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BB&T Chairman to Headline Annual Celebration May 25

The head of one of the nation’s largest financial holding companies will share his insights on the nation’s economic meltdown and what lies ahead at the Charleston Area Alliance Annual Celebration, to be held Wednesday, May 25, at the Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences.  Jackson Kelly is the event’s Title Sponsor.

A keynote address on “After the Crisis” by BB&T Corporation Chairman and CEO Kelly King will highlight this annual tribute to the people, businesses and organizations that have helped build a more vibrant community and prosperous economy.   

The Annual Celebration will feature an engaging, fast-paced presentation, including remarks by King and a salute to the 2011 College Summit Scholarship recipients and Leadership Kanawha Valley graduates, in the Maier Performance Hall. The formal program will followed by a spectacular reception in the stunning lobby of the Clay Center. A VIP invitation-only reception for event sponsors will kick off the evening’s festivities.

VIP Sponsor Reception (invitation only):  
4:00-5:00 p.m.

Annual Celebration Formal Program: 
5:00-6:15 p.m.

Gala Reception: 
6:15-8:00 p.m.

Tickets are $150 Alliance members/$200 future members through May 6. Prices increase to $200 Alliance members/$250 future members after that date.

Click here to register.

Sponsorships, which include an extensive package of recognition opportunities, also are available. For sponsorship information, contact JoEllen Zacks, jzacks@charlestonareaalliance.org.   

“The Annual Celebration, the Alliance’s largest fundraiser of the year, is your opportunity to share in the pride for the Kanawha Valley and sustain the Alliance’s vital work in creating jobs, enhancing our community and investing in people,” said Alliance President/CEO Matt Ballard.

“We invite you to join the more than 500 business and community leaders who will attend for this business event of the year. With your participation, we will truly have something to ‘celebrate’ on May 25 – and beyond,” Ballard said.

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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