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My Turn: Walk in the shoes of a minimum wage worker

...undermines the consumer demand that drives our economy.Raising the minimum wage makes good economic sense. Many business leaders want to see it increased.As a successful CEO, I was not surprised to see a recent national poll released by the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-17/my-turn-walk-shoes-minimum-wage-worke
Opinion
Ice cream, coffee shop on the right track

...opportunity to connect with business leaders from across the state."According...local banking experts and business leaders. "For Coppa, we pitched expanding...we'll make some connections with business leaders," Wheeler said. All five...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-01/ice-cream-coffee-shop-right-track
Local
Empire Editorial: Know before you go (vote)

...may continue upward. Choose wrong, and it could be right back to annual declines between 6 and 8 percent. Many business leaders attended a debate Thursday hosted by the Juneau Chamber of Commerce. Another opportunity to hear from both sides will...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-13/empire-editorial-know-you-go-vote
Opinion
Holland America Line now accepting grant applications

...Advisory Board for grants to local service and nonprofit groups in Juneau.The CAB is comprised of Juneau civic and business leaders who advise Holland America Line Inc. on local corporate contributions and community involvement projects.The Juneau...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-07-10/holland-america-line-now-accepting-grant-
Art
Chamber lunch becomes arena for oil tax sparring

...repeal effort - aptly named the Vote No and Vote Yes campaigns - to state their cases to many of the capital city's business leaders. During the state primary election next month, voters will be asked in Ballot Measure 1 whether they want to repeal...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-11/chamber-lunch-becomes-arena-oil-tax-spa
State | SB21
Not done yet

...Hollis French, D-Anchorage, said in a statement Monday. "Do what schools, teachers, parents, students, and business leaders agree is what our public schools need - increase the BSA $400 next year and $125 the following two years, then...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-23/not-done-yet
State | AK legislature
Southeast's youth wrestlers put on a top-notch grappling show

...an event that brings 200 plus kids and their families to Juneau go away due to the decisions of a few. Hopefully business leaders will also take notice and let the school board know they enjoy the increased business these athletic events bring...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-02-26/southeasts-youth-wrestlers-put-top-not
Sports
Education = economic growth

...We need to rebuild the community pride that comes with good local schools. Our teachers, our students, and our business leaders are committed to good public schools. Will our elected officials listen, and restore funding for public schools...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-02-10/education-economic-growth
Opinion
Furthering entrepreneurial spirit, innovation

...Forest Service co-sponsors this gathering of business leaders, government officials, and local stakeholders every...Next week I look forward to meeting many of our business leaders and learning how government leaders can further support...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-01-24/furthering-entrepreneurial-spirit-inn
Opinion
Alaska Editorial: Gov. Parnell's decision reignites subsistence battle

...Legislative special sessions, the exhortations of the late Sen. Ted Stevens, even a campaign by a coalition of state business leaders failed to sufficiently move lawmakers to act.Subsistence became the centerpiece of the "urban-rural divide...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-11-12/alaska-editorial-gov-parnells-decisio
Opinion

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