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Contact BRCCC for information and registration
304-252-7328 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank You & Happy Birthday
United Bank, Uptown Beckley WV Branch
We enjoyed one of the Greenest Celebrations Ever! It was a great opportunity to meet your representatives from around our community and to check out the new renovations to the Uptown Beckley Branch. You know how to throw a awesome networking event and we appreciate your community involvement and support.
Thank you Foster's Main Street Tavern for bringing over the tasty eats for the celebration.
Thank you Kid in the Background, Inc for spinning some tunes that everyone could move to.
Make sure to check out the United Bank, Uptown Beckley Branch at 129 Main Street or many of the other United locations around the community.
WV DMV New Kiosk Now In Beckley WV
DMV Commissioner Pat Reed cut the ribbon on the new DMV Now Kiosk at the Beckley Sheetz, 1408 Eisenhower Drive to promote a new kiosk transaction for customers--driver’s license renewal.
The event focused on the easy-to-use, customer centered kiosks, which now allow for the processing of driver’s license renewals, in addition to the instant printing of vehicle registration renewal cards and decals.
According to Commissioner Reed, “Our new kiosks are making DMV transactions easier and quicker for our customers needing to renew their driver’s license and vehicle registration. We encourage customers to ‘Skip the Line’ and visit one of our new kiosks, with locations now in Beckley, Kanawha City, and Star City.”
For more info visit WV DMV online
CONGRATULATIONS Apex Pharmacy & Compounding
Congratulations on your Grand Opening in Beckley WV at 165 Ragland Road.
Thank you for inviting us to be a part of your celebration and for your BRCCC support.
Make sure to visit and "Like" Apex Pharmacy on facebook or visit them online at www.apexrx.biz
Meditation & Enlightenment
Congratulations The Yoga Studio at On Point Acupuncture, PLLC on your Grand Opening of your new location in Uptown #BeckleyWV. We appreciate the invitation to join the celebration.
Thank you for your continued BRCCC support and service to our community.
On Point Acupuncture has been here for your acupuncture, massage, and cupping needs for three years, and we are so excited to announce the addition of yoga into our practice! Wholesome health is very important to us, and yoga provides countless benefits for both your body and mind, allowing you to experience total body wellness. Our yoga studio will be opening soon and we hope you will join us in meditation and enlightenment!
Visit and Like The Yoga Studio on facebook
Creative Artistic Networking
Thank you The Pottery Place, Beckley for your creative hospitality in hosting Business After Hours and for a masterpiece of an evening of Networking, eating, painting, movie watching and fun!
Thank you Marquee Cinemas, Beckley Galleria for your involvement and special movie offer for our Business After Hours guests.
Thank you Qdoba Mexican Eats Restaurant for your involvement and delicious eats.
Thank you and appreciation to The Register-Herald Newspaper for your coverage of Business After Hours and many other BRCCC activities.
Visit The Pottery Place, Beckley at 104 Galleria Plaza (near Qdoba Mexican Eats) or make sure to “Like” The Pottery Place on Facebook
New Uptown Beckley Sprint Store Now Open
Congratulations to the staff of the NEW Sprint Store, Uptown Beckley on you Official Grand Opening. Thank you for inviting us to be a part of your celebration.
Make sure to go by to see the New Sprint Store and find out about all they offer with phones and accessories at 107 3rd Ave.
Rejuvenated for the New Year
Thank You Rejuvenation Center, Beckley at ARH Medical Mall for hosting our January 2017 Business After Hours. We enjoyed learning about all that the Center has to offer in our community. We appreciate the invitation to be a part of your one year anniversary celebration.
Thank You to The Register-Herald Newspaper for your continued coverage of our Business After Hours events each month.
By Cody Neff Register-Herald Reporter
Folks from the Beckley business community attending the Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce's Business After Hours Thursday were shown the world of cosmetic surgery.
The Rejuvenation Center, which is in the ARH Medical Mall at Cranberry Creek, had an open house that showed off injections, facial peels, body sculpting and more.
The center’s medical director is board-certified plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgeon Michael Kluska.
“This is truly a full-service med spa,” Dr. Kluska said. “Everything you can think of, in terms of non-invasive cosmetic surgery, is offered here.
“You’ll find all injectables, such as Botox and other fillers, plus you’ll find body contouring procedures. We can heat fat and cause it to go away.”
Kluska said he has an incredibly rewarding profession.
“I’m able to give people visible, and largely instant, gratification,” he said. “It helps them to look as young as they feel.
“I have an art degree and I love to work with my hands. The human body is my canvas and I create art in motion.”
His specialties are breast surgeries and facial surgeries, Kluska said. Cosmetic surgery isn’t just for women, though. Kluska said he’s seeing more and more men who “get some work done.”
“Some of the common procedures I see in men are body contouring procedures, such as liposuction,” he said. “Men don’t mind getting fillers or Botox to look more youthful.”
Rebuilding the way people see themselves can be emotional for everyone involved, but it’s always fulfilling, Kluska said.
“There are times when I can take someone who looks much older than they really are and give them their youthful appearance back,” he said. “I can help people to achieve goals that wouldn’t be possible otherwise.”
— Email: email@example.com; Follow on Twitter @RHCodyNeff
Rejuvenation Center, Beckley
ARH Medical Mall - Cranberry Shopping Center
1256 North Eisenhower Drive, Beckley, WV 25801
Office: (304) 254-2637
Rejuvenation Center, Beckley on facebook
2017 Legislative Luncheon
Each year our Governmental Affairs Committee and Board of Directors invite our area legislative representatives to gather for a discussion about our positions on issues facing our communities. Legislative Luncheon attendees are presented with our Legislative and Education Position Papers to review and consider for discussion and action during the upcoming Legislative Sessions in Charleston.
We want to express our gratitude to all of the representatives that took time to attend the Luncheon to discuss some of the important issues facing our communities.
Thank you to all of our luncheon sponsors for making it possible for us to host this opportunity for discussion:
Appalachian Power Company
Beckley Water Company
The Resort at Glade Springs
Thank you also to the staff of Black Knight County Club for your service and hospitality.
Thank You Directors, Committee Members and business representatives for joining the discussion and for your continued community support through BRCCC activity.
Career Day Essay Awards
Following the Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce Education Committee “Career Day” every year students are asked by their teachers to write an essay about their experience at the event and what they learned about the career opportunities and what career they might be thinking about for the future. The Education Committee reviews the essays and selects winners from each school that participates in Career Day. The Essay Awards Reception gives us the chance to recognize our students in front of their parents, teachers and community.
Thank You Essay Awards Reception Sponsors:
City National Bank
Laurel Lodge Enterprises
Little General Stores
Raleigh General Hospital
West Virginia University Institute of Technology
Thank You to Pasquale's Italian Restaurant staff for your continued great service and hospitality
Congratulations to Essay Award Winners:
Overall Essay Winner
Isaac Roop (Beckley Stratton Middle School)
Trap Hill Middle School
Shady Spring Middle School
Park Middle School
Independence Middle School
Beckley Stratton Middle School
Celebrating & Warming Up at Treasure Beach
Thank You Treasure Beach for inviting us over to the beach to warm up and celebrate with you today at your Grand Opening Celebration. We were excited to see all of the cool merchandise you offer and even got some Christmas shopping in while we were there.
You’ll want to go check this new business out at 993 Ritter Drive, Beaver WV. Make sure to “like” the Treasure Beach facebook page to keep with info on all the splashy clothing, shoes and fun merchandise they offer.
View Treasure Beach Photos on Facebook
Celebrating With Cheap Thrills Records
New Beckley WV Location & Long-Time Member
we were honored to join Cheap Thrills Records in Beckley WV for their Grand Opening of the New Location at Byrd Drive & Oakwood Ave
if you're looking for a unique gift for Christmas or anytime Cheap Thrills Records has something for everyone at 2801 Robert C Byrd Drive at Oakwood Ave, Beckley WV
Thank you Dobra Zupas for the delicious refreshments during the open house
make sure to "like" Cheap Thrills Records on facebook or visit them Online www.cheapthrillsrecords.com
Cheap Thrills Records has served our community and supported BRCCC for many years and we appreciate them being in Beckley.
One of the Best Holiday Networking Events In SWV
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
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:
ATV Parts Plus
Cheap Thrills Records
Clay’s Heating & Air Conditioning
Humane Society of Raleigh County
Kit-Way Painting & Service
Kiwanis Club of Beckley
Pipestem Spa & Event Center
Sign Arc of Beckley
Southern WV Preparedness Partnership / LEPC
The Amish Barn
WV Vein & Skin Centers
Escape Game New River Gorge
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!
Beckley Treasured Scenes Tree Ornament 15th Edition
"New River Gorge Bridge"
Southern West Virginia Education Gateway
Get A Life
BRCCC Education Committee recently participated in WV State Treasurer’s Financial Education
“Get A Life Program” at Beckley Stratton Middle School
Education Committee members and Member business representatives participated in the program as station volunteers in financial areas such as; Insurance, Real Estate, Retail, Auto Sales, Healthcare and Utilities. Because of the dedication by committee members and business representatives to the program it has been possible for the Treasurer’s Office to bring the “Get A Life Program to all Raleigh County Middle Schools.
The goal of this Get A Life program is to teach West Virginia students about managing personal finances through a fairly fun budget simulation. Students are first given a red card with a job title, family size, and monthly income. The red cards only have jobs available in West Virginia without any post-secondary education (like college or a trade school).
After the students buy a car, house, insurance, groceries, furniture, and gas, they trade in their red card for a green one, but not before the Green Reaper stops by. The Green Reaper hands out “accident” cards. Sometimes a student will get a puppy, other times they get a flat tire, but either way they spend money.
By now, the students are usually in debt, prompting the trade to a green card. The green cards give the students a better job, one only acquired through post-secondary education. When they finish with their green card, they usually have money left over. By demonstrating money management by allowing the students to see how easy it is to fall into debt without personal finance skills, they are better able to comprehend the importance of post-secondary education.
The program promotes economic literacy with realistic financial situations and resolution options. It teaches problem-solving skills.
Get a Life establishes strategies for living within a budget. It helps students understand needs versus wants. It also helps build basic math skills.
The simulation encourages participation from local business leaders.
Personal Budget Simulation
Get a Life is a hands-on financial education experience that engages students with realistic family budget scenarios.
The group activity takes approximately 90 minutes to complete and provides students with a series of financial challenges. By visiting various business stations and managing an expense ledger, students learn to make choices that will affect their financial future. Participating students walk away with the skills to make better financial decisions. They also learn how higher education will help advance their career goals.
Getting To Know Your Chamber
Thank You to these area businesses for attending our Beckley-Raleigh
County Chamber of Commerce (BRCCC) Get to Know Your Chamber – “Lunch
Greenbrier Technologies & Electric
Habanero’s Mexican Grill & Cantina
New River Transit Authority
WV Eye Consultants
WV Vein and Skin Centers
Reserve Your Business Advertising Space
BRCCC Ambassador Committee will be scheduling “Lunch Breaks” throughout
the year to give Members and Non-Member business representatives an
opportunity to get more info about their Chamber membership. Stay tuned
for another Lunch Break coming soon.
2017 Business Directory / Guide to Raleigh County
Celebrating With The Amish Barn &
Hometown Hot Dog Diner
you The Amish Barn & Hometown Hot Dog Diner for inviting us to be a
part of your celebration. You have a wonderful store and diner full of
treasures and delicious foods. We agree the Deputy Dog is one of the
best we’ve had!
Make sure to visit The Amish Barn & Hometown Hot Dog Diner at 2040 Robert C. Byrd Dr. MacArthur, WV or give them a call at 304.252.0449 or like them on Facebook
#WVFlood2016 / #WVFlood Resources
Use hashtags #WVFlood2016 and #WVFlood to search social media for flood relief information
WV DIVISION OF HOMELAND SECURITY & EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
FLOOD INFO & RESOURCE CONTACT INFO
Updates on flood info and resources are being posted on the homepage of the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce
West Virginia Chamber of Commerce Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization,
has committed itself to directly helping those in need. In the short
term, the Foundation will provide immediate relief to those directly
affected by the flooding on a screened and as-needed basis. The West
Virginia Chamber of Commerce Foundation is also committing resources to
long-term reconstruction efforts in flood-damaged communities. For more
information on how to make a tax-deductible contribution to the
Chamber's Foundation, please contact Amanda Pasdon at
firstname.lastname@example.org, (304) 989-0664, Steve Roberts at
email@example.com, or John Canfield at firstname.lastname@example.org
FEMA CONTACT INFO
400 FEMA workers are on the ground in West Virginia and anyone needing to register for assistance can do so by going to https://www.disasterassistance.gov or calling 1-800-621-FEMA. People can also register by visiting one of four FEMA sites in West Virginia that are set up in Greenbrier, Kanawha and Nicholas Counties.
Governor Tomblin @GovTomblin advises visiting wvflood.com for comprehensive #wvflood information, including donation centers, shelter locations, and volunteer sign-up
Flood Resources for People with Disabilities
If you are a person with a disability who has been impacted by the flood, or know someone who is and who needs assistance, the following are contacts for rescue services especially for people with disabilities.
Portlight Inclusive Disaster Strategies
Portlight Inclusive Disaster Strategies is the nation's only disaster relief and recovery organization for people with disabilities. Portlight provides durable medical equipment and other equipment that people with disabilities may need.
Representatives from Portlight are currently in West Virginia. Contact:
Shari Myers, email email@example.com and cell phone, 214-755-3446
Paul Timmons, email firstname.lastname@example.org and cell phone 843-817-2651
Please contact Shari if there are any needs or problems at Red Cross shelters.
FEMA Office of Disability Integration and Coordination
Gay Jones Gay.Jones@fema.dhs.gov and
PJ Mattiacci Philip.Mattiacci@fema.dhs.gov
are available to address the needs of people with disabilities.
Flood Resources for People with Disabilities from Mountain State Centers for Independent Living -
If you are a person with a disability who has been impacted by the flood, or know someone who is and who needs assistance, the following are contacts for rescue services especially for people with disabilities.
Mountain State Centers for Independent Living
821 Fourth Avenue, Huntington, WV 25701
329 Prince Street, Beckley, WV 25801
UMCOR - New Vision Depot of WV United Methodist Conference Disaster Response
another group that is helping in relief for those in need from the #WVFlood2016 is the new distribution center New Vision Depot - WV United Methodist Conference Disaster Response. A Disaster Relief Ministry of the West Virginia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church located in Beaver WV. Make sure to visit their facebook page to find out how you can help or get involved in assisting them in helping others.
Greater Greenbrier Chamber of Commerce
The United Way of the Greenbrier Valley has developed a flood relief campaign and is accepting donations to aid local flood victims. They have worked tirelessly through the weekend to collect supplies and transport same to the shelters in affected areas. A Facebook page has been developed with the current list of supplies needed. Please reference Greenbrier Valley Flood Recovery and Relief if able to contribute in any way.
The Chamber is reaching out to its business members in flood areas to see how we can be of support. Please send an email or response to this message with your needs and we will help spread the word for you on social media. You may also reach us by phone at 304-645-2818. If you need supplies, please send a list. If you need volunteers, please send numbers and who they should contact. If you need assistance getting the word out about business closures or altered hours, pass along the information you want distributed to the community.
Our staff is here to help in any way possible. Office hours are 9am-3pm Monday through Friday. Please feel free to use us as a resource for contact numbers of local shelters, organizations providing aid, etc. Our thoughts and prayers are with each and every citizen of Greenbrier County as our community grieves, cleans, rebuilds, and heals from this disaster.
GREENBRIER CO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE UPDATE - June 30, 2016: The WV National Guard is providing the following at Greenbrier West High School at Warrior Way in Charmco: Three tents are set and ready to provide shelter to flood victims. The tents have air conditioning. Additionally, there is one shower unit (four showers), and one laundry unit (four washers, four dryers) ready to use now. By early afternoon today there will be more tents and two additional shower and laundry units ready for use. They have 1300 gallons of water to use right now and a 7500 gallon DOH tanker truck en-route. There will be more, but we wanted to inform those in need of what’s currently available.
All volunteer agencies that are working in Greenbrier County should call in to the Greenbrier Emergency Operations Center at 304-645-5444 and ask to speak to Laura Pysz, Volunteer and Donations Coordinator so that we can get your contact information. Laura is working on a resource book and needs your information. She is working closely with Senator John Unger who is in the field working with the Non-Governmental Organizations. If unavailable by phone her email is: email@example.com. Thank you for assisting us with our flood recovery efforts!
Spontaneous volunteers that would like to be assigned a volunteer role should go to the Volunteer Reception Center in Lewisburg if already here in the county. VRCs are located at 204 North Jefferson in Lewisburg, Magic Mart, 510 Park Center in Rainelle, and The Old White Motors at 89 E. Main Street, White Sulphur Springs. The main number is 304-808-1872. A Volunteer Reception Center matches volunteers with skills with voluntary agencies that need additional volunteers.
If residents have not yet registered with FEMA, they should go to the Disaster Recovery Center, if possible. These centers will assist residents with getting registered with FEMA. Or they can register by calling 1-800-621-FEMA or go to disasterassistance.gov. The Disaster Recovery Centers are located at The Old Kroger Building at 65 West Main Street, White Sulphur Springs, and at City Hall in Rainelle.
The Health Department will have tetanus vaccine available at the health department in Fairlea today and tomorrow from 8:30am until 11:30am and 1:00pm until 4:00pm. Vaccine will be given free of charge and is available to anyone that has been or will be working in the flood waters. If it has been more than five years since your last tetanus shot, and you are working in the flood waters, a booster dose is needed. The Health Department also has a small supply of N-95 masks available. Please note that staff cannot fit test you for these. Diapers (premature through size 4), formula, breast milk storage bottles with attachable nipples, tampons, and basic wound care supplies are available for anyone in need.
The Lewisburg water system, with the exception of Caldwell and Monroe Draft, has been lifted from the boil water advisory after receiving favorable bacteriological water sampling results.
Barb Miller, Greenbrier County Emergency Operations Center Public Information Officer
For the most up-to-date official information for Greenbrier County, go to Facebook https://www.facebook.com/staff.gchsem
Flood Resources and Information from Congressman Evan Jenkins website
Emergency Aid, Distribution Sites, Shelters and Emergency Contact phone numbers
Monetary donations can be made to the Red Cross at (304) 340-3650 or http://www.redcross.org/local/west-virginia or the United Way at http://www.unitedwaycwv.org/
#WVFlood2016 and #WVFlood Resources
Thank You To All Member Businesses for
Your Continued Support and Community Activity