Spenard Chamber of Commerce
October 24, 2013 7:00 pm
at the House of Harley 43334 Spenard Road


  • Introductions:
  • Approval of Agenda:
  • Approval of Minutes:
  • Treasurer’s Report:
  • President’s Report:
  • Committee Reports:
    • Arts Committee
    • Spenard Road Committee
  • Old Business:
    • Spenard Road
  • New Business:
    • Nominating committee report:
      • Retain Vice Chair Ryan Raffuse Seat 2
      • Retain Brendan Anders Seat 5
      • Tyler Robinson (Cook Inlet Housing Authority) Seat 8
      • Dia Matteson (House of Harley) Open seat 3, 7 or 9
      • Rob Jordan Alaska Craftsman Home Program Open seat 3, 7 or 9
    • Nominations from the floor
    • Vote
  • Presentation:
    • Roosevelt Park Rezone and Swings
    • Ideas and Possibilities for the Northern Lights Center Joni Wilm, Associate Planner and Urban Designer with the Municipality of Anchorage will present her Masters thesis on this topic.
  • Adjournment :


Let's have some fun with Spenard Road!

Wednesday February 13 from 5:30-7:00pm
North Star Elementary School 605 W Fireweed

The UAA 'City and Regional Planning' class will hold a mock public meeting for developing a design for the Spenard area from Benson north to Hillcrest.

While this is a 'make believe' public meeting, it will be a real chance to share ideas and learn from others. And who knows what a group of students unfettered by the weariness of a decade or more of looking at this will come up with?

We hope you will make some time to come to this meeting.


posted 9/13/12

Spenard Chamber of Commerce Annual meeting
Wednesday October 24, 2012
at 6pm Alaska Leather - Minnesota and Spenard

The Chamber's first Annual meeting! Door Prizes! Great food from Spenard eateries!There's no good reason you shouldn't be there!


Approval of Agenda:
Approval of Minutes: September
Treasurer's Report:
President's Report:
Committee Reports:
Old Business:
New Business:

A. Nomination Committee
Nomination committee supports:

  • Seat #1 Barbara Smart for term ending 2015
  • Seat #4 Debbie Hinchey for term ending 2015
  • Seat #7 Bruce Farnsworth for term ending 2015
  • Seat # 6 Brenden Anders for term ending 2014

B. Issues for the upcoming year Presentation:

  • 1. Spenard Road Project Update - Ernie Hall
  • 2. Anchorage's Community Action Policing (CAP) team - Sgt. Mark Rein Follow up on our discussion on problems with inebriates from the September meeting.
  • 3. Cook Inlet Housing Authority plans for Spenard - Tyler Robinson

Adjournment : 8:00 pm



posted 9/13/12

Meeting with Susan Gorsky the Executive Director of the Eagle River Chamber of Commerce

This was cancelled and will be rescheduled.

Friday September 21 at 3pm at Sugarspoon.

This will be a casual conversation for the board and others to get guidance from her long and effective work in Eagle River.

posted 9/12/12

The Light Brigade is an Anchorage based multidisciplinary consortium of designers, dancers, visual, media and performance artists whose mission is to inject periodic doses of surprise and wonder into the community’s bloodstream by planning and executing site specific, multi-media art interventions. more...

Chamber member Bruce Farnsworth encourages you to support this effort.



Spenard Chamber of Commerce
September 5, 2012 11am – 1pm
BOSCO’S 2606 Spenard Rd.

Homeless in Spenard: Understanding and Solving the problems

Speakers: Melinda Freemon from RuralCAP and Ed O’Neil with Anchorage Responsible Beverage Retailers Association (ARBRA) There will be about 30 minutes for the speakers to talk about the situation. That will be followed by questions and discussion to search for solutions that work for businesses and the homeless.



Approval of Agenda:

Approval of Minutes:

Treasurer’s Report:

President’s Report:

Committee Reports:

Old Business:

New Business:

Nomination Committee
Nominations from the floor

Set date for Annual Meeting in October

Presentation: Homeless in Spenard

Announcements: Meet Friday Sept 21 at 3pm for an informal chat w Susanne Gorsky E.R. Chamber of Commerce Executive Director. Location to be decided.

Adjournment : 1pm

Small Business Owners Find New Ways to Connect Anchorage Neighborhood Chambers of Commerce Adding Members

Check out this KTUU Channel 2 story May 29, 2012

An article in the May 2012 Edition of the Alaska Business Monthly introduced the Spenard Chamber of Commerce to their readers. In the same issue, longtime Spenard retailer, Rene Haag was profiled for receiving the SBA Small Business Person of the Year award! Renee owns Blaines Art.

Click to read the full article


May 19, 2012

Clean up in Spenard! Skip that morning workout and do your bending, Real Trash as seen in Spenard!  Accept no substitutes!twisting, lifting and jogging at the Spenard Dash for trash!

Get your staff and friends if you have any to pick up trash in your area! Everyone is a winner!

Pick up bags at Alaska Leather, Spenard Shell or Title Wave Books. Celebrate at the "after trash" party from 2-4pm Saturday May 19 at the Spenard Farmers Market. Enjoy music, prizes and "I Cleaned Up Spenard" buttons for all participants!

Our home turf is a mess, let's clean it up! The Dash for Trash is the Spenard Chamber of Commerce's contribution to the Anchorage Chamber's annual citywide clean up! Co-sponsored by the Spenard Farmers Market and the Spenard, North Star and Turnagain Community Councils.

Contact John Weddleton 317-0222 or john [at] boscos.com for more info.

General Meeting
Thursday March 29 at 7pm at Cafe Croissant.

This coming Thursday night March 29th, we will hold a meeting to focus on a retail strategy for Spenard. The meeting will be held at the Café Croissant at 3002 Spenard Road at 7PM. You can order from the menu, brown bag or not eat at all. No need to RSVP.

We hope to see you there!


There will be an Annual Meeting of the Chamber every October. The Annual Meeting shall include an annual financial report by the Treasurer, an annual report by the Chair and the election of Directors. The Annual Meeting will also serve to address the upcoming fiscal year and to discuss issues brought forth by the membership. The meeting shall also serve to recruit new members.

Please consider a donation to support the Spenard Chamber of Commerce.


chamber [at] spenard.biz