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Successful Ribbon Cutting At All Seasons Self Storage!

All Seasons Self Storage is located at: 5148 Elk River Road Elkview, WV 25026

All Seasons Self Storage is located at:
5148 Elk River Road
Elkview, WV 25026

Friday was a beautiful day for a ribbon cutting ceremony at All Seasons Self Storage in Elkview, WV!

Thank you to everyone who came out to the grand opening!

JD Gandee's father had the honor of cutting the ribbon.

JD Gandee’s father had the honor of cutting the ribbon.

A special thanks to Kanawha County Commissioner Dave Hardy and Speaker of the House Tim Armstead.

Speaker of the House Tim Armstead speaking at the ribbon cutting.

Speaker of the House Tim Armstead speaking at the ribbon cutting.

The Charleston Area Alliance would like to thank JD Gandee, family and friends for allowing us to be involved in the special event.

JD Gandee and his wife, Karen, at the ribbon cutting.

JD Gandee and his wife, Karen, at the ribbon cutting.

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admin in Uncategorized on May 22 2015 » 0 comments

Announcing a New Member to the Charleston Area Alliance!

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The Charleston Area Alliance is excited to welcome an inspiring new member to the network, Walk Fiercely!

Walk Fiercely is a blog written by West Virginia native, Christa Hamra. Christa uses this bog to share her personal journey as a woman who is driven to become a healthier individual. What makes Christa’s journey unique is that her she reaches all of her health goals by walking; she completed a marathon (26.2 miles) earlier this month, solely through walking. Christa has come to believe that the only way she can continue to live a healthy lifestyle is by continually setting goals. That is exactly what she does, and we are lucky enough to experience the journey with her through Walk Fiercely. Her determination is inspiring to the Charleston Area Alliance and we know our community will support and welcome her with open arms.

Christa encourages others to join her on her quest to live a healthier lifestyle by keeping up with her and her great blog. You can check out Christa’s blog, Walk Fiercely, by clicking here!

Contact (304) 340-4253 or visit www.CharlestonAreaAlliance.org for more information about an Alliance membership.

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admin in Announcements,Member Posts on May 22 2015 » 0 comments

Announcing a new member to the Charleston Area Alliance!

HealthNet logoWelcome HealthNet Aeromedical Services!

HealthNet Aeromedical Services is a leading provider of critical care transport in West Virginia. It is one of the few statewide-based air medical services in the United States. HealthNet Aeromedical Services has base locations all over the state of West Virginia including Morgantown, Ripley, Huntington, Beckley, Buckhannon and Martinsburg.

We are thrilled HealthNet Aeromedical Services has decided to join our network here at the Alliance and we are eager to support them as they continue to lead the state in aeromedical transportation.

Contact (304) 340-4253 or visit www.CharlestonAreaAlliance.org for more information about an Alliance membership.

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admin in Announcements,Member Posts on May 22 2015 » 0 comments

Charleston Area Alliance Excited to Announce Newest Member!

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We would like to send out a warm welcome to our newest member of the Alliance, Babst Calland Clements & Zomnir, P.C.

Babst Calland is one of the most respected top-tier law firms in the mid-Atlantic United States. Their attorneys have the knowledge and experience needed to solve complex legal problems for corporations, private companies and organizations of all types. Babst Calland attorneys deliver a broad range of quality legal services, responding quickly and efficiently to answer questions and solve problems and litigate issues in federal state courts and before administrative tribunals. Babst Calland’s Charleston, WV office handles a wide range of legal issues that include a particular focus on natural gas and other energy related issues, as well as environmental, business services, title, litigation, land use, construction, and employment and labor law. Babst Calland just moved to their new office centrally located in the BB&T building in Downtown Charleston.

Babst Calland now has access to the many benefits and services that the Alliance provides. They are part of a network of more than 600 members who are devoted to building and improving our community.

We are excited to welcome Babst Calland as a new member of the Charleston Area Alliance.

Contact (304) 340-4253 or visit www.CharlestonAreaAlliance.org for more information about an Alliance membership.

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Elevations Professional Women’s Network Luncheon: Own It!

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Wednesday, June 10
11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Charleston Marriott Town Center

The Charleston Area Alliance presents the Elevations Professional Women’s Network Luncheon: Own It!, an in-depth look at entrepreneurship – exploring risks, challenges and rewards along the way.

The event opens at 11:30 a.m. with informal networking, followed by a seated luncheon and a panel discussion with women entrepreneurs at noon.

The panelists include:

  • Claudette Hudson, owner of Tgraphics, a professional screen printing, embroidery and advertising company;
  • Morgan Richards, owner/design of Morgan Rhea, a handmade leather goods and handbags company;
  • Debra Rohrer, president of Geo-Rhea, a geospatial aerial data acquisition company;
  • Jill Watkins, principal at Watkins Design Works, a commercial interior design and green building firm; and
  • Sherri Wong, chef and owner of the Bridge Road Bistro, a multi-faceted food service and fine dining operation.

Reservations for this special event are $40 Alliance members/$50 future members until June 6 at 11:30 a.m. Prices increase to $50 Alliance members/$60 future members after that date.

The Elevations Professional Women’s Network is presented by the Charleston Area Alliance with sponsorship support from DOW Chemical Company.

Click here to register now!

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Join Us for a Ribbon Cutting with All Seasons Self Storage!

The Charleston Area Alliance welcomes another new business to our community! We hope you can join us in welcoming All Seasons Self Storage and JD Gandee to the Kanawha Valley!

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The Brown Bag Concert Series: You Bring the Eats. We Bring the Beats.

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The Brown Bag Concert Series returns to Davis Park Wednesday, May 20 with a performance by Mike Pushkin and Josh Thomas of the group600LBS OF SIN!.

The free lunchtime concerts will be held 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month, May through September. The Brown Bag Concerts are presented by the Charleston Area Alliance and sponsored by American Medical Facilities Management (AMFM).

Attendees are encouraged to stop by a participating Downtown Charleston restaurant, grab a “brown bag” takeaway lunch special and make your way to Davis Park for free music.

The Charleston Area Alliance is partnering with the American Federation of Musicians Local 136 to present the concerts.

Take a look at whats on the menu!

Adelphia Sports Bar & Grille (218 Capitol St.): fish tacos with chips and a soft drink for $7.99.
Timothy’s at The Quarrier Diner (1022 Quarrier St.): four pork peg legs for $3.50 with slaw, fries or onion rings for an additional $1.70.
Faithy’s Corner Cafe (180 Summers St.): hot dog, fries and canned drink for $5.
Sam’s Uptown Cafe (28 Capitol St.): fried green tomato BLT, with chips, a pickle and a can of soda for $7.95.
Swiftwater General Store (301 Capitol St.): tuna salad or chicken salad croissant, bag of chips or piece of fruit, cookie and fountain drink for $7.
Mission Savvy Cafe and Juice Bar (202 Hale St.): veggie taco, kale chips, lemonade and brownie ball for $12.
Taylor Books (226 Capitol St.): turkey chili soup and assorted sandwiches and salads.
The Block Restaurant and Wine Cellar (201 Capitol St.): spinach soup and shaved pastrami with feta fries and a fountain drink for $16.
Pies and Pints Pizzeria (222 Capitol St.): three types of pizza by the slice, including its spinach and garlic pizza slice for $4, pepperoni pizza slice for $3 and cheese pizza slice for $3.
Sam’s Hot Dog Stand (211 Hale St.): homemade pork barbecue sandwich and chips and a drink for $6.09. Substitute chips for homemade macaroni salad for $6.59.

Come out and join us for some fresh air, good music, and great food.

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admin in Events on May 19 2015 » 0 comments

Member Market: Put your Loans Under One Roof

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By Alliance Members for Alliance Members

This “Member Market” is a paid announcement sent by the Alliance on behalf of a member to business and community leader and young professionals.

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Member Market: Real estate auction on Feb. 18

Member Market:
By Alliance Members for Alliance Members

This “Member Market” is a paid announcement sent by the Alliance on behalf of a member to business and community leaders and young professionals.

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Study underway to examine Charleston’s downtown housing market

ALLIANCE_color~verticalThe Charleston Area Alliance has hired a national consulting firm to examine the viability of expanding downtown housing opportunities in the heart of West Virginia’s capitol.

In December, the Alliance awarded the project to Bowen National Research, a firm specializing in real estate and market analysis. Bowen will complete a three-month residential feasibility study on downtown Charleston, formally referred to as the “Central Business District.”

“There have been small attempts to gauge Charleston’s downtown housing market, but nothing on this level,” said Susie Salisbury, the Alliance’s vice president of community development.

“The Alliance understands that affordable housing in our downtown is desired, but any potential developer is going to have to be convinced that Charleston has the market for downtown housing. The feasibility study is our effort to have the very first tool in our toolbox to help attract and convince developers.”

Bowen representatives will partner with various community leaders and realtors to accurately assess the downtown’s current housing market as well as its potential for future growth.

The study will analyze the area physically bound north by the railroad tracks, south by the Kanawha River, east by Morris Street and west by the Elk River.

Due March 30, 2015, the report will provide the Alliance with the following information:

A full assessment of the downtown’s current housing market; including location, price and forms of existing rental and owner-occupied homes

An assessment of the demand for additional residential housing in the downtown area broken down by type of housing (e.g. multi-family, single-family, etc.), price point

and the demand for rental and/or owner-occupied homes

An inventory of available housing development sites and the identification of the types of residents anticipated to demand downtown housing

In addition, the study will recommend an implementation plan for the Alliance and the City of Charleston to use in recruitment of developers to produce market rate and mixed-use housing. It will identify any barriers to meeting housing gap needs as well as establish a timeline for implementation.

“There is no one panacea for urban development, but if there were, for Charleston, it would be housing,” said Alliance President/CEO Matthew Ballard.

“To create more vibrancy in the core retail area of downtown, it will take a mutual crescendo. We can’t ask businesses to stay open after 5 p.m. or on the weekends if no one is there to support them.

“We can’t ask people to live downtown if it isn’t a place with the amenities people want. It all has to happen together. We have to strike while the iron is hot and encourage developers and individuals to advance the right type of housing.”

The study is primarily funded by the West Virginia Community Participation Program, which was successfully acquired by the Alliance.

“We’re doing our homework. This study is something we want to be able to turnover and use in the community immediately,” Salisbury said.

The Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the community, improving the economy and creating more jobs in the Kanawha Valley. To learn more about the Charleston Area Alliance, please visit www.CharlestonAreaAlliance.org.

 

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