Entries from April 2008

W.Va. Expatriate Returns to Share Leadership Insights

Date Written by Skip Lineberg on April 30, 2008

One tremendous aspect of making West Virginia better is leadership. We need more leaders from within that act as ambassadors for the state outside our jagged boundaries.
One such person is Brad Smith. He’s representing West Virginia extremely well as president and CEO of Intuit Corp. Perhaps you’ve heard of this software giant? If you are [...]

‘Rock in Love Tour’ Benefits West Virginia’s Homeless

Date Written by Jason Keeling on April 28, 2008

April 28 has been a wet, chilly, and dreary day in many parts of West Virginia. Such days are particularly trying for the state’s homeless population. With that in mind, know that this weekend you can help provide for the homeless, and enjoy live music, food and community during the “Rock in Love Tour,” with [...]

W.Va. Learning from Ireland’s Ecotourism Practices

Date Written by Todd Beane on April 25, 2008

By Todd Beane
Ecotourism and sustainable tourism are new buzz words in an industry that is taking greater notice of society’s environmental impact. Responsible travel to natural areas helps conserve the environment and improve the well-being of local people. Broken down into simple terms, ecotourism is the concept [...]

International Films and World Highland Games in W.Va.

Date Written by Jason Keeling on April 21, 2008

Both the West Virginia International Film Festival and the 2008 World Highland Games Heavy Events Championship further illustrate the state’s global connection and our opportunities for cultural enrichment.
From April 22-27 some of this year’s best international films can been seen at the Capitol Center Theater in Charleston. The first screening will feature “Burning the Future: [...]

Improving W.Va. Communities One Volunteer at a Time

Date Written by Jason Keeling on April 11, 2008

Volunteering is a great way to become part of your community. Coming together for the benefit of a common cause enriches both those who contribute and those who will directly benefit. Generation Charleston’s community outreach team will host its first quarter service project on Saturday, April 19, from 9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. Volunteers may [...]

A Model for Economic Innovation in West Virginia

Date Written by Jason Keeling on April 6, 2008

West Virginia’s tourism sector has become a significant economic engine, given the state’s natural beauty, outdoor recreational opportunities, and proximity to major markets such as Washington D.C., Pittsburgh and Charlotte. Tourism-related industry employs 44,000 workers and contributes $532 million to state tax revenues, according to Tourism Commissioner Betty Carver, who presented at a recent West [...]

West Virginia’s Business Potential in a Web 2.0 World

Date Written by Jason Keeling on April 2, 2008

Maple Creative’s Skip Lineberg and I will present “Business for Breakfast” at the Charleston Marriott’s Whitewater Grille, on April 25, from 7:30-8:30 a.m. The focus will be Web 2.0: Blogs, Pods and Twitters — How Emerging Internet Technologies Can Enhance Business Communications. We’ll consider the growing importance of blogs, podcasts, and social media sites like [...]