Beckley-Raleigh County
Chamber of Commerce
245 North Kanawha Street
Beckley , WV 25801
304-252-7328

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from BRCCC

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Getting To Know Your Chamber


Thank You to these area businesses for attending our Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce (BRCCC) Get to Know Your Chamber – “Lunch Break”

Calrus Solutions
Greenbrier Technologies & Electric
Habanero’s Mexican Grill & Cantina
New River Transit Authority
Raleigh Tile
WV Eye Consultants
WV Vein and Skin Centers

BRCCC Ambassador Committee will be scheduling “Lunch Breaks” throughout the year to give Members and Non-Member business representatives an opportunity to get more info about their Chamber membership. Stay tuned for another Lunch Break coming soon.



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Celebrating With The Amish Barn &
Hometown Hot Dog Diner



Thank you The Amish Barn & Hometown Hot Dog Diner for inviting us to be a part of your celebration. You have a wonderful store and diner full of treasures and delicious foods. We agree the Deputy Dog is one of the best we’ve had!





Make sure to visit The Amish Barn & Hometown Hot Dog Diner at 2040 Robert C. Byrd Dr. MacArthur, WV or give them a call at 304.252.0449 or like them on Facebook




Wonderland of Trees Tradition



Thank you United Way of Southern WV for inviting to be a part of your Wonderland of Trees tradition again this year.  We appreciate all that you do for our communities in Southern WV.



Make sure to visit the Wonderland of Trees display through November 18 at Crossroads Mall.

Get more info and vote for your favorite tree at www.wonderlandoftrees.org



Read More about Wonderland of Trees in the Register-Herald Newspaper

Read More about Wonderland of Trees in the Register-Herald Newspaper


Watch the Wonderland of Trees Ribbon Cutting on WVNS 59News





Career Education for Our 8th Graders


For more than 20 years the Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce Education Committee, Raleigh County Schools and Marquee Cinemas have partnered together to present “Career Day” to all of our Raleigh County 8th Graders to teach them about some of the career opportunities that are available to them here in our community.

The tradition continues this year and we want to thank everyone that participated, attended and volunteered:

We want to thank the students from Beckley Stratton Middle School, Independence Middle School, Park Middle School, Shady Spring Middle School, Trap Hill Middle School and Greater Beckley Christian School for their attentiveness and professionalism during the Career Day Process.

After meeting and talking with the students, Needy Mo Dough knows that all of the students will be well prepared for their first interview and will be ready to “Get A Job”

Each of these many years the Marquee Cinemas, Beckley Galleria 14 staff goes above and beyond their duties to welcome our business representatives and students, and to make sure we have everything we need to help students learn about career opportunities.

Career Day would not be possible without the involvement of many talented business representatives from our area.  A special thank you to all participating businesses for your time and continued support for Career Day:

Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce Education Committee Members
Raleigh County Schools
Marquee Cinemas, Beckley Galleria 14
Appalachian Bible College
Needy Mo Dough
Chick-fil-A, Beckley Galleria
Academy of Careers & Technology
Winterplace Ski Resort
Concord University, Beckley
The Resort at Glade Springs
New River Community and Technical College
STAR USA Federal Credit Union
Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital
Raleigh General Hospital
Valley College, Beckley
New River Gorge National River
School of Harmony
Ameriprise Financial Services, Ray Morton
Linda Sumner
Al Martine


We feel that it is important for students at all grade levels to receive as much education on career opportunities available to them in their own communities.  We appreciate the continuing efforts by our schools and businesses offering a variety of career informational opportunities each year.  We want to express our gratitude to Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce member representatives involved with Career Day 2016.

We are always thankful for the collaborative contribution by our community to educate our future leaders.  Our students rely on knowledge from everyone around them.  Let’s keep teaching them everything we know.

For more information on the Career Day program or to find out how you can get involved please contact BRCCC.




Meeting the Candidates

Listen to Live Radio Broadcast Replay Here



BRCCC Governmental Affairs Committee would like to Thank all Candidates that attended “Meet the Candidates”  We appreciate your time and commitment to serving the people of West Virginia

Thank You to our sponsors for giving us the opportunity to meet our candidates
Appalachian Power Company
Beaver Coal Company

Thank You Southern Communications and WWNR Radio for broadcasting “Meet the Candidates” to the citizens of West Virginia.

HUGE THANK YOU to all of the area business representatives for coming out to get-to-know the candidates.

Remember to VOTE Election Day, Tuesday, November 8  – Early voting underway through November 5




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 www.childersenterprises.com





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 www.bankatcity.com 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.



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












WV DIVISION OF HOMELAND SECURITY & EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
FLOOD INFO & RESOURCE CONTACT INFO



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 apasdon@wvchamber.com, (304) 989-0664, Steve Roberts at sroberts@wvchamber.com, or John Canfield at jcanfield@wvchamber.com

FEMA CONTACT INFO
400 FEMA workers are on the ground in West Virginia and anyone needing to register for assistance can do so by going to https://www.disasterassistance.gov 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 wvflood.com  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 shari@portlight.org and cell phone, 214-755-3446
Paul Timmons, email paul@portlight.org 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 Gay.Jones@fema.dhs.gov and
PJ Mattiacci Philip.Mattiacci@fema.dhs.gov
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
www.mtstcil.org
Voice/TTY: 304-525-3324
Fax: 304-525-3360
866-MTSTCIL (866-687-8245)
mtstcil@mtstcil.org

BECKLEY OFFICE
329 Prince Street, Beckley, WV 25801
Voice: 304-255-0122
beckley@mtstcil.org


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: greenbrierdisaster2016@gmail.com. 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 disasterassistance.gov. 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.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:  

Barb Miller, Greenbrier County Emergency Operations Center Public Information Officer
304-645-5444
piogreenbrier@gmail.com

For the most up-to-date official information for Greenbrier County, go to Facebook https://www.facebook.com/staff.gchsem


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 http://www.redcross.org/local/west-virginia or the United Way at http://www.unitedwaycwv.org/
 

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#WVFlood2016 and #WVFlood Resources





2016 Membership Directory & Guide to Raleigh County
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Thank You To All Member Businesses for
Your Continued Support and Community Activity


BRCCC Members