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Monthly Archive for October 2011

Tomorrow: Learn about the Alliance’s upcoming European trade mission and cultural tour

Tuesday, Nov. 1
5:30- 7 p.m.
National Travel
164 Court Street

The Charleston Area Alliance invites you to an informational reception tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 1 from 5:30–7 p.m., to learn about its upcoming business mission/cultural tour of Budapest, Hungary; Vienna, Austria; and Prague, Czech Republic.

The reception will be held at the National Travel office located at 164 Court Street (Shonk Plaza) across from Town Center Mall.

If you’d like to attend the reception, please RSVP to National Travel at 304-357-0800.

This is the Alliance’s third international trade mission and cultural tour.

Whether you are interested in working with the Alliance staff to create a personalized business itinerary, or simply wish to learn more about these extraordinary and culturally rich cities, you will find this trip exceptional.

Click HERE for the trip brochure.

Please join fellow Charleston Area Alliance members and friends as we journey together to Budapest, Vienna and Prague next spring.

 

 

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Members of WV U.S Congressional Delegation to Speak at NETL Session

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Member Market: Frontier now offering deals on phone and internet service

This “Member Market” is a paid announcement sent by the Alliance on behalf of a member to business and community leaders and young professionals.

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Elevations goes center stage at the Clay Center for special arts luncheon

Elevations: Economic Impact
of the Arts
Thursday, Nov. 17
Maier Performance Hall

Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences

11:45 a.m.: Informal networking
Noon: Luncheon and program

Arts and cultural activities play an increasing important role in our region’s economy, generating $44 million annually in local expenditures and supporting  more than 1,000 full-time equivalent jobs, according to one recent study.*

Guests at the next Elevations luncheon, to be held Thursday, Nov. 17, will go on stage at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences for a special luncheon program featuring women at the heart of the area’s arts community who will share their perspectives on the role of cultural activities in creating  jobs and supporting local businesses.

Register here for the event.

Speaking at the event will be:

• Naomi Bays, chair, Arts Council of the Kanawha Valley

• Traci Higginbotham, general manager, Art Emporium

• Susie Salisbury, vice president of community development, Charleston Area Alliance

• Judith Wellington, president, Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences

Tickets for this special event are $35 for Alliance members/$45 future members, through Nov. 11.  Prices increase by $10 per person after that date.

Reserved tables of eight, which includes sponsorship acknowledgments, signage and program listing, are $500 for Alliance members/$600 future members.

For sponsorship information, contact JoEllen Zacks at jzacks@charlestonareaalliance.org.

The 1,700-member Elevations Professional Women’s Network is presented by the Charleston Area Alliance and DOW.  The mission of Elevations is to “enrich, empower and elevate women to achieve success for themselves, their businesses and their community.”

Attendees are encouraged to bring donations of gently used professional clothing, outerwear, shoes and accessories, which will be collected by Dress for Success and distributed to disadvantaged women entering the workplace.

* Arts & Economic Prosperity III: The Economic Impact of Nonprofit Arts and Culture Organizations and Their Audiences in the Greater Charleston Region (FY 2007-08), conducted by Americans for the Arts (www.AmericansForTheArts.org)

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Remembering the Artist: Grace Martin Taylor at the Clay Center Nov. 9

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Yeager Airport Upgrades Wi-Fi Service with Help from Frontier Communications

The Charleston Area Alliance is excited that Yeager Airport and Frontier Communications have upgraded the Wi-Fi throughout the facility. This will be a huge boon to travelers coming in and out of Charleston.

Check out the Yeager press release below:

 

 

 

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Job postings: KISRA hiring for multiple positions

The Kanawha Institute for Social Research & Action, Inc. (KISRA) is looking to fill multiple positions. KISRA is an organization that’s mission is to “serve and empower West Virginians through education, employment, economic empowerment and behavioral health initiatives.”

The job postings, which contain all details about the positions,  are listed below. There are three total job postings. Please scroll down to the bottom of
the page to see all three.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This Tuesday, Learn About the Alliance’s Upcoming European Trade Mission and Cultural Tour

Tuesday, Nov. 1
5:30- 7 p.m.
National Travel
164 Court Street

The Charleston Area Alliance invites you to an informational reception on Tuesday, Nov. 1 from 5:30–7 p.m. to learn about its upcoming business mission/cultural tour of Budapest, Hungary; Vienna, Austria; and Prague, Czech Republic.

The reception will be held at the National Travel office located at 164 Court Street (Shonk Plaza) across from Town Center Mall.

If you’d like to attend the reception, please RSVP to National Travel at 304-357-0800.

This is the Alliance’s third international trade mission and cultural tour.

Whether you are interested in working with the Alliance staff to create a personalized business itinerary, or simply wish to learn more about these extraordinary and culturally rich cities, you will find this trip exceptional.

Click HERE for the trip brochure.

Please join fellow Charleston Area Alliance members and friends as we journey together to Budapest, Vienna and Prague next spring.

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Jobs are Job #1: New Engineering Firm to Open in Charleston Creating up to 75 Jobs

Audubon Vice President Rick Caldwell shares his passion for bringing high value jobs to West Virginia.

Audubon Engineering, a full-service project solutions provider for the domestic and international oil and gas, petrochemical and refining and power generation markets, plans to open a flagship operation in Charleston, creating as many as 75 jobs.

The announcement was made at during the annual meeting of the Charleston Area Alliance on Tuesday.

The company also plans to open field offices in Pennsylvania and Ohio. The work of these field offices, along with overflow work from its Gulf Coast and Rocky Mountain region offices, will be sent to Charleston.

“Charleston was chosen as the location because of the availability of highly-skilled and experienced personnel,” said Audubon Vice-President Rick Caldwell. “These will be high paying jobs with subsidized benefits. This is exactly what is needed here in West Virginia.”

Audubon has primary offices in New Orleans and Houston. For the Charleston location, the company plans to have between 30 to 40 employees actively engaged by mid-2012.

Beyond 2012, Caldwell said the market will dictate the appropriate level of staffing, but added the company is planning to have enough space to support 75 employees.

“In addition to our in-house engineering design work, the Charleston office will have a full-service technical staffing and recruiting operation to support all of the local manufacturing industries,” Caldwell said.

The company is in the final stages of negotiations for Class A office space in downtown Charleston. Currently, the Charleston Area Alliance is providing Audubon space at its business incubator located at 1116 Smith St.

“All of the staff members at the Alliance have been very helpful,” Caldwell said. “I cannot imagine what the social, cultural and business environment in the Charleston area would be like without their presence.”

Matt Ballard, the Alliance’s president and CEO, said the organization is excited with company’s plans for the Charleston area.

“We are happy to assist Audubon with its transition to the Kanawha Valley,” Ballard said. “All companies in the energy and chemical industries should find Charleston and the region to be a great location to conduct business. We are committed to further sustainable growth in both of these industry segments.”

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Is the state’s economic forecast sunny or stormy? Find out at the next SUCCESStrategies.

SUCCESStrategies
Tuesday, Nov. 8
12:30 – 1:45 p.m. (new time)
Embassy Suites
300 Court St.

Registration is now open for the next SUCCESStrategies: WV Economic Outlook luncheon.

On Nov. 8, the 18th Annual WV Economic Outlook Conference, presented by the WVU College of Business and Economics) will be held at the Embassy Suites. The event features forecasts of the coming year’s national and state economic trends given by nationally recognized analysts.

Following the morning conference, the Charleston Area Alliance and Dixon Hughes Goodman will present a SUCCESStrategies luncheon featuring speakers from the event.

Separate registration is required for the WV Economic Outlook Conference and the Alliance luncheon.

Click HERE to register for the morning economic event.

Click HERE to register for the SUCCESStrategies luncheon.

SUCCESStrategies is a major educational partnership between the Alliance and Dixon Hughes Goodman to help both large and small business succeed in changing and challenging times.

Reservations for this popular luncheon are limited. Individual registrations are $30 Alliance members/$40 future members. Prices go up $10 each after Nov. 4.

Reserved tables of eight are $500 for Alliance members/$600 future members.  For sponsorship information, contact jzacks@charlestonareaalliance.org.

The Alliance will be able to invoice only for groups of 10 or more. Contact Deb Coffman at DCoffman@CharlestonAreaAlliance.org for more information.

The Alliance cannot issue cancellation refunds within 48 hours of the event. Thank you. 

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