Neal Fried, an economist at the Alaska Department of Labor, Research and Analysis Section will inform the audience about our current economy.
In addition, Joshua Weinstein, president of RISQ Consulting, will be giving a short new member presentation. And, the Food Bank of Alaska's CEO, Jim Baldwin, will talk briefly on Hunger Action Month.
Our friends at the Food Bank of Alaska need our help. The warehouse is bare and 82 partner agencies in Anchorage are feeling the impact. Through the month of August, the Anchorage Chamber will be collecting food at ALL EVENTS. Bring your donations to any event, to the Anchorage Chamber office (1016 W 6th Ave., Ste. 303) OR join the Anchorage Chamber Food Drive Challenge! Contact Tosha
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Neal is a primary author of articles appearing in the monthly magazine Alaska Economic Trends, published by the Alaska Department of Labor. This publication is distributed to over 5,000 subscribers. His articles cover a wide variety of the State's economic issues. Some of the topics on which he has performed economic analysis and written articles include: annual economic forecasts, the cost of living, beer and coffee, construction, income and wage trends, the military, the healthcare industry, transportation, oil industry issues, labor needs, rural economic trends, economic impact of the Prince William Sound oil spill, the Mat-Su Valley's economy and other issues.
Neal served on the Governors Oil and Gas Policy Task Force, Anchorage Economic Development Committee, the Governors Technology Task Force, the Alaska Public Media Board, the King Career Center?s Business Industries Advisory Committee and others. He was also on the Pacific Northwest Economic Conference board.