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Daily Archive for March 19 2010

Thank You

NicholasWeb“We appreciate the vision and commitment to accept the tech park donation and keep the possibilities for innovation in West Virginia. I’m sure I would have moved had they not. I came here from Houston, and the innovation is what brought me here. The labs here are very unique, but beyond that is the human capital that has been developing patents and developing new technologies for so long. Scattering that would have been a huge loss.”

Nolan Nicholas
Research Scientist, MATRIC

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Stand Up for an Inclusive Community

StandRacismThriving communities welcome the contributions of all citizens and understand that division prevents them from achieving their full potential. 

As part of its mission to build a more vibrant community and prosperous economy, the Charleston Area Alliance is joining the hundreds of thousands of businesses, organizations, churches and individuals from the Kanawha Valley and around the country that are taking a “Stand Against Racism” on April 30, 2010.   

This project supports the Alliance’s “inclusion=innovation” initiative, sponsored by Ernst & Young, to help businesses and our region benefit from the contributions of all segments of the community.

Stand Against Racism is an annual event of YWCAs nationwide, and will be the first event of its kind in the greater Kanawha Valley.  The purpose of the project is to bring people together from all walks of life to raise awareness that racism still exists.   Governor Manchin has declared April 30 “Stand Against Racism” day, and events will be held throughout the state and our region.

The Alliance is participating through an online petition taking a stand FOR an inclusive community and a stand AGAINST racism.  We invite you to add your name to the list of people who believe  that the welcome mat should be out for all who want to make our region a better place to live, work and play.

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/inclusivecharlestonwv

Click here to learn more about how your business, organization, church or family can participate in Stand Against Racism.

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Recognize Business Volunteers

VolunteerWVMany businesses and organizations make significant contributions to their communities in both large and small ways every day. Now, there is an opportunity to recognize those companies for the important way they play a role in making West Virginia communities better places to live and work.

Nominations are now being accepted for the first annual Business Volunteerism Awards!

The awards recognize West Virginia businesses, labor organizations, professional associations, and nonprofit organizations that incorporated volunteer service into their policies and practices in 2009.

Recipients of the BusinessVolunteerism Awards will receive recognition from First Lady Gayle Manchin andthe BVC at the annual Business Volunteerism Reception held in Charleston at theGovernor’s Mansion during National Volunteer Week on Monday, April 19,2010.

Nominations are being accepted through Wednesday, March 31. Nomination forms are available on Volunteer West Virginia’s Web site, www.volunteerwv.org.

For more information, please contact Emily Schoen at (304) 558-0111 or emailemily.r.schoen@wv.gov.

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