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    Wednesday, June 14, 2017
    Downtown Charleston will celebrate its creative community at special FestivALL ArtWalk Thursday, June 22 from 5-8 p.m. at more than 20 participating businesses. Coordinated by the Charleston Area Alliance, the event will include sidewalk musical performances plus a Musical Easels exhibition with local artists collaborating to create original artwork during ArtWalk. The June 22 Downtown Charleston ...read more
    Monday, June 05, 2017
    Good New Mountaineer Garage and Goodwill Industries are teaming up for the inaugural Good Grand Prix, a anything that rolls race during the FestivALL Go to Hale Block Party June 24, presented by the Charleston Area Alliance. Teams of four people (18-years and older) will be racing in relay heats on a blocked-off section of Hale Street. One team member will ride, while another helps push, guide ...read more
    Friday, May 26, 2017
    The Charleston Area Alliance has expanded its economic development scope – it’s looking for big ideas, market interrupters and game changers. As a forward-thinking community organization committed to economic diversification, innovation and entrepreneurship, the Alliance is creating an environment for success by providing entrepreneurs and startups the necessary services and support to ...read more
    Friday, May 26, 2017
    Two dozen local businesses are currently working to design and create custom putt-putt holes for the Charleston Area Alliance second Downtown Open pop-up miniature golf course, presented by Central Van and Storage. The finished holes will be set up along the sidewalks and greenspaces in Downtown Charleston to create a one-of-a kind course June 24 – July 8. Putt-putt players play for ...read more
    Friday, May 26, 2017
    Demonstrating its ongoing commitment to the economic enrichment and empowerment of women in the Kanawha Valley, the Charleston Area Alliance is proud to announce its 2017 Elevations Professional Women’s Network panel of keynote speakers. Presented with title sponsorship support from Dow Chemical, Elevations provides insights and ideas to enhance personal growth and professional development. ...read more
    Friday, May 26, 2017
    The Charleston Area Alliance is hosting a series of Lunch & Learn workshops about the recently adopted West Virginia Medical Cannabis Act, which will change the law on medical marijuana use and employee drug testing and will launch a medical marijuana industry in the Mountain State. West Virginia’s medical marijuana law goes into effect July 5, 2017 and will be fully implemented July 1, ...read more
    Friday, May 12, 2017
    The West Virginia Regional Technology Park (WVRTP or Tech Park) has received full funding for its green mining – a $1.5 million project ($1 million from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and $500,000 in-kind contributions from various sources) that will convert old mining sites for agricultural uses and to train out-of-work coal miners in agricultural careers. The Tech Park, in ...read more
    Friday, May 12, 2017
    The Charleston Area Alliance will launch its Downtown Streetfest block party series, presented by City National Bank, at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 20 headlined by reggae and rock artist Shayar. Set along Capitol Street, between Quarrier and Lee Streets, the block party features live music, interactive entertainment, food and drinks, kid’s activities and pop-up shops. Alcohol is available for ...read more
    Monday, May 01, 2017
    The Charleston Area Alliance Brown Bag Concerts, a series of free lunchtime concerts in Davis Park, is back for a fourth season 11:30 a.m. to 1: 30 p.m. Wednesday, May 17 with the Ryan Kennedy Trio and the John Adams Middle School Jazz Band. With sponsorship support from American Medical Facilities Management, lunchtimes on the third Wednesday of each month May through October are filled with ...read more
    Friday, April 21, 2017
    The Charleston Area Alliance International Tour Program just completed an 11-day sailing on the Rhine River exploring some of Europe’s most exciting river ports. More than 25 Alliance members and guests from the Kanawha Valley joined the 2017 International Tour for two nights in Lucerne, Switzerland before cruising from Basel, Switzerland to Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The group hit all the ...read more
    Friday, April 21, 2017
    Dr. Anne Fischer, program manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), will present "DARPA: Creating Breakthrough Technologies for National Security" at the Charleston Area Alliance Elevations Professional Women’s Network Luncheon at noon Monday, June 26 at Embassy Suites. ​DARPA developed the Internet and shepherded inventions like pocket-sized GPS, ...read more
    Friday, April 21, 2017
    Advantage Valley received a grant for $800,000 from the Robert C. Byrd Institute as funded through the Appalachian Regional Commission’s POWER initiative and the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation to support a business coach/retention specialist housed within the Charleston Area Alliance, Huntington Area Development Council and the Putnam County Economic Development Authority. The grant ...read more
    Friday, April 21, 2017
    The Charleston Area Alliance has secured a $13,000 State Farm Good Neighbor Citizenship Grant for Project West Invest, the Charleston Police Department community engagement program. Developed by Charleston Police Cpl. Errol Randle and Detective Eddie Whitehead, Project West Invest works to build and maintain lasting relationships and community trust by helping police officers purchase and renovate ...read more
    Tuesday, March 28, 2017
    Steven M. Rubin, managing member of Penn Avenue Holdings, JBS Resources and Rubin Brothers, was recently elected chairman of the Charleston Area Alliance Board of Directors. “Steve is a dedicated supporter and advocate of the Charleston Area Alliance,” said Matt Ballard, president and CEO of the Alliance. “Over the years he has been a sounding board and a source of wisdom. He is ...read more
    Tuesday, March 28, 2017
    From block party fun at Downtown Streetfest to hole-in-one excitement at Downtown Open, there is plenty to see and experience throughout the warm weather months in downtown Charleston. The Charleston Area Alliance community-based events return this summer with Downtown Streetfest, the Brown Bag Concert Series, the Go to Hale Block Party and the pop-up miniature golf course Downtown Open. ...read more
    Tuesday, March 28, 2017
    The Charleston Area Alliance honored 13 individuals and organizations for their positive impact on the Kanawha Valley at the 10th Annual We Love Our Community Awards March 21 at the University of Charleston Russell and Martha Wehrle Innovation Center. Sponsored by Spilman Thomas & Battle, the awards program honored: ​Kanawha Heritage: Pugh Furniture celebrates 100 years since its ...read more