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Learn about the impact of mental health on business on Jan. 8

LiveWellCWSUCCESStrategies:
The Cost of Mental Health

Wednesday, Jan. 8
11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
Charleston Area Alliance
1116 Smith Street

A panel of experts will discuss the impact of mental health on businesses and organizations at SUCCESStrategies: The Cost of Mental Health on Jan. 8 at the Charleston Area Alliance.

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

SUCCESStrategies: The Cost of Mental Health will feature discussions on ways to connect regional resources to colleagues and employees in promoting mental wellness.

Jim Strawn, director of marketing and outreach for Highland Hospital, will moderate the event’s panel discussion.

Panelists include:

  • David Clayman,  Clayman  & Associates
  • Sky Kershner, Kanawha Pastoral Counseling Center
  • Cynthia Persily, Highland Hospital
  • Lisa Zappia, Prestera Center

The cost is $5 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 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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admin in Announcements,Events,SUCCESStrategies on December 30 2013 » 0 comments

Learn about 3D printing on Oct. 24 at the Alliance

SuccessStrategiesNoDHGSUCCESStrategies:
Lean in 3D
Thursday, Oct. 24
9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Charleston Area Alliance
1116 Smith Street

Join the Charleston Area Alliance and the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI) on Oct. 24 to learn how local
companies are incorporating Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology with lean principles.

The presents the one-day seminar and demonstration of “Lean in 3D.” From simple shapes to complex designs, traditional manufacturing techniques can
take weeks of costly production. Using a 3D printer at RCBI in conjunction with innovative AM technology, you can turn your idea into a physical item in just
hours.

Beyond rapid prototyping, AM technology is not just for traditional manufacturing industries. Medical, design and architecture, the arts and tourism markets are using 3D printing and AM technologies

The registration fee is $159 for each participant. Lunch will be provided.

Registration deadline is Oct. 22.

Click HERE to register.

Seating is limited, so early registration is encouraged.

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 cancellation refunds within 48 hours of the event. Thank you.

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Alliance welcomes delay in enforcement of ACA penalties; urges businesses to continue to prepare

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Moderator Sally Smith of Bowles Rice, from left, and panelists Renate Pore, West Virginians for Affordable Healthcare; Jeremiah Samples, WV Office of the Insurance Commissioner; Matt Coleman, CEO, Office & Commercial Cleaning; and Steve Dexter, CEO, Thomas Health Systems at the SUCCESStrategies ACA workshop on Tuesday

Businesses required to provide health insurance to employees starting in 2014 under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) will have another year to prepare, the Obama administration announced last night. (See official announcement HERE)

Under the law, businesses with more than 50 full-time employees would face a $2,000 fine for each worker not covered under their company’s health insurance plan. That provision will not take effect until Jan. 1, 2015.

“This is a welcome development,” said Matthew Ballard, President/CEO of the Charleston Area Alliance.  “The ACA is one of the most complex and sweeping pieces of legislation ever enacted. Postponing the enforcement of tax penalties will give our members additional time to adjust their business strategies to comply with the law in a way that makes sense for them and their employees.”

Other provisions of the ACA will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2014.

“It’s important that businesses proceed with a  sense of urgency to get educated about the law and consult with their health insurance providers, insurance agents, attorneys, accountants and other professionals to understand its impact,” said Ballard.

More than 70 area business people attended an Alliance SUCCESStrategies workshop on the ACA yesterday, Ballard noted. The Alliance plans ongoing workshops and other educational activities on health care reform in the months ahead.

“The extension of the tax penalty enforcement should not be an excuse to postpone preparation,” he said. “It’s here and it’s complicated.”

Other key parts of the ACA will become effective in 2014. These include establishment of health care insurance exchanges, expansion of Medicaid and new tax credits to help individuals whose employers do not provide health insurance obtain coverage.

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Learn about the Affordable Healthcare Act on July 2

SuccessStrategiesNoDHGSUCCESStrategies: Navigating the Affordable Healthcare Act
Tuesday, July 2
11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
Charleston Area Alliance
1116 Smith Street

Learn the ins and outs of healthcare reform at the next SUCCESStrategies luncheon presented by the Charleston Area Alliance.

The event will focus on the Affordable Care Act and how it will effect small businesses. At the luncheon, a panel of local experts will discuss the new healthcare act, which is slated to begin in 2014.

Sally Smith of Bowles Rice will moderate the discussion.

Panelists include:

  • Renate Pore, Director of  Health Policy, West Virginians for Affordable Healthcare
  • Jeremiah Samples, Insurance Program Manager, WV Office of Insurance Commissioner
  • Matt Coleman, Founder &  CEO, Office & Commercial Cleaning
  • Steve Dexter, CEO, Thomas Hospital Systems

Registration is $15 for members and $25 for future members. The panel discussion will occur from noon-1 p.m. and Q&A will be held afterwards until 1:15 p.m..

Advance registration is required. To register for the event, click HERE.

SUCCESStrategies is the Alliance’s premier professional development series.

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 cancellation refunds within 48 hours of the event. Thank you.

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WV economic outlook wrap-up on tap for next SUCCESStrategies

SUCCESStrategies:
WV Economic Outlook Luncheon
Thursday, Nov. 15
12:15 – 1:30 p.m.
Charleston Civic Center
200 Civic Center Drive

Will West Virginia benefit from the improving national economic outlook?

Will mounting international financial problems impact West Virginia?

Which state sectors show the most promise?

Jose V. Sartarelli, Ph.D., Milan Puskar Dean, WVU College of Business and Economics, will discuss these and other issues at a SUCCESStrategies luncheon to be presented by the Charleston Area Alliance.

The luncheon will immediately follow the 18th Annual West Virginia Economic Outlook Conference to be held Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Charleston Civic Center.

To attend the luncheon, register HERE.

Separate registration is required to attend the Economic Outlook Conference. To register for the conference, click HERE.

This SUCCESStrategies is presented through the generous sponsorship of Kanawha Scales.

Dean Sartarelli will be joined by other experts and business leaders who will share their perspectives on the forecasts and trends presented during the economic outlook conference.

The luncheon will include a lively Q&A session. Registration, which includes lunch, is $25 for members, $35 for future members.

SUCCESStrategies is the Alliance’s premier professional development series.

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 cancellation refunds within 48 hours of the event. Thank you.

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Learn marketing tips and tricks this Thursday at the Alliance

SUCCESStrategies: ‘What’s App With That?’
Thursday, July 12
Noon – 1:15 p.m.
Charleston Area Alliance
1116 Smith Street

For many throughout the state without access to television, radio, newspapers or computers, social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter have been a primary source of vital information during the widespread electrical outage.

The next SUCCESStrategies program, to be held at this Thursday July 12 at noon, will highlight strategies for using new technology tools during a crisis as well as for increasing ROI for ongoing marketing efforts.

Speakers include Delegate Meshea Poore, one of the many public officials who has been keeping constituents up to date on during the storm via social media.

At the program, “What’s App With That?,” a panel of experts will also update attendees on other new media tools, such as blogs, picture and video sharing, as powerful and cost-effective ways to build brand awareness and promote their businesses.

Speakers for the SUCCESStrategies session include:

• Naomi Bays, Chair/CEO for the Arts Council of Kanawha Valley

• Christa Hamra, Director of Sales & Marketing at MotionMasters

• Meshea Poore, attorney and member of the West Virginia House of Delegates

• Mark Wolfe, Owner of Mark Wolfe Design

Individual registrations, which include lunch, are $25 Alliance members/$35 future members.

To register for the event, please click HERE.

SUCCESStrategies is a professional development initiative of the Alliance and Dixon Hughes Goodman.

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 cancellation refunds within 48 hours of the event. Thank you

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Social media tricks offer treats at the next SUCCESStrategies

SUCCESStrategies:
‘What’s App With That?’
Thursday, July 12
Noon – 1:15 p.m.
Charleston Area Alliance
1116 Smith Street

New tricks to boost your marketing ROI will be the focus of the next SUCCESStrategies luncheon on Thursday, July 12.

At “What’s App With That?,” a panel of experts will update attendees on new social media techniques to build brand awareness and promote their businesses.

The panel will also discuss using new media, such as blogs, picture and video sharing, as a powerful and cost-effective supplement to traditional marketing.

Speakers for the SUCCESStrategies session include:

• Naomi Bays, Chair/CEO for the Arts Council of Kanawha Valley

• Christa Hamra, Director of Sales & Marketing at MotionMasters

• Mark Wolfe, Owner of Mark Wolfe Design

Individual registrations, which include lunch, are $25 Alliance members/$35 future members. Prices go up $10 each  after July 6.

To register for the event, click HERE.

SUCCESStrategies is a professional development initiative of the Alliance and Dixon Hughes Goodman.

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 cancellation refunds within 48 hours of the event. Thank you. 

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Lights, camera, action at the next SUCCESStrategies event April 25

SUCCESStrategies:
‘Producing and directing our own blockbuster’
Wednesday, April 25
Noon – 1:15 p.m.
DigiSo
1506 Kanawha Blvd. West

If you’re curious what a green screen, “The Colbert Report” and Vision 2030 all have in common, the next SUCCESStrategies event is right up your alley.

Economic development and Vision 2030 updates are on tap for this multimedia-themed SUCCESStrategies luncheon, which will be held Wednesday, April 25.

The luncheon will take place at DigiSo, a new digital arts production studio located on Charleston’s West Side. The studio was recently featured in a Charleston Gazette story, which you can read HERE.

Playing on the digital theme of the location, guests will learn how Vision 2030 intersects with digital media, past and present.

The event’s speakers will be some of the key senior business executives and community leaders who are leading the Vision 2030 task force working groups.

Speakers for the SUCCESStrategies session include:

• Steve Dexter (CEO, Thomas Health Systems)
• Steve Hedrick (Site Leader, Bayer CropScience)
• Tania Hotmer (External Affairs, AEP)
• Kevin DiGregorio (Executive Director, Chemical Alliance Zone)
• Patrick Crane (Policy Specialist, Higher Education Policy Commission)
• Matt Ballard, Drew Dunlap and Cullen Naumoff (Charleston Area Alliance)

Individual registrations are $25 Alliance members/$35 future members. Prices go up $10 each after April 20 at 5 p.m..

To register for the event, click HERE.

SUCCESStrategies is a professional development initiative of the Alliance and Dixon Hughes Goodman.

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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Top execs to deliver economic development update on April 25

SUCCESStrategies: ‘Producing and directing our own blockbuster’
Wednesday, April 25
Noon – 1:15 p.m.
DigiSo
1506 Kanawha Blvd. West

Bayer CropScience site leader Steve Hedrick and Thomas Health Systems CEO Steve Dexter are among the area’s business leaders who will deliver an economic development update at the next SUCCESStrategies luncheon on Wednesday, April 25.

The event will take place at DigiSo, a new digital arts production studio located on Charleston’s West Side. The studio was recently featured in a Charleston Gazette story, which you can read HERE.

The program will include a report on Vision 2030, the Alliance’s ongoing 20-year economic development plan.

Playing on the digital theme of the location, guests will learn how Vision 2030 intersects with digital media, past and present.

The speakers will be some of the key senior business executives and community leaders who are leading Vision 2030 task force working groups.

Speakers for the SUCCESStrategies session include:

• Steve Dexter (CEO, Thomas Health Systems)
• Steve Hedrick (Site Leader, Bayer CropScience)
• Tania Hotmer (External Affairs, AEP)
• Kevin DiGregorio (Executive Director, Chemical Alliance Zone)
• Patrick Crane (Policy Specialist, Higher Education Policy Commission)
• Matt Ballard, Drew Dunlap and Cullen Naumoff (Charleston Area Alliance)

Individual registrations are $25 Alliance members/$35 future members. Prices go up $10 each  after April 20.

To register for the event, click HERE.

SUCCESStrategies is a professional development initiative of the Alliance and Dixon Hughes Goodman.

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 cancellation refunds within 48 hours of the event. Thank you.

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SUCCESStrategies to focus on downtown revitalization Feb. 9

SUCCESStrategies: “What’s Up Downtown?”
Thursday, Feb. 9
Noon – 1:15 p.m.
Ramada Charleston Downtown
600 Kanawha Blvd. East

Early bird registration ends Friday for the next exciting installment of SUCCESStrategies, presented by Dixon Hughes Goodman.

Several exciting developments are underway that could change the face of downtown Charleston. Find out what they mean for you, your business and your community at SUCCESStrategies, “What’s Up Downtown?” to be held Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Ramada Charleston Downtown at 600 Kanawha Blvd. East.

(This recent Charleston Daily Mail article provides a good overview of what’s on tap for downtown.)

Speakers for the SUCCESStrategies session include:

  • Craig Gossman of MSK2, the consulting firm that is leading the city of Charleston’s 20-year comprehensive planning process. The Clay Center, Capitol Market and Gateway Greenspace are just a few of the major projects that resulted from the last plan, and the new planning process promises to be equally impactful
  • Keith McClanahan of BBL Carlton, the company transforming the former Charleston House Hotel on Kanawha Boulevard
  • Nelle Chilton, Dickinson Properties, which is involved in the development of the Marriott Courtyard Hotel at the confluence of the Elk and Kanawha Rivers
  • John Robertson, Charleston Civic Center, which is slated for major upgrades
  • Jim Nestor, Blossom Deli
  • Susie Salisbury, Alliance vice president of community development and a member of the Charleston City Council

Individual registrations are $25 Alliance members/$35 future members. Prices go up $10 each after this Friday, Feb. 3.

To register for the event, click HERE.

SUCCESStrategies is a professional development initiative of the Alliance and Dixon Hughes Goodman.

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 cancellation refunds within 48 hours of the event. Thank you.

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