Sitka Economic Summit

Sitka’s Economic Status from the Perspective of Local Industries

Held annually in April. See the event calendar for this year's date and location information.

The Greater Sitka Chamber of Commerce and Sitka Economic Development Association hosts an annual Economic Summit to share with the community the current economic situation in Sitka from the perspective of our local industries. 

2018 Economic Summit

The following representatives from businesses and organizations gave an overview of how their industry performed in the past year and what their future looks like:

City and Borough of Sitka: Keith Brady, City Administrator
Education: Mary Wegner, Sitka School District
Healthcare/Social Services: Erin Walker-Tolles, Catholic Senior Services
Tribal Community: Mary Miller, Sitka Tribe of Alaska
Sitka's Fisheries (Commercial): Craig Shoemaker, Seafood Producers Co-op
Retail Trade: Steven Eisenbeisz, Russell's
Visitor/Cruise Industry: Chris McGraw, Halibut Point Marine / Old Sitka Dock
Economic Development: Garry White, Sitka Economic Development Association
Moderator: Travis Vaughan, Chamber Board Treasurer, RE/Max-Baranof Realty