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Learn how leaders become superheroes on Oct. 10

ExpressExpress Employment Professionals and Charleston Area Alliance present a FREE seminar for clients and friends.

“How Leaders Become Superheroes, but Their Capes Are Invisible,” will be held Thursday, October 10 from 8 a.m.-noon at the Clay Center’s Walker Theater.

There are over 100 competencies and behaviors that define great leadership. This seminar will identify the five that propel leaders to the “superhero” status. Organizations, employees, customers, and investors alike are demanding excellent leadership to fully escape the most turbulent times of the past 40 years.

During this interactive session we will:

  • Discuss the disciplines that strengthen leadership credibility
  • Identify the qualities that we all look for and admire in leaders
  • List the five characteristics of today’s most admired leaders
  • Follow the blueprint of how superheroes transition vision into reality

The event’s featured speaker is Jack Smalley, director of human resources learning and development for Express Employment Professionals. Smalley has more than three decades of human resources experience.

Continental breakfast will served beginning at 7:45 a.m. Please RSVP by Oct. 3 to Express Employment Professionals at 304-746-8888 or email amanda.sosebee@expresspros.com

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Don’t miss Ferguson’s Business After Hours event on Sept. 26

Alliance & BAH 4 inches & long copyFerguson Enterprises
Business After Hours
Thursday, Sept. 26
5 – 7 p.m.
Ferguson Enterprises
160 Spring St.

Register now and take advantage of early bird registration rates for the next Business After Hours.

Ferguson Enterprises will be hosting the event in its colorful showroom. Relax with friends and enjoy food, beverages and live music.

The event is scheduled from 5-7 p.m. Thursday Sept. 26. at 160 Spring St. The early bird rate is $15 for Alliance members and $25 for future members.

Register here

Online advance registration ends at 5 p.m. on Sept. 25. Prices at the door are $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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Take a stroll downtown this Thursday at ArtWalk

ArtwalkDowntown ArtWalk
Thursday, Sept. 19
5-8 p.m.

Don’t miss a special Downtown ArtWalk this Thursday.

ArtWalk, a Charleston Area Alliance program sponsored by Masters Law Firm, is a
monthly event that draws hundreds of residents and visitors to downtown
Charleston for a festive evening of culture and commerce.

The purpose of ArtWalk is to help revitalize downtown and to promote economic
development through the arts.

This month’s ArtWalk is part of Generation Charleston’s Urban Living 2013
event. The event, a celebration of the “live, work and play” atmosphere of
downtown Charleston, will be held from Sept. 17-20 at various location. Visit www.CharlestonAreaAlliance.org
for more information.

Check out what’s in store for the September ArtWalk:

Gallery Eleven

1025 Quarrier Street

Kathy Boland will be the featured artist at Gallery Eleven for
Artwalk. Boland’s exhibit is titled the “The Road Home.”

Art Emporium
823 Quarrier Street

Art Emporium presents “Renewed Hope,” works by Traci Higginbotham. The works
will be available to view from Sept. 18 through Oct. 12. An artists reception
will be held from 5 -8 p.m. during Artwalk.

Charleston Ballet
100 Capitol Street

Art walkers are invited to visit the Charleston Ballet from 5- 8 p.m. for a
drink and a snack. Observe dancers in class and rehearsals preparing new works
for the upcoming performances that include “Janis and Joe Suite”, a ballet to
music of Janis Joplin and Joe Cocker. There are also many photographs on
display at the ballet studio location. Studios are located on the
Mezzanine Floor at 100 Capitol Street in the Security Building. For additional
information call the Charleston Ballet office at 342-6541.

Stray Dog Antiques
219 Hale Street

Join Stray Dog Antiques for Artwalk to browse its ongoing series of odd
collections. This month, Stray Dog will feature displays of vintage mesh
Whiting Davis purses, lllustrated cigarette cards, zebra figurines, Retro Red
mid-century metal furniture and more, plus art by Gary Needham and Paint Coyote
Studio.

Woomer, Nistendirk & Associates
231 Capitol Street

Woomer, Nistendirk and Associates will feature photographs by local artist John
Sibold, owner of Commercial Photography Services of WV.

Tony the Tailor
822 Virginia Street

The September ArtWalk will be the grand opening of Tony the Tailor’s new
store location at 822 Virginia Street. Join the store for a ribbon cutting at 6
p.m. and a small batch bourbon tasting in addition to great deals on Allen
Edmonds footwear. There will be special pricing on all off-the-rack and custom
suits, jackets & trousers and savings on all sportswear. Enter drawings for
jackets, shoes, jeans and many more other items. The guest artist is Tom
Hindman with his fabulous photography.

Romano and Associates
230 Capitol Street

Jeff Pierson will be exhibiting “The Lawyer Series,” at Romano & Associates
during September’s ArtWalk. “The Lawyer Series” features historically
significant attorneys such as Clarence Darrow, Belva Lockwood, Daniel Webster
and seven others. From 2007 – 2013, Jeff served as the director of arts at
the WV Division of Culture and History and currently serves as the art director
for Wonderful West Virginia magazine.

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
900 Lee Street, Suite 1600

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation will feature photography
by Deborah Herndon. Also featured will be artists Jeanne K. Cochran,
Mkyal Baisden, Adrienne Galloway and Anna “Tookie” Nibert.

Good News Mountaineer Garage
222 Hale Street

Good News Mountaineer Garage Gallery is happy to announce the opening of
“Secret Garden,” new photographs by photojournalist Laura Antrin
Caskey.  Caskey describes her new work as a response to years of reporting
in war zones, witnessing the destruction of human lives in the natural
world. In “Secret Garden,” Caskey’s classic photojournalist style yields
to a different point of view: abstract, graphic and close.

Delfine’s Jewelry
245 Capitol Street

Delfine’s Jewelry will be featuring the art of Gregg Oxley.

Uncork and Create
1031 Quarrier Street

Uncork and Create will hold a public painting event at ArtWalk. A
local artist will take people step-by-step thru the creation of their own
“Purple Door” painting. No experience is necessary. All materials
provided will be provided. Cost is $45 per person. Pre-registration required at
http://www.uncorkandcreate.com/.

GiGi’s
200 Hale Street

GiGi’s, Charleston’s original children’s boutique, carries unique items for
children and several of those items are made by local artisans. They will be
offering 65 percent off of their summer collections and there will also be
drawings for discounts on their regular merchandise.

Chet Lowther Studio
223 Hale Street

Chet Lowther Studio will be showing new works in encaustic, acrylic, oil, and
works on paper at ArtWalk.

The Purple Moon/Modern by Design
906 Quarrier Street

The Purple Moon and Modern by Design are now under one roof in a newly
remodeled and expanded space. Join us on Thursday for the official opening of
this exciting expansion of West Virginia’s only Mid-century design gallery.

As a special feature and in coordination with the family of Pat & Helen
Hamilton, the Purple Moon is pleased to present “Patriotism to Modernism:
Art and More from a West Virginia Family. While deeply involved in politics,
business and community affairs, the Hamilton’s filled their Oak Hill home with
art, mementos, photographs and historical items, which reflected their love of
country, West Virginia and the modernist aesthetic of the mid-20th Century.

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Loft Walk and more during Urban Living 2013

UrbanLivingwGCCAAGeneration Charleston will showcase the advantages and values of “living, working and playing” downtown at Urban Living 2013.

The three day event will be held Sept. 17-20 at various locations throughout the city.

Here’s the schedule of events:

Sept. 17

Loft Walk
5:00-8:30 p.m.

The annual Loft Walk kicks off the three-day event on Sept. 17. During a guided tour through some of Charleston’s newly renovated and re-imagined lofts,
guests will see firsthand why more and more people are choosing downtown living.

Loft Walk starts at Adelphia Sports Bar at 218 Capitol Street. From there, guests can walk or ride a trolley to the various properties.

The event is free to attend, but RSVP is required.

You can RSVP for the event by clicking HERE.

All guests, realtors, property managers and property owners are invited to attend the reception at Adelphia for free appetizers and discounted drinks after the walk.

Loft Walk is sponsored by Selling West Virginia.

Sept. 18

‘Thrive’
Charleston Area Alliance
1116 Smith Street
5:30-7:30 p.m.

Check out Charleston’s new business stars and vote on Sept. 18. For burgeoning entrepreneurs, cash capital is the lifeblood of their business. Now with “Thrive,” the Charleston Area Alliance’s crowdfunding initiative, startups have a chance to receive an infusion of cash through fresh and innovative means.

Earlier this month, a blind panel selected four Kanawha Valley-based entrepreneurs with 30 or fewer employees out of a pool of applicants. These entrepreneurs each produced pitch videos to promote their business and need for crowd funds.

On Sept. 18, an event will be held at the Charleston Area Alliance starting at 5:30 p.m. To attend and participate in the event, community members will pay $20 a ticket ($21 if you register online). In return, they will get to partake in beverages and food, but more importantly, they get to vote for the entrepreneur that they want to support.

At the end of the night, the entrepreneur with the most votes will receive $20 times the number of attendees as cash capital to invest in their business.

Project partners include Mountaineer Capital, Terrell Ellis & Associates, WV Jobs Investment Trust Board, BB&T and Industrial Bolting.

You cannot vote for a winner, unless you attend the event. To sign up and attend the event, please click HERE.

Tickets will also available at the door and cash is preferable. In the meantime, please check out the pitch videos below and cast your vote for a winner on Sept. 18.

Click HERE
to view videos.

Sept. 19

Downtown ArtWalk
5-8 p.m.

The “play” portion of Urban Living 2013 begins with Downtown ArtWalk, the monthly Charleston Area Alliance event. It is scheduled for 5-8 p.m. and features local galleries and talented artists.

For a list of all the venues participating in ArtWalk, please visit: www.CharlestonArtWalk.com.

Sept. 20

Capitol City Shuffle
7-10 p.m.
Haddad Riverfront Park

Join Generation Charleston for serial socializing at some of downtown’s favorite spots at the annual Capitol City Shuffle.

The event begins at 7 p.m. at Haddad Riverfront Park. From there, guests will walk to various establishments including Bar 101, Charleston Brewing Company and many others.

Click HERE to RSVP for the event.

Free taxi service at the end of the evening will be provided by C&H Taxi.

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Member Market: EIN is here to help with health care reform

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.

EIN email blast summer 2013

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Vote for the Kanawha Valley’s new business star on Sept. 18

ThriveLogo“Thrive”
Wednesday, Sept. 18
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Charleston Area Alliance
1116 Smith Street

For burgeoning entrepreneurs, cash capital is the lifeblood of their business.

With “Thrive,” the Charleston Area Alliance’s crowdfunding initiative, startups have a chance to receive an infusion of cash through fresh and innovative means.

Earlier this month, a blind panel selected four Kanawha Valley-based entrepreneurs with 30 or fewer employees, out of a pool of applicants. These entrepreneurs each worked with Robinson Creative to produce pitch videos to promote their business and need for crowd funds.

You can view the pitch videos HERE.

On Sept. 18, an event will be held at the Charleston Area Alliance starting at 5:30 p.m. To attend and participate in the event, community members will pay $20 a ticket. In return, they will get to partake in beverages and food, but more importantly, they get to vote for the entrepreneur that they want to support.

At the end of the night, the entrepreneur with the most votes will receive $20 times the number of attendees as cash capital to invest in their business.

You must be present to cast a vote.

Entrepreneurs will attend the event on Sept. 18 where they will be available to answer questions to community attendees. Stacy Jarrell will be the featured photographer at the event.

Click HERE to register for the event.

Online registration is $21 per person. From the fee, $20 will directly support the entrepreneur. The extra $1 covers online processing fees. Tickets will also be sold at the door for $20. Cash is preferable.

“Thrive” is an initiative of the Charleston Area Alliance. Project partners include Generation Charleston, the Alliance’s young professionals group, Mountaineer Capital, Terrell Ellis & Associates, WV Jobs Investment Trust Board, BB&T and Industrial Bolting.

The Sept. 18 event will be a featured attraction in the “Work ” element of Generation Charleston’s Urban Living Event.

For any questions on Thrive, contact Cullen Naumoff at CNaumoff@CharlestonAreaAlliance.orgor by phone at 304-340-4253.

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2013 ‘Thrive’ Videos Released

“Thrive” is a crowdfunding initiative to generate capital for Kanawha Valley-based  businesses with 30 employees or fewer. The event will occur on Sept. 18 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Charleston Area Alliance at 1116 Smith Street. A blind panel has selected four entrepreneurs to be featured as part “Thrive.” In partnership with Robinson Creative, these entrepreneurs produced pitch videos to promote their business and need for crowd funds.

Watch the videos below and cast your vote for the winner on Sept. 18. For full event info and to register to attend, click HERE.

 

 

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