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Chamber banquet this Saturday


The Petersburg Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual membership meeting and banquet on Saturday, March 8 at the Sons of Norway Hall. Social time is at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m.

Door prizes will be presented throughout the evening and a dessert auction will be conducted as well.

Guest speaker will be Dr. Gunnar Knapp from the University of Alaska.

Dr. Knapp has conducted a wide variety of research on the Alaska economy and Alaska resources, including in particular markets for Alaska seafood and management of Alaska fisheries resources. Since 1990, Dr Knapp has studied world salmon markets and the effects of changing market conditions on the Alaska salmon industry. Other topics on which Dr Knapp has conducted research include markets for Alaska halibut, herring roe and pollock; restructuring of Alaska salmon management; effects of the Alaska halibut and sablefish IFQ system; economic interactions between Alaska and the Russian Far East; and economic development of rural Alaska.

Tickets are on sale at the chamber office or at Lee’s Clothing.


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