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Monthly Archive for February 2013

Early bird rates end Friday for Small Business Showcase

bus summit III-1Time is running out to take advantage of the early bird rates for the annual Charleston Small Business Showcase, presented by the Charleston Area Alliance and Frontier Communications.

The showcase, held in conjunction with the popular Business After Hours hosted by the Charleston Marriott Town Center, is a premier venue for raising your company’s visibility, making new connections and forging relationships with clients and community leaders.

The showcase will be held March 28 from 5-8 p.m. at the Charleston Town Center Marriott.

To feature your business at the expo, the early bird fees are $200 Alliance members/$325 future members. To register for the expo, click the link below.

Click here to register for an expo table.

Prices go up to $275 for Alliance members and $400 on Friday after 4 p.m.

If you would just like to attend the Business After Hours event and not feature your business at the expo, please register by clicking the link below:

To register as an individual for Business After Hours, click here.

The cost for BAH is $15 for Alliance members and $25 for future members who register early online.

Prices go up to $25 for Alliance members and $35 for future members on March 27 after 5 p.m.

This event sells out quickly, so register today.

For more information, e-mail Matthew Thompson or call him at 304-340-4253.

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

 

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admin in Announcements,Events on February 27 2013 » 0 comments

Spilman Supports Bennington Book Launch with Continued Focus on Diversity

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Elevations honors women veterans this Wednesday

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Professional Women’s Luncheon
Wednesday, March 6
Noon- 1:15 p.m. Check-in begins at 11:45 a.m.
Embassy Suites
300 Court Street

In conjunction with Women’s Day at the Legislature, Elevations is proud to partner with the WV Women’s Commission to present “Empowering Female Veterans and Women in Military Families,” a luncheon and workshop to be held March 6 at the Embassy Suites.

The featured F7 Group promotes business, training and entrepreneurial opportunities for women who serve. Attendees will enjoy a networking luncheon, followed by optional breakout training sessions with the renowned F7 Group.

The event will open at 11:45 a.m. with informal networking, followed by a luncheon program at noon.

Registration is $30 for Alliance members, $40 for future members through Friday, March 1. Fees increase to $40 Alliance members and $50 future members after that date.

Click HERE to register.

Women veterans are invited to attend with a complimentary ticket. Veterans should contact Leigh Anne Strickland as soon as possible to reserve your seat.

If you work with an Alliance member business and need assistance locating your password to access exclusive member discounts, please email Leigh Anne Strickland.

Elevations is presented by the Charleston Area Alliance and Title Sponsor DOW. The mission of the 1,800-member group is to enrich, empower and elevate women to achieve success for themselves, their businesses and their community.

About the F7 Group

Recognizing and believing in the courage, value adn abilties of women who serve our country in many different capacities, the F7 Group provides fundamental tools, systems and networks through retreats, boot camps and technology based platforms. The group also provides corporate training programs to teach companies “how to speak VET”. Visit the F7 Group online to learn more about the services, trainings and programs offered for women veterans and the corporate and business communities.

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admin in Announcements,Elevations,Events on February 22 2013 » 0 comments

Transforming a community through transportation

Click the image below to RSVP for the free Feb. 28 Think Tank event or visit HERE.

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admin in Announcements,Events on February 20 2013 » 0 comments

Don’t miss Energy Speaks Business After Hours on Feb. 28

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Business After Hours
Thursday, Feb. 28
5-7 p.m.
Charles Ryan Associates
601 Morris Street, Suite 301

Join Energy Speaks and the Charleston Area Alliance for the next Business After Hours on Feb. 28.

Energy Speaks is a campaign sponsored by the Just Beneath the Surface Alliance. The purpose of the Alliance is to provide the public with facts, clarify false information and offer an in-depth look into the natural gas industry.

Doug Malcolm, Vice President/Owner of DC Malcolm Inc. and other oil and natural gas experts will speak about the industry and the Energy Speaks initiatives.

Catering for the event will be provided by Paterno’s at the Park.

Register here

Early bird rates are $15 for Alliance members and $25 for future members. Early bird rates expire Feb. 27 at 5 p.m. 

After that, prices go up to $25 for Alliance members and $35 for future members.

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

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,Events on February 19 2013 » 0 comments

A special message from our President & CEO Matthew Ballard

ALLIANCE_color~horizThe Charleston Area Alliance announces with sadness the passing of Lewis Caldwell Davis, former president of the Business and Industrial Development Corporation (BIDCO). BIDCO is one of the organizations that combined to create the Alliance in 2004. Mr. Davis served as BIDCO president from 1993-97.

Under Mr. Davis’s leadership, BIDCO spearheaded many far-reaching economic development projects, including development of the Southridge Centre on Corridor G. The Kanawha Valley continues to benefit from the significant job and business opportunities that resulted from these and other major efforts launched during his tenure as BIDCO president. The Alliance’s success today can be attributed to the visionary work of leaders such as Mr. Davis. We honor his legacy and join with the rest of the community in extending our deepest sympathy to his family at this sorrowful time.

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admin in Announcements on February 18 2013 » 0 comments

Job posting: Tamarack Foundation looking for an Executive Assistant

Tamarack Foundation Executive Assistant position

The ideal candidate would have experience as an Executive Assistant in a fast paced, small staffed, development environment providing assistance to the Executive Director and Program Coordinator. Essential duties include day-to-day operations by providing administrative and secretarial support; participation in all development activities, programming and events; point person on social media implementation strategies; and, development of draft communication for e-newsletters and donor correspondence.

Also provides administrative support for the Foundation board of directors and committees as needed. Ability to use more advanced computer programs such as spreadsheets, databases and proficient in use of Internet and Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, QuickBooks, and Constant Contact.

Excellent oral and written communication skills a must. For confidential consideration, please send resume and salary history to Sally Barton, Executive Director, Tamarack Foundation at sbarton@tamarackwv.com or to 3310 Piedmont Rd., Charleston, WV 25306 by March 1, 2013.

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admin in Job Postings on February 18 2013 » 0 comments

Register now for ‘Do Something’ awards for young entrepreneurs

Awards for Young U.S. and Canadian Social Entrepreneurs

 
Do Something Awards Program

Do Something is a national nonprofit organization that inspires young people to believe that change is possible, and trains, funds, and mobilizes them to be leaders who measurably strengthen their communities. The Do Something Award identifies exceptional young social entrepreneurs, activists, and community leaders who have a significant social impact. Five semi-finalists will receive a minimum of $10,000 in community grants and scholarships. Of those five winners, one will be selected to win the Grand Prize and will receive a total of $100,000 in community grants. Applicants must be 25 or younger and be a U.S. or Canadian citizen or permanent resident. The application deadline is April 15, 2013.

Visit the Do Something website for application information.

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admin in Announcements on February 18 2013 » 0 comments

Member Market: Earn your Executive MBA from WVU

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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Energy efficiency expert to hold workshops this Saturday at the Alliance

Energy Efficiency in the East End (e4) is a new Charleston Area Alliance initiative that pits East End blocks against one another to compete for the largest reduction in energy consumed.

The assessment helps identify areas of homes that may be wasting valuable energy by providing a free in-home energy audit.   As part of the initiative, expert energy enthusiast Jeff Barrie will host a series of workshops on Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Charleston Area Alliance. The workshops are FREE and open to the public. Attend the workshop all day or come for various charette’s that speak to your interest.

Check out the workshop schedule below.

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