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Daily Archive for January 23 2012

Take a trip to the islands with the Alliance and WVSO tomorrow night

West Virginia Symphony Orchestra Open House
Tuesday, Jan. 24
5-7 p.m.
Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences

Beat the winter blahs with a trip to a “Caribbean Oasis,” courtesy of the Charleston Area Alliance and West Virginia Symphony Orchestra (WVSO).

Maestro Grant Cooper, the WVSO Board of Directors and the Alliance cordially invite you to a 2012 WVSO open house event tomorrow night, Jan. 24 in the grand lobby of the Clay Center from 5-7 p.m.

An island-themed affair, the open house will feature a steel drum band and Caribbean flavors from the islands and umbrella drinks.

The event will is also a part of ‘A Celebration of Percussion Week’ with the Symphony, in honor of upcoming performances with Lisa Pegher, guest percussionist.

Admission to the event is FREE, but RSVP is required. Please RSVP here.

The WVSO Open House 2012 event is sponsored in part by:

• Champion Industries, Inc.
• Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP
• Jackson Kelly, PLLC

Additional support provided by:
• Embassy Suites Hotel
• Mountain State Beverage
• Proud Eagle, Inc.

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SUCCESStrategies to focus on downtown revitalization Feb. 9

SUCCESStrategies: “What’s Up Downtown?”
Thursday, Feb. 9
Noon – 1:15 p.m.
Ramada Charleston Downtown
600 Kanawha Blvd. East

Several exciting developments are underway that could change the face of downtown Charleston. Find out what they mean for you, your business and your community at the next SUCCESStrategies, “What’s Up Downtown?” to be held Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Ramada Charleston Downtown at 600 Kanawha Blvd. East.

(This recent Charleston Daily Mail article provides a good overview of what’s on tap for downtown.)

Speakers for the SUCCESStrategies session include:

• Craig Gossman of MSK2, the consulting firm that is leading the city of Charleston’s 20-year comprehensive planning process. The Clay Center, Capitol Market and Gateway Greenspace are just a few of the major projects that resulted from the last plan, and the new planning process promises to be equally impactful

• Keith McClanahan of BBL Carlton, the company transforming the former Charleston House Hotel on Kanawha Boulevard

• Nelle Chilton, Dickinson Properties, which is involved in the development of the Marriott Courtyard Hotel at the confluence of the Elk and Kanawha Rivers

• John Robertson, Charleston Civic Center, which is slated for major upgrades

• Jim Nestor, Blossom Deli

• Susie Salisbury, Alliance vice president of community development and a member of the Charleston City Council

Individual registrations are $25 Alliance members/$35 future members. Prices go up $10 each  after Feb. 3.

To register for the event, click HERE.

SUCCESStrategies is a professional development initiative of the Alliance and Dixon Hughes Goodman.

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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Member Market: WVU’s Online MBA ranked among the BEST

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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