Economic summit set for April 19

A free economic summit, complete with networking opportunities, roundtable discussions and presentations, is set for April 19 at the Cordova Center.

The event, hosted by the Cordova Chamber of Commerce, is open to business owners and all others interested.

“Our aim is to bring Cordova businesses, real and potential, together to discuss and brainstorm how Cordova can become an even better place to do business,” said Cathy Renfeldt, executive director of the chamber.

“We also hope to offer an opportunity for local business owners to meet each other face-to-face and learn about each other’s offerings; to encourage cooperation and service-sharing so more money can be kept circulating within our community.”

Drop-in sessions begin at 8 a.m. and continue through 4:30 p.m. A free luncheon, two Emerging Opportunities panels, industry roundtables and Business2Business speed-dating are included.

“From this event, we would like to determine the needs and challenges of business owners in our community and discover what new businesses would be good to add in Cordova that don’t currently exist,” said Wendy Ranney, of the chamber’s economic development committee.


The summit was developed in partnership between the chamber and the Prince William Sound Economic Development District, with sponsorship by the city of Cordova, Reluctant Fisherman Inn, Cordova Electric Cooperative and Cordova Telephone Cooperative.