Start Your Business at the HUB

Whether your small business or startup venture is technology based or meant for main street, second-stage or a microenterprise – the HUB is the place to connect and grow as an entrepreneur.

We are collaborating with our local Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Small Business Administration (SBA), local SCORE chapter, Fairbanks Economic Development Center (FEDCO), the Fairbanks Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), and local experienced professionals to map our community’s entrepreneurial assets and share those resources with you.  In collaboration with our partners, we offer workshops and events that deliver solid business skills to early stage businesses, growth strategies and a place to get things done.  


Mentors on Tap Lavell’s Tap House & the HUB

Starting a business comes with plenty of challenges, but you don’t have to go it alone. Starting in January we are hosting “Mentors on Tap.” Experienced professionals, local and visiting, interested in sharing their knowledge and connecting with entrepreneurs to solve problems and link them with tools to build their businesses. See our Facebook page for details about our which mentors will be “On Tap” from week to week. Monday evenings between 5:30 pm -7:30 pm


Mr. Mirth’s Playground Leadership Series

Mike Bork, a leadership development specialist, specializing in positive psychological approaches to leadership and life challenges. These classes are appropriate for both, seasoned and early career professionals ready to build skills that support innovative and actionable solutions to workplace challenges.  Whether adapting to changes in HR policy, implementing a new IT system, or redefining organizational culture – These classes will provide aspiring and accomplished leaders greater capacity to lead positive change.

Sandbox Savvy: Become a better leader by re-learning and sharing life lessons learned on the playground with your team. 

Tetherball: Politics and Power Plays. Learn how to build working relationships that improve your capacity to think strategically and act decisively. 

Teeter-Totter: Everyone Deserves a Healthy Work/Life Balance Practical techniques to lead a more balanced, fulfilling life! 

Merry-Go-Round: How to spin faster without falling off! Learn how to harness the best within you and grow your leadership capacity. 

Swing Higher in Your Career! Using evidence-based assessments & positive psychology principles 

Monkey Bars: Using play and games to bring joy to work! Games and Laughter make you MORE productive. Learn the science behind why. 

Recess On Rainy Days: Resiliency through Positivity will help you see the possibilities when major work or life change might otherwise leave you feeling overwhelmed.