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Daily Archive for April 19 2010

Beijing’s Forbidden City a highlight for business mission participants

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Business mission participants today enjoyed Beijing’s Forbidden City, along with rickshaw rides through old Beijing and a trip to the Emperor’s Summer Palace.

The weather has been hazy, due in large part to thick air polution. As someone remarked this morning, a good day in China is when you can see your shadow.

But grey skies haven’t dampened the spirits. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and we’re taking advantage of it.

While the Forbidden City was truly breath-taking, many would agree the highlight came when we had lunch in someone’s home. The hostess was fantastic, serving a great meal and a plethora of jokes.

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Business mission participants learn about doing business in China

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Some business mission participants this morning met Sarah Kemp, deputy senior commercial officer for the American Embassy in Beijing, who offered a presentation about China’s economy and what an American business must know before doing business in China.

Among Kemp’s many intriguing points: While about 70 percent of China’s energy comes from coal, the country is investing a tremendous amount of money in green technology. It dominates the wind energy markets and is making big strides in hydroelectricity. Might some West Virginia businesses find opportunities in one of China’s fastest growing sectors?

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Jenna Bush Hager to be keynote speaker at building futures luncheon

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On behalf of the Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council, please join us for our annual Building Futures Luncheon in Charleston, WV, on Thursday, May 6, 2010 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Charleston Marriott.

We’re pleased to announce that Jenna Bush Hager will be the keynote speaker. Ms. Hager is a contributing correspondent to NBC’s Today where she tells the inspiring stories of wonderful people doing great things across America. She is the author of New York Times bestseller Ana’s Story: A Journey of Hope and co-author of Read All About It. Hager is a graduate of the University of Texas where she received a degree in English. She is the daughter of former U.S. President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush.

Please join us to hear Jenna Hager’s inspirational message at this annual Building Futures Luncheon in Charleston. All funds raised via this event will support the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Support from the local community ensures that every girl, everywhere will have the opportunity to reach her full potential. Girl Scouts is, as it always has been, the organization best positioned to offer girls the tools they need to be successful leaders now and throughout their lives.

The cost for attending the 2010 Building Futures Luncheon is $150 per person. Corporate sponsorships and full table purchases are also available. For more information about the event, visit our website at www.bdgsc.org, or contact Princess Young at 304.345.7722 or princess.young@bdgsc.org.

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