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Finance behind the fantasy at the next Elevations event

Elevations

Elevations:
The Business of Fashion
Wednesday, May 8
11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.
WV Culture Center

Early bird rates have been extended for the next Elevations luncheon.

When it comes to the bottom line, the fashion industry is all business. According to the University of Delaware, $250 billion is spent in the U.S. annually on clothing and accessories, and some 4 million Americans are employed in a fashion-related job.

Charleston native and George Washington High School graduate Rachel Mallory Richards, a shoe designer for some of America’s most successful brands, will share an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the financial decisions that drive style at the next Elevations luncheon, to be held Wednesday, May 8, at the West Virginia Culture Center.

The event begins at 11:30 a.m. with an informal reception and preview of fashion from local retailers and women-owned businesses to be featured the following day at “Girl on Fire,” the West Virginia Symphony League’s annual fashion show. Lunch will be served at noon.

Reservations for this special event are $45 Alliance members/$55 future members.

Register here

Sponsor tables of eight are available for $750 Alliance members/$850 future members. Please contact Leigh Anne Strickland for more information.

The Elevations Professional Women’s Network is presented by the Charleston Area Alliance and Title Sponsor DOW.

After earning a bachelor’s degree in industrial design from the University of Cincinnati, Richards designed shoes for DIESEL for two years. During that time, she met her husband Kevin, also a product designer, in San Francisco and took the road north, where she exercised her skills as a soft goods designer.

However, Richards’ love of shoes couldn’t keep her away from opportunities in New York City. She and her husband moved, found a great apartment in the West Village, picked up a French bulldog along the way, and set out to pursue a life of shoes – lots, and lots of shoes. She landed a job with the Jones Group in 2009 and took on the role of design director for B BRIAN ATWOOD, BOUTIQUE 9,
RACHEL Rachel Roy and RACHEL ROY footwear. She was the lead designer who brought B BRIAN ATWOOD to life, helping the brand to win Footwear News Brand Launch of the Year 2011.

On April 1, Richards assumed a new position as Vice President of Design for Kenneth Cole Women’s Footwear. Join us for this exclusive look at the financial reality behind the fantasy of  fashion and a preview of what the well-shod woman will be wearing in months ahead.

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Member Market: [QuickBooks Help is Here]

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. 

Hello Friends:

I last wrote to you in February telling you about the virtues of our QuickBooks Training course. The course sold out in record time and was very successful. In fact, several of the attendees used the information that they learned in class to drastically change the way they use QuickBooks software within their business. In one case specifically, this has allowed the owner much greater insight and control into the business, their work in process and the scheduling of work to be performed on a daily basis.

This means that this particular business owner will no longer face the daily battle of “what are we going to do today,” and instead can focus on growing the business. If you missed out on the first offer of training, you have a chance to participate in my next QuickBooks training. On May 20-21, I  will be conducting our QuickBooks training course once again.

Don’t hesitate. In February, all 12 seats were filled within a couple hours of this mailing being sent out. Also, use coupon code CAA when you register and save $50 off the cost of the QuickBooks training in May. If you aren’t quite ready to commit to a class, you should check out my free report “5 Easy Lessons of QuickBooks effectiveness.” One QuickBooks user used the information contained in the report to improve a process and save himself hours each and every week.

Thank you very much for your attention. If I can be of assistance to you, or can advise you regarding any QuickBooks matter, please do not hesitate to contact me. Phone calls are always free, LOL.

Brian Canterbury

Boost: Small Business Business Coach for WVSBDC/Charleston Area Alliance

brian@boostsmallbiz.com

304-807-9410 (mobile); 304-982-7097 (fax)

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Learn energy conservation tips and tricks at free Alliance event on May 7

E4 Logo Version 3‘Conversations About Conservations’
Tuesday, May 7
Noon- 1 p.m.
1116 Smith Street

Join the Charleston Area Alliance and others from the community for the next “Conversation About Conservation” on May 7.

The lunch and learn will feature special guest Alan Bragg of Appalachian Power. The discussion will focus on how to read your electricity bill, online options and what to expect going forward as a utility customer.

Bring your brown bag lunch and engage in this dialogue regarding how to conserve energy and reduce your utility costs. The event will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on May 7 in the large conference room at the Charleston Area Alliance.

The event is free but advance RSVP is required.

Click HERE to RSVP.

The event is part of the Alliance’s Energy Efficiency in the East End (e4) initative. e4 is a competition that pits East End blocks against one another to compete for the largest reduction in energy consumed (as a block) through Appalachian Power’s HomeSMART assessments and energy efficiency retrofits.

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Job posting: SunTrust Bank looking for a branch manager

Branch Manager 1, 2 or 3- Charleston Main

The Branch Manager has responsibility for management of the entire branch.  Directly manages two or more full-time employees, conducts performance reviews, selection and performance counseling.  Ultimately responsible for driving branch performance results with a strong individual sales performance and through direction, leadership, and execution of superior service and sales behaviors and activities by the entire team in order to meet/exceed 100% of branch sales goals while maintaining an operationally efficient and compliant branch.  Conducts outside sales efforts, as required, to bring in new primary relationships, while also maintaining and expanding existing personal and business banking relationships.  Ensures compliance with internal controls, operational procedures and risk management policies.  Additionally, Branch Managers in In-Store locations are responsible for service and sales to include in-store prospecting, and assisting clients on platform and teller transactions.  Responsible for ensuring that all business transactions and practices in the individual’s span of control comply with all regulations and the SunTrust Code of Conduct.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

High school diploma or equivalent. Three years retail sales experience in a consumer or small business environment with leadership/coaching experience or two and a half years financial service and sales experience with at least one year previous experience in a leadership role.  Ability to develop strategic plans to meet sales goals.  Experience with verbal and written communication skills.  Ability to interact confidently with clients.  Must have cash handling or payment transaction experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

College level courses with an emphasis on business, finance or accounting.  Three and a half years financial service and sales experience in a retail branch environment with direct supervisory experience or combined experience as a Teller Lead/Coordinator or Financial Service Representative or Assistant Branch Manager at SunTrust Bank or comparable financial institution.  Knowledge of branch operations, policies and procedures.  Holds insurance licenses (Life, Health and/or Variable Products) and/or holds FINRA Series 6 and 63 registrations; has maintained continuing education coursework to keep licenses and/or registrations in good standing.

SunTrust supports a diverse workforce and is a Drug Testing and Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V

To Apply: https://suntrust.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=241705&src=DS-10060&src=DS-10060

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MedExpress to host Grand Opening in Cross Lanes this Tuesday

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Finance behind the fantasy-early bird rates end Friday for next Elevations event

ElevationsWebElevations:
The Business of Fashion
Wednesday, May 8
11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.
WV Culture Center

Time is running out to take advantage of the early bird rates for the next Elevations luncheon.

When it comes to the bottom line, the fashion industry is all business. According to the University of Delaware, $250 billion is spent in the U.S. annually on clothing and accessories, and some 4 million Americans are employed in a fashion-related job.

Charleston native and George Washington High School graduate Rachel Mallory Richards, a shoe designer for some of America’s most successful brands, will share an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the financial decisions that drive style at the next Elevations luncheon, to be held Wednesday, May 8, at the West Virginia Culture Center.

The event begins at 11:30 a.m. with an informal reception and preview of fashion from local retailers and women-owned businesses to be featured the following day at “Girl on Fire,” the West Virginia Symphony League’s annual fashion show. Lunch will be served at noon.

Reservations for this special event are $45 Alliance members/$55 future members through this Friday. Prices increase to $60 Alliance members/$70 future members after that date.

Register here

Sponsor tables of eight are available for $750 Alliance members/$850 future members. Please contact Leigh Anne Strickland at LStrickland@charlestonareaalliance.org for more information.

The Elevations Professional Women’s Network is presented by the Charleston Area Alliance and Title Sponsor DOW.

After earning a bachelor’s degree in industrial design from the University of Cincinnati, Richards designed shoes for DIESEL for two years. During that time, she met her husband Kevin, also a product designer, in San Francisco and took the road north, where she exercised her skills as a soft goods designer.

However, Richards’ love of shoes couldn’t keep her away from opportunities in New York City. She and her husband moved, found a great apartment in the West Village, picked up a French bulldog along the way, and set out to pursue a life of shoes – lots, and lots of shoes. She landed a job with the Jones Group in 2009 and took on the role of design director for B BRIAN ATWOOD, BOUTIQUE 9, RACHEL Rachel Roy and RACHEL ROY footwear. She was the lead designer who brought B BRIAN ATWOOD to life, helping the brand to win Footwear News Brand Launch of the Year 2011.

On April 1, Richards assumed a new position as Vice President of Design for Kenneth Cole Women’s Footwear. Join us for this exclusive look at the financial reality behind the fantasy of  fashion and a preview of what the well-shod woman will be wearing in months ahead

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What’s up with GROW?

GROW3wtagClick the presentation below and check out what’s happening with GROW.

GROW is the Alliance’s eight-month “boot camp” for new businesses during which they receive one-on-one coaching, mentoring from successful entrepreneurs, educational sessions with faculty from the University of Charleston MBA Program and networking opportunities.

Check out what’s growin with GROW.

http://prezi.com/iyykswabhk87/hows-grow-growin/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WV Eye Consultants to host Grand Opening on April 30

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Member Market: Finding the right fit for your company

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 Posting: WVSU looking for a program leader in Community and Agriculture Resource Development

Program Leader for Community and Agriculture Resource Development

Gus R. Douglass Land-Grant Institute

West Virginia State University, Institute, WV

Position Summary

The Program Leader for Community and Agriculture Resource Development (CARD) is a newly created, full-time permanent position in the Gus R. Douglass Land-Grant Institute (GRDI) at West Virginia State University, Institute, WV. The position will be split between the West Virginia State University (WVSU) Extension Service (70%) and Agricultural and Environmental Research Station (30%).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The incumbent will develop and administer a nationally recognized applied research and extension program focusing on agriculture, natural resource and economic development including crop diversification, on and off farm small business development, technical assistance in urban green spaces and municipal revitalization, bio-energy, entrepreneurship in rural and urban settings, and value added agriculture for micro, small, and alternative farming enterprises. The candidate should develop a complimentary research program in another area of agricultural economics, broadly defined to include such topics as biomass conversion economics, agronomics, production economics, forestry, crop diversification, bioremediation, etc.  The incumbent will provide technical expertise to and work collaboratively with WVSU Extension Service and Research personnel to develop and implement an integrated program on agricultural economics relevant to local needs.

Supervisory Responsibilities  

The primary offices in support of this position will be located on campus at West Virginia State University in Institute, WV. The incumbent will also have direct supervision of Extension faculty and staff members related to community and agricultural economics.  This staff includes Extension Agents placed in disparate counties throughout central and southern WV.

Qualifications

The candidate must have effective oral and written communication skills, a sense of vision and creativity, fiscal management and research development experience, the ability and willingness to work collaboratively, a desire to build administrative and interdisciplinary relationships, a record of writing and securing research and outreach grants, and demonstrated ability to supervise undergraduate and graduate student research.

Education and/or Experience

Ph.D. from a regionally accredited college or university in the areas of environmental or agricultural economics, natural resources, agriculture education, or closely related field, is required. The successful candidate will have strong written and oral communication skills and experience in working with diverse clientele and organizations in both the agriculture and economic development.

Gus R. Douglass Institute at West Virginia State University

Founded in March 1891, West Virginia State University (WVSU) was one of the original six 1890 land-grant colleges. The WV State Legislature voted in 1956 for WVSU to surrender its designation as a land-grant institution. However, after a concerted effort by university officials, alumni and stakeholders, WVSU officially regained its land-grant status in March 2001. Gus R. Douglass Institute (GRDI) houses the Agricultural and Environmental Research Station (AERS) and the Extension Service (ES).

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

TO APPLY: Candidates should include a cover letter summarizing their interest and qualifications for this position, statements of current and future research goals relevant to this position, curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least professional references. For technical information about the position, please contact:

Bill Woodrum

Associate Dean and Associate Director

WVSU Extension Service

200 Curtis House Administration Bldg.

P.O. Box 1000

Institute, WV 25112

Phone:  304.204.4305

Fax:  304.204.4308

Email:  woodrumw@wvstateu.edu

 

The position will remain open until filled, but for full consideration, application materials should be sent by May 1, 2013 to:

Ms. Brunetta Gamble Dillard

Director of Business and Finance

Research & Development Corporation

PO Box 1000

204 ACEOP Building

Institute, WV 25112

(304) 766-4133

bdillard@wvstateu.edu

 

 

WEST VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

 

 

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