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Monday, April 16, 2018Legislative Meetings

Meet the Candidates/Wood County Board of Education

Meet the Candidates/Wood County Board of Education
Candidates for the Wood County Board of Education will be answering questions posed by League members and the public. There are eight candidates for three available seats on the board.
(District in parens; names in alpha.)

Jimmy Asbury (B)
Walter L. Bonnell (C)
Garett Foggin (A)
Debbie Hendershot (A)
Judy Johnson (B)
Richard Olcott (C)
Justin Raber (B)
Peggy L Smith (C)

This public event is coordinated by the League of Women Voters of Wood County in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce of the Mid-Ohio Valley.

When:
Monday, April 16, 2018 6:00 PM thru 07:45 PM
Where:
Parkersburg City Council Chambers
Registration:

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018Business After Hours

Business After Hours Hosted by Contractors Building Supply

Business After Hours Hosted by Contractors Building Supply
We are excited for a special visit to Marietta to join our host Contractors Building Supply for the April Business After Hours! Spend some time networking with new and familiar faces of the MOV Chamber, all while enjoying delicious hors d'oeuvres, refreshments and complimentary beer & wine. You will be amazed at the showroom and products/services found at CBS! Just like their commercial says "It's not just for contractors.  Go Where The Pros Go." Don't forget to bring your business cards to be entered in for door prize drawings! Open to all Chamber members and invited guests of CBS. Please register at the link below if you plan to attend.

When:
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 5:00 PM thru 07:00 PM
Where:
Contractors Building Supply
1310 Greene Street, Marietta, OH 45750
Registration:
For More Info:
(304) 422-3588
info@movchamber.org

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Thursday, April 19, 2018School & Business

Partner in Education Luncheon

Partner in Education Luncheon

This year marks our 33rd annual luncheon to bring together students, teachers, principals and business representatives in celebration of the MOV Chamber's Partner in Education program. 

 

Each school’s Business Partner is asked to help offset the cost of the luncheon so that 2 students, 2 school representatives and 2 business representatives attend on behalf of each partnership. The cost is $175 for the 6 attendees. If you would like to bring additional students, school representatives or business representatives, the cost is $25/person.

 

If your business is one of several partners for the same school, I recommend that you connect with one another and the principal (or the school's partner in education liaison) to decide how many attendees you want to sponsor or other special reservation instructions. There is a section on the form to jot those instructions or give me a call to chat. Once I receive the business partner RSVPs, I then follow up with the principals with an exact count so that tables are set up correctly and things flow smoothly on the day of the event. 

 

Payment is appreciated prior to the event either via credit card or check. (Instructions are in the link below.)

On-line registration will be open through Friday, April 13. Please call the Chamber office at 304.422.3588 to make any reservations after 4/13.

 

Click here to register:

http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=n5aoz5cab&oeidk=a07ef6sq6hjd9d6b357

 

  

When:
Thursday, April 19, 2018 11:30 AM thru 01:30 PM
Where:
WVU-Parkersburg
300 Campus Drive
Parkersburg, WV 26101

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Monday, April 23, 2018Legislative Meetings

Meet the Candidates/WV Legislature

Meet the Candidates/WV Legislature
The 15 candidates for the WV Legislature will be given 2 minutes to introduce themselves to the group.  Because there are so many candidates, we will not be asking questions but instead will encourage candidates to mingle with the audience after each has given a short 2-3 minute intro.
(Party in parens; names in alpha.)

3rd Senatorial District
Mike Azinger (R)
Simon Hargus (D)
Jim Leach (D)

8th Delegate District
Bill Anderson (R)
Jim Bland (D)

9th Delegate District
Ray Hollen (R)
Jim Marion (D)

10th Delegate District
Vernon Criss (R)
Andy Daniel (D)
Frank Deem (R)
Harry Deitzler (D)
Matthew Dodrill (R)
Jim Erlandson (R)
John Kelly (R)
J. Morgan Leach (D)

This public event is coordinated by the League of Women Voters of Wood County in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce of the Mid-Ohio Valley.

When:
Monday, April 23, 2018 6:00 PM thru 07:45 PM
Where:
Parkersburg City Council Chambers
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Wednesday, April 25, 2018Lunch & Learn

MOV Economic Outlook Presentation by WVU College of Business

MOV Economic Outlook Presentation by WVU College of Business

THIS EVENT IS BOOKED TO CAPACITY AND WE REGRET THAT WE CAN'T TAKE ANY ADDITIONAL RESERVATIONS. 

 

Dr. John Deskins is the Director of Business and Economic Research and an associate professor at West Virginia University. His Economic Outlook reports for the State of West Virginia are very insightful and held in high regard by business leaders, legislators and municipalities.

 

We are honored that he is guiding a team of students in a new class at WVU this semester to prepare a regional economic study  and forecast report for the Mid-Ohio Valley.  And while you might be thinking that an economic presentation may be rather dry, please know Dr. Deskins is an entertaining and vibrant speaker. I'm confident he will mentor his students with the same characteristics. 

 

This will be a great in-depth and exclusive opportunity for our business community to hear firsthand from our State’s most esteemed economist and his students. 

 

Please join us for this special lunch presentation on Wednesday, April 25!

 

The lunch presentation will take place in Conference Rooms 100A & 100B in the Workforce & Community Education Building at WVU-P (Building 8 in the attached map: http://www.wvup.edu/current-students/life-at-wvu-parkersburg/campus-map/)

 

Lunch will be provided (please let us know on the registration form of any special dietary needs and we will do our best to accommodate those.) Pre-registration required and payment appreciated via credit card or check prior to the event.

 

 

When:
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 12:00 PM thru 01:30 PM
Where:
Conference Rooms 100A & 100B in the Workforce & Community Education Building at WVU-P
300 Campus Drive
Parkersburg, WV  26104

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018Committee Meeting

SEE EVENT BELOW IN LIEU OF Special Events Committee


When:
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 12:00 PM thru 01:00 PM
Where:
CANCELLED FOR APRIL DUE TO ECONOMIC OUTLOOK PRESENTATION & LUNCHEON

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Thursday, April 26, 2018Lunch & Learn

Lunch & Learn Hosted by LGS Training and Coaching

Lunch & Learn Hosted by LGS Training and Coaching

TOPIC: Can You Hear Me Now?

 

Join our host Mary Barbara Hanna for an informative Lunch & Learn workshop about active listening.


When:
Thursday, April 26, 2018 11:30 AM thru 01:00 PM
Where:
Point Park Marketplace
113 Ann St, Parkersburg
Registration:
For More Info:
(304) 422-3588
info@movchamber.org

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Wednesday, May 02, 2018Committee Meeting

Schools & Business Committee

Schools & Business Committee
The School & Business Committee focuses on the relationship between education and the business community. They work closely with our local education system to provide opportunities to highlight students, educators and Chamber members through the Partners in Education Program, annual teacher recognitions, and even a recent job shadowing sub-committee.
Please RSVP by clicking the link if you are planning to attend this Schools & Business Committee meeting.

Not on the roster? Email us at info@movchamber.org and we'll get you added for meeting reminders and updates!

When:
Wednesday, May 02, 2018 12:00 PM thru 01:00 PM
Where:
Parkersburg Catholic Elementary School
810 Juliana Street
Parkersburg, WV 26101
Registration:
For More Info:
(304) 422-3588
info@movchamber.org

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Friday, May 04, 2018Ribbon Cutting

Ribbon Cutting for InMotion Physical Therapy

Ribbon Cutting for InMotion Physical Therapy

Ribbon Cutting will take place at 11:30am.

 

Please join us to celebrate with our newest member!

InMotion Physical Therapy and Golf Fitness cordially invites you to our ribbon cutting ceremony and open house. Come tour our facility and see the newest techniques in physical therapy. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and drinks!


When:
Friday, May 04, 2018 11:00 AM thru 02:00 PM
Where:
InMotion Physical Therapy & Golf Fitness
1605 Grand Central Ave, Vienna, WV 26105
Registration:
For More Info:
(304) 422-3588
info@movchamber.org

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Tuesday, May 08, 2018Social Event

Somerville Fabricators 50th Anniversary Reception

Somerville Fabricators 50th Anniversary Reception
Please join us as we celebrate 50 years in business with Somerville Fabricators!

Stop by anytime between 5pm - 7:30pm for refreshments, tours, and to meet the great team at Somerville Fabricators.  

Owners Steve and Peggy Somerville were the winners of the Family Owned Business at the 2016 Chamber Annual Dinner.  Spend a few minutes with them and you'll quickly become a part of the family too!

When:
Tuesday, May 08, 2018 5:00 PM thru 07:30 PM
Where:
336 South Meadow Drive
Mineral Wells, WV 26150
Registration:

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Thursday, May 10, 2018Lunch & Learn

Lunch & Learn Hosted by Energy Speaks

Lunch & Learn Hosted by Energy Speaks

Join Energy Speaks for an informative lunchtime seminar as they provide an update about the state of the industry and discuss pending pipeline and infrastructure projects. Our guest speaker will be Kevin DiGregorio, Executive Director of the Chemical Alliance Zone. Lunch will be provided. Open to all MOV Chamber members. Please RSVP if you plan to attend this event.

The purpose of Energy Speaks is to provide the public with facts, clarify false information and offer an in-depth look into the natural gas industry. Their goal is to provide a source of factual information and two-way communication on the subjects of economic benefits, environmental standards and regulations, safety, and the future of energy in West Virginia.


When:
Thursday, May 10, 2018 11:30 AM thru 01:00 PM
Where:
Judge Black Annex, Fort Boreman Conference Room
317 Market Street Parkersburg
(Across from the Blennerhassett Hotel)
Registration:
For More Info:
(304) 422-3588
info@movchamber.org

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018Business After Hours

Business After Hours Hosted by Aspire Salon

Business After Hours Hosted by Aspire Salon
Join us at Aspire Salon for our May Business After Hours! 
Spend some time networking with new and familiar faces of the MOV Chamber, all while enjoying delicious hors d'oeuvres and refreshments. You will be amazed at the products and services offered at Aspire Salon. PLUS, enjoy complimentary mini-services to experience Aspire for yourself.

Don't forget to bring your business cards to be entered in for door prize drawings! 

Open to all Chamber members. Please RSVP if you plan to attend this event.

When:
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 5:00 PM thru 07:00 PM
Where:
Aspire Salon
705 Market St, Parkersburg, WV 26101
Registration:
For More Info:
(304) 422-3588
info@movchamber.org

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018Committee Meeting

Government Relations Committee

Government Relations Committee
Government Relations Committee reviews proposed Legislation and recommends action to be taken on behalf of our members. The Committee maintains strong relationships with our local elected officials. This committee now meets meets bi-monthly. Please RSVP by clicking the link if you are planning to attend this Government Relations Committee meeting.


Not on the roster? Send us an email at info@movchamber.org and we'll get you on the list to receive updates, meeting reminders, etc.

When:
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 12:00 PM
Where:
WV Federal Central Credit Union
809 Division Street
Parkersburg
Registration:
For More Info:
(304) 422-3588
info@movchamber.org

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Thursday, May 17, 2018Committee Meeting

Chamber Champions Committee

Chamber Champions Committee
The Chamber Champions are Ambassadors that serve as representatives of the Chamber of Commerce of the Mid-Ohio Valley. The goal of the Chamber Champions is to facilitate contact with existing Chamber members and work to identify new members through their contact efforts.
Please RSVP by clicking the link if you are planning to attend this Chamber Champions Committee meeting.

Not on the roster? Email us at info@movchamber.org and we'll get you added to receive meeting reminders, updates, etc.

When:
Thursday, May 17, 2018 12:00 PM thru 01:00 PM
Where:
NOTE CHANGE OF DATE FOR THE MAY MEETING (NORMALLY HELD ON THE 2ND WED, SHIFTING TO 3RD THURS FOR THIS MONTH)
Location varies; Contact the Chamber at (304) 422-3588 for more information.
Registration:
For More Info:
(304) 422-3588
info@movchamber.org

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Friday, May 18, 2018Ribbon Cutting

Ribbon Cutting for Becky Nichols Portrait

Ribbon Cutting for Becky Nichols Portrait
Join us for a special ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the official opening of our new member, Becky Nichols Portrait! Coincidentally, May 18th is also Becky's birthday! Come out to celebrate her special day with fellow Chamber members. Refreshments will be available. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

When:
Friday, May 18, 2018 1:00 PM thru 02:00 PM
Where:
Becky Nichols Portrait
2757 Middle Island Creek Road
Saint Marys, WV 26170
Registration:
For More Info:
(304) 422-3588
info@movchamber.org

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018Committee Meeting

Special Events Committee

Special Events Committee
The Special Events Committee members possess interest and skill in event planning and fundraising while marketing and networking with a variety of businesses.
Please RSVP by clicking the link if you are planning to attend this Special Events Committee meeting.

Not on the roster? Send us an email at info@movchamber.org and we'll add you to the list to receive our updates, meeting reminders, etc.

When:
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 12:00 PM thru 01:00 PM
Where:
MOV Chamber Office
501 Avery Street, 9th Floor United Bank Building
Parkersburg
Registration:
For More Info:
(304) 422-3588
info@movchamber.org

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Thursday, May 24, 2018Open House

Chamber Field Trip to WV Potato Chip Company

Chamber Field Trip to WV Potato Chip Company
Field Trip!! MOV Chamber members are invited to come along for a tour of the West Virginia Potato Chip Company (Mister Bee).
Come out to get a first-hand look at the production process! Open to all members.

When:
Thursday, May 24, 2018 12:30 PM
Where:
West Virginia Potato Chip Company (Mister Bee)
512 West Virginia Avenue, Parkersburg
Registration:
For More Info:
(304) 422-3588
info@movchamber.org

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018Ribbon Cutting

McDonald's Grand Re-Opening Celebration

McDonald's Grand Re-Opening Celebration
Tom Thompson, local owner of the Traffic Circle McDonald’s, invites fellow MOV Chamber members to come down and see his newly remodeled restaurant!
The restaurant recently completed a major remodel. Some of the changes include a new lobby and restrooms, an area for small children to eat and play and a new self-service beverage bar. A side by side Drive Thru lane with digital menu boards has been added to increase speed in the Drive Thru.
Join us to celebrate! Open to all Chamber members. Please RSVP if you plan to attend this event.

When:
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 10:00 AM
Where:
McDonald's (Traffic Circle)
2508 Ohio Avenue, Parkersburg
Registration:

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Friday, June 01, 2018Breakfast

Sam's Club Breakfast

Sam's Club Breakfast
Sam's Club Breakfast for Chamber members.
The MOV, Belpre and Marietta Chamber members are invited to stop by for breakfast from 7:30am-9:00am at Sam's Club. Free to all Chamber members; Sam's Club membership not required.

When:
Friday, June 01, 2018 7:30 AM thru 09:00 AM
Where:
Sam's Club
1100 Grand Central Ave, Vienna, WV
Registration:
For More Info:
(304) 422-3588
info@movchamber.org

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018Committee Meeting

CANCELLED:Chamber Champions Committee

CANCELLED:Chamber Champions Committee
This month's meeting has been CANCELLED.

The Chamber Champions are Ambassadors that serve as representatives of the Chamber of Commerce of the Mid-Ohio Valley. The goal of the Chamber Champions is to facilitate contact with existing Chamber members and work to identify new members through their contact efforts.

Not on the roster? Email us at info@movchamber.org and we'll get you added to receive meeting reminders, updates, etc.

When:
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 12:00 PM thru 01:00 PM
Registration:
For More Info:
(304) 422-3588
info@movchamber.org

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