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Monthly Archive for May 2012

Calling all educators! Earn $500 during your summer break.

Are you a teacher?

Guidance Counselor?

Curriculum Developer?

Looking to gain better insight into the everyday jobs of industry professionals AND receive $500?

Apply for the Charleston Area Alliance Educator | Industry Institute (E|II) to: • Gain insight into the everyday operations of the energy, chemical, automotive and other regional industry activities. • Learn about future jobs for your students. • Develop relationships for future partnerships and/or internships for students. E|II will be begin July 9-12 and will continue July 16-July 19. Each session will be held from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in various locations throughout the Kanawha Valley.

Mornings will be spent in seminars hearing from top executives in each of their respective industries.  Afternoons will be spent traveling to various industrial sites including, but not limited to, Toyota, WV Regional Technology Park, Cabin Creek Health Systems and Bayer CropScience.

Click HERE for an application and full program agenda.  Applications are due to CNaumoff@charlestonareaalliance.org by Friday, June 8th.

Sign up today! The Institute is limited to the first 15 participants that register.

For successful completion of the program, educators will receive $500, courtesy of the Charleston Area Alliance and the Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation.

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admin in Announcements,Events on May 31 2012 » 0 comments

CONSOL Executive Joins ‘Women with Energy’ Panel

‘Women with Energy’
Elevations Professional Women’s Network Luncheon
Thursday, June 21
11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.
Charleston Marriott Town Center

Katharine Fredriksen, senior vice president, Environmental and Regulatory Affairs for CONSOL Energy, Inc., is the latest speaker to join a panel of women executives shaping energy policy to be featured at the next Elevations Professional Women’s Network event.

The second annual “Women with Energy” luncheon will be held Thursday, June 21, at the Charleston Marriott Town Center Ballroom.

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

Sharon O. Flanery, a petroleum engineer and attorney who leads the Steptoe & Johnson Energy Team, will moderate the second annual “Women with Energy,” a roundtable discussion with women business executives, lawyers, engineers and other professionals from the natural gas, coal and renewable energy sectors.

Confirmed speakers to date include:

• Shannon Ames, Director of Government Relations (US Operations), Brookfield Renewable Energy Group, Marlborough, Mass.
• Maribeth Anderson, Senior Director of Corporate Development and Government Relations, Chesapeake Energy
• Katharine Fredriksen, senior vice president, Environmental Strategy and Regulatory Affairs for CONSOL, Pittsburgh.
• Tania Hotmer, External Affairs Manager, AEP

The event begins at 11:30 a.m. with informal networking (optional), followed by a luncheon and program at noon. An invitation-only VIP reception for sponsors and dignitaries is scheduled for 11 a.m.

Click here to register

Registration is $40 for Alliance members/$50 future members through June 13. Prices increase to $50 Alliance members/$60 future members after that date.

This event is presented by Steptoe & Johnson. Co-sponsors to date are AEP and NiSource. Sponsorships, which include admission to a VIP pre-event, Meet & Greet with speakers and state leaders along with other benefits, start at $750. For more information, contact Leigh Anne Stickland, lstrickland@charlestonareaalliance.org.

Click HERE for sponsorship details.

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.

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 cancelation refunds within 48 hours of the event. Thank you.  

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admin in Announcements,Elevations on May 30 2012 » 0 comments

Technology Summit to be held this Friday in Hurricane

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Job Posting: General Corporation looking for a full-time secretary

Job Posting: General Corporation looking for a full-time secretary

FULL TIME SECRETARY – Excellent typing and proofreading skills needed.  Must be computer proficient.  Organizational skills and attention to detail a must.  Send resume and pay requirements to General Corporation, P. O. Box 6190, Charleston, WV  25362.

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Job Posting: BB&T hiring a Regional Institutional Portfolio Manager

BB&T is hiring a Regional Institutional Portfolio Manager in Charleston.

Manage an investment portfolio of assigned accounts for institutional clients with target client relationship size greater than $2 million with varying degrees of complexity and customization.  This role also entails significant engagement in providing client service delivery, investment policy advisory and new business development.  Operate within Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) regulations.

If you’re interested in applying to be a Regional Institutional Portfolio Manager for BB&T, please contact:

Katie McCollum Honeycutt
BB&T Employment and Executive Search
Employment Consultant II
Banking Officer
919-716-9188 phone
919-716-9234 fax
Katie.Honeycutt@BBandT.com

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Alliance members are here for your summertime/vacation needs

Memorial Day is upon us and Charleston Area Alliance member businesses are ready to help with your summertime and vacation needs.

From restaurants to clothing and family activities, the Alliance represents a broad range of vendors and professional service providers who can assist you, your company and your family with all facets of summer.

We encourage you to support the businesses that are supporting Charleston and our region through their membership in the Alliance.

Our 600 members represent 40,000 employees who are collectively creating jobs, enhancing our community, investing in people – and making a wide investment in their own success!

Turn to them first for your summertime needs. (For a complete member directory, go to: www.CharlestonAreaAlliance.org)

TRAVEL AND TOURISM NEEDS:

Appalachian Tire Products
Bert Wolfe Ford Porsche Audi & Toyota
Charleston Convention & Visitors Bureau
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Marty’s Tire Store
Moses Cadillac Buick, GMC
Moses Ford BMW
National Travel
One Stop
Snowshoe Resort
South Charleston Convention & Visitors Bureau
Waterfront Place Hotel
Yeager Airport

SUMMER STYLE:

Delfine’s
House of Luxe
Ivor’s Trunk
Kelley’s Mens Shop
Turner Medical Spa
Visions Day Spa

RECREATION AND SUMMER CAMPS:

Berry Hills Country Club
Charleston Marine, Inc.
Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences
Edgewood Country Club
Girl Scouts of Black Diamond
Hatfield-McCoy Regional Recreational Authority
Mountaineer Montessori School
Trojan Landing Marine
West Virginia Power
YMCA of Kanawha Valley, Inc.
YWCA of Charleston

FOOD AND BEVERAGE:

AVI Food Systems Inc.
Bear’s Den
Bar 101
Bridge Road Bistro
Buffalo Wild Wings
Buzz Products
Charleston Marriott Town Center
Chick-Fil-A Southridge Centre
Corey Brothers, Inc.
Distinctive Gourmet
Embassy Suites
Fifth Quarter
First Watch Restaurant/Chelken, Inc.
Golden Corral Restaurant
Hardings Family Restaurant
Honeybaked Ham Company & Cafe
Joe Fazio’s Restaurant
Kroger
Little Caesar’s Pizza
Longhorn Steakhouse
Meticulous Pies & Pints
Qdoba Mexican Grill
Quaker Steak & Lube
Ramada Plaza Hotel
Red Carpet Lounge
Summit Conference Center, Inc
The Chop House
The Liquor Company
Tidewater Grill
Tyler Mountain Water Company
United Valley Bell

AROUND THE HOME:

Art Emporium
Charleston Cut Flower
Chet Lowther Studios
Contemporary Galleries
Gallery Eleven
Green’s Feed & Seed
Peerless Block & Brick Company
Purple Moon
Stray Dog Antiques
Taylor Books and Annex Gallery
TerraCare
Valley Gardens
Winter Floral & Antiques
Young Floral

To see a full list of Charleston Area Alliance members, alphabetically or by category, click HERE.

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Learn Photoshop on May 30 at the Alliance

DigiTools: Adobe Photoshop (Now At Reduced Rates)
Wednesday, May 30
9 a.m. – Noon
Charleston Area Alliance
1116 Smith St.

Register now to sign up for DigiTools: Adobe Photoshop training.

DigiTools is a partnership between the Charleston Area Alliance and Bridgemont Community and Technical College to offer training on Microsoft software.

This next session will focus on Adobe Photoshop, a very popular photo editing software.

The one-day Adobe Photoshop class will be held Wednesday, May 30 at the Charleston Area Alliance offices on 1116 Smith Street.

To register for the Photoshop training, please click the link below.

Register Here.

Tools that will be learned at this session will include:

• Working with image selections
• Working with layers
• Adjusting images
• Retouching and repairing images
• Resizing images

And much more!

The classes are only open to the first 13 individuals who sign up. The cost is $40 for Alliance members and $65 for future Alliance members.

Future sessions in Adobe InDesign will be available for registration in the coming weeks.

If you’re a business professional or an individual interested in sharpening your computer skills, sign up and take the Photoshop session.

For more information, contact Matthew Thompson at mthompson@charlestonareaalliance.org or at 304-340-4253.

The Alliance cannot invoice for groups of fewer than 10 and is unable to issue refunds for cancellations received less than 48 prior to an event.

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‘Common Sense Problem Solving’ class to be held June 5

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Calling all educators! Earn extra money during your summer break.

Calling all educators! Develop innovative new lesson plans and activities relevant to exciting future opportunities for students in our region.

Are you Interested in …

• Demystifying the energy, chemical, automotive and other regional industry activities?

• Learning about future jobs relative to Kanawha Valley industries?

• Developing relationships for future partnerships and/or internships for students?

Then join Vision 2030 for the Educator | Industry Institute, which will be begin July 9-12 and will continue July 16-July 19. Each session will be held from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in various locations throughout the Kanawha Valley.

Click HERE for an application and full program agenda.  Applications are due to CNaumoff@charlestonareaalliance.org by Friday, June 8th.

Sign up today! The Institute is limited to the first 15 participants that register.

For successful completion of the program, educators will receive $500, courtesy of the Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation

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