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Former governor Bob Wise to headline GC Forum on Jan. 28

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Promise Scholarship Forum
Tuesday, Jan. 28
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Walker Theater at the Clay Center
1 Clay Square

Former West Virginia governor Bob Wise will headline the Generation Charleston Promise Scholarship Forum on Tuesday, Jan. 28.

Wise will be one of the panelists at the event, which will be held at the Clay Center’s Walker Theater from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The forum will be hosted by Generation Charleston and Generation West Virginia.

The Promise Scholarship is a merit-based financial aid program for West Virginia residents. The event will cover its successes, changes since adoption and a discussion on realistic improvements to further the goals of the scholarship.

The forum will feature a panel of guests ranging in various areas of expertise.

Along with Wise, the panelists will include:

  • Dr. Paul Hill, chancellor of the WV Higher Education Policy Commission,
  • Lloyd Jackson, WV Board of Education
  • Stephen Kopp, president of Marshall University
  • Lizzy Margolin, an attorney with Bowles Rice and former Promise Scholarship recipient
  • Kristen Pennington, chairwoman of the West Virginia University Student Advocates for Legislative Advancement

The forum will be moderated by Senate Education Chairman Robert Plymale.

The event will feature refreshments. It is free to attend, but RSVP is required.

Click HERE to RSVP.

For more information, contact Matthew Thompson by e-mail HERE or by phone at 304-340-4353.

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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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Please click HERE or click the picture below to view the latest newsletter.

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Join us for Loft Walk and more during Urban Living 2012

Generation Charleston is showcasing the advantages and value of “living, working and playing” downtown during Urban Living 2012.

The three day event will be held from Sept. 18-20 at various locations throughout the city.

Here’s the schedule of events:

Sept. 18

Loft Walk
5-7 p.m.

The Sixth Annual Loft Walk kicks off the three-day event from 5-7 p.m. on Sept. 18. 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.

All guests, realtors, property managers and property owners are invited to attend the reception at Adelphia afterwards for free appetizers and discounted drinks. The reception will be held until 8:30 p.m.

Sept. 19

‘Thrive’ Launch Event
Digiso
1506 Kanawha Boulevard
5-8 p.m.

Check out Charleston’s new business stars and vote on Sept. 19. For burgeoning entrepreneurs, cash capital is the lifeblood of their business. Now with Thrive, the Charleston Area Alliance’s new crowdfunding initiative, startups have a chance to receive an infusion of cash through fresh and innovative means.

Earlier this month, a blind panel selected nine Kanawha Valley-based entrepreneurs with 30 or fewer employees out of a pool of applicants. These entrepreneurs each produced 60-second pitch videos to promote their business and need for crowd funds.

On Sept. 19, an event will be held at DigiSo at 1506 Kanawha Boulevard West 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. The fund will also be seeded with $1,000, through generous support of Vision Shared and Industrial Bolting.

Other partners in Thrive include the Arts Council of Kanawha Valley, Create West Virginia, DigiSo, Generation Charleston and BB&T.

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 videos of the nine entrepreneurs below and this cast your vote for a winner on Sept. 19 at DigiSo.

Click HERE to view videos.

Sept. 20

Downtown ArtWalk
5-8 p.m.

The “play” portion of Urban Living 2012 is 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.

Generation Charleston will hold an electronic scavenger hunt. Before ArtWalk, photographic clues will be posted to the GC Facebook page, which can be found HERE.

Participants can view the clues and attempt to locate the art during ArtWalk. Once a clue is found, participants must take a photo of themselves in from of the respective art/clue.

Pictures must be posted to the GC Facebook page to enter. Participants with the most correct pictures, will win a prize.

Come on out to Urban Living 2012 and see how great it is to “live, work and play” in Charleston!

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Good food, good music and a good cause as Generation Charleston helps out one of its leaders

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Fundraiser for Scott Lavigne
Thursday, Oct. 20
8 p.m.
Boulevard Tavern
806 Kanawha Boulevard East

On Oct. 8, Scott Lavigne, a co-captain of Generation Charleston’s Public Policy Team, suffered a stroke.

Now Generation Charleston and the Boulevard Tavern are coming together to give back to someone who has given so much to the Kanawha Valley.

Join Generation Charleston this Thursday, Oct. 20 at the Boulevard Tavern on 806 Kanawha Boulevard East to enjoy Louis Argento’s Open Mic Night and raise money for the Scott Lavigne Medical Fund.

The Boulevard Tavern will be offering drink specials and appetizers to anyone who donates at least $10 to Scott’s medical fund.

As the Co-Captain of Generation Charleston’s Public Policy team, Scott has worked tirelessly on an education initiative to curb the high school drop out rate in Kanawha County and was also a candidate for the state House of Delegates in 2011.

It’s our chance to give back to a leader who has given so much to his community.

Join Generation Charleston at the Boulevard Tavern this Thursday at 8 p.m. to help out a good friend and a tremendous asset to our community.

Note: If you would like to contribute, but cannot make the event, please send checks to Matthew Thompson at the Charleston Area Alliance at 1116 Smith St., Charleston, WV, 25301.

Please make the check payable to Laurel Haught and note “Scott Lavigne Medical Fund” in the memo line. Thank you.

 

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Why is my boss nuts and why should I change for him?

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Mentor, Boss or Babysitter:
Managing Generational Diversity
Oct, 20, Noon – 1:15 p.m.
Charleston Area Alliance
1116 Smith St.

Members of Generation Charleston are encouraged to share their views on today’s workplace via a short survey (See link below).

Click here for the survey.

Your feedback will provide the foundation of a special “inclusion=innovation” program on generational diversity, to be presented noon-1:15 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 20 at the Charleston Area Alliance offices.

A small number of complimentary tickets are available to members of Generation Charleston under the age of 35.

To reserve a free ticket, contact jzacks@charlestonareaalliance.org by Tuesday, Oct. 18.

The program will highlight successful strategies for both young professionals and managers to work across generational boundaries and harness the potential and creativity of workers of all ages.

The agenda will include discussions on:

• Why should I change for them?
• Is loyalty dead?
• Mentor, boss or babysitter?
• Are you ever “off the clock”?
• Social media:  friend or foe?

Speakers include: Emily Bennington, a college-to-career expert and founder of Studio 365; Skip Lineberg, chief innovation officer, Spilman, Thomas & Battle; and Pat Kelly,CEO, West Virginia Health Care Association.

Bennington and Lineberg are the co-authors of “Effective Immediately:  How to Fit In, Stand Out and Move Up at Your First Real Job.”  Kelly is the author of “Rainmaking 101:  How to Grow Your Client Base and Maximize Your Income.”

“Managing Today’s Workforce” is presented as part of inclusion=innovation, an initiative of Alliance and Title Sponsor Ernst & Young. Studies show that diverse teams boost an organization’s innovation and earnings potential.

“Inclusion=innovation” aims to help businesses and our region benefit from the contributions of all segments of our community.

Registration, which includes lunch, is $15 for Alliance members/$25 for future members through Oct. 18. Prices increase to $25 for Alliance members/$35 for future members after that date.

Click here to register

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Generation Charleston holds “Meet & Greet” with First Lady Joanne Tomblin

 

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First Lady Joanne Tomblin meets with GC;
Encourages young professionals to come home to West Virginia

Members of Generation Charleston met with West Virginia First Lady Joanne Tomblin at a special “Meet & Greet” held this morning, Friday Sept. 30, at the law firm of Jackson Kelly PLLC.

Tomblin praised Generation Charleston for its work in trying to attract and retain young professionals in the state.

The group, which launched five years ago and boasts more than 1,000 members, regularly invites public officials to speak about issues important to the region’s young workforce, including education, health care and the economy.

“We need young people in this state to be engaged civically, politically and through business,” Tomblin said.”It’s very refreshing to see young people doing what this group is doing because I know it will be successful. Don’t give up on it.”

A long-time education advocate, Tomblin is president of the Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College.

She is married to Earl Ray Tomblin, the Acting Governor/President of the West Virginia Senate. They have one son, Brent.

Tomblin said she’s eager to see more young professionals call West Virginia home.

“Come back and be an entrepreneur or come back here and start your business – I tell people that all the time,“ Tomblin said. “It’s beautiful here and we have one of the lowest crime rates. I could give them all kinds of positives. We have so much to offer here.”

Tomblin also serves on many state and local committees and organizations including the Education Alliance Board of Directors and Executive Committee, Forward Southern West Virginia Executive Board, the West Virginia Regional Contracting Assistance Center Board and Executive Committee, the Rural Access Corporation and the West Virginia Workforce Investment Council.

“This event is a great example of continued collaborative efforts between state government and Generation Charleston,” said Julie Cyphers, Generation Charleston co-chair. “We are excited First Lady Tomblin looks to us as partners in the growth of West Virginia and a voice for young professionals”

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Urban Living 2011 This Wednesday, Thursday and Friday!

Generation Charleston is showcasing the advantages of “living, working and playing” downtown during Urban Living 2011.

Loft Walk

The annual Loft Walk kicks off the three-day event from 5 to 7 p.m on Sept. 14. 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.

“Generation Charleston has hosted the Loft Walk the past four years, and enthusiasm and excitement about urban living continue to build,” said Eric Morris, co-captain of the group’s Professional & Economic Development Team. “Loft Walk allows people to understand what the city now offers, the realities of loft development and Charleston’s potential.”

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

The first location is at 109 Capitol St., adjacent to the old KB&T building and Kanawha County Library. It features three lofts for sale – a small family loft with two bedrooms, a single-bedroom loft customized for high-end living and an 11th floor loft with a fantastic view of the city.

A newly renovated Kanawha Boulevard loft is the second stop. The second-floor property is just east of Capitol Street on the Kanawha River.

The third location, 1570 Kanawha Blvd., features two newly renovated condos, one apartment and one large loft, customizable for any owner.

Selling WV is co-sponsoring Loft Walk. A reception at Adelphia caps the event.

RSVP by e-mailing mthompson@charlestonareaalliance.org.

Downtown ArtWalk

The “play” portion of Urban Living 2011 is the Sept. 15 Downtown ArtWalk, the monthly Charleston Area Alliance event. It is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. and features local galleries and talented artists. It’s the best of what Charleston has to offer.

Generation Charleston is hosting a social gathering on Hale Street during ArtWalk. Following ArtWalk, guests are invited to continue the celebration at Vandalia Grille, 212 Hale St.

Business Showcase

The Urban Living finale is scheduled for Sept. 16 with the Business Showcase, which will shine a spotlight on local entrepreneurs and encourage others to launch their own ventures in Charleston.

The event begins at the University of Charleston’s Graduate School of Business on the second floor of Equities House, located at Virginia and Dickinson streets. A meet-and-greet begins at 5:30 p.m., and two presentations – one advising entrepreneurs on how to launch ideas and the second offering useful tips for commercial property leasing and ownership – start at 5:45 p.m.

Starting at 6:30 p.m., guests are invited to tour local businesses and commercial properties. Business owners will be on-site to answer questions and offer advice.

A reception at the Graduate School of Business is scheduled for 7:15 to 8 p.m., and a celebration follows at Vandalia Grille.

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Power Park to Host GC Night June 17

Generation Charleston is asking the region’s employers to send their summer interns and emerging leaders to Generation Charleston Night at Power Park June 17.

Let’s show them why Charleston is a great place for living, working and playing!

Gates open at 6:30 p.m., and the Power take on the Lakewood Blueclaws at 7:05 p.m.

Tickets are $15. The price includes admission, food (hamburgers, hot dogs, grilled chicken, pulled pork and more) and beverages (keg beer, soda and water).

Click here to pre-register. Tickets also are available at the gate.

Fireworks follow the game.

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First Friday on the Levee!

Join us from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 3 at Live on the Levee for Generation Charleston’s First Friday!

Live on the Levee happens at Haddad Riverfront Park, and GC has an area sectioned off at the overlook near Court Street, which resembles the shape of a boat’s bow. Look for the GC banner!

The concert will feature Mother’s Nature, a variety band whose tunes includes dance, pop, classic rock, blues, funk, R&B and Motown. In addition, a Special Olympics Ceremony will kick off the 2011 Summer Games.

First Friday is a great networking opportunity that gives you the opportunity to meet new people and socialize, all while enjoying a cash bar and light hors d’oeuvres. Admission is free and open to the public. Let’s show everyone why Charleston is such a great place to live, work and play!

Please note that while First Friday ends at 7:30 p.m., Live on the Levee continues until 10 p.m.

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