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Register today for the business event of the year

Register today for the 2012 Charleston Area Alliance Annual Celebration. The event will be held Tuesday, May 8, at the West Virginia Culture Center at the State Capitol.

The event will feature keynote speaker Greg Babe, president and CEO of Bayer Corporation. Bayer is one of the nation’s largest chemical and pharmaceutical companies. It’s also a major player in the state’s chemical industry.

Babe, who is retiring on June 30, is a 36-year veteran of Bayer. He has been president and CEO since October 2008. A native of New Martinsville, W.Va, Babe received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from West Virginia University in 1980.

Presented by title sponsor Jackson Kelly PLLC, the Annual Celebration will feature an engaging, fast-paced presentation, including remarks by Babe and a salute to the 2012 College Summit scholarship recipients and Leadership Kanawha Valley graduates.

The formal program will followed by a spectacular reception in the stunning lobby of the Culture Center. A VIP invitation-only reception for event sponsors will kick off the evening’s festivities. The full schedule includes:

VIP Sponsor Reception (invitation only):  4:00-5:00 p.m.
Annual Celebration Formal Program: 5:00-6:15 p.m.
Gala Reception:  6:15-8:00 p.m.

Tickets are $150 Alliance members/$200 future members through April 27. Prices increase to $200 Alliance members/$250 future members after that date.

Click here to register.

Sponsorships, which include an extensive package of recognition opportunities, also are available. For sponsorship information, contact Leigh Anne Strickland, lstrickland@charlestonareaalliance.org.

The state’s chemical industry, which includes Bayer, is an economic powerhouse. Chemistry companies in West Virginia directly employ 9,576 people and indirectly contribute 48,010 jobs to the economy, according to the American Chemistry Council. For every chemical industry job in West Virginia, an additional 4.2 jobs are created within the state’s economy. “The Annual Celebration, the Alliance’s largest fundraiser of the year, is your opportunity to share in the pride for the Kanawha Valley and sustain the Alliance’s vital work in creating jobs, enhancing our community and investing in people,” said Alliance President/CEO Matt Ballard.

“We invite you to join the more than 500 business and community leaders who will attend for this business event of the year. With your participation, we will truly have something to ‘celebrate’ on May 8 – and beyond,” Ballard said.

We are unable to invoice for groups with fewer than 10 or issue refunds for cancellations received less than 48 hours prior to the event. Thank you!

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admin in Announcements,Events on April 17 2012 » Comments are closed

Member Market: Help support Kanawha County Public Library programs for children and families

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.

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Job opening: Bridgemont looking for program coordinator

Bridgemont Sustainability Institute is currently seeking qualified applicants for a Program Coordinator (Instructional Specialist) position. Position description and application instructions are available at: http://www.bridgemont.edu/index.php/job-opportunities.html

BSI – established in 2010- is a growing and dynamic organization with a statewide mission to promote sustainability in the areas of workforce development, academics, and community development. BSI also participates in several campus-based initiatives to promote stewardship and sustainability within Bridgemont Community & Technical College. This position is an excellent opportunity to make a positive impact on West Virginia communities and get in on the ground floor of an exciting new initiative.

Approximately three-quarters of this position is dedicated to coordinating the delivery of technical assistance to support sustainable community development for the WV Sustainable Communities program. WVSC is a well-established program; BSI has only recently taken over its management and implementation. Click here for more information on WVSC.  The remaining time will be devoted to assisting with other BSI initiatives. The Workforce Development team is currently focused on educating and providing resources to business and industry in order to promote sustainable practices and grow the “green jobs” market. The Academic Enhancement team is planning a statewide inventory of sustainability education initiatives and seeks to foster collaboration among sustainability educators and administrators from K-12 to higher education.

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admin in Announcements,Job Postings on April 13 2012 » Comments are closed

Tomorrow: IRS and West Virginia Free File Briefing Featuring Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito

IRS and West Virginia Free File Briefing

Featuring

Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito

 

With only a few days left before the April 17th federal tax filing deadline, please join Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito for a media briefing and tax training workshop to highlight the IRS and West Virginia Free File programs – public-private partnerships between leading tax software companies, the IRS and the West Virginia State Tax Department that provides FREE online federal and state income tax preparation and e-filing services to lower and moderate income taxpayers (including those eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit), active-duty military, and students.

When:      Thursday, April 12, 2012

  •         10:00 a.m. – media briefing
  •         10:30 a.m. – tax training workshop

Where:     Bridgemont Technology Center at South Charleston

WV Education, Research and Technology Park (WVERTP)

1200 Science Park Drive (off Kanawha Turnpike) in South Charleston
Following the briefing, take advantage of a hands-on tax training workshop to learn how easy it is to use programs available through Free File, learn more about other free tax services in Charleston, and gain access to outreach materials to inform eligible taxpayers in the community.

 

With Free File, you can:

Receive all the credits and deductions you deserve

(Including the Earned Income Tax Credit)

Pay no hefty fees

File electronically for a faster refund!

 

To RSVP, please contact Nader Halawa at naderhalawa@gmail.com, or call (312) 622-0206
For more information about Free File, please visit www.wvtax.gov (click on “Free E-File” link) or www.taxprephelp.org

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admin in Announcements on April 11 2012 » Comments are closed

Top execs to deliver economic development update on April 25

SUCCESStrategies: ‘Producing and directing our own blockbuster’
Wednesday, April 25
Noon – 1:15 p.m.
DigiSo
1506 Kanawha Blvd. West

Bayer CropScience site leader Steve Hedrick and Thomas Health Systems CEO Steve Dexter are among the area’s business leaders who will deliver an economic development update at the next SUCCESStrategies luncheon on Wednesday, April 25.

The event will take place at DigiSo, a new digital arts production studio located on Charleston’s West Side. The studio was recently featured in a Charleston Gazette story, which you can read HERE.

The program will include a report on Vision 2030, the Alliance’s ongoing 20-year economic development plan.

Playing on the digital theme of the location, guests will learn how Vision 2030 intersects with digital media, past and present.

The speakers will be some of the key senior business executives and community leaders who are leading Vision 2030 task force working groups.

Speakers for the SUCCESStrategies session include:

• Steve Dexter (CEO, Thomas Health Systems)
• Steve Hedrick (Site Leader, Bayer CropScience)
• Tania Hotmer (External Affairs, AEP)
• Kevin DiGregorio (Executive Director, Chemical Alliance Zone)
• Patrick Crane (Policy Specialist, Higher Education Policy Commission)
• Matt Ballard, Drew Dunlap and Cullen Naumoff (Charleston Area Alliance)

Individual registrations are $25 Alliance members/$35 future members. Prices go up $10 each  after April 20.

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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admin in Announcements,SUCCESStrategies on April 11 2012 » Comments are closed

Treat yourself to “An Evening of Beauty” on April 18

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New Charleston CVB CEO to headline April 19 Elevations luncheon; early bird rates end Friday

Elevations Professional Women’s Network Luncheon
Thursday, April 19
Charleston Civic Center

11:45 a.m.-Noon: Informal Networking (Optional)
Noon-1:15 p.m.: Program

Time is running out to take advantage of the early bird registration rates for the next Elevations: Professional Women’s Network Luncheon on April 19.

The next event in this exciting series will feature Alisa Bailey, the new head of the Charleston Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB).

The event will be held Thursday, April 19 starting at 11:45 a.m. at the Charleston Civic Center.

Bailey, the incoming president and CEO of the city’s CVB, will be the featured speaker. She is a Charleston native and former head of the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC).

Tickets for this special event are $30 for Alliance members/$40 future members through this Friday April 13 at 5 p.m.

Prices increase by $10 after that date.

Click HERE to register.

Sign up now to learn all the exciting things on tap for the city at the next Elevations: Professional Women’s Network Luncheon.

The mission of the 1,700-member Elevations Professional Women’s Network is to “enrich, empower and elevate women to achieve success.” Through luncheons and other events featuring high-profile speakers, Elevations provides an affirmative network that connects professional women with the information, resources and contacts that helps them, their businesses and their communities succeed.

Elevations is presented by the Charleston Area Alliance and Title Sponsor Dow.

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Member Market: Executive MBA at WVU – Free online info session April 10

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.

 

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Free document shredding this Saturday in downtown Charleston

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Job Posting: RGIS LLC. looking for part-time workers

RGIS Inventory Specialists are looking for inventory takers in the Charleston area.  Must have reliable transportation.  This is a part-time employment; scheduled hours may vary from week to week.

The starting wage is $8.00 an hour.  RGIS employees have the potential to increase their hourly wage as they increase their accuracy and productivity.

Applications are being taken on line at RGIS.com. The path is: RGIS careers>find a job>available hourly positions>requisition ID INV00186 or West Virginia.

The phone number is 304-757-0101 to find out more information.

 

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admin in Job Postings,Uncategorized on April 05 2012 » Comments are closed