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Bernie Deem to moderate June 10 Elevations Luncheon

We are excited to announce that the moderator for the Elevations Professional Women’s Network Luncheon: Own It! will be Bernie Deem!

Bernie Deem brings a new perspective to HR with her fresh insights and unique ideas for solving old problems. These abilities, combined with her extensive expertise and knowledge, led Bernie to be twice honored by the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM). She is one of only two individuals to have received the Charleston SHRM HR Award of Excellence and recently was named the HR Professional of the Year, an award bestowed by the WV State Council of SHRM.

Bernie is a frequently requested speaker and is best known for her engaging style and high energy. Some of her topics have been: “The Seven Secret Reasons Employees Sue,” “Personnel and Employees from Hell,” “HR Secrets I Only Tell My Friends,” and “Building High Impact Relationships.” Her presentation on “We Don’t Hate You, We Just Want You to Leave” is the result of research she conducted on how to minimize the odds of a lawsuit based on using a technique she developed called “The Graceful Exit.” Bernie is also a published author, having written articles such as “Frequent Mistakes Made by Small Business Owners,” “Five Simple Rules for Dealing With a Marginal Performer,” and “Motivating Without Money.”

Do not miss the chance to hear Bernie speak, go register now!

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admin in Announcements,Elevations on May 28 2015 » 0 comments

Women Leaders to Address Future of Energy Sector

Women leaders in the natural gas, coal and related industries will share their insights on opportunities and challenges facing West Virginia’s energy sector and how they will shape the future of the Mountain State at a special Elevations luncheon, to be held Thursday, July 28, at the Charleston Marriott Town Center Pavilion.  

Sharon O. Flanery, a petroleum engineer and attorney who leads the Steptoe & Johnson Energy Team, will moderate  “Women with Energy,” a roundtable discussion with female business executives, lawyers, engineers and other professionals on the front lines of developments in the natural gas and coal fields.

Confirmed speakers to date include:

·          Maribeth Anderson, director, corporate developmentChesapeake Energy Corporation

·         Tania Hotmer, manager of external affairs, AEP

·         Linda Raines Torre, co-founder and senior engineer for Decota Consulting, a mining/environmental consulting firm

The event begins at 11:30 a.m. with informal networking (optional), followed by a luncheon and program at 11:45 a.m.. 

Registration is $30 for Alliance members/$40 future members through July 22. Prices increase to $40 Alliance members/$50 future members after that date.  Reserved tables of eight, which include program recognition and signage, are $500 for Alliance members; $600 future members. 

For more information about reserved tables, contact JoEllen Zacks:  jzacks@charlestonareaalliance.org

 Click here to register!

“Women with Energy” is presented with the generous support of Steptoe & Johnson. 

The mission of the 1,700-member Elevations Professional Women’s Network is to “enrich, empower and elevate women to achieve success.”  Through luncheons and other events featuring high-profile speakers, Elevations provides an affirmative network that connects professional women with the information, resources and contacts that helps them, their businesses and their communities succeed. 

Elevations is presented by the Charleston Area Alliance and Title Sponsor DOW. 

The Alliance cannot invoice for groups of fewer than 10 and is unable to issue refunds for cancellations received less than 48 prior to an event.

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admin in Elevations,Events on July 14 2011 » 0 comments

Early Bird Discount Rates for Elevations Luncheon End Friday

The next Elevations Professional Women’s Network luncheon, to be held Thursday, April 14, at Edgewood Country Club, will showcase local Girl Scout programs that build the next generation of women business and community leaders. Speaking will be Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council CEO Susan Thompson, Board Chair Beth Walker of Bowles Rice and 2010 Gold Award recipient Skye Taylor. Working in partnership with about 4,000 volunteers, Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council serves nearly 20,000 girls in 61 counties in West Virginia, Virginia, Ohio and Maryland.  

The event begins at 11:45 a.m. with informal networking (optional), followed by a luncheon and program at noon.  Registration is $25 for Alliance members/$35 future members through April 8. Prices increase to $35 Alliance members/$45 future members after that date.

Click here to register!

The mission of the 1,700-member Elevations Professional Women’s Network is to “enrich, empower and elevate women to achieve success.”  Through luncheons and other events featuring high-profile speakers, Elevations provides an affirmative network that connects professional women with the information, resources and contacts that helps them, their businesses and their communities succeed. Elevations is presented by the Charleston Area Alliance and Title Sponsor DOW.

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admin in Elevations,Events on April 07 2011 » 0 comments

Elevations Luncheon to Showcase Girl Scouts

In 2012, Girl Scouts of the USA will mark 100 years of inspiring girls and young women with the ideals of courage, confidence and character. Girl Scouts is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls, with 3.7 million girl and adult members worldwide.

The next Elevations Professional Women’s Network luncheon, to be held Thursday, April 14, at Edgewood Country Club, will showcase local Girl Scout programs that build the next generation of women business and community leaders. Speaking will be Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council CEO Susan Thompson, Board Chair Beth Walker of Bowles Rice and 2010 Gold Award recipient Skye Taylor. Working in partnership with about 4,000 volunteers, Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council serves nearly 20,000 girls in 61 counties in West Virginia, Virginia, Ohio and Maryland.  

The event begins at 11:45 a.m. with informal networking (optional), followed by a luncheon and program at noon.  Registration is $25 for Alliance members/$35 future members through April 8. Prices increase to $35 Alliance members/$45 future members after that date.

Click here to register!

The mission of the 1,700-member Elevations Professional Women’s Network is to “enrich, empower and elevate women to achieve success.”  Through luncheons and other events featuring high-profile speakers, Elevations provides an affirmative network that connects professional women with the information, resources and contacts that helps them, their businesses and their communities succeed.  Elevations is presented by the Charleston Area Alliance and Title Sponsor DOW.

About the Girl Scout centennial

Around the country, millions of active Girl Scouts, volunteers and alumnae will come together to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting. Will you be one of them? Plan to attend the Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Councils weekend-long 100th Anniversary Celebration, May 4-6, 2012 in Charleston. Members, families, non-members, alumnae, donors, girls and adults – there will be something for everyone.

For more information on how to join, volunteer, or donate to Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council, call 1-800-756-7616 or visit the council’s Web site at www.bdgsc.org.  Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.

The Alliance cannot invoice for groups of fewer than 10 and is unable to issue refunds for cancellations received less than 48 prior to an event.

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admin in Elevations,Events on March 31 2011 » 0 comments

Business Pioneer Kim Knopf to Speak Dec. 2

Knopf

Mattress Warehouse founder Kim Knopf will be the featured speaker at the Dec. 2 Charleston Area Alliance Professional Women’s Network luncheon to be held at the Charleston Marriott Town Center.  The event begins with informal networking at 11:45 a.m., followed by a luncheon and speaker presentation at noon.  Reservations are $30 for Alliance members/$40 for future members through Nov. 24.  Prices increase to $40 Alliance members/$50 future members after that date.

Click here to register.

In 1983, Knopf responded to a newspaper ad for a salesperson in a bedding shop. The interviewer’s enthusiasm for the prospects of the business sparked her determination to run a shop of her own rather than someone else’s. At the tender age of 23, Knopf plunged headlong into the rough-and-tumble world of free enterprise.   Just one year removed from her college days at the University of Kentucky, the young businesswoman put $25,000 on the table and set out to live the American dream.

She began by doing research and attending seminars offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Next, she prepared a business plan. The parents of her then boyfriend, now husband, took a look at her business plan and let her use a certificate of deposit for collateral to borrow half of the start-up money, and bought 50 percent of the company’s stock to give her the rest that she needed.

Over the next several decades, Knopf grew her company to 90 retail locations. She had two children along the way and went back to work when they were two to three weeks old, taking them to the office with her every day. She maintains a family-friendly atmosphere and views her employees as her second family, taking pride in helping them develop different skill sets and giving them opportunities to grow and succeed.

“I must make sure that the company’s culture is right. I think our employees take pride in and really find a purpose in their jobs and their role in the company’s success,” Knopf says.

Knopf has won several awards for professional achievement, including being a 1995 finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year, the 1996 GERS “Power User of the Year, a national technology award, and was profiled in Nation’s Business in 1998. In May 2010, Mattress Warehouse was one of only four bedding stores in the USA honored as a “Retail Giant of Bedding” by Furniture/Today.

She served as director of the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce (1997-1999), director of the Putnam County Rotary Club (1997) and president (1999-2000); she is also a member of the Young President’s Organization, served as communication chair for the 1997-1998 year and is currently serving the organization as membership chairman.

The mission of Elevations, presented by Title Sponsor Dow, is to “enrich, empower and elevate women to achieve success.”  Through bi-monthly luncheons and other events, Elevations provides an affirmative network to connect women with the contacts, information and resources that will help them, their businesses and their communities succeed.

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“Dress for Success” donations to be collected During Elevations Academy

The 200 area women attending next week’s “Women, Finance & Philanthropy” workshop won’t just be learning how to empower themselves through financial literacy and community service, they’ll also have the chance to put what they’ve learned into action that day. 

“Dress for Success” will be collecting donations of women’s career clothing, outerwear, shoes, jewelry and accessories during the first two hours of the workshop.  Local Dress for Success representatives will be on hand to accept contributions and provide tax receipts to donors. The mission of Dress for Success is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

Attendees will also receive continuing education credits for their attendance.  The program has been approved for 3.3 hours of CLE credit for attorneys, while CPAs will earn 3 CPE credit hours.

Fewer than five individual tickets remain available for the inaugural Elevations Enrichment and Leadership Academy, to be presented by the Charleston Area Alliance and DOW on Tuesday, Sept. 14 at the Embassy Suites. Speakers include First Lady Gayle Manchin, philanthropist Betty Schoenbaum and BB&T President Phyllis Arnold, along with panels featuring some of region’s most knowledgeable women in the fields of finance and philanthropy. This promises to be the region’s premier networking and leadership event for young professional and executive women.

Individual registration is $70 for Alliance members and $85 for future members.  Click here to register.

The program has been submitted for CLE and CPE credit, making it an incredible value for accountants and attorneys who need continuing education credits.

This promises to be the region’s premier networking and educational event for young professional and executive women.

The expo has sold out. Please contact Lesley Hager at LHager@CharlestonAreaAlliance.org to put your business or organization on the waiting list. 

To view the program and a list of sponsorship opportunities, click here.

Sponsor tables are $750 each. For sponsorship information, contact JoEllen Zacks at JZacks@CharlestonAreaAlliance.org.

The Alliance will only be able to invoice 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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admin in Elevations,Events on September 10 2010 » 0 comments

Gayle Manchin Joins Elevations Line-up

First Lady Gayle Manchin has been added to the line-up of inspiring speakers at “Women, Finance & Philanthropy,” the inaugural Elevations Enrichment and Leadership Academy to be presented by the Charleston Area Alliance and DOW on Sept. 14 at the Embassy Suites. 

Mrs. Manchin joins opening speaker Phyllis Arnold of BB&T, luncheon speaker Betty Schoenbaum and a host of the region’s most knowledgeable women in the fields of finance and philanthropy who will share insights and practical information to help young professional and executive women alike take their career to the next level. Just a few individual tickets for the half-day workshop remain available.

Individual registration is $70 for Alliance members and $85 for future members.  Click here to register.

The program has been submitted for CLE and CPE credit, making it an incredible value for accountants and attorneys who need continuing education credits.

This promises to be the region’s premier networking and educational event for young professional and executive women.

The expo has sold out. Please contact Lesley Hager at LHager@CharlestonAreaAlliance.org to put your business or organization on the waiting list. 

To view the program and a list of sponsorship opportunities, click here.

Sponsor tables are $750 each. For sponsorship information, contact JoEllen Zacks at JZacks@CharlestonAreaAlliance.org.

The Alliance will only be able to invoice 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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Seats Are Filling Up for the Elevations Academy

Schoenbaum

Early bird registration has ended, but a few individual seats and sponsor tables remain open for the first annual Enrichment and Leadership Academy, scheduled for Sept. 14 at Embassy Suites.

In addition, the expo has sold out. Please contact Lesley Hager at LHager@CharlestonAreaAlliance.org to put your business or organization on the waiting list.
 
The Academy is a half-day program featuring inspiring speakers and informative sessions to help professional women realize their potential and take their career to the next level.  Presented by Elevations, the Charleston Area Alliance Professional Women’s Network, the Academy will showcase best practices and concrete guidance from some of region’s most knowledgeable women in the fields of finance and philanthropy.  This promises to be the region’s premier networking and educational event for young professional and executive women.

Individual registration is $70 for Alliance members and $85 for future members.  Click here to register.

The event features a keynote address by Betty Schoenbaum, philanthropist and women’s empowerment advocate, as well as a luncheon, an expo and workshop options.  

To view the program and a list of sponsorship opportunities, click here.

Sponsor tables are $750 earch. For sponsorship information, contact JoEllen Zacks at JZacks@CharlestonAreaAlliance.org.

For expo information, contact Lesley Hager at LHager@CharlestonAreaAlliance.org

The Alliance will only be able to invoice 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 before the event. Thank you.

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Showcase Your Business at the Elevations Leadership Academy Expo

Showcase your business, product or service at the region’s premier networking and leadership event for young professional and executive women – Women, Finance & Philanthropy: The Elevations Leadership & Enrichment Academy. The event, which features an expo, is scheduled for Sept. 14 at Embassy Suites.

Early bird registration ends this Friday, July 30.

The first annual Enrichment and Leadership Academy is a half-day program featuring inspiring speakers and informative sessions to help professional women realize their potential and take their career to the next level. 

Presented by Elevations, the Charleston Area Alliance Professional Women’s Network, the Academy will showcase best practices and concrete guidance from some of region’s most knowledgeable women in the fields of finance and philanthropy. This promises to be the region’s premier networking and educational event for young professional and executive women.

SPECIAL EARLY BIRD RATES EXPIRE JULY 31, 2010!

Expo registration is $400 for corporate Alliance members and $175 for non-profit Alliance members. Those cost are $100 greater for future members.

Click here to download the registration form.

Registration includes two full-admission tickets to the event and an expo table from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., along with an opportunity to provide a door prize and materials in the registration kit. 

The Academy features a keynote address by Betty Schoenbaum, philanthropist and women’s empowerment advocate, as well as a luncheon, an expo and workshop options.  

To view the program and a list of sponsorship opportunities, click here.

For sponsorship information, contact JoEllen Zacks at JZacks@CharlestonAreaAlliance.org.

For expo information, contact Lesley Hager at LHager@CharlestonAreaAlliance.org

Individual registration is $60 for Alliance members and $75 for future members. Those prices increase to $70 and $85 after Aug. 1. Click here to register.

The Alliance will only be able to invoice 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 before the event. Thank you.

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admin in Elevations,Events on July 30 2010 » 0 comments

Elevate Your Career to the Next Level

The first annual Enrichment and Leadership Academy, scheduled for Sept. 14 at Embassy Suites, is a half-day program featuring inspiring speakers and informative sessions to help professional women realize their potential and take their career to the next level.  Presented by Elevations, the Charleston Area Alliance Professional Women’s Network, the Academy will showcase best practices and concrete guidance from some of region’s most knowledgeable women in the fields of finance and philanthropy.  This promises to be the region’s premier networking and educational event for young professional and executive women.

The event features a keynote address by Betty Schoenbaum, philanthropist and women’s empowerment advocate, as well as a luncheon, an expo and workshop options.  

To view the program and a list of sponsorship opportunities, click here.

For sponsorship information, contact JoEllen Zacks at JZacks@CharlestonAreaAlliance.org.

For expo information, contact Lesley Hager at LHager@CharlestonAreaAlliance.org

Individual registration is $60 for Alliance members and $75 for future members. Those prices increase to $70 and $85 after Aug. 1. Click here to register.

The Alliance will only be able to invoice 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 before the event. Thank you.

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