THE RESORT AT GLADE SPRINGS

Government Affairs Committee

Legislative Positions

The Governmental Affairs Committee publishes their Annual
 Legislative Positions and Guide to Utilizing Your Representatives




























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

Mountaineer Automotive

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.




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



Meet the Candidates


BRCCC Governmental Affairs Committee would like to Thank all Candidates that attended the Primary Election 2016 “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




Thank You to the members of the Media Panel for your questions to the candidates:
Damon Cain, Beckley Newspapers, The Register-Herald
Dave Kirby, News Talk WWNR Radio
Keith Thompson, WJLS Radio
Tim Carrico, WVNS TV 59News





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

Remember to VOTE in the Primary Election, May 10 – Early voting begins April 27




Legislative Luncheon



Every year before our Legislators head to Charleston for the new year Legislative Session the BRCCC Governmental Affairs Committee invites them to lunch to share and discuss planning and goals with our business representatives

Thank You to The Resort at Glade Springs for hosting the Luncheon this year.  We always enjoy coming out to the Resort for business and pleasure.  We appreciate the hospitable attention from your staff as always.

Thank you sponsors for allowing us to get to know our Legislative representatives:


AFLAC, Chad Hutchinson
Beckley Water Company
Beaver Coal Company
Frontier Communications
Little General Stores
New River Gorge Regional Development Authority
Paramount Development Corporation
Raleigh General Hospital

Thank you to all or our Legislative and local office representatives for your time spent with us discussing issues and planning for the future of our community and West Virginia

Thank you to The Register-Herald Newspaper and WOAY TV for coming out to cover the Luncheon and speak to our Legislative representatives

Read about it in The Register-Herald Newspaper


See the story on WOAY TV





Meeting Our Candidates



BRCCC Governmental Affairs Committee would like to Thank all Candidates that attended the General Election 2014 “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
Highland Towers

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

Thank You to the members of the Media Panel for your questions to the candidates:
Rick Kelley, Beckley Newspapers, The Register-Herald
Bray Cary, WV Media Holdings
Dave Kirby, News Talk WWNR Radio
Keith Conner, WOAY TV




Thank You to our Community Representatives for attending early in the morning to Meet Your Candidates for the upcoming General Election.  VOTE!



Keeping the Channels of Discussion Open



Beckley – Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce Directors, Committee Members and Business Representatives recently held the Annual Legislative Luncheon with district representatives for Raleigh County to discuss important issues facing our area and Southern West Virginia.  Meeting with our district representatives prior to the new year sessions begin gives everyone a chance to come to the table to discuss important topics involving businesses and citizens in our communities.

Thank You to all Legislative Representatives that attended to discuss some of the important issues facing our communities

Thank you Legislative Luncheon sponsors:

Appalachian Power Company
Beaver Coal Company
Beckley Water Company
Bodyworks – Praxis Corp. Health, Fitness, Rehabilitation
ESI Services Inc.

Thank You University of Charleston – Beckley for your hospitality and delicious lunch

Thank You Directors, Committee Members and business representatives for joining the discussion and for your continued community support through BRCCC activity



Governmental Affairs Committee In Action

The Key Objectives of the Governmental Affairs Committee are to communicate to elected officials our positions on legislative issues; offer assistance in monitoring good business legislation; to generally be the liaison between government and the business community in matters where governmental decisions affect business in our region, state and nation.

Key Issues:

Civil Justice Reform
Cost of Public Project Funding
Education 
Energy and the Environment
Health & Wellness
Highway Funding
Non-Partisan Judicial Elections or Merit Selections
Public Employees Collective Bargaining
Regional Jail Costs
Social and Economic Impact of Drug Abuse and Addiction
Tax Reform

Reaching your representatives and how the Chamber can help

Make Correspondence Easy
Keep contact information on hand at work, where you probably spend much of your time. Enter fax and phone numbers and email addresses in an easy-to-activate database. Don’t struggle: a brief letter of concern can influence as well as a dissertation.

Use the Chamber as a Megaphone
Our Chamber is the region’s strongest business voice, representing 700 member businesses. It quickly draws the attention of legislators and other officials.

Use Your Member Influence
Chamber functions provide a forum in which you may discuss public policy with the most influential members of our society. Formally or informally, it’s a good way to express your opinion and educate others. Reporters routinely contact the Chamber to discuss public policy issues.

“Call to Action”
Our strongest means of communication is the “Call to Action.” During such a call, members immediately begin to fax and email representatives to express their opinions on particular issues.

The Legislative Positions & Guide to Utilizing Your Representatives is produced yearly by the Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce.

Contact the BRCCC at:
(304) 252-7328, 1-877-987-3847, (304) 252-7373 fax, chamber@brccc.com



Governmental Affairs Committee Members


Chairman

Jeff Miller
First Community Bank

Committee

Bill Baker
Jobs Foundation

Mick Bates
Bodyworks

Woody Duba    
Beaver Coal Company Ltd.

Victor Flanagan
Pullin, Fowler, Flanagan

Chris Hall
Orion Strategies

Daniel Hall
Frontier Communications

Paul Hutchinson
Attorney-At-Law

Charlie Houck
Little General Stores

Nancy Kissinger
Chase Bank

Dave McClure
Highland Towers

Ray Morton
Ameriprise Financial

Wayne Rebich
Carpenters Local Union 1911

Roy Shrewsbury
ESI

Matt Stanley
Beckley Water Company

Pete Torrico    

Mike Tyree
Century 21 First Choice

Bill Wooton
Wooton Law

Charlie Cook
Hess Stewart


To join the Governmental Affairs Committee contact BRCCC