Entries from September 2007

Building W.Va.’s Economy One Entrepreneur at a Time

Date Written by Jason Keeling on September 28, 2007

Large employers such as Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Charleston Area Medical Center, and Verizon provide a significant foundation for West Virginia’s economy, but the small business community is equally important. Business ventures are a continuous challenge, and fortunately the Advantage Valley Entrepreneurial League System (ELS) is working with 100 business owners who receive coaching, professional collaboration, [...]

‘We Are Marshall’ Depicts True Essence of W.Va.

Date Written by Jason Keeling on September 18, 2007

The 1970 plane crash that took the lives of 75 Marshall University football players, coaches and fans was nothing less than tragic. Last year’s filming of “We Are Marshall” provided opportunity for West Virginians to commemorate the loss and find renewed spirit. A collective energy encompassed the Tri-State area when the project was announced. Excitement [...]

Welcome to [Insert Preferred Slogan] West Virginia

Date Written by Jason Keeling on September 5, 2007

Today Gov. Joe Manchin announced his office will accept suggestions from West Virginia residents regarding state welcome signs. You can submit ideas online or call 1-866-SLOGAN-4 through Sept. 19.
The Manchin administration began promoting an “Open for Business” mantra in 2005 and state signs were modified with the theme early last year. Though he is popular [...]

‘Charleston’s Finest’ Campaign Benefits Those with Cystic Fibrosis

Date Written by Jason Keeling on September 1, 2007

The first two weeks of September are going to be busy for six Charleston area professionals, including myself, as we raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and compete for the namesake of “Charleston’s Finest.” The goal is simple: Raise as much money as possible, via direct contributions and ticket sales for the Sept. 15 [...]