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Alliance celebrates Entrepreneurship Week

PrintWhen you hear the word “entrepreneur,” what image comes to mind?

Is it the mad scientist working night after night in his garage, or the woman who applies her cooking skills to, finally, open the bakery that she’s always wanted?

Entrepreneurship comes in many shapes and sizes. Some entrepreneurs might become the next Steve Jobs, while others could never make it out of their garage.

But no matter the size or level of success, we, at the Charleston Area Alliance, know that every small start-up counts.

They really do.

Entrepreneurial pursuits are vital to job and economic growth throughout the United States. The Charleston Area Alliance is excited to join organizations across the globe in celebrating the movers and shakers, the innovators, and the free thinkers who have applied their passions to pursue entrepreneurial dreams with Global Entrepreneurship Week held this week, November 17-23.

Throughout the Alliance’s Entrepreneurship Week, we’ll bring stories of local entrepreneurs that are turning their dreams into a reality by launching small start-ups in the Kanawha Valley to better serve the needs of people, businesses and nonprofits living and working throughout West Virginia.

Tuesday, Nov. 18 – Learn how Watkins Design Works is making sustainable commercial design a viable option in West Virginia.

Wednesday, Nov. 19 – We’ll share how New South Media’s reach is growing with the launch of its fourth magazine “WV Focus.”

Thursday, Nov. 20 – Discover how one woman is applying her writing skills to assist nonprofits in the form of grant writing with The Grant Advantage.

Friday, Nov. 21 – We’ll share how the Charleston Area Alliance is working with local entrepreneurs (including the three featured) through a variety of programs to provide support and guidance in order to mitigate the risks often associated with starting a new business.

In the spirit of Entrepreneurship Week, we ask you all to reflect on the entrepreneur living inside all of us.

Have you always wanted to own your own business?

Do you have an idea that you can’t seem to shake?

Ever create new gadgets as a kid?

For one week, let’s embrace the creativity and innovative ability inside all of us.

If you ever want to turn those dreams into a reality, you know where to go for support: the Charleston Area Alliance. Our economic development partners have the knowledge, experience and tools to make your dreams come true.

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Member Market: Celebrate the holiday season with “The Joy of Music”

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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The Appalachian Children’s Chorus kicks off the Holiday season with a special treat for its friends, fans and family on  Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 3 pm at the Clay Center.

Using song as a vehicle to lift the spirits of the audience, ACC’s children will share their voices in the gift of song. Selections will include special Christmas tunes, Winter favorites and a few special songs from the Sound of Music.

Several of the ACC choirs will combine voices to perform a few of the Sound of Music selections. The finale will bring all of the choirs together to perform a special presentation of So Long Farewell and Climb Every Mountain from the Sound of Music.

Special guests, the Martin Luther King Jr. Male Chorus will also be on hand to help celebrate the Joy of Music! Besides performing their own set of uplifting and magical tunes, they will combine voices with ACC’s Concert Choir for the perennial and amazing favorite, “Total Praise”.

To be a part of this event visit the Clay Center box office, call them at 304.561.3570 or visit www.theclaycenter.org.

We thank our wonderful sponsors Huntington, Thornhill Automotive Group and Fort Hill Child Development Center.

If you are unable to see this Member Market announcement, please visit www.AllianceBlog.org to view it.

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