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Early bird rates extended for Oct. 29 Elevations Academy

“We Can Do It!”:
Elevations Enrichment and Leadership Academy
Monday, October 29
11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Embassy Suites

Early bird rates have been extended for the third annual Elevations Enrichment and Leadership Academy on Oct. 29 at the Embassy Suites. The academy is a half-day workshop featuring inspiring speakers and informative sessions to help professional women realize their potential and take their career to the next level.

This event will be submitted for continuing education credit. for attorneys and CPAs. This year’s academy will be followed by a “Wine, Women & Wisdom” dinner at the Bridge Road Bistro.

Speakers and presenters include:

  • Shelley Moore Capito, West Virginia Second Congressional District
  • First Lady Joanne Tomblin
  • Emily Bennington, Forbes blogger and author, “Who Says It’s a Man’s World: The Girls’ Guide to Corporate Domination”
  • Emilie Couch, Yarid’s
  • Buddie Curdette, West Virginia Rosie, World War II veteran
  • Kathleen DuBois, Progressity
  • Crystal Good, Mythology Marketing
  • Betty Ireland, former WV  Secretary of State
  • Susan Lavenski, Charles Ryan Associates
  • Jennifer Miller, Mission Savvy
  • Anne Montague, West Virginia Rosie the Riveter Project
  • WV Delegate Meshea Poore
  • Rachel Mallory Richards,  Brian Atwood Designs
  • Nesha Sanghavi, University Girl Apparel
  • Jennifer Sayre, Kanawha County manager

For a complete lineup and event details, please click HERE.

For individual registration for the event, please click HERE.

Registration for the event (excludes the wine dinner) is $85 Alliance members and $95 for future members. The cost goes up $10 each after Oct. 5.

To register for the “Wine, Women & Wisdom” dinner, please click HERE.

You cannot register for the dinner unless you are registered for the Elevations Academy daytime program.

A range of exclusive sponsorship opportunities is available. For more information, contact JoEllen Zacks, jzacks@charlestonareaalliance.org.

Attendees are also encouraged to bring donations of gently used professional clothing, outerwear, shoes and accessories, which will be collected by Dress for Success and distributed to disadvantaged women entering the workplace. 

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 September 28 2012 » 0 comments

5K run/walk to benefit WVSU scholarship fund to be held Oct. 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How is your internet service in your area? Take this survey from the RIC.

The Regional Intergovernmental Council  is asking  people to participate in a important internet service study that is being conducted with a focus on Boone, Clay, Kanawha, and Putnam Counties.  Your participation in the survey is important in obtaining the information and data needed to improve local and regional Internet service and to make our region an even better place to live and work.

Please take a few minutes of your time to complete the “Business Survey” at http://www.wvregion3.org. A “Residential Survey” is also available at this location. Thank you in advance for your time and participation.

 

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admin in Announcements on September 26 2012 » 0 comments

Learn about the Marcellus job opportunities tonight

Mountaineer Energy Forum
Thursday, Sept. 27
5-7:30 p.m.
Mary C. Snow West Side Elementary School
100 Florida Street

The Mountaineer Energy Forum (MEF) and the American Petroleum Institute (API) will host a Mountaineer Energy Forum tonight from 5-7:30 p.m., at the Mary C. Snow West Side Elementary School located at 100 Florida Street in Charleston, West Virginia.

The forum, which is co-sponsored by the Charleston Area Alliance, will update the community on developments with the Marcellus Shale gas and related industries. The program will also highlight employment and economic opportunities in the natural gas industries and the education and training required for these jobs.

The Mountaineer Energy Forum targets middle and high school students, adults, parents, educators and other interested parties. Representatives from Bridgemont and Kanawha Valley Community and Technical Colleges, Job Corps and Kanawha County Schools will be available to discuss education and job training opportunities.

The reception will begin at 5 p.m. with food, musical entertainment, door prizes and give-a-ways.

The Mountaineer Energy Forum presentations will begin at 6 p.m. and will include presentations by:

  • First Lady Joanne Tomblin
  • Charleston Mayor Danny Jones
  • Rev. Paul Dunn, First Baptist Church of Charleston
  • Mark Julian, WV Deputy Commerce Secretary
  • Deryck Spooner, API  Representative
  • Dr. Carolyn Stewart, Herb Henderson Office of Minority Affairs
  • Rev. Matthew J. Watts, HOPE  Community Development Corporation
  • Dennis Xander, Independent  Oil and Gas Association

The admission and food is free. The public is cordially invited. For information, contact Betsy DeBord at 304-345-1151 or Bonita Perry-Dean at 304-343-4673.

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admin in Announcements,Events on September 24 2012 » 0 comments

Women in Technology Conference to be held Oct.18-19 at Oglebay Resort

The first Women in Technology: A Formula for Success conference has been scheduled for October 18-19 at Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, WV. The conference is a two-day program designed to inspire and support women working in technology fields, whether in higher education, as a fledgling entrepreneur, or in private industry. It will feature a full slate of inspirational women speakers, informative and useful panel discussions/breakout sessions, and an ample opportunity for quality networking. Presented by TechConnect West Virginia, the conference will highlight women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), encourage women in research, and provide guidance and support to women entrepreneurs.

The conference will feature an opening keynote luncheon address by NASA Astronaut Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger, as well as breakout sessions, vendor showcase, panel discussions, and a networking reception. If you are a woman small business owner, a woman entrepreneur, a woman researcher, a woman innovator, a woman funder, a woman inventor, a woman leader, or a woman interested in any of these things, then the Women in Technology: A Formula for Success Conference is for you. The conference website for info and registration is http://techconnectwv.wildapricot.org/. Please feel free to share this information with any/all women who may be interested in attending.

For additional information, please contact: Anne Barth, Executive Director, TechConnectWV, anne@techconnectwv.org, (C) 304.444.2918

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Register now for the Oct. 29 Elevations Academy (Date Clarification)

“We Can Do It!”:
Elevations Enrichment and Leadership Academy
Monday, October 29
11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Embassy Suites

Online registration is now for the third annual Elevations Enrichment and Leadership Academy on Oct. 29 at the Embassy Suites.

The academy is a half-day workshop featuring inspiring speakers and informative sessions to help professional women realize their potential and take their career to the next level.

This year’s academy will be followed by a “Wine, Women & Wisdom” dinner at the Bridge Road Bistro.

Speakers and presenters include:

  • Shelley Moore Capito, West Virginia Second Congressional District
  • First Lady Joanne Tomblin
  • Emily Bennington, Forbes blogger  and author, “Who Says It’s a Man’s World: The Girls’ Guide to Corporate Domination”
  • Emilie Couch, Yarid’s
  • Buddie Curdette, West Virginia Rosie, World War II veteran
  • Kathleen DuBois, Progressity
  • Crystal Good, Mythology Marketing
  • Betty Ireland, former WV Secretary of State
  • Susan Lavenski, Charles Ryan Associates
  • Jennifer Miller, Mission  Savvy
  • Anne Montague, West Virginia Rosie the Riveter Project
  • WV Delegate Meshea Poore
  • Rachel Mallory Richards, Brian Atwood Designs
  • Nesha Sanghavi, University Girl Apparel
  • Jennifer Sayre, Kanawha County manager

For a complete lineup and event details, please click HERE.

For individual registration for the event, please click HERE.

To register for the “Wine, Women & Wisdom” dinner, please click HERE.

A range of exclusive sponsorship opportunities is available. For more information, contact JoEllen Zacks, jzacks@charlestonareaalliance.org.

Attendees are also encouraged to bring donations of gently used professional clothing, outerwear, shoes and accessories, which will be collected by Dress for Success and distributed to disadvantaged women entering the workplace.

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.

Expo Information

Showcase your business, product or service at the region’s premier netwoking and leadership event for young professional and executive women: “We Can Do It!,” the third annual Enrichment and Leadership academy.

Expo sponsors receive two full-admission tickets to the event; exhibit table from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; listing in program and multi- and social media promotions; and the opportunity to provide door prize.

Visits to expo tables will be incorporated into leadership networking exercises to increase sponsor exposure and contact with attendees.

Expo registration fees are $300 corporate Alliance member; $175 non-profit member. Future member fees are $400 corporate tables, $275 non-profit tables. Prices for all increase by $100 after Sept. 28.

Last year’s Elevations Expo sold out quickly and tables are going fast this year. Table assignments will be processed on a first-come basis. To register, complete the form found HERE.

For more info, contact Matthew Thompson by e-mail HERE.

 

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admin in Announcements,Elevations,Events on September 21 2012 » 0 comments

What you do says who you are. Learn more this Wednesday.

Brand Conversations:
An inclusion=innovation event
Wednesday, Oct. 3
Noon – 1:15 p.m.
Sugar Maple Cafe inside Cabela’s
200 Cross Terrace Blvd

Social media and changing demographics have upended traditional one-way communication for business. Engaging with today’s customers and employees today demands authenticity  and transparency. And nowhere are the stakes higher than in relationships with young professionals and those from diverse backgrounds.

“We are not seats or eyeballs or end users or customers.  We are human beings – and our reach exceeds your grasp.  Deal with it,” says “The Cluetrain Manifesto:  The End of Business as Usual.”

“Brand Conversations,” to be presented by the Charleston Area Alliance and Ernst & Young, will showcase ways local businesses are communicating their core values and ensuring that they not only talk the talk, but walk the walk with clients and employees.

The program, part of the Alliance’s “inclusion=innovation” series, will be held at noon, Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Sugar Maple Café located at Cabela’s.

Speakers include:

  • Crystal Good, Director of  Brand Experience, Mythology Marketing
  • Skip Lineberg, Chief Innovation Officer, Spilman, Thomas & Battle
  • Dr. Donna Panucci, Panucci & Jackfert DDS
  • Randy Stout, Ernst & Young

The goal mission of the Alliance “inclusion=innovation” initiative, presented by title sponsor Ernst & Young,  is to promote innovation and collaboration by helping businesses and our region benefit from the diverse contributions of all segments of our community.

Registration, which includes lunch, is $15 for Alliance members, $25 for future members through Sept. 28. Prices go up $10 after that.

Click here to register.

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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Join us Thursday for a special edition of ArtWalk

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

Join the Charleston Area Alliance this Thursday for a special Downtown ArtWalk.

This month, ArtWalk is the grand finale event for Generation Charleston’s Urban Living 2012. The three-day affair showcases showcase the advantages and values of “living, working and playing” downtown.

ArtWalk is celebrating 10 years as the Capitol City’s premiere art event.

Check out what’s in store for Thursday’s edition of ArtWalk.

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
900 Lee Street, Suite 1600

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation will feature six artists in during ArtWalk: Deborah Herndon, photographer; Faye Johnson, jewelry designer; Jennifer Bloomfield, photographer; Diana Pittis, Anna “Tookie” Nibert and Katie Cumberledge.

Art Emporium
823 Quarrier Street

Art Emporium presents “My Illustrated Life” – Watercolor Reflections by Sharon Harms.

“My Illustrated Life,” is a series of recently completed watercolors that reflect the beauty and magic in Sharon’s life. Her works will be on display Sept. 17- Oct. 13.

White Oak Photography
807 Quarrier Street

Artist Jennifer McGee works in acrylics and recently began developing her skills as an intuitive artist while enrolled in a Fearless Painting Adventure with Dirty Footprints studio. Jennifer’s paintings reflect her journey through life with vibrant color and vivid imagery. For stories about Jennifer’s painting process, please visit www.thecreativefire.blogspot.com.

Gallery Eleven
1033 Quarrier Street

Gallery Eleven will feature the work of artist Pat Miller.

Charleston Ballet
100 Capitol Street

ArtWalk guests are invited to join members of the Charleston Ballet and Capitol Clay Arts, LLC for a drink and a snack for our “Dancing and Drinks” series.

View the inside world of ballet dancers at work in a class and rehearsal setting for their upcoming October performances of “La Bayadere,” along with dance artwork pottery displays from Capitol Clay Arts in South Charleston along with a few works of dance photography by Charleston Photographer, K. D. Lett.

House of Luxe
817 Quarrier Street

House of Luxe will be running an ArtWalk clearance in September of Spring/Summer jewelry and accessories. Get savings of 60 percent off. The shop will feature collectable jewels by Marcia Moran, Miguel Ases, Amanda Sterrett and Mashka.

Woomer, Nistendirk & Associates
231 Capitol Street

Linda Charles Stone has participated in solo, group and juried exhibitions with success. She has taught group classes at The Greenbrier, but prefers to spend her time creating.

Emily Roles has painted in many different types of media, but enjoys painting acrylic on paper. The works featured at ArtWalk are from a series of Sheep Paintings: sheep along a road in Canaan, sheep on a diagonal, and a dog in sheep clothing.

Dawn Combs has work ranging from photos of monarch butterflies to paintings of Canaan Valley. She does oil and acrylics and recently had a People’s Choice Winner in the May 2012 ArtWalk for her “Ballet Rehearsal”.

John Maurer is an artist that creates oil and acrylic paintings of scenes from places where he has traveled over the past decade, primarily Europe.

Sky Lounge
26 Capitol Street

Sky Lounge will feature sculptures made by local artist William Marple. Also featured will be paintings from John Patterson, handmade kids’ accessories by Shawanda Eckerd and arts and crafts made from John LaMaster.

Romano & Associates
230 Capitol Street

The Alzheimer’s Association, WV Chapter is partnering with Romano & Associates to host “ArtWalk to End Alzheimer’s,” a celebration of World Alzheimer’s Month and to kickoff Alzheimer’s Action Day, which is Sept. 21. The show features dual exhibits: “The Journey” by artist Michael Green, and “Memories in the Making” by various artists living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias.

“The Journey,” a series of paintings, depict not only Green’s father’s journey with Alzheimer’s, but also the journey from a caregiver’s perspective.

The “Memories in the Making” program was an art program sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association for persons in the early to middle stages of Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder. The purpose of the program was to: encourage communication through painting; explore the process of creating; increase self-esteem through the creation of something of value; and to provide sensory stimulation for the participants.

Taylor Books Annex Gallery
226 Capitol Street

Lauren Adams will be exhibiting her solo exhibition at Annex Gallery. Recently, Lauren exhibited in a two person show titled “Brian Ferrell and Lauren Adams: The Aesthetics of Nature.” at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley. Adams is a juried artist of Tamarack’s David L. Dickirson Gallery. Her work belongs in both public and private collections throughout the country, most notably the West Virginia State Museum.

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admin in Announcements,Downtown ArtWalk,Events on September 18 2012 » 0 comments

Member Market: Real estate auction Oct. 10 on Charleston’s West Side

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 September 17 2012 » 0 comments

Capito to headline third annual Elevations Academy on Oct. 29

We Can Do It!”:
Elevations Enrichment and Leadership Academy

Monday, October 29
11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Embassy Suites

Save the date for the third annual Elevations Enrichment and Leadership Academy on Oct. 29 at the Embassy Suites.

The academy is a half-day workshop featuring inspiring speakers and informative sessions to help professional women realize their potential and take their career to the next level.

This year’s academy will be followed by a “Wine, Women & Wisdom” dinner at the Bridge Road Bistro.

Speakers and presenters include:

  • Shelley Moore Capito, West Virginia Second Congressional District
  • First Lady Joanne Tomblin
  • Emily Bennington, Forbes blogger  and author, “Who Says It’s a Man’s World: The Girls’ Guide      to Corporate Domination”
  • Emilie Couch, Yarid’s
  • Buddie Curdette, West Virginia Rosie, World War II veteran
  • Kathleen DuBois, Progressity
  • Crystal Good, Mythology Marketing
  • Betty Ireland, former WV Secretary of State
  • Susan Lavenski, Charles Ryan Associates
  • Jennifer Miller, Mission Savvy
  • Anne Montague, West Virginia Rosie the Riveter Project
  • WV Delegate Meshea Poore
  • Rachel Mallory Richards, Brian Atwood Designs
  • Nesha Sanghavi, University Girl Apparel
  • Jennifer Sayre, Kanawha County manager

For a complete lineup and event details, please click HERE.

Online registration for the event will begin on Sept. 19 at www.CharlestonAreaAlliance.org

A range of exclusive sponsorship opportunities is available. For more information, contact JoEllen Zacks, jzacks@charlestonareaalliance.org.

Attendees are also encouraged to bring donations of gently used professional clothing, outerwear, shoes and accessories, which will be collected by Dress for Success and distributed to disadvantaged women entering the workplace.

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