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Daily Archive for January 09 2014

Learn to get fit at the workplace this Wednesday

Getting Fit at the Workplace
Wednesday, Jan. 15
11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
Charleston Area Alliance
1116 Smith Street

Learn why physical active employees are drivers of productivity this Wednesday at the Charleston Area Alliance.

Wellness experts will discuss establishing efficient wellness programs and strategies to improve employees’ ability to be active at the workplace at SUCCESStrategies: Getting Fit at the Workplace this Wednesday, Jan. 15 at the Charleston Area Alliance.

The event is the second of four lunch and learns in January as part of Live Well Charlie West, a month-long Alliance campaign dedicated to workplace wellness.

The panel discussion will be led by Dave Harshberger, wellness manager for the Health Sciences Campus at West Virginia University. Harshbarger manages an on-site wellness program for more than 7,000 employees. He is also the program director for the Dr. Dean Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease at WVU.

Other panelists include:

  • Kate Long, creator of the “Try This!” campaign and author of the Charleston Gazette’s “The  Shape We’re In.”
  • Alexis Batausa, health and wellness promoter, Mingo County Diabetes Coalition
  • Kasey Russell, Charleston City Council

The cost is $5 to attend. You must pre-register to attend.

Click HERE to register.

For a complete calendar of Live Well Charlie West events, click HERE. Contact Cullen Naumoff by e-mail HERE for more information.

Live Well Charlie West is a collaborative effort of many partners including:

  • Kanawha Coalition for Community Health Improvement
  • Prestera Center
  • Highland Hospital
  • Clayman & Associates
  • Kanawha Pastoral Counseling Center
  • WV On the Move
  • City of Charleston
  • Alzheimers Association
  • Wellness Council WV
  • YMCA
  • Change the Future WV
  • Communities That Care
  • American Heart Association
  • The Counseling Connection
  • Mark Wolfe Design
  • Dream Creative
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IGS plans open house, invests in the Alliance

imagepumpIGS Energy CNG Services is investing in West Virginia – and the Charleston Area Alliance.

On Tuesday, Jan. 28, IGS will host a grand opening at its new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station located at 10 Spring Street, next to Bigley Foodland. The grand opening, which is open to the public, is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.

For more information on the grand opening, click HERE.

IGS Energy CNG Services is a complete solutions provider to the natural gas vehicle industry. As traditional fuel costs continue to burden large and small fleet transportation operations, IGS Energy CNG Services offers products and services that can reduce barriers to CNG adoption.

This will be the company’s second CNG fueling station in the state. The first station opened in Bridgeport last year.

IGS is also fueling the future by joining the Charleston Area Alliance’s Return on Investment (ROI) panel. It joins other visionary businesses and foundations that are creating a brighter future for our region through their leadership-level financial support of the Alliance’s job-creation and community enhancement programs.

In addition to financial contributions, IGS Energy CNG Services has also been an ally in Kanawha Converts, an Alliance led natural gas initiative conceived by the Kanawha County Commission. It was created to develop infrastructure designed to take advantage of natural gas in the Marcellus and Utica shale formations for an alternative, more cost efficient and cleaner transportation fuel.

With the opening of the new station in Charleston, the infrastructure necessary to support West Virginia’s conversion to natural gas-fueled vehicles is well under way. These stations will allow a growing number of businesses and citizens to convert to natural gas vehicles as a way to save money and use a clean, West Virginia fuel.

The Alliance is grateful for the support of IGS Energy CNG Services and all of the investors. We look forward to even bigger and better things ahead.

Below is a full list of current Alliance ROI investors:


Appalachian Power (Title sponsor: Issues & Eggs)
BrickStreet Insurance (Title sponsor: Generation Charleston)
Charleston Newspapers (Title sponsor: “advance sheet” newsletter)
Chesapeake Energy (Title sponsor: Leadership Kanawha Valley)
City of Charleston
Kanawha County


Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation
State of West Virginia


Chase Bank
DOW (Title sponsor: Elevations Professional Women’s Network)
United Bank (Title sponsor: Golf Scramble)


Energy Corporation of America (Title sponsor: Planners R Us)
Jackson Kelly (Title sponsor: Annual Celebration)
NGK (Title sponsor: Educator | Industry Institute)
Spilman, Thomas & Battle


Arnett Foster Toothman
Bowles Rice
Capitol Conference Center
City National Bank (Title sponsor: We Love Our Community Awards)
Dickinson Properties
Embassy Suites
Masters Law Firm (Title sponsor: ArtWalk)
Steptoe & Johnson (Title sponsor: Women with Energy)
Thomas Health System
West Virginia American Water


Alpha Associates
BBL Carlton
Charleston Marriott Town Center
Columbia Pipeline Group/NiSource
Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh
Huntington Bank
IGS Energy CNG Services
Kanawha Scales & Systems
Kanawha Stone
Maier Foundation (Sponsor: College Summit)
Mardi Gras Casino & Resort
MVB Bank
Security America (Sponsor: Forward to the Future Awards)
Suddenlink Business
Summit Community Bank
Triad Engineering
ZMM Architects & Engineers

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