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URGENT! Time change for Speed Networking with the Stars

Speed Networking with the Stars (Event time changed. Please see below.)
Thursday, Oct. 13
Charleston Marriott Town Center

Charleston is a little dimmer today with the news of the passing of Tom McJunkin, a visionary attorney/businessman, humanitarian and community leader.

Click HERE for Mr. McJunkin’s obituary.

To enable the many colleagues and friends of Mr. McJunkin who are participating in Speed Networking with the Stars to attend the family visitation, the starting time of the event has been pushed back one hour.

The new schedule is as follows:

5:45 p.m. Registration opens
6:15 p.m. Orientation
6:30-8:30 p.m. Speed Networking
8:30-9:30 p.m. All Star Reception

Fewer than 10 tickets remain available. Don’t miss this chance to get a year’s worth of networking in one evening with some of our state’s most influential business, government, community and non-profit leaders.

Click here to register.

A limited number of sponsorships, starting at $500, are available.

Stars participating in this year’s event include:

(See line-up below)

• Douglas Amos, West Virginia American Water Company
• Rick Atkinson, Yeager Airport
• John Ballengee, United Way of West Virginia
• Anne Barth, TechConnect
• Emily Bartram, United Bank
• Jill Bentz, Dinsmore & Shohl
• Mark Bias, BB&T
• Rod Blackstone, City of Charleston
• Dennis Bloss, Frontier Communications
• Pat Bond, Mountaineer Capital
• Susan Brewer, Steptoe & Johnson
• Kathy Brown, Kathy Brown PLLC
• Mike Buxser, WV Radio Corporation
• Mayor Dick Calloway, St. Albans
• Jack Cavender, City National Bank
• Jon Cavendish, REALCORP
• Betty Chilton, Charleston Newspapers
• Nelle Chilton, Dickenson Fuels
• Fred Clark, IVS Hydro, Inc.
• Jane Cline, former WV Insurance Commissioner
• Keith Collins, nTelos
• John Copenhaver, CHASE
• Charlie Counts, CROWNMAX
• Mary Jean Davis, Charleston City Council
• Kathleen DuBois, Progressity
• Terrell Ellis, Terrell Ellis & Associates
• Valerie Ellis, Gibbons & Kawash
• WV Senator Dan Foster
• Dr. Michelle Foster, KISRA
• Alex Franklin, Craik-Patton House
• John Gianola, Ernst & Young
• John Giroir, YMCA of Charleston
• Jay Goldman, Goldman Associates
• Tom Graff, Bowles Rice McDavid Graff & Love
• Larry Groce, FestivALL
• David Gross, WV Symphony Orchestra
• Jim Guidarini, DOW
• Chuck Hamsher, The Purple Moon
• David Hardy, Kanawha County Commission
• Brenda Harper, WV Chamber of Commerce
• Dr. Jo Harris, Bridgemont CTC
• Steve Hedrick, Bayer
• Rudy Henley, WV Commercial Real Estate
• Elliot Hicks, Spilman, Thomas & Battle
• Dr. Paul Hill, Higher Education Policy Commission
• Tania Hotmer, AEP
• Jeff Imel, Air Robotics LLC
• Betty Ireland, business/management consultant
• Jeff James, Mythology Marketing
• Pat Kelly, WV Health Care Association
• Raye King, Commercial Insurance Services
• Virginia King, Kanawha Stone
• Dr. Pat Kusimo, Education Alliance
• Susan Lavenski, Charles Ryan Associates
• Steve Lemmerman, Marriott
• Kevin Levine, Kay Casto Chaney Entertainment Law Group
• Jeffrey Lusk, Hatfield-McCoy Trails
• Larry Malone, Malone Consulting Services
• WV Senator Brooks McCabe
• Charlie McElwee, Robinson & McElwee
• Kemp Littlepage McElwee, artist
• Bill McHale, Kanawha Scales
• Sam Minardi, Minardi Public Affairs
• Chris Morris, CityNet
• WV Delegate Eric Nelson
• Kristina Oliver, WV Small Business Development Center
• Keith Pauley, MATRIC
• Kenny Perdue, AFL-CIO
• Paul Phoenix, Lumos Networks
• WV Delegate Meshea Poore
• Karen Price, WV Manufacturers Association
• Francisco Porras, American Airlines
• Tom Provost, Kureha
• Bill Raney, WV Coal Association
• Jack Rossi, Arnett & Foster
• Jennifer Sayre, Kanawha County Commission
• Chip Shaffer, Shaffer & Shaffer
• Trip Shumate, Charleston Newspapers
• WV Delegate Doug Skaff
• Rick Slater, Dixon Hughes Goodman
• Sally Smith, Bowles Rice McDavid Graff & Love
• WV Senator Ron Stollings
• Diane Strong-Treister, Manpower
• Michael Tarrant, Suddenlink Business Services
• Susan Thompson, Girl Scouts of Black Diamond
• Samia Turner, MD, Turner Medical Spa
• Cheryl Vega, Charleston Ballet
• Kristi Waldeck, Kelley’s Men Shop
• Bob Welty, Fifth Third Bank
• Steve White, Affiliated Building Trades
• Bob Whitler, CAMC
• Mark Wolfe, Mark Wolfe Design
• Chuck Woody, Spilman, Thomas & Battle

It’s a fun and profitable evening that’s unlike any other event in the West Virginia. Young professionals, Charleston newcomers and experienced businesspeople alike will walk away with priceless connections that will benefit them for years to come.

Here’s just a sampling of the feedback from previous attendees:

“Great event, exceeded expectations.”

“I had such a good time and made so many new contacts. This event was very helpful to me and my organization.”

“You just can’t get that many players in one room in this state.”

“I came away feeling that each star had a genuine concern for my small business.”

” I’m already benefiting from the contacts I made. It was very well organized and impressive to see all the leaders participating.”

“This was the best function to date that I have attended for the Alliance. Excellent job!”

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Member Market: There’s never been a better time to switch to Suddenlink

Member Market: By Alliance Members for Alliance Members

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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