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Member Market: Earn Your Graduate Degree From UC in 14 Months!

This “Member Market” is a paid announcement sent by the Alliance on behalf of a member to business and community leaders and young professionals. To promote your business or service through Member Market, email mthompson@charlestonareaalliance.org.

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Marcellus Shale: Find out What’s Up Down Under at the next SUCCESStrategies

J. Winston Porter

Monday, Oct. 17
Noon – 1:15 p.m.
Embassy Suites
300 Court St.

Development of the Marcellus Shale natural gas reserves has the potential to transform West Virginia’s economy, bringing with it thousands of new jobs and billions in new capital investments.

Find out what the buzz is all about and what it means for you and your family, your business and our state at the next SUCCESStrategies, to be presented by the Charleston Area Alliance and Title Sponsor Dixon Hughes Goodman on Monday, Oct. 17, noon-1:15 p.m. at the Embassy Suites.

Click here to register.

Speakers on the front lines of Marcellus Shale developments will provide attendees with an up-to-the minute report on the natural gas industry, the potential of landing an ethane “cracker” in West Virginia and related regulatory and legislative activity.

Speakers to date include: Corky DeMarco, president, WV Oil and Natural Gas Association; and Steve Hedrick, site manager, Bayer; and Dr. Winston Porter, president, Waste Policy Center.

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 event are $30 Alliance members/$40 future members through Oct. 12.  Prices increase by $10 per person after that date.

Reserved tables of eight, which include program recognition and signage, are $500 for Alliance members; $600 future members.

For more information about reserved tables, contact JoEllen Zacks:  jzacks@charlestonareaalliance.org

The new professional development series showcases high level speakers who bring informed insight into discussions on the issues and trends that are shaping the future of business, both in the Kanawha Valley, and globally.

Please save the date for a special SUCCESStrategies luncheon to follow the annual WV Economic Forecast Conference, to be held Tuesday, Nov. 8, at the Embassy Suites.

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.

About Our Featured Speaker: J. Winston Porter
Dr. J. Winston Porter is president of the Waste Policy Center in Leesburg, Va., a private research and consulting organization that deals with environmental management and policy issues related to both governmental and business organizations.

From 1985 to 1989, Dr. Porter was the Assistant Administrator for Solid Waste and Emergency Response at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

As such, he was the national program manager for the Superfund and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act programs.

Among his many accomplishments at the EPA was the establishment of a national goal for recycling 25 percentof the country’s municipal solid wastes, which was achieved in 1995.

Earlier, Dr. Porter was with the environmental department of Bechtel engineering and construction organization, and later directed the $20 billion Jubail Industrial City in Saudi Arabia. He also served as a vice-president of several Bechtel affiliates in the Middle East.

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