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Monthly Archive for March 2010

Join Us for Census Day

Census Day 2010 is Thursday, April 1, and we want to encourage everyone, who has not done so already, to complete the form, mail it in and be counted.2010Census

Please join us at the West Side Post Office (Stonewall Station, 303 Ohio Avenue – at Randolph Street) on Thursday afternoon for a 3 p.m. news conference, which will be followed by a “mass mailing” of Census forms that people bring with them to mail.  \If you have not mailed your form already, please bring it Thursday and join that demonstration of support.

The percussion section of Stonewall Jackson Middle School band will be joining the fun. Hot dogs and beverages are available starting at 2:30 p.m.

Mark your calendars and come whether you have mailed your forms of not!

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admin in Events on March 31 2010 » Comments are closed

Generation Charleston’s Non-Profit Marketplace is This Evening

GC CircleGeneration Charleston is hosting a workshop titled “Non-Profit Marketplace: Where Can You Fit Into Your Community?” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. this evening at BrickStreet Insurance, 400 Quarrier St.

“The purpose of the event is helping young citizens more fully understand the non-profit landscape and opportunities within that exist in our community,” said Pamela Swanson, co-captain of the Professional Development Team.

This free event will include a brief presentation on volunteering, board membership and ways of giving. Former Generation Charleston Co-Chair Matthew Kingery is one of the event’s speakers.

After the workshop presentation, attendees will be invited to talk with 16 participating non-profits ranging from the Alzheimer’s Association to United Way in a trade show- style atmosphere about their opportunities for involvement during a small reception.

“Part of Generation Charleston’s mission is making the region more attractive to young talent and emerging leaders,” said Heather Lyons, co-captain of the Professional Development Team.

“We’ve found that when people are involved in the community through volunteering and outreach, they feel a stronger connection to that community and are more likely to continue living there,” she continued. “Generation Charleston wants to help people discover how they can best serve and where they best fit.”

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admin in Events,Generation Charleston on March 30 2010 » Comments are closed

Early Registration Begins for Annual Celebration

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Nielsen

On June 3, Dr. Nancy Nielsen, immediate past president of the American Medical Association, will join a prestigious list of nationally-prominent Mountaineers — including John Chambers, Brad Smith and Ray Lane — who’ve come home to West Virginia for the Charleston Area Alliance Annual Celebration to share their perspective on critical issues shaping our future.

Dr. Nielsen, an Elkins native and WVU Distinguished Alumna, will headline this year’s Annual Celebration, which is expected to draw more than 800 business and community leaders to the Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences for the yearly tribute to the people, businesses and organizations that have helped to build a more vibrant community and prosperous economy during the past year.   

Click here to register.

Click here for sponsorship Information.

We hope we can count you among the distinguished guests who will be on hand for this much-anticipated event, to be presented with generous support from title sponsor Jackson Kelly.  

The evening will feature an engaging, fast-paced presentation in the Maier Performance Hall, followed by a spectacular reception in the stunning lobby and galleries of the Clay Center.

The Annual Celebration, our largest fundraiser of the year, is your opportunity to share in the pride for our community and sustain the Alliance’s vital work in creating jobs, attracting investments, enhancing our city and neighborhoods and developing the talent and resources to sustain success today and tomorrow.

We invite you to join with leaders and your colleagues for the business event of the year.  With your participation, we will truly have something to “celebrate” on June 3 — and beyond!

Early bird registration discount ends April 30.

To maximize your support of our job-creation and community enhancement programs, all Annual Celebration communication will be conducted electronically.  No invitations or mailers will be sent.  Click here for a downloadable invitation mailer with complete event details.

We are unable to invoice for groups with fewer than 10 or issue refunds for cancellations received less than 48 hours prior to the event. Thank you.

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admin in Events on March 29 2010 » Comments are closed

Elevations Luncheon Early Bird Registration Ends Friday

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Trahan

Zona Trahan, Houston, chapter development specialist for the Executive Women’s Golf Association, will be the featured speaker at the next Elevations luncheon, Thursday, April 1, at Edgewood Country Club. Trahan, an IBM executive, will share ways in which women can develop their business and professional connections through golf.

Informal networking begins at 11:45 a.m. The luncheon begins at noon.

The mission of Elevations, the Alliance’s Professional Women’s Network, is to enrich, empower and elevate women to achieve success.  Through luncheons and other events featuring high-profile speakers, Elevations provides an affirmative network for connecting women with the contacts, resources and information that will help them, their businesses and their communities succeed.

Elevations is presented through generous support from title sponsor The Dow Chemical Company.

Registration is $25 Alliance members/$35 future members. Price increase to $35 Alliance members/$45 future members Friday, March 26.

Click here to register.

We are unable to invoice for groups with fewer than 10 or issue refunds for cancellations received less than 48 hours prior to the event. Thank you.

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admin in Elevations,Events on March 26 2010 » Comments are closed

Greenspace Gets Its First Green

The photos below appeared in today’s Charleston Gazette.

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The first of the green for the new greenspace across from the Clay Center was unloaded Wednesday. The park at the corner of Leon Sullivan Way and Washington Street has been a long time in the making and was delayed further by this year’s relentless winter weather.

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Jimmy Blake (left) and Terry Albright, employees from TerraCare in Malden, maneuver a tree into place at the city’s newest park.

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admin in Gateway Greenspace,In the News on March 25 2010 » Comments are closed

Thank You

MukurgeeWeb“Biotechnology is what Progenesis is all about, and biotechnology can be a big factor in West Virginia’s economy. We need this tech park. This is the perfect location. It’s something that doesn’t exist anywhere else in West Virginia. Recruitment is going to be easy, and I think that’s what we can focus on now.”

Deepay Mukerjee
President, Progenesis Technologies

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admin in Economic Development on March 24 2010 » Comments are closed

Join Us for the Justice & Public Safety Complex Dedication

ComplexYou are cordially invited to attend the dedication of the W. Kent Carper Justice and Public Safety Complex at 301 Virginia St. East in Charleston

The event is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 7.

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admin in Member Posts on March 24 2010 » Comments are closed

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WadiaWeb“Governor Manchin has demonstrated tremendous vision and leadership in saving the Tech Park. This action will not only preserve my job at MATRIC but will also save hundreds of other good jobs at the site. More importantly, having access to world-class labs and pilot plants will facilitate building a more robust West Virginia economy based on innovation to create sustainable prosperity via high-tech and clean industry jobs.”

Parvez Wadia
Chief Technology Officer, MATRIC

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admin in Economic Development on March 23 2010 » Comments are closed

Find Your Place in the Community

GC CircleGeneration Charleston’s Professional Development Work Team is hosting a workshop entitled “Non-Profit Marketplace: Where Can You Fit Into Your Community?” The purpose of this workshop is to help the Generation Charleston membership more fully understand the non-profit landscape and opportunities within that exist in our community.

The event is scheduled for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 30 at BrickStreet Insurance, 400 Quarrier St.

This workshop will include a brief presentation on volunteerism and ways of giving with speakers: community volunteer James R. Thomas and former Generation Charleston Co-Chair Matthew Kingery. The brief presentation will discuss the following three areas of service:

1) Volunteerism
2) Board Member Volunteerism
3) Ways of Giving

 After the workshop presentation, attendees will be invited to talk with participating non-profits about their opportunities for involvement during a small reception.

The following non-profit organizations will be on hand to speak with attendees: Alzheimer’s Association, American Lung Association, Appalachian Reading Center, College Summit, Family Connections, Family Counseling Center, Goodwill, Kanawha County Public Library, Mannameal, Make-a-Wish, MS Society, Planned Parenthood, United Way and YWCA of Charleston. 

Join us and find “your place in the community.”

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admin in Events,Generation Charleston on March 23 2010 » Comments are closed

Thank You

DillonWeb“I am one of the many parents working in the tech park. I grew up in this region, and I wouldn’t be able to stay here if we didn’t have this facility. I do want to raise my child here. I’m thankful I can do this work here and not have to move away. I’m appreciative of what the governor and so many others were able to do.”

Kristy Dillon
Chief R&D Technician, Progenesis Technologies

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admin in Economic Development on March 22 2010 » Comments are closed

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