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Thu, Jun 03



Native Edge Institute - Anchorage

Native Edge Institute (NEI) Anchorage, AK. NEI Alaska is a one-day business training event that will take place on Thursday, June 3, 2021 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM AKDT.

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Native Edge Institute - Anchorage
Native Edge Institute - Anchorage

Time & Location

Jun 03, 2021, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM AKDT

Anchorage, 820 W 7th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501, USA

About the event

Native Edge Institute – Alaska: Economic Resilience and Reinvention: Resources for Building your Business

Brought to you by The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) and powered by Wells Fargo, Alaska Airlines, and API

Draft Subject to Change

June 3rd 2021, 8:30AM- 4:00PM AKST

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

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

Pandemic response, CARES Act Funding, Communicating Across Rural Alaska, Vaccine Deployment,

Preparing Tribes for the American Rescue Plan funds to boost economic development and improve services.

10:00 AM – 11 AM: Economic Outlook for 2021 and Beyond

An overview of the current state of Alaska's economy, and projections about its future… Workforce challenges, quality of life priorities, air cargo at the 4th busiest air cargo hub on the planet that is Anchorage International Airport, and several other local topics that have statewide and national implications.

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: ANC & Village Leadership

This panel will discuss the inter-region mentor-protégé program within Bristol Bay Native Corporation and the success that village corporation, Choggiung, has had because of participating in this partnership program.

Luncheon Break: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM 40 under 40

The prestigious 40 under 40 award is bestowed upon individuals under the age of 40, nominated by members of their communities, who have demonstrated leadership, initiative, and dedication and made significant contributions in business and their community. This panel offers a look at how 40 under 40 recipients garnered their success and what they have done in their community since being honored.

1:00PM–2PM: Overview of Small Business Federal Contracting, Set-Aside Programs, Updates, New Rules & Regulations

This session will train nascent federal contractors regarding the benefits of participating in various small business contracting and set-aside programs. We will review eligibility criteria, affiliation concerns, program benefits, and discussions on how to maintain eligibility. Small Business Contracting Programs to be discussed include the 8(a) Business Development, HUBZone, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business, Women Owned Small Businesses. And review the New Rules and Regulations.

2:00PM- 2:15PM: Procurement Technical Assistance Center Overview

This session you will learn about how the PTACs provide local, in-person counseling and training services small business owners. PTACs are designed to provide technical assistance to businesses that want to sell products and services to federal, state, and/or local governments, you will learn about various ways on how to best market yourself and how to get involved with Government Contracting for your small business, the various programs and services will be discussed.

2:15PM-2:45PM: Cybersecurity Infrastructure in the Oil and Natural Gas Industry

In light of the recent cyber-attack that Colonial Pipeline experienced Robin Rorick will be speaking about how suppliers need to have a secure infrastructure to ensure against any attacks

2:45 PM- 3:45 PM: Access to Capital

Topics include introductions to Wells Fargo and Alaska Growth Capital, building credit, an overview of available lending options from government-sponsored initiatives to industry-backed funds, SBA and USDA product offerings, the 5 C’s of Credit, how to Survive, Adapt and Thrive, and items to prepare in planning to take out a loan. Hear from a traditional bank and CDFIs.

3:45PM- 4:00PM:  Closing Remarks and Survey

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