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Monthly Archive for July 2012

Shred it. Shred it good this Saturday.

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Free one-day forum on small businesses to be held Aug. 20

Partnering for Success: Bringing Small Business Services to the Next Level
August 20, 2012, 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  8:30 a.m. Registration
Charleston Conference Hotel Center – Holiday Inn and Suites
400 Second Ave, Charleston, West Virginia 25303

Keynote Speaker: FDIC Acting Chairman Martin Gruenberg

The West Virginia Small and Micro Business Alliance for Economic Inclusion, in partnership with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Appalachian Regional Commission, will host a one-day forum addressing issues relevant to small and micro business service providers. This forum will provide information relating to the provision of services to existing and prospective small and micro business owners, including providing capital, education and technical assistance.  The morning will include an introduction to the West Virginia Small and Micro Business Alliance for Economic Inclusion, a panel addressing economic sectors that offer significant opportunities for small business formation and growth, and a panel that will address the present state of small business service provision in West Virginia.

The luncheon keynote speaker will be FDIC Acting Chairman Martin Gruenberg. The afternoon will include a moderated “open mike” session during which attendees will talk about what gaps exists in West Virginias small business servicing networks and what is needed to bring the provision of small business services to the next level. Organizations involved in providing services that further the development of small and micro businesses in West Virginia, including financial institutions, regulators, community development professionals, community development financial institutions, intermediaries, non-profits, and government agencies should plan to attend.

There is no cost to attend and parking is free.  http://wwwdev/news/conferences/other_events/2012-08-20.html For more information:  John Meeks at jmeeks@fdic.gov or 919-787-8727 x4915 (cell: 919-986-0915)

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Historic Preservation, Land Use and Ethics Seminar set for Sept. 13th

Preservation Alliance of WV will offer an American Institute of Certified Planners Certificate Maintenance seminar on Thursday, September 13th at the Homeowner Education & Community Center at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Charleston.   Planners can earn law & ethics credits at this training for a total of 3.5 credit hours! There is a $25 fee with lunch included. Add $15 and become a PAWV member at a discounted rate!

Schedule:

9:00 am – 10:30 am: “Historic Preservation and Land Use Law in West Virginia: What You Should Know” 1.5 Law CM credit hours

10:45 am – 12:15: “Everyday Ethics” 1.5 Ethics CM credit hours

12:30-1:30: “Planning Successes with Historic Preservation” .5 CM credit hours & Lunch

For more information on the schedule, click here.

Register by contacting info@pawv.org or call 304.345.6005.

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

Last Chance to Register to Explore the Frontier at Business After Hours this Thursday

Frontier Communications
Business After Hours
Thursday, July 26
5-7 p.m.
University of Charleston
Riggleman Rotunda
2300 MacCorkle Ave SE

Join the party this Thursday, July 26 for Frontier Communications Business After Hours at the University of Charleston in the Riggleman Rotunda.

Business After Hours events are fantastic opportunities to network and meet the region’s leaders in a relaxed setting, all while enjoying food, drinks and entertainment.

This month, Frontier Communications will showcase its new business voice over IP products.

Click here to register for the event.

The cost is $15 for Alliance members and $25 for future members who register before registration ends at 10am on Thursday, July 26th. 

Prices at the door are $25 for Alliance members and $35 for future members.

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 Events on July 25 2012 » 0 comments

Job Posting: Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation seeks Program Assistant

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation has a position open for a Program Assistant.  This person would work directly with the Program division of the Foundation and they would also be the upfront person who answers the phone, gets the mail, etc.  We are looking for someone that had moderate to strong computer skills and enjoys working with the public.  The salary range will be $25,000 to $30,000 based on experience. They also offer a full benefit package.

For more information, contact Sheri L. Ryder at 304-346-3620 or by e-mail at sryder@tgkvf.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Explore the Frontier at Business After Hours on July 26

Frontier Communications
Business After Hours
Thursday, July 26
5-7 p.m.
University of Charleston
Riggleman Rotunda
2300 MacCorkle Ave SE

Join the party Thursday, July 26 for Frontier Communications Business After Hours at the University of Charleston in the Riggleman Rotunda.

Business After Hours events are fantastic opportunities to network and meet the region’s leaders in a relaxed setting, all while enjoying food, drinks and entertainment.

This month’s event is hosted by Frontier Communications. At Business After Hours, the company will showcase its new business voice over IP products.

Click here to register for the event.

The cost is $15 for Alliance members and $25 for future members who register early online. Online registration ends the morning of July 26.

Prices at the door are $25 for Alliance members and $35 for future members.

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,Events on July 18 2012 » 0 comments

Take a stroll downtown tonight for ArtWalk

Downtown ArtWalk
Thursday, July 19
5-8 p.m.

Downtown Charleston ArtWalk is celebrating 10 years as the Capitol City’s premiere art event. This year promises to be even bigger, better and more exciting than before.

For the July 19 edition, we are adding a new venue, Woomer, Nistendirk & Associates, PLLC.

The full service accounting firm will showcase artists at its location on the fourth floor of the Village Place building at 231 Capitol Street.

The ArtWalk “Restaurant of the Month” is Adelphia, located at 218 Capitol Street. They will feature a $5 mARTini special.

Check out what’s also in store for the July 19 edition of ArtWalk.

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation 900 Lee Street, Suite 1600

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation (TGKVF) features 29 limited edition pieces of Deborah Herndon’s work ranging from photographs of French and Spanish architectural details and urban landscape (including “French Kiss Knocker,” finalist in the 67th Allied Artists Juried Competition) to one of Herndon’s more recent pieces, “Orchestra Hall, Violin Blue,” a metallic photography print/raised paint tracing on cardboard overlay. The piece was originally juried for the Annual Re/Vision Project of the Visual Arts Association of Louisville and was used to raise funds for visually impaired children of Kentucky and southern Indiana.

Also featured is Amy Brown, who has created handbags you will not want to live without. The works are various cotton fabrics with unique prints that truly set each one apart. The handbags are various sizes with multiple styles. Don’t miss this opportunity to have quality at reasonable prices. TGKVF will also feature five jewelry designs by Faye Johnson. Johnson became interested in jewelry creation in 2007 as a result of a design class at Beadlush in Charlotte, NC.

Since then Johnson has studied under critically acclaimed designer and metalsmith Dan Haga as well as jewelry maker Kim St. Jean. She has also participated in multiple art shows in the NoDa arts district of Charlotte, NC.

Art Emporium 823 Quarrier Street

Artist Daniele Piasecki has more than one string to her bow. Her show at the Art Emporium, titled “Daniele Piasecki, One Artist, Many Voices” unveils some of her artistic versatility through 45 artworks and three distinct bodies of art that Piasecki says characterize the most prevalent aspects of her personality and life work.

“In Search of Healing” is a collection of the most serene and enchanting nature scenes one may dream of having in their environment. For this body of work, Daniele has chosen the elegance and delicateness of satin fabric to print her images mounted as gallery wraps or tapestries. “Whimsy Intimate” shows bathrobes interacting with each other in intimate, whimsical and romantic settings.

The black and white photographs are partially color enhanced, predominantly with blue. “Pure Inspiration” features representations of man’s architectural creations, dynamic juxtapositions of design, textures and light, often delicately incorporating external elements that enrich the scenes with a poetic and magical flavor.

Sometimes the public wonders if all these images were really created by a single artist, though, attentive and discerning viewers quickly understand the connection among the different series beyond their obvious differences: the whole work is indeed about “beauty, idealism, love and the best in life.”

White Oak Photography 807 Quarrier Street

Please join White Oak Photography under the Oak as we celebrate a great American tradition – the summer road trip. On display will be a collection of images taken from the Great Plains to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Roadside attractions and curiosities, beautiful landscapes, and all manner of summer fun!

Gallery Eleven 1033 Quarrier Street

For July ArtWalk, Gallery Eleven will feature artist Sharon McClanahan. Her exhibit is titled, “West Virginia Creeks and Hollers,” which is a new series of West Virginia landscapes.

Romano and Associates 230 Capitol Street, Suite 200

“Interior/Exterior” is an exhibit exploring the human body from the outside- the sensual, visual, and textural form and the inside- via anatomical derived works that illustrate the experience from within the body. Megan Dailey explores the beauty and shape of the nude in shadowed, subtly composed and lit photographs. She draws on classic nude beauty photography, but pulls away from tradition with odd angles and industrial printing surfaces.

Gregg Oxley’s boxed wall pieces play on the nude form’s lines with a pop art eye while hinting at something deeper with his shadowbox paintings. Digital artist Heidi Richardson Evans draws exaggerated or imagined anatomical diagrams, but adds text and metaphor to transform the bones and organs into emotional documents of the body’s and mind’s feelings.

Delfine’s Jewelry 245 Capitol Street

Delfine’s Jewelry will be educating on the art of diamond grading. Diamonds are so valuable, it’s essential to have a universal grading system for comparing their quality. In the 1940s and ’50s, GIA developed the 4Cs and the GIA International Diamond Grading System™ to objectively compare and evaluate diamonds. Color, Cut, Clarity and Carat are the 4Cs of diamond grading to help select the perfect diamond.

The Purple Moon 906 Quarrier Street

The Purple Moon is pleased to host members of the West Virginia Allied Artists for a group show during the July 19 Charleston ArtWalk. Also featured will be works by other national, regional and local artists and, of course, a plethora of mid-20th Century design.

Good News Mountaineer Garage 221 Hale Street

Good News Mountaineer Garage is proud to present Layers Upon Layers, an invitational exhibit featuring work by collage artists Dick Allowatt, Vernon Howell, Ginger Danz, Terry Quintrell, Todd Short and Barbara Marsh Wilson. The exhibit will be presented by Tamarack Foundation. The exhibit showcases artists who specialize in collage, mixed media and impasto painting.

Taylor Books Annex Gallery 226 Capitol Street

Taylor Books Annex Studio pottery students will be selling their work on the store’s sidewalk on Capitol Street. The proceeds will go towards purchasing a Bailey Pugmill machine that will enable them to recycle clay leftovers.

Once the machine is purchased, Annex Studio will offer an outreach program to explain the benefits and make use of the recycled clay. They recently received a Square Meal grant from the Arts Council of Kanawha Valley towards this purchase.

Mission Savvy 202 Hale Street

Mission Savvy “Organic To Go” will be available on Hale Street for the duration of ArtWalk selling organic, vegan dishes and fresh juices.

Sky Lounge 26 Capitol Street

Sky Lounge will feature sculptures, paintings, and handmade jewelry. Also, buy one, get one martinis, free food and wine.

 

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Member Market: Weather the Storm with City National Bank

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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admin in Announcements,Member Market on July 16 2012 » 0 comments

Hit the links with the Alliance at the 2012 Golf Scramble

Charleston Area Alliance Golf Scramble
Monday, Sept. 17
11 a.m.
Berry Hills Country Club
1 Berry Hills Road

Sign up today for the 2012 Charleston Area Alliance Golf Scramble.

Hit the links with Alliance and title sponsor United Bank at the annual fundraising event on Sept. 17 at Berry Hills Country Club starting at 11 a.m.

This year’s scramble features a Hole-in-One Challenge, which includes a $10,000 grand prize. Proceeds from the golf outing support the Alliance’s job-creation and community enhancement programs.

The cost per foursome is $700. The cost per individual golfer is $175. Those prices increase to $800 and $200 after Sept. 7.

To download the registration form, go to: http://www.charlestonareaalliance.org/shared/content/GolfFlier2010v2.pdf

Exclusive sponsorships, which offer premier opportunities to showcase your business and forge valuable connections with decision makers, are now available.

Tournament sponsorships are available at $2,500. Eagle sponsorships are $1,000. Hole sponsorships are available at $500.

For more information about sponsorships, contact Matthew Thompson by Email at mthompson@charlestonareaalliance.org or by phone at (304) 340-4253.

Registration begins at 10 a.m. Lunch follows at 11 a.m., and the shotgun start is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Dinner and an awards banquet follow.

One of the premier events of the year, the Alliance Golf Scramble sells out quickly.

Sign up today!

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admin in Announcements,Events on July 13 2012 » 0 comments

New Alliance initiative offers support for burgeoning entrepreneurs

The Charleston Area Alliance will plant the seeds of success for up to 20 budding area businesses in the year ahead through GROW, a new initiative designed to foster entrepreneurship in the Kanawha Valley. GROW will be an annual training program that supports all levels of entrepreneurs.

The program, which will break ground in August 2012, will offer sustained training, individual coaching and peer feedback to Kanawha Valley entrepreneurs who have been in business for less than a year and who seek to expand their network and gain insight from experienced and successful area business people.

The first GROW class will be limited to 20 individuals. Entrepreneurs must meet eligibility requirements, submit a completed application and commit to one year of engaged participation.

Deadline for applications is August 1, 2012.

Get started today by completing the application found at: http://www.charlestonareaalliance.org/shared/content/GROW_Application.pdf

The 12-month program will offer entrepreneurial education, support and network building through:

– Educational courses led by University of Charleston MBA professors and successful regional entrepreneurs; – One-on-one meetings with business coaches from the West Virginia Small Business Development Center (SBDC); – Entrepreneur peer group meetings facilitated by a SBDC business coach.

GROW members will also receive access to free consulting from business professionals in an array of fields including legal, accounting, banking, graphic design, and human resources.

Tuition for the program is $200, which includes a complimentary one-year membership to the Alliance ($365 value).

Completed applications should be emailed to: SRomano@CharlestonAreaAlliance.org; sent by fax to (304) 304-4275.

 

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