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Monthly Archive for October 2011

Member Market: Your MBA is just 14 months away

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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admin in Announcements,Member Market on October 24 2011 » Comments are closed

TechConnectWV accepting RFP’s for multiple needs


TechConnect West Virginia (TCWV) is now accepting proposals for:

1) Communications Strategy & Implementation
2) Event Management, and
3) Website Redesign and Upgrade.

The deadline for submission is 5 pm on November 7, 2011. The links for the RFPs are below.

Communications Strategy & Implementation RFP

Event Management RFP

Website Redesign and Upgrade RFP

TechConnectWV is dedicated to making this a fair, open, and competitive process. The group encourages submission if your capabilities align with our needs.

Good luck, and TechConnectWV looks forward to your proposal!

 

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admin in Announcements,Job Postings on October 24 2011 » Comments are closed

Enjoy the October 2011 ‘Advance Sheet’ Newsletter

admin in Announcements on October 21 2011 » Comments are closed

Cubicles for sale! Cubicles for sale!

The Charleston Area Alliance works hard to connect businesses with one another.

Fenwick Technologies, a local information technology systems firm, is selling high quality office cubicles. If you’re a new business just getting off the ground or if you’re an established business looking to add-on, these cubicles could be for you.

If you’re interested, check out this CraigsList link for more information.

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admin in Announcements on October 21 2011 » Comments are closed

Job Posting: Comfort Keepers looking for in-home care workers

Comfort Keepers, a fast growing, in-home care agency is seeking mature, dependable people to assist the elderly. If you would enjoy providing companionship, helping with housekeeping tasks, preparing meals and shopping for/with our elderly clients then we want to hear from you.

Additional services for clients include personal care, activities of daily living and private nursing duties. Flexible hours with full-time, part-time, overnights and weekends available. Each office is individually owned and operated.

All applicants must have a valid driver’s license, auto insurance, and be at least 21 years old.

Please call (304) 343-5800 for more information.

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admin in Job Postings on October 21 2011 » Comments are closed

Free Healthy Kids Day at Appalachian Power Park Tomorrow

Charleston, WV (October 21, 2011) – Healthy Kids, Healthy WV is Generation West Virginia’s week-long statewide service project. In the Fall of each year, hundreds of members work in their communities to promote physical activity and healthy eating. From elementary school recipe contests to healthy lifestyle fairs, events are planned to inspire West Virginians to eat right, get fit and live well.

Generation West Virginia’s network of young talent is passionate about making a difference in communities where they live and work. Regional groups strive to teach children and families about enjoyable healthy meal preparation, demonstrate that physical activity is fun and encourage youth to make healthy decisions. This year, Generation Charleston partnered with CAMC Women and Children’s Hospital and the West Virginia Power to offer Chuck’s Healthy Challenge to hundreds of kids throughout the Kanawha Valley.

Based on a national healthy program and used by Dr. Jamie Jeffrey at CAMC Women and Children’s Hospital, Chuck’s Healthy Challenge teaches children the importance of healthy eating and an active lifestyle in a fun and interactive way. Using the 5,2,1,0 plan, volunteers from Generation Charleston will teach children to eat 5 vegetables and fruits a day; limit their screen time to 2 hours a day; stay active for 1 hour a day and have 0 sugary drinks (including juices).

“This program is proven to work and breaks down a healthy lifestyle into four simple methods that are easy for children to remember,” said Rachelle Beckner, Generation West Virginia volunteer who has co-chaired the event with Mandy Curry and Rob Rosano.

One in three West Virginia children is overweight, ranking the Mountain State eighth in the nation for obese and overweight children between the ages of 10 and 17. Obese children are at risk for healthy problems – in their youth and as adults. During adolescents obese children are more likely than other youth to have risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and Type 2 diabetes.

“These are staggering statistics,” stated Executive Vice President of Palisades Baseball Andy Milovich, “and we felt that we could use Chuck, the team mascot, to make a difference in this area.  We’ve teamed up with CAMC and CAMC Women and Children’s Hospital to present Chuck’s Healthy Challenge to area schools.  The event this Saturday is another great opportunity for kids and parents to learn about the program and how to live a healthy life.”

Since its inception in February, the program has been welcomed by area schools and families.  Chuck the Power Street Team have visited over 50 schools/kids events reaching over 13,000 kids with Chuck’s Healthy Challenge information.  Each appearance includes fun activities that are designed to teach kids and their parents about leading a healthier life.

This free public event offers a healthy food station, featuring fruits and vegetables; a hydration station sponsored by West Virginia American Water; an activity station of inflatable games and more sponsored by the West Virginia Power; and Zumba.

For more information about Saturday’s event contact the Power Front Office at 304-344-BATS (2287).

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admin in Announcements,Education,Events on October 21 2011 » Comments are closed

Travel with the Alliance on its 2012 trade mission and cultural tour

Ballard

I am pleased to invite you to join the Charleston Area Alliance on its third international trade mission and cultural tour.

We will visit Budapest, Hungary; Vienna, Austria; and Prague, Czech Republic. 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. Arrangements for this tour are being made by National Travel of West Virginia.

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

We look forward to seeing you in 2012!

Sincerely,
Matthew G. Ballard
President/CEO

                               

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admin in Announcements,Matthew Ballard on October 20 2011 » Comments are closed

Social Media: Friend or Foe? Join the discussion tomorrow at the Charleston Area Alliance.

inclusion=innovation
Mentor, Boss or Babysitter:
Managing Generational Diversity
Oct, 20, Noon – 1:15 p.m.
Charleston Area Alliance
1116 Smith St.

There’s still time to sign up for tomorrow’s exciting inclusion=innovation event.

Managing generational diversity to maximize organizational and individual success is the focus of this next program, to be held tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 20, noon-1:15 p.m. at the Charleston Area Alliance offices.

Yesterday’s trophy kids are today’s employees. So it can come as a culture shock all around when millennials, who were raised in an era of helicopter parents and a trophy for every kid on the team, get their first real job and meet the Gen X’ers and baby boomers who are their co-workers and bosses.

This program will highlight successful strategies for both young professionals and managers to work across generational boundaries and harness the potential and creativity of workers of all ages.

The agenda will include discussions on:

• Why should I change for them?
• Is loyalty dead?
• Mentor, boss or babysitter?
• Are you ever “off the clock”?
• Social media: friend or foe?

Speakers include: Emily Bennington, a college-to-career expert and founder of Studio 365; Skip Lineberg, chief innovation officer, Spilman, Thomas & Battle; and Pat Kelly, executive director, West Virginia Health Care Association.

Bennington and Lineberg are the co-authors of “Effective Immediately:  How to Fit In, Stand Out and Move Up at Your First Real Job.”  Kelly is the author of “Rainmaking 101:  How to Grow Your Client Base and Maximize Your Income.”

Before the event, please share your views on today’s workplace via a short survey (See link below).

Click here for the survey.

“Managing Today’s Workforce” is presented as part of inclusion=innovation, an initiative of Alliance and Title Sponsor Ernst & Young. Studies show that diverse teams boost an organization’s innovation and earnings potential.

“Inclusion=innovation” aims to help businesses and our region benefit from the contributions of all segments of our community.

Registration, which includes lunch, is $25 for Alliance members and $35 for future members.

Sign up today!

Register Here

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admin in Inclusion=Innovation on October 19 2011 » Comments are closed

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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admin in Member Market,Uncategorized on October 18 2011 » Comments are closed

Join us Thursday for Downtown ArtWalk and learn about Vision 2030

Downtown ArtWalk
Thursday, Oct. 20
5-8 p.m.

Join us this Thursday for a downtown stroll at ArtWalk. This month, ArtWalk will feature works inspired by Vision 2030, along with unique pieces from various downtown galleries.

Spearheaded by the Charleston Area Alliance, Vision 2030 is a blue ribbon panel of business and community leaders that is creating a 20-year plan for creating jobs and strengthening the economy of the Kanawha Valley.

At ArtWalk, visitors will find Vision 2030 activities including:

• Commissioned artwork by local artists in ‘Gallery Alley’ (located near the SubShop at 807 Quarrier St.)
• Sidewalk chalk art completed by Charleston Catholic art students.
• Inspired puzzle creation at the Lee Street Triangle. All artwalkers can create their inspired image of the future of the Kanawha Valley on ‘life-size’ puzzle pieces.

ArtWalk will also feature its usual array of art from downtown galleries including:

April Waltz at Art Emporium

The Art Emporium is featuring Wheeling, WV artist April Waltz in “April Waltz Does the Charleston: Choreography in Color.”

April strives to create works that are playful in their composition while being stimulating and surprising in color. She is an abstractionist at heart, and her sweeping flow, simple geometry, and rich solid colors are the building blocks that offer infinite possibilities.

This exhibit will run through Nov. 12.

Objects, Artifacts & Found Art featured at The Purple Moon

The Purple Moon will be featuring the glory of found objects, artifacts and art. Coinciding with the retro gallery’s new line of vintage industrial furniture and home accessories, The Purple Moon will present a unique collection of 20th Century found objects, many not originally intended as art.

Vintage signs, toys, tools and other artifacts have excellent design and beauty and The Purple Moon transforms these into art in this unusual exhibit.

Charleston Camera Club Showing at Romano and Associates

Members of the Charleston Camera Club will be exhibiting selected photographs in the offices of Romano and Associates at 230 Capitol Street, in Suite 200.

The Charleston Camera Club is a non-profit club with Members from various locations in southern West Virginia. The Club provides an informal and friendly environment for photographers of all skill levels since 1956.

The Club offers educational meetings, friendly competitions, exhibitions and opportunities to photograph nature and special events as a method to expand the knowledge and experience of the Members.

Artwalk Portrait Party at White Oak Photography

White Oak Photography is holding an Artwalk Portrait Party from 5–8 p.m. at the studio located at 107 Hale Street, Suite 100.

Come on over for the harrowing fright, that White Oak is brewing on ArtWalk night!

Come in costume or as yourself. In honor of the season, we will be taking portraits for a small fee of $5. Half of all proceeds will be donated in support of Covenant House. Live music provided by Duo Divertido.

The Charleston Ballet at 100 Capitol Street

Come by and join us for an open house at the Charleston Ballet and the American Academy of Ballet. Watch the dancers prepare for the upcoming presentation of “The Nutcracker.” Refreshments will be served. Please take the elevator on your right to Mezzanine from the lobby of the Security Building.

Allied Artists Join Artwalk @ 405 Capitol

Allied Artists of West Virginia will join the ArtWalk beginning in October showing at 405 Capitol Street. Allied Artists of West Virginia is a nonprofit, educational, and cultural association whose mission is to encourage, nurture and present the work of West Virginia artists to the community.

Photographs by Finley Taylor at Good News Mountaineer Garage

Good News Mountaineer Garage Gallery will feature, “100 Years of Location Photography in Appalachia” featuring black and white photographs of Finley Taylor, Jim Comstock’s News Leader and Mark Romano.

Stray Dog Antiques Anniversary

Stray Dog Antiques is celebrating it’s four year anniversary this month, and to thank our customers we are offering a 20 percent discount on items $20 or more. We also have a wide variety of vintage clothing for those last minute Halloween Costume Shoppers!

Book Signing and Music Showcase: Brad and Brian Diller at Taylor Books

Taylor Books is proud to host brothers Brad and Brian Diller. Brad is a cartoonist who has just published a new book “The Neighbors Have Two Flamingos.” While he signs copies, his brother Brian will treat the crowd to live music.

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admin in Downtown ArtWalk,Uncategorized on October 18 2011 » Comments are closed