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Daily Archive for January 10 2011

Inaugural SUCCESStrategies to Focus on Health Care Reform, Small Business


West Virginia Insurance Commissioner Jane Cline will headline the inaugural session of a new professional development initiative presented by the Charleston Area Alliance and Dixon Hughes. Cline will address “Health Care Reform and Small Business: Just the Facts” at the first SUCCESStrategies program on Thursday, Jan. 20 from noon – 1:15pm at the Alliance offices on 1116 Smith Street.

“SUCCESStrategies is raising the bar for professional development programming in our area,” said Rick Slater, managing partner for Dixon Hughes.  “As evidenced by the first program, which focuses on health care reform and what it means to West Virginia employers, this new series will showcase high level speakers addressing issues of real substance to business leaders in our region.”

SUCCESStrategies, a major education partnership between the Alliance and Dixon Hughes, will provide expert analysis and insight on the critical issues that impact the region’s businesses in a convenient lunch and learn format.  The programs will be held at the Alliance office every other month through the end of 2011.

“One of the biggest challenges to businesses is staying current on the legislation and trends that could have a dramatic impact on their success,” explained Alliance President/CEO Matt Ballard. “Through SUCCESStrategies, our members will learn directly from our state’s business and government leaders about the topics that will shape their future – and then take that knowledge and put it to work in their own offices that same afternoon.”

Tax credits for small businesses that provide health insurance to employees and development of a West Virginia insurance exchange, which will enable small businesses and individuals to pool their numbers for more buying power, are among the topics on the agenda for “Health Care Reform and Small Business:  Just the Facts.”

Registration, which includes lunch, is $15 for Alliance members/$25 future members through Jan. 14.  Prices increase to $25 for Alliance members/$35 future members starting Jan. 15. Space is limited.

Click here to register.

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