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Friday, October 25, 2019Ribbon Cutting

Ribbon Cutting for Mobile Welding Lab

Ribbon Cutting for Mobile Welding Lab

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Workforce & Economic Development Division is rolling out a welding lab on wheels to meet a growing need for area businesses to provide on-site training and testing to welders. The mobile welding lab will be unveiled at a ribbon cutting ceremony conducted by the Chamber of Commerce of the Mid-Ohio Valley at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 25, at Hino Motors.

 

The welding lab, designed by WVU Parkersburg welding program faculty and staff, has the capability to transport four welding units, a bench grinder, and a generator to run all electric, tools, and lights to a company’s worksite. In addition, the lab is fully stocked with a toolbox and personal protective equipment needed for welding, such as welding jackets, safety glasses, welding hoods and more. Training will be provided by instructors in the college’s Workforce & Economic Development Division.

 

The purchase of the welding equipment was made possible through a Rapid Response Advance Grant from the West Virginia Community and Technical College System to address the state’s workforce needs. “Being able to bring on-site quality welding training to industry partners in our seven-county service region saves our partners time and money,” said Michele Wilson, executive director, WVU Parkersburg Workforce & Economic Development. “We are excited to let companies know that our mobile welding lab is open for business. We are also thankful for the West Virginia Community and Technical College System who make these projects possible.”

WVU Parkersburg’s Workforce & Economic Development Division offers local businesses, industries and organizations a variety of training opportunities designed to increase employee productivity and efficiency, helping them to maximize profits.

 

Local businesses interested in scheduling the mobile welding lab may contact WVU Parkersburg’s Workforce & Economic Development Division at 304-424-8383 to learn more.


When:
Friday, October 25, 2019 11:00 AM thru 12:00 PM
Where:
Hino Motors
701 Hino Drive, Mineral Wells, WV 26150
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Thursday, October 31, 2019Breakfast

Affordable Care Act Update

Affordable Care Act Update

JUST ADDED TO THE CALENDAR!

Legislative Update and Employer Challenges in Balancing Benefits and Costs

 

Mark Schwendeman, President of the Schwendeman Agency, Inc. will be providing an update on the Affordable Care Act and will be addressing new regulations affecting group health insurance plans for 2020. Additionally, Mark will be presenting the challenges that employers will face going forward concerning medical and prescription drug cost increases, and creative ways employers may use to alleviate the pressure of these cost increases.

 

This event is open to members of the MOV, Marietta and Belpre Chambers of Commerce.

Registration will begin at 8:30am and the presentation will start at 9:00am in the auditorium at Washington State Community College.

 

Light breakfast will be served. Reservations are required by Monday, October 28.


When:
Thursday, October 31, 2019 8:30 AM thru 11:00 AM
Where:
Washington State Community College
710 Colegate Dr, Marietta, OH 45750

MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE GRAHAM AUDITORIUM.
Registration:
For More Info:
Jill Parsons
304-422-3588
info@movchamber.org

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Thursday, October 31, 2019Ribbon Cutting

Ribbon Cutting for First Settlement Physical Therapy

Ribbon Cutting for First Settlement Physical Therapy
We will start the afternoon of spooky fun with a ribbon cutting from 3pm - 4pm to celebrate the newest location for First Settlement Physical Therapy!

Unable to make it to the ribbon cutting? The afternoon of spooky fun continues until 7:00pm with a bounce house, Halloween activities, candy,Nintendo Switch giveaway, and light refreshments - so please stop by later and enjoy the fun!

When:
Thursday, October 31, 2019 3:00 PM thru 04:00 PM
Where:
NEW LOCATION!
First Settlement Physical Therapy
1405 Elizabeth Pike, Suite 103
Mineral Wells, WV  26150
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Monday, November 04, 2019Ribbon Cutting

Ribbon Cutting for Dairy Queen Grill & Chill

Ribbon Cutting for Dairy Queen Grill & Chill
Please join us to welcome a new Chamber member in Vienna! Manager Roger Keith and his team are excited to showcase the new Dairy Queen location in Vienna.  And if you're good, you might enjoy a complimentary treat!

All MOV Chamber members are invited to attend. Please RSVP if you plan to join us.

When:
Monday, November 04, 2019 10:00 AM thru 11:00 AM
Where:
NEW LOCATION!
Vienna Dairy Queen
2710 Grand Central Avenue
Vienna, WV  26105
Registration:
For More Info:
(304) 422-3588
info@movchamber.org

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Tuesday, November 05, 2019Business After Hours

Business After Hours Hosted by Williamstown Bank

Business After Hours Hosted by Williamstown Bank
Join us to celebrate 100 years of business with Williamstown Bank!

Williamstown Bank invites MOV Chamber members to the November Business After Hours to celebrate its 100th Anniversary!  Check out their new technology, catch exclusive announcements and enter to win CASH prizes (yes, you read that correctly!!).

Catering provided by Da Vinci's Restaurant.

When:
Tuesday, November 05, 2019 5:00 PM thru 07:00 PM
Where:
Williamstown Bank
435 Highland Ave, Williamstown, WV 26187
Registration:
For More Info:
(304) 422-3588
info@movchamber.org

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Wednesday, November 06, 2019Committee 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 and annual teacher recognitions. 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, November 06, 2019 12:00 PM thru 01:00 PM
Where:
Parkersburg South High School
1511 Blizzard Dr, Parkersburg, WV 26101
Registration:
For More Info:
MOV Chamber
(304) 422-3588
info@movchamber.org

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Thursday, November 07, 2019Lunch & Learn

Lunch & Learn Hosted by Anne Silvis Photography

Lunch & Learn Hosted by Anne Silvis Photography

Please join us for our November Lunch & Learn with Anne Silvis Photography!

 

TOPIC: Personal Brand Photography and How it Can Help You Grow Your Business

 

SALE! SALE! SALE! BUY THIS! DON’T MISS OUT!

Not that these taglines DON’T get our attention. But do you feel like the media is screaming at you to purchase the next best thing?

 

Social and digital media gives us a great platform to sell our products and services. Don’t have to go door-to-door anymore! It’s easy, right? Just slap some pictures on your website or social media feed, write a couple of paragraphs about what you’re selling, why they should buy it, and BAM… folks will come running! Uh… not quite. 

 

Fun fact: it takes you 50 milliseconds to form an opinion about a website.

 

We have two things going on here.

1. Imagery.

2. Content.

 

How do you make those two work together to build an audience and an intimate customer base to buy your products or services?

 

Herein lie the benefits of building a personal brand. Personal branding is literally adding the ‘personal’ to the ‘branding’. Folks are searching for your product, but they’re also searching for YOU, the person behind the brand. They want to know that what they’re seeing is an authentic version of you. No longer are we talking logos, sales, and even business name alone. People connect with and remain loyal to a person way more than to a business/company. And that, friends, is where STORY comes in. Coca-Cola doesn’t just put a picture of their CEO and a bottle of Coke on their front page. What do they show? Go ahead, check it out for yourself.

 

Come to the Lunch & Learn to discuss!

 

SPACE IS LIMITED to the first 20 registrants. Open to all MOV Chamber members. Pre-registration is required to help our host plan accordingly. Please RSVP via the link below by Friday, November 1st.


When:
Thursday, November 07, 2019 11:30 AM thru 01:00 PM
Where:
MOV Chamber Office
501 Avery Street, 9th Floor
United Building, Downtown Parkersburg
Registration:
For More Info:
(304) 422-3588
info@movchamber.org

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Friday, November 08, 2019Ribbon Cutting

Ribbon Cutting for U Bolt Thru

Ribbon Cutting for U Bolt Thru
Please join us to welcome a new Chamber member in Vienna! All MOV Chamber members are invited to attend. Please RSVP if you plan to join us.

When:
Friday, November 08, 2019 12:00 PM thru 01:00 PM
Where:
U Bolt Thru
406 32nd Street
Vienna, WV  26105
Registration:
For More Info:
(304) 422-3588
info@movchamber.org

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Friday, November 08, 2019Ribbon Cutting

Ribbon Cutting for Vienna Indoor Aquaculture (VIA)

Ribbon Cutting for Vienna Indoor Aquaculture (VIA)

Please join the MOV and Belpre Chambers as we celebrate the Grand Opening of Vienna Indoor Aquaculture!

Vienna Indoor Aquaculture (VIA) is a local startup business located behind Cheddar’s at 100 12th St. in Vienna, and is a subsidiary under the ACE Educational Foundation (ACE P3, LLC) which aims to bring indoor aquaculture to the Mid-Ohio Valley. In early 2019, VIA purchased an unused City of Vienna vehicle maintenance facility and renovated it for the installation of ultraviolet “grow lights,” four 50-ft rows of ECSIA® troughs and grow trays, and four large fish tanks. ECSIA®’s patented aquaculture technology is designed to produce high nutrition, flavorful produce, with a significantly longer shelf-life than standard produce. On average, product is turned every four weeks, 365 days a year (even out of season). Fish waste is mineralized to nourish produce such as herbs, leafy greens, tomatoes, and strawberries, and product will be sold to local businesses and eating establishments. Customers can advertise VIA products as “locally-grown, organic.” A portion of our electrical power needs are augmented by solar panels supplied by Pickering Energy. Our employees bring nearly 100 years of construction, business, leadership, and project management experience to the table to aid in the promotion and success of VIA. Eventually, we hope to expand our business to include more greenhouses, and work with health providers to make fresh, healthy food available for patients. VIA can be found on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/ViennaIndoorAquaculture

Please RSVP below if you would like to attend this event so that we can give a proper count to our host.  


When:
Friday, November 08, 2019 1:15 PM thru 02:15 PM
Where:
Vienna Indoor Aquaculture (VIA)
100 12th Street, Vienna
(Behind Cheddar's)
Registration:
For More Info:
(304) 422-3588
info@movchamber.org

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Thursday, November 14, 2019Annual Dinner

Annual Awards Banquet

Annual Awards Banquet

Ladies and Gents, this is the moment you've waited for! 

 

The Annual Dinner and Awards Banquet is getting a refresh this year - a THEME AND and a new FORMAT!

 

Instead of a sit down dinner, we've expanded the networking, fun, food and activities to the entire night with a break in the middle where Hugh Jackman (ok, maybe not THE Hugh Jackman) will announce our Award Winners! So come one, come all! 

 

Click HERE to check out the fun and exciting SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES!

 

Click HERE to reserve your tickets.

$50/person


When:
Thursday, November 14, 2019 5:00 PM thru 08:00 PM
Where:
Parkersburg Art Center
725 Market Street, Parkersburg

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019Committee Meeting

CANCELLED: Government Relations Committee

This meeting is CANCELLED in lieu of the Legislative Meet & Greet on Thursday, November 21st. Please see this event on our calendar to register to attend the Meet & Greet.


When:
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 12:00 PM
Registration:

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019Ribbon Cutting

Ground Breaking for Harbor Point

Ground Breaking for Harbor Point
It's time to "move some dirt" as construction on the first 6-unit townhouse is ready to get underway!!  And we are delighted for MOV Chamber members to join in on the celebration!

The team at Harbor Point invites you to attend the ceremonial ground breaking for the first residential housing unit at Harbor Point.  Located along the Ohio River in Williamstown, Harbor Point is a new waterfront community with beautiful views, a private harbor for boating enthusiasts, and private green spaces.  The plans call for multiple townhouses and we are honored to be included in the Ground Breaking for the first set!  Unit layouts and ideas for finishes will be available to review too!

All MOV Chamber members are invited to attend.
Please RSVP if you plan to join us.

When:
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 3:00 PM thru 04:00 PM
Where:
Harbor Point Development
Route 14, Williamstown
(Entrance is located along Old River Road, across from Henderson Wilds retail store)
Registration:
For More Info:
(304) 422-3588
info@movchamber.org

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Thursday, November 21, 2019Legislative Meetings

Legislative Meet and Greet for MOV Chamber members

Legislative Meet and Greet for MOV Chamber members

The 2020 Legislative Session will soon begin in January. Our local elected Senators and Delegates spend 60 days in session. Here's your opportunity to meet with them prior to the start of the session, in a local setting without the distraction of all the busy legislative schedules and activities. There will be a short 2 minute introduction from each legislator, and then we will have an open panel question and answer session from Chamber members. 

 

Here's a starting point for Chamber members as you prepare some Q&A or concerns to share at this Meet and Greet - What one thing could our elected officials do that would allow you to hire 10% more workforce? 

 

Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

 

Here is the list of the invited elected officials:

Senator Donna Boley

Senator Mike Azinger

Delegate Bill Anderson

Delegate Chuck Little

Delegate Tom Azinger

Delegate Vernon Criss

Delegate John Kelly


When:
Thursday, November 21, 2019 12:00 PM thru 01:30 PM
Where:
Hosted by the Parkersburg & Wood County Public Library
3100 Emerson Ave, Parkersburg, WV 26104
Registration:
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Friday, November 22, 2019Ribbon Cutting

Ribbon Cutting & Open House for Riverview Credit Union

Ribbon Cutting & Open House for Riverview Credit Union

Riverview Credit Union

Right Here.

Right Where You Belong!

 

HELLO WOOD COUNTY!

We are a community-minded and a member-owned financial institution that provides financial needs to the area by offering competitive products and services that help you save money and live better.

 

Stop by our newest office in Vienna on Friday, November 22! 

Ribbon Cutting from 10am - 11am

Open House from 10am - 2pm 

 

 

 

When:
Friday, November 22, 2019 10:00 AM thru 02:00 PM
Where:
NEW LOCATION!
Riverview Credit Union
502 Grand Central Avenue, Vienna WV 26105
Registration:
For More Info:
(304) 422-3588
info@movchamber.org

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Tuesday, December 03, 2019Business After Hours

Business After Hours Hosted by Cedar Grove Assisted Living

Business After Hours Hosted by Cedar Grove Assisted Living
Join us for an evening of networking with Cedar Grove Assisted Living! Stay tuned for more details to come.

When:
Tuesday, December 03, 2019 5:00 PM thru 07:00 PM
Where:
Cedar Grove Assisted Living
110 Nicolette Road, Parkersburg
Registration:
For More Info:
(304) 422-3588
info@movchamber.org

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Wednesday, December 04, 2019Committee 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 and annual teacher recognitions. 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, December 04, 2019 12:00 PM thru 01:00 PM
Where:
Parkersburg High School
2101 Dudley Ave, Parkersburg, WV 26101
Registration:
For More Info:
MOV Chamber
(304) 422-3588
info@movchamber.org

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Friday, December 06, 2019Breakfast

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.
Please RSVP if you plan to attend this event.

When:
Friday, December 06, 2019 7:30 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, December 11, 2019Committee Meeting

Chamber Champions Committee

Chamber Champions Committee
Please check back for more details!


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:
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 12:00 PM thru 01:00 PM
Where:
Location varies. Please contact the MOV Chamber at (304) 422-3588 for details.
Registration:
For More Info:
(304) 422-3588
info@movchamber.org

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Thursday, January 09, 2020Breakfast

New Year, New "U" Breakfast

OVU President Michael Ross is excited to host MOV Chamber members for a New Year's Breakfast.  More details to follow!
Pre-registration required by Friday, January 3, 2020.

When:
Thursday, January 09, 2020 7:45 AM thru 09:15 AM
Where:
Ohio Valley University
1 Campus View Drive
Vienna, WV  26105
Registration:

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020Business After Hours

Business After Hours Hosted by Chemours

Business After Hours Hosted by Chemours
Please join us for our March Business After Hours Hosted by The Chemours Company! Stay tuned for more details.

When:
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 5:00 PM thru 07:00 PM
Where:
The Chemours Company
8480 DuPont Road
Washington, WV 26181
Registration:
For More Info:
(304) 422-3588
info@movchamber.org

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