Beckley-Raleigh County
Chamber of Commerce
245 North Kanawha Street
Beckley , WV 25801
304-252-7328

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year


Tradition Continues at One of the Best
Holiday Networking Events in Southern WV



Thank You to all involved in continuing our Holiday Tradition in making our Celebration One of the Best Holiday Networking Events in Southern WV

Thank You to our Host and Partners for their continued involvement:

Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center
Visit Southern West Virginia
New River Gorge Regional Development Authority


Huge Thank You to the staff at Beckley Raleigh County Convention Center for your hospitality and expertise in putting the Holiday Celebration together

Thank You to our New Members and Participating Businesses for coming out to support our event and for providing some great door prizes for our business representatives:

Jeffrey Almond Almond “Almost Heaven” 2020 Calendars / Note Cards / Christmas Cards

Sam's Club of Beckley

Harmony Wood Arts

Dumas Psychology Collective/Brain Training Center

Evolve Health & Fitness

Goshen Hollow Farm

Leadership Beckley

Med-Surg Physician Group

Mighty Shine Express Car Wash

Compute One


Thank You to Everyone that made donations of Diapers & Non-Perishable Food items for United Way of Southern WV & Local Food Pantries. Your donations have been delivered and were graciously received.

We’re already looking forward to Celebrating with you again next year in early December. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!




Get Evolved ! Get Up, Get Out, Get Moving !




Thank you Evolve Health & Fitness for motivating us with an invitation to get a sneak peek at your new facility. Your space definitely has something for everyone that is looking for something new and exciting for their fitness journey! We appreciate the invitation to join you for your official Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and we wish you great success with your Grand Opening Day Celebration and helping others with their health and fitness needs.

Evolve Health & Fitness is ready to introduce you to their new facility so make sure to visit them at 159 Grandby Circle, Beaver WV (inside of School of Harmony Building).  You are invited to come see the area's only fitness boutique of it's kind! If you have been looking for the best place to get your fitness journey started or just looking for something new and exciting, then be sure to join us to see what all the buzz is about!  We have worked hard and we are finally ready to show everyone our new fitness facility! Whether you are looking to build muscle, lose weight, or relax and unwind, we feel confident we have something for you!

   

You can also visit Evolve Health & Fitness online at
www.evolvefitandhealthy.com or on facebook here 



Welcome to Downtown Beckley
Harmony Wood Arts - Woodturning Training Studio
Now Open for Training Classes




Come learn about all that you can do in our studio at Harmony Wood Arts. We hope to share our skills in wood turning with everyone in our area especially those that are interested in learning a new skill, building their self-confidence, making lasting friendships and getting more involved in the community.




Now located at 328 Neville Street, Downtown Beckley WV (located in the basement of the Beckley Art Center Academy of Creative Arts Building) with entrance from Woodlawn Avenue, Harmony Wood Arts is ready to get you started in woodturning and all that it offers.



"LIke" Harmony Wood Arts on facebook to learn more about our Studio and programs.



To schedule an appointment to visit the studio or for more info on Harmony Wood Arts call 304-253-0701 or email [email protected]



New Business, New Perspective on
Ribbon Cutting for Grand Opening



Thank you SLS Land and Energy Development for inviting us to be a part of your celebration of Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. We appreciate the invitation to share your event with our business members at a Business After Hours networking event to allow them to get to know your business and also to make a new connection in the community.



Your drone pilots were right on target with lifting the ribbon for cutting in celebration of your new business opening in our community. Very unique ceremony indeed!

Thank you to The Dish Café for your catering expertise in always providing delicious eats for our event guests.



Make sure to go by SLS Land and Energy Development at 254 East Beckley Bypass in Beckley WV and welcome them to our community and learn about all that they have to offer. Visit them online to find out more at www.slswv.com




High School Business Students
Open Businesses Across West Virginia



Business Students from Independence, Liberty, Shady Spring and Woodrow Wilson High Schools combined together to build businesses - actually build a business from nothing to a store replica in just four hours in the High School Business Symposium.

Held at Academy of Careers & Technology each year, the Symposium is organized for High School students to learn more about the process of running a business and developing a new one. Students compete through a fast-paced workshop designed to introduce them to marketing, finances, teamwork and problem solving.



Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce member business representatives act as the “Board of Directors” (Judges) through the business campaign development. Students are advised, critiqued and awarded through the stages of the process as they develop a complete business and marketing plan.

This Fall Session of the Symposium featured a new business concept theme different than those from previous years. Organizers wanted to see what ideas would come from a focus on coming up with an idea for a business that would be located in one of West Virginia’s tourism regions and that would benefit that area of the state. Some of the business ideas included a watercraft customizing business in Summersville, a Harpers Ferry Museum, a Morgantown Blue Lot Food Truck and Apparel Shop, a Bobsled riding park and more



We appreciate partnerships through our Education Committee with the Academy of Careers & Technology and Raleigh County Schools that offer opportunities for our education and business communities to work together to help our area students learn skills for their future.

Thank you West Virginia University Institute of Technology for sponsoring the Symposium for 2019 offering area High School students the opportunity to learn about the possibilities for future entrepreneurship.

We also thank these business members for their involvement in the 2019 High School Business Symposium:

Appalachian Power
Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital
United Bank
Raleigh County Public Library
Concord University
Hess, Stewart & Campbell
Chick-fil-A, Beckley
Vaught Inc.
New River Community and Technical College
BB&T Bank
Region 1 Workforce Development Board
McDonald’s Raleigh County
The Register-Herald
WOAY TV 4


We are already looking forward to working with our area Hight School students next year to see what business ideas they create at the High School Business Symposium.



Thank you Ellen Taylor for your service
to our Education Committee




Recently our Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce Education Committee gathered for our regular monthly meeting and special celebration of the service and soon retirement of our President & CEO, Ellen Taylor.



The committee is currently focused on many programs that allow educators and business representatives to come together to discuss and act on ideas and programs that can help our area students of all ages learn and succeed including: Annual High School Business Symposium, Get A Life Financial Literacy Program partnership with WV State Treasurer's Office, Annual Career Day at Marquee Cinemas and our 2020 Education Position Paper.



The committee also wanted to thank Ellen for her active role as a committee member with a celebration during the meeting. thank you to everyone that serves on the committee and that recognized Ellen for her service.





Adventurous Networking at the Summit



Thank you Summit Bechtel Scout Reserve for inviting our members along with Fayette Count Chamber of Commerce to join you at the Summit’s new Fork In the Road Dinning Hall. It was a perfect West Virginia evening to enjoy all that the Summit has to offer and to explore some of the new additions to the reserve.



Your Summit facilities are amazing and so much fun to venture through and explore every chance we get. We always find it very interesting to learn about what’s next and we look forward to all that you are doing to bring people together from all across our state, country and world.



Thank you to all of our member representatives and guests for attending Business After Hours. We hope that you enjoyed the evening as much as we did.

Make sure to visit the Summit Bechtel Reserve online at www.summitbsa.org/ and watch for opportunities throughout the year to visit the Summit to see if for yourself.


 


Beckley Treasured Scenes Tree Ornament 17th Edition
Now Available
"Rahall Company Store"





Thank You To All Member Businesses for
Your Continued Support and Community Activity


BRCCC Members