leaders and organizations.



The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professional’s Group (YPG) is proud to host the third annual statewide Summit this spring for young professionals in Alaska’s workforce.

The Summit will host immersive workshops and compelling seminars presented by successful and experienced government, business, and community leaders, and other experts in their field. Programs and events are geared towards all levels of employees and executives, and welcomes professionals of all industries. You can expect to see the following topics included in the Summit: Entrepreneurship, Corporate and Strategic Planning, Business Development, Innovation and Technology, Young Professionals 101, Diversifying Resources, and other engaging and educational tracks.

Listed below are sponsorship opportunities available for the Alaska Young Professionals Summit. Please share this with your board, management, and fellow employees.Sponsoring this conference is a great way to get your name, brand, and message out in front of hundreds of motivated millennials!

Official Young Professionals Summit Sponsor ($10,000)
Platinum Sponsor ($7,500)
Gold Sponsor ($5,000)
Silver Sponsor ($3,000)
Lunch Sponsor ($2,500)
Breakfast Sponsor ($2,000)
Reception Sponsor ($1,500)
Coffee Break Sponsor ($1,000 each) SOLD OUT!
Buy A Booth ($500 each)
Ad Spaces (starting at $100)
Presenter (inquire within)
In-Kind Donations (conference supplies, door prizes)


Contact Carlos Pereira, YPG Director, at (907) 677-7100 or carlos@anchoragechamber.org.

Do you know an outstanding Young Professional who resides in the state of Alaska? Give them the recognition they deserve by nominating them for a 2018 Alaska Young Professionals Summit Award! (Deadline: Wednesday, March 2nd)

Alaska Entrepreneur of the Year Award
Entrepreneurs are motivated individuals who identify a need and seek to fill it. They are among Alaska's next generation of legacy builders. They are innovative, passionate, ambitious, and visionaries. Most importantly, recipients will have shown a growing impact with their business in their industry and/or community.


Alaska Young Professional of the Year Award
The "Alaska Young Professional of the Year Award" is awarded to an engaged citizen and role-model, and should have a demonstrated pattern of leadership and civic engagement, while creating a positive impact in their workplace and community. Meaningful nominations give the most weight to revealing the character of the nominee.



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Event Sponsors:
  • Grand Canyon University
  • Brandy Pennington Real Estate
Event Sponsors:
  • GCI
  • BP
  • Chevron
  • Alaska Airlines, Inc.
  • Marsh & McLennan Agency
  • Dare2Dream Leadership Development
  • Better Business Bureau Northwest
  • CRW Engineering Group, LLC
  • Cook Inlet Housing Authority
  • Northrim Bank
  • Seldovia Chamber of Commerce
  • ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc.
  • RE/MAX Dynamic Properties
  • University of Alaska Anchorage
  • SendOutCards
Dena'ina Center
Date/Time Information:
March 30-31, 2018
Contact Information:
Carlos Pereira (907) 677-7100
$225 Anchorage Chamber Members
$275 Non-Members
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