BP has awarded a $60,000 grant to the Alaska State Chamber of Commerce, providing major support for the new Alaska Business Week program. Phil Cochrane, Vice President for External Affairs at BP, made the award presentation at the Alaska State Chamber Legislative Fly-In event in Juneau earlier this month.
Cochrane said that BP "fully endorses Alaska Business Week as an exciting and unique way to teach young people the leadership skills that are vital to career and business success."
In accepting the donation, State Chamber Vice-Chair Tadd Owens said it marks a significant step ahead for the new educational program.
Chamber board member Ann Ringstad, who has directed organization of the program, says it is designed to teach students all aspects of developing and running a business. She said that 100 students will attend the first business week summer camp in Fairbanks.