Native Edge Institute- Anchorage, Alaska 'Strategies that Improve Small Business Development '


Native Edge Institute - Anchorage

July 22, 2020

Brought to you by The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) and The Small Business Administration

Open to all Small Business

Strategies that Improve Small Business Development

8:30 AM: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8132253388395719183

Option A: 8:30- 12:00

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM: Welcome and Opening Remarks

Chris James, President and CEO, The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development

Andrea Douglas Story, Alaska State House Representative

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM: COVID-19 Recovery: Opportunities to Incorporate Economic Resilience into Economic Planning Efforts Recovery: Opportunities to Incorporate Economic Resilience into Economic Planning Efforts

Moderator: Tara Koleski, Program Manager NCAIED

Teresa Jacobson- CEO Alaska Women’s Leadership

Nolan Klouda, Executive Director Center for Economic Development

John Springsteen, Deputy Commissioner, State of Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM: Access to Capital: Focused on Small Business Entrepreneur and Agriculture, Seed Capital, Angel Investors, Venture Capital, and Growth Equity

Moderator: Chad Marchand, Vice President NCAIED

Jerry Ward, Alaska State Director USDA-Rural Development

Jess Sarsfield Northwest Farm Credit Service

Julie Woodworth, Alaska Growth Capital AGC’s Senior Vice President of Lending

10:45 AM – 11:30 AM: Charting Conscious Leadership - A New Generation of Leaders in the Workplace

Moderator: Raina Thiele, CEO Thiel Consulting

Teresa Jacobson- CEO Alaska Women’s Leadership

Raina Thiele -CEO Thiele Consulting

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Overview of Small Business Federal Contracting, Set-aside Programs, Updates, New Rules & Regulations

John Shoraka, Founding Partner, GovContract Pros

Break: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Option B: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

1:30 PM AKDT at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2017301878333459983

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM: Procurement Technical Assistance Center: Overview

George Williams, AIPTAC Program Manager

2:00 PM - 3:00PM American Petroleum Industry: Working with the Energy Industry

Moderator: Todd Mattingly, Executive Assistant Office of Government Affairs, API

Geoff Brand, Senior Economic Advisor, API

Suzanne Lemieux, Manager of Operations Security and Emergency Response Policy, API

Kenny Roberts, Director of Federal Relations, API

3:00PM–4:30PM: What’s Next? Future Business Policy Issues To Be Aware Of In 2020 & 2021

Moderator: John Shoraka

John Shoraka, Founding Partner, GovContract Pros

John Veal, District Director, SBA

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