Beckley-Raleigh County
Chamber of Commerce
245 North Kanawha Street
Beckley , WV 25801

Fall Is A Great Season For Networking

Wonderland of Trees Sneak Preview
Business After Hours
Pre-Registration Now Open

Congratulations Childers Enterprises
New Location Grand Opening

Thank you for inviting us to be a part of your celebration.  We appreciate the hospitality from your staff and enjoyed the tours of your new facility at 501 Ragland Road in Beckley WV.

We also want to thank Childers Enterprises for their many years of BRCCC support.  Childers continues to be a great community and business partner.

Make sure to visit Childers on Ragland Road in Beckley or visit online at

Saluting Our Community Heroes

Thank you City National Bank, Park Ave Branch, Beckley for hosting Business After Hours and for inviting us to be a part of your Heroes Welcome to honor our local heroes; Local Police Officers, Firefighters & Emergency Service Personnel. We very much appreciate their service to our communities each and every day and it is an honor to let them know in any way we can.

Thank you Beckley Raleigh County Convention Center for catering the delicious hors d’oeuvres

Thank you School of Harmony, Inc for performing the National Anthem and music for the evening

Thank you The Register-Herald Newspaper for your coverage as always.

You can find out more about City National Bank services by visiting or go by the Beckley Branch at One Park Avenue.

Congratulations Kilted Barber, Official Grand Opening

Thank you Kilted Barber for inviting us to be a part of your Grand Opening Celebration.  We appreciate your support and congratulate your staff and thank them for their hospitality.

Visit the Kilted Barbers at 106 McCreery Street, Beckley WV

Start with a twist, go back to tradition and make it personal….
This was the formula for Kilted Barber, a new barber shop in Uptown Beckley.  The twist is that all the barbers are Lady Barbers wearing kilts so, they are called Lady Kilted Barbers.  Going back to tradition, Kilted Barber is a classic barber shop offering hot towels, hot lather and straight razor shaves.   Make it personal. Kilted Barber, as the name suggests is a Scottish Barber Shop.  Owner, Tara Barlow, took from her Scottish roots to bring the Scottish traditions of hospitality and service to Beckley and Southern West Virginia.

Start with a twist.  That Kilted Barber has female barbers is both different and advantageous.  These ladies have fierce skills and a high level of service and taste.  Both Lady Kilted Barbers are trained and licensed barbers and cosmetologists so, they can execute a below shoulder length layer cut with braids to a military crew cut.  Straight Razor Shaves, fades and designs - these ladies can do it all.   Also having both ladies working at the same time cuts down on wait time, which as an absolute must for busy men.  Men can come in and be out in less than 30 minutes feeling great and relaxed.  That is our goal.

Go back to tradition.  All things great come back again and so does the barber shop!  A man want’s a man’s haircut.  And they want it in an atmosphere that is relaxed with a stylist that knows mens haircuts.  “Men don’t want to smell color and hair chemicals or get a cut that turns out totally different from what they asked.  Men can get a 10 or 12 dollar haircut but that’s what it looks like and they aren’t happy”, shares Titiania Jackson, Lady Kilted Barber.  The vibe of Kilted Barber goes back to tradition as well with sleek colors, taxidermy trophies and traditional minimal decoration.  Kayla Pysz, Lady Kilted Barber muses that “You are transported to a different world, its’ a nice escape from the everyday bustle. It’s unique that we have the right atmosphere and skills to deliver the classic barber shop experience right here in Beckley.”  To complete the barber shop experience we offer in between service complimentary neck trims, a full line of beard and shave products as well as shampoos and pomades and a special hair vacuum so that clients aren’t itchy after their service.  

Make it personal.  When creating the shop and ultimately the brand, Kilted Barber, owner Tara Barlow thought of what came second nature to her.  “It’s been years since I’ve been to Scotland and I didn’t really know what my connection was to the land but I felt it.  It was like seeing an old friend after many years.”  Only in the last year after tracing her genealogy with her Aunts Mae and Helen did Tara find out she was from the Fraser Clan.  It wasn’t until discussing Kilted Barber with her aunts and they said “well that makes sense because some of our Scottish kin were barbers” did it really hit home that this was meant to be.

July 29th this year, Kilted Barber was incorporated and the brand trademarked.    September 29th the shop opened.   We only looked at one location because it fit our needs exactly with a great location, correct brick façade and room for the barbers. That the barbers wear kilts is a combination of twist, tradition and making it personal.  To have Lady Barbers wearing an attractive ensemble of a plaid kilt and boots is a totally different uniform from normal hairdressers and barbers.  The Kilt is the most iconic symbol of Scotland and is a popular fashion today.  Owner Tara Barlow says, “ I think that women in kilts or skirts is powerful.  It shows our feminity, is classic and versatile.”  

Kilted Barber services start at $14 for a buzz cut and straight razor shaves are $16.  Kilted Barber is open from 10 – 8 Monday through Thursday, 10 – 6 Friday and 10 – 4 on Saturdays.  Individual and group appointments are available as well as walk ins.  Sundays we are typically closed but are available for standing appointments and Gatherings.  Gatherings are a unique service of Kilted Barber.  A Gathering is when a group can set a block of time to come to the barber shop together.  It could be a group of friends or family after a golf or hunting weekend or to prep for special events such as weddings.  

“Feel Like A King” is Kilted Barber’s motto because it represents the shop, the services and the staff.  Twist, tradition and personal touches are blending together at Kilted Barber in Uptown Beckley, a classic but new style barber shop.

Make sure to visit Kilted Barber on facebook

Congratulations & Thank You
Decade of Dedication to Our Community

Thank you Raleigh County Commission on Aging for all you do for our seniors at your center on North Kanawha Street, Beckley and beyond.  We are so fortunate to have this center that offers so many needed services to our seniors.

Visit Raleigh County Commission on Aging online for more info about the Senior Center

Congratulations Mobilelink Beckley - Cricket Wireless

Make sure to check out the new store at 1040 North Eisenhower Drive, Beckley WV, Cranberry Shopping Center, near the UPS Store.  Visit Cricket Wireless online for more about all that they offer

Congratulations Mountaineer Mitsubishi
New Showroom Grand Opening

Thank you for the invitation to be a part of the celebration.  Make sure to
visit Mountaineer Mitsubishi online or go by for a tour of the new showroom at 615 North Eisenhower Drive in Beckley WV.

Networking & Touring Alpha Business Center

Thank you Alpha Records Management, Alpha Rental Properties and Alpha Engineering Services for hosting Business After Hours and inviting us over to learn about all the services you offer in our community.

We appreciate the opportunity to tour your facilities and learn about;

Document / Record Storage, Destruction, Scanning
Media Back-Up Storage
Available Rental Properties
Engineering Services

Make sure to visit Alpha Business Center online or at their complex at 216 Business Street, Beckley WV


Alpha Records Management

Alpha Rental Properties

Alpha Engineering Services, Inc.

Welcome Home “Mountain Mama”

Air Evac Lifeteam 121 - Beckley, WV christens new aircraft with ceremony and celebration

Air Evac Lifeteam 121 - Beckley, WV is proud to announce the delivery of our NEW aircraft, N782AE, to the Beckley base. Our new aircraft is a brand new, 2016 Bell 206 L-4 Long Ranger with all of the newest hi-tech aviation and safety features available. We have been very proud of Lucy and she has served us well - but it is time for her to take a new role. We will see her again, as she will now serve as our regional aircraft for WV and Ohio.

Thank you Dobra Zupas for catering the delicious light lunch

Mountain State Centers for Independent Living
Beckley Area Foundation Helps Add New Kitchen Appliances

Thank you for the invitation to be a part of the celebration. The pepperoni rolls & cake were delicious !

The new kitchen appliances will be very useful by everyone at the center. thank you Beckley Area Foundation for all that you've done for the center and our community.

Make sure to go by to check out the new kitchen at Mountain State Centers for Independent Living, Beckey WV, 329 Prince Street, Beckley (across from the Police Station in Uptown)

Congratulations & Thank You SignArc of Beckley

We appreciate the hospitality & continued support.

Thank you for choosing Beckley as the new home for your business & family. we look forward to working with you for many years to come.

Have you been by to check out the new store and welcome them to the community? visit them a 119 Rural Acres Dr. just down from Little General Stores, Inc. / Subway on Byrd Dr. to see all of the services they offer

#WVFlood2016 / #WVFlood Resources

Use hashtags #WVFlood2016 and #WVFlood to search social media for flood relief information


Updates on flood info and resources are being posted on the homepage of the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce

The West Virginia Chamber of Commerce Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, has committed itself to directly helping those in need.  In the short term, the Foundation will provide immediate relief to those directly affected by the flooding on a screened and as-needed basis.  The West Virginia Chamber of Commerce Foundation is also committing resources to long-term reconstruction efforts in flood-damaged communities.  For more information on how to make a tax-deductible contribution to the Chamber's Foundation, please contact Amanda Pasdon at, (304) 989-0664, Steve Roberts at, or John Canfield at

400 FEMA workers are on the ground in West Virginia and anyone needing to register for assistance can do so by going to or calling 1-800-621-FEMA.  People can also register by visiting one of four FEMA sites in West Virginia that are set up in Greenbrier, Kanawha and Nicholas Counties.

Governor Tomblin ‏@GovTomblin advises visiting  for comprehensive #wvflood information, including donation centers, shelter locations, and volunteer sign-up

Flood Resources for People with Disabilities

If you are a person with a disability who has been impacted by the flood, or know someone who is and who needs assistance, the following are contacts for rescue services especially for people with disabilities.

Portlight Inclusive Disaster Strategies

Portlight Inclusive Disaster Strategies is the nation's only disaster relief and recovery organization for people with disabilities. Portlight provides durable medical equipment and other equipment that people with disabilities may need.

Representatives from Portlight are currently in West Virginia. Contact:
Shari Myers, email and cell phone, 214-755-3446
Paul Timmons, email and cell phone 843-817-2651
Please contact Shari if there are any needs or problems at Red Cross shelters.

FEMA Office of Disability Integration and Coordination

Gay Jones and
PJ Mattiacci
are available to address the needs of people with disabilities.

Flood Resources for People with Disabilities from Mountain State Centers for Independent Living -
If you are a person with a disability who has been impacted by the flood, or know someone who is and who needs assistance, the following are contacts for rescue services especially for people with disabilities.

Mountain State Centers for Independent Living

Corporate Office
821 Fourth Avenue, Huntington, WV 25701
Voice/TTY: 304-525-3324
Fax: 304-525-3360
866-MTSTCIL (866-687-8245)

329 Prince Street, Beckley, WV 25801
Voice: 304-255-0122

UMCOR - New Vision Depot of WV United Methodist Conference Disaster Response
another group that is helping in relief for those in need from the ‪#‎WVFlood2016‬ is the new distribution center New Vision Depot - WV United Methodist Conference Disaster Response.  A Disaster Relief Ministry of the West Virginia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church located in Beaver WV.  Make sure to visit their facebook page to find out how you can help or get involved in assisting them in helping others.

Greater Greenbrier Chamber of Commerce
 The United Way of the Greenbrier Valley has developed a flood relief campaign and is accepting donations to aid local flood victims. They have worked tirelessly through the weekend to collect supplies and transport same to the shelters in affected areas. A Facebook page has been developed with the current list of supplies needed. Please reference Greenbrier Valley Flood Recovery and Relief if able to contribute in any way.

The Chamber is reaching out to its business members in flood areas to see how we can be of support. Please send an email or response to this message with your needs and we will help spread the word for you on social media. You may also reach us by phone at 304-645-2818. If you need supplies, please send a list. If you need volunteers, please send numbers and who they should contact. If you need assistance getting the word out about business closures or altered hours, pass along the information you want distributed to the community.

Our staff is here to help in any way possible. Office hours are 9am-3pm Monday through Friday. Please feel free to use us as a resource for contact numbers of local shelters, organizations providing aid, etc. Our thoughts and prayers are with each and every citizen of Greenbrier County as our community grieves, cleans, rebuilds, and heals from this disaster.

GREENBRIER CO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE UPDATE - June 30, 2016:  The WV National Guard is providing the following at Greenbrier West High School at Warrior Way in Charmco: Three tents are set and ready to provide shelter to flood victims. The tents have air conditioning. Additionally, there is one shower unit (four showers), and one laundry unit (four washers, four dryers) ready to use now. By early afternoon today there will be more tents and two additional shower and laundry units ready for use. They have 1300 gallons of water to use right now and a 7500 gallon DOH tanker truck en-route. There will be more, but we wanted to inform those in need of what’s currently available.

All volunteer agencies that are working in Greenbrier County should call in to the Greenbrier Emergency Operations Center at 304-645-5444 and ask to speak to Laura Pysz, Volunteer and Donations Coordinator so that we can get your contact information.  Laura is working on a resource book and needs your information.  She is working closely with Senator John Unger who is in the field working with the Non-Governmental Organizations.  If unavailable by phone her email is: Thank you for assisting us with our flood recovery efforts!

Spontaneous volunteers that would like to be assigned a volunteer role should go to the Volunteer Reception Center in Lewisburg if already here in the county.  VRCs are located at 204 North Jefferson in Lewisburg, Magic Mart, 510 Park Center in Rainelle, and The Old White Motors at 89 E. Main Street, White Sulphur Springs.  The main number is 304-808-1872.  A Volunteer Reception Center matches volunteers with skills with voluntary agencies that need additional volunteers.

If residents have not yet registered with FEMA, they should go to the Disaster Recovery Center, if possible.  These centers will assist residents with getting registered with FEMA. Or they can register by calling 1-800-621-FEMA or go to The Disaster Recovery Centers are located at The Old Kroger Building at 65 West Main Street, White Sulphur Springs, and at City Hall in Rainelle.

The Health Department will have tetanus vaccine available at the health department in Fairlea today and tomorrow from 8:30am until 11:30am and 1:00pm until 4:00pm. Vaccine will be given free of charge and is available to anyone that has been or will be working in the flood waters. If it has been more than five years since your last tetanus shot, and you are working in the flood waters, a booster dose is needed.  The Health Department also has a small supply of N-95 masks available. Please note that staff cannot fit test you for these. Diapers (premature through size 4), formula, breast milk storage bottles with attachable nipples, tampons, and basic wound care supplies are available for anyone in need.

The Lewisburg water system, with the exception of Caldwell and Monroe Draft, has been lifted from the boil water advisory after receiving favorable bacteriological water sampling results.


Barb Miller, Greenbrier County Emergency Operations Center Public Information Officer

For the most up-to-date official information for Greenbrier County, go to Facebook

Flood Resources and Information from Congressman Evan Jenkins website

Emergency Aid, Distribution Sites, Shelters and Emergency Contact phone numbers

Monetary donations can be made to the Red Cross at (304) 340-3650 or or the United Way at

#WVFlood2016 and #WVFlood Resources

2016 Membership Directory & Guide to Raleigh County

2016 Beckley-Raleigh County Events Brochure
Now Available Online

2016 Events Brochure

Beckley Treasured Scenes Tree Ornament
14th Edition Now Available

“New River Gorge National River - Scenic Overlook at Grandview”

View the Ornament Series Page for all the details


In The News

WVU to Bring Law Clinic to Beckley
- (The Register-Herald Newspaper)

Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital Opens New Cardiac Cath Lab
- (The Register-Herald Newspaper)

Beckley Area Foundation Permanent Endowment Level Reached for Upper Big Branch Miners Memorial

Renovations, Improvements Underway at New River Park

Thank You To All Member Businesses for
Your Continued Support and Community Activity

BRCCC Members