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

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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.

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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
Calrus Solutions
Cheap Thrills Records
Clay’s Heating & Air Conditioning
Humane Society of Raleigh County
Kilted Barber
Kit-Way Painting & Service
Kiwanis Club of Beckley
Pipestem Spa & Event Center
Sign Arc of Beckley
Southern WV Preparedness Partnership / LEPC
The Amish Barn
Treasure Beach
WVU Tech
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!




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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.



Interactive
The program promotes economic literacy with realistic financial situations and resolution options. It teaches problem-solving skills.

Educational
Get a Life establishes strategies for living within a budget. It helps students understand needs versus wants. It also helps build basic math skills.

Community-Oriented
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 Break”

Calrus Solutions
Greenbrier Technologies & Electric
Habanero’s Mexican Grill & Cantina
New River Transit Authority
Raleigh Tile
WV Eye Consultants
WV Vein and Skin Centers

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.



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Celebrating With The Amish Barn &
Hometown Hot Dog Diner



Thank 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




Wonderland of Trees Tradition



Thank you United Way of Southern WV for inviting to be a part of your Wonderland of Trees tradition again this year.  We appreciate all that you do for our communities in Southern WV.



Make sure to visit the Wonderland of Trees display through November 18 at Crossroads Mall.

Get more info and vote for your favorite tree at www.wonderlandoftrees.org



Read More about Wonderland of Trees in the Register-Herald Newspaper

Read More about Wonderland of Trees in the Register-Herald Newspaper


Watch the Wonderland of Trees Ribbon Cutting on WVNS 59News





Career Education for Our 8th Graders


For more than 20 years the Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce Education Committee, Raleigh County Schools and Marquee Cinemas have partnered together to present “Career Day” to all of our Raleigh County 8th Graders to teach them about some of the career opportunities that are available to them here in our community.

The tradition continues this year and we want to thank everyone that participated, attended and volunteered:

We want to thank the students from Beckley Stratton Middle School, Independence Middle School, Park Middle School, Shady Spring Middle School, Trap Hill Middle School and Greater Beckley Christian School for their attentiveness and professionalism during the Career Day Process.

After meeting and talking with the students, Needy Mo Dough knows that all of the students will be well prepared for their first interview and will be ready to “Get A Job”

Each of these many years the Marquee Cinemas, Beckley Galleria 14 staff goes above and beyond their duties to welcome our business representatives and students, and to make sure we have everything we need to help students learn about career opportunities.

Career Day would not be possible without the involvement of many talented business representatives from our area.  A special thank you to all participating businesses for your time and continued support for Career Day:

Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce Education Committee Members
Raleigh County Schools
Marquee Cinemas, Beckley Galleria 14
Appalachian Bible College
Needy Mo Dough
Chick-fil-A, Beckley Galleria
Academy of Careers & Technology
Winterplace Ski Resort
Concord University, Beckley
The Resort at Glade Springs
New River Community and Technical College
STAR USA Federal Credit Union
Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital
Raleigh General Hospital
Valley College, Beckley
New River Gorge National River
School of Harmony
Ameriprise Financial Services, Ray Morton
Linda Sumner
Al Martine


We feel that it is important for students at all grade levels to receive as much education on career opportunities available to them in their own communities.  We appreciate the continuing efforts by our schools and businesses offering a variety of career informational opportunities each year.  We want to express our gratitude to Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce member representatives involved with Career Day 2016.

We are always thankful for the collaborative contribution by our community to educate our future leaders.  Our students rely on knowledge from everyone around them.  Let’s keep teaching them everything we know.

For more information on the Career Day program or to find out how you can get involved please contact BRCCC.




Meeting the Candidates

Listen to Live Radio Broadcast Replay Here



BRCCC Governmental Affairs Committee would like to Thank all Candidates that attended “Meet the Candidates”  We appreciate your time and commitment to serving the people of West Virginia

Thank You to our sponsors for giving us the opportunity to meet our candidates
Appalachian Power Company
Beaver Coal Company

Thank You Southern Communications and WWNR Radio for broadcasting “Meet the Candidates” to the citizens of West Virginia.

HUGE THANK YOU to all of the area business representatives for coming out to get-to-know the candidates.

Remember to VOTE Election Day, Tuesday, November 8  – Early voting underway through November 5




Congratulations Childers Enterprises
New Location Grand Opening



Thank you for inviting us to be a part of your celebration.  We appreciate the hospitality from your staff and enjoyed the tours of your new facility at 501 Ragland Road in Beckley WV.

We also want to thank Childers Enterprises for their many years of BRCCC support.  Childers continues to be a great community and business partner.

Make sure to visit Childers on Ragland Road in Beckley or visit online at www.childersenterprises.com






#WVFlood2016 / #WVFlood Resources
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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

The 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 apasdon@wvchamber.com, (304) 989-0664, Steve Roberts at sroberts@wvchamber.com, or John Canfield at jcanfield@wvchamber.com

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 shari@portlight.org and cell phone, 214-755-3446
Paul Timmons, email paul@portlight.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

Corporate Office
821 Fourth Avenue, Huntington, WV 25701
www.mtstcil.org
Voice/TTY: 304-525-3324
Fax: 304-525-3360
866-MTSTCIL (866-687-8245)
mtstcil@mtstcil.org

BECKLEY OFFICE
329 Prince Street, Beckley, WV 25801
Voice: 304-255-0122
beckley@mtstcil.org


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: greenbrierdisaster2016@gmail.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.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:  

Barb Miller, Greenbrier County Emergency Operations Center Public Information Officer
304-645-5444
piogreenbrier@gmail.com

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/
 

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