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

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A Great Day for Golf - Celebrating, Networking
The Resort at Glade Springs Annual Bunkers Open




Thank You Glade Springs for partnering with us and continuing to support BRCCC. Thank You to your staff for their outstanding hospitality every year. Looking forward to next June already!

Thank You to the 40 golf teams that played in the tournament. Your continued support for BRCCC activity is much appreciated.

Thank You to our tournament sponsors:

Little General Stores
Mountain Eagle Inc. Budweiser
Beckley Buick GMC Auto Mall
Coca-Cola Bottling Company


Thank You to our tournament Hole Sponsors for your tournament support.

Thank You to the volunteers that helped us throughout the tournament. Your time and continued involvement is much appreciated.

Congratulations to all of the winners! See you next June at Bunkers Open




Inaugural Burning Rock Half Marathon & 5K Trail Run



Thank You to all of the race participants for coming out for inaugural trail runs at Burning Rock. The BRCCC Half Marathon Planning Committee wanted to offer something different than the traditional road races from previous years and Burning Rock stepped up to host the Half Marathon and 5K Trail Runs.

Thank You Burning Rock Outdoor Adventure Park for your hospitality. Your facility in Southern Raleigh County WV is one of the best locations for many different types of events; and a running event fit right in. Your staff did an amazing job with course layout and volunteers, timing / scoring, participant support and offering an overall good time experience. We appreciate the partnership on these events and look forward to returning again soon.

Thank You to our events sponsors for their continued support for the Half Marathon events: A special Thank You to Papa Johns Pizza, Beckley for our "Special Delivery" to Burning Rock on Saturday morning.

Beaver Coal Company
Dr Pepper Snapple Group
Raleigh General Hospital
Beckley Newspapers, The Register-Herald
Southern Communications Radio
Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital
McDonald’s of Raleigh County
City National Bank
John Howerton Honda
Unite Bank
Jan Care Ambulance Service
Little General Stores
MedExpress
Papa John’s Pizza, Beckley





Half Marathon Trail Run Runners



RESULTS Half Marathon

Overall

Aaron Walker – 40-49 Male 1:42.04
Daniel McDowell – 50-59 Male 1:53.24
Eddie Simms – 70+ Male 2:13.00

Crystal Mitchell – 30-39 Female 2:44.07
Kristen Castro – 30-39 Female 3:03.16

Bob Graham – 70+ Male 2:42.51

Age Groups

Stephen Allen – 50-59 Male 2:23.15

Jesse Johnson – 40-49 Male 2:26.23
Michael Vance – 40-49 Male 2:27.58

Chris Mitchelle – 30-39 Male 2:31.37

Josh Martin – 20-29 Male 2:36.43

RESULTS - 5K

Overall

Brad Compton – 30-39 Male 26:23
Jack Toombs – 30-39 Male 27:14
Bruce Dick – 40-49 Male 32:26

Crystal Toombs – 30-39 Female 28:43
Beth Gill – 40-49 Female 32:16
Greta Dick – 40-49 Female 34:39

Age Groups

Sheila Sergent – 60-69 Female 56:03

Sarita Graham – 50-59 Female 35:02




Congratulations Bays Service Center on Your Grand Opening



Watch the Ribbon Cutting video here...

We appreciate the invitation to join the celebration. Thank you for your continued service to our community.

Bays Service Center
156 Queen Ann Dr, BeckleyWV
(681) 207-7444
www.baysservicecenter.com




Serving Together to Grow Our Community



Thank You to everyone that visited the Business Show to learn more about our area businesses and to find out more about how they are serving together to grow our community



Thank You 24th Annual Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce
Business Show 2017 Sponsors

WOAY Television – Business After Hours

The Register Herald, Beckley Newspapers – Business Show

Concord University – Business Show

Southern Communications Radio - Media
Today’s Hit Music 103CIR 103.7fm
Groovy 94.1
My 105.9 WTNJ
WWNR 620am


First Community – Member Luncheon

Mountaineer Automotive – Parking



Thank You to our Business Show Exhibitors:

A 2 Tent Rentals
Access Health / Community Health Systems
Air Evac Lifeteam 121 - Beckley WV
Alford Home Solutions
Allegheny Surveys
Alpine Tree Service
American Cancer Society - Relay for Life
Ameriprise Financial Services, Ray Morton
Appalachian Heating
Bath Fitters
Bayberrry Retirement Inn
Beaver Coal Company
WV Vacation Cabins
Burning Rock Outdoor Adventure Park
Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital
Big Brothers Big Sisters South Central WV
BJW Printing & Office Supply
Bluefield State College
Blue Ridge Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens
Bulldog Creative Services
Campbell Business Machines
Chick-fil-A, Beckley
City National Bank
City of Beckley
Council on Aging, Itman WV
Cranberry Woods Townhomes
Cricket Wireless
Cucumber and Company
Custom Business Solutions
Employers' Innovative Network
Frye Roofing
Hampton Inn Beckley
Hartford Funds
HealthNet Aeromedical Services
Holiday Inn & Suites
Hospice of Southern WV
Innovative Insurance Solutions
Jan Care Ambulance Service
Mary Kay, Julie Alkire
MedExpress
Mountain State Centers for Independent Living
NOVOS Professional Remediation Services
Pipestem Spa & Event Center
Qdoba Mexican Eats
Raleigh County Commission on Aging
Raleigh County Solid Waste Authority
Raleigh General Hospital
Skyline Lodge Pub & Grill
Sprint
Tamarack, The Best of West Virginia
The Resort at Glade Springs
The Results Group, Old Colony Realtors
Trinity Tree Service
United Bank
United Way of Southern WV
U. S. Cellular
Visit Southern WV
West Virginia Attorney General, Patrick Morrisey
West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services
West Virginia Insurance
West Virginia University Institute of Technology
West Virginia / Virginia Media
WJLS 99.5fm The Big Dawg
Women's Resource Center
Wood Forest Bank
WVNS TV CBS 59 News
WVVA Television



Thank You Taste of Business Luncheon Participants for providing delicious eats for our exhibitors:

First Community Bank
Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center
Chick-fil-A, Beckley
Honey Baked Ham & Café
Kem’s Restaurant at Holiday Inn & Suites, Beckley
Papa John’s Pizza, Beckley
Qdoba Mexican Eats
Tamarack, the Best of West Virginia



Thank You Dee Sizemore, Women’s Resource Center, for you continued work in producing our printed promotions for the Business and for always working with us on our many projects. Thank you also for bringing “Darth Vader” to network with us at Business After Hours.

Thank You Russell Shaw, Calrus Business Solutions, for sharing you Leadership expertise with us and showing us how our beliefs determine our results. We appreciate your continued involvement with BRCCC and helping our businesses grow.

Thank You Lola Rizer, Southern Communications Radio, for coordinating the OREO stacking competition and for lending us your voice for many, many, many announcements.

Thank You Josh McFarland, Chick-fil-A Beckley, for always stepping up to help with great ideas, event coordination and willingness to help in any way.

Thank You Lisa Gale, Kasey Chambers and Jason Fink, Beaver Coal Company, for your time in helping us at the Business Show. We appreciate you stepping up to help at the BRCCC booth by welcoming visitors and getting them registered.

Thank You Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center Staff for always being available with you inviting hospitality at all of our events

Thank You to our BRCCC Business Show Planning Committee for your time in planning this year’s show and your continued service to our community.


24th Annual Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce
Business Show 2017 Exhibitor Awards:


Best Overall:

Trinity Tree Service




Best Worked:

1st Place - Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital




2nd Place - Alpine Tree Service




Most Attractive:

1st Place - WOAY – TV 4




2nd Place - WVNS TV – 59 News




Most Creative:

1st Place - Air Evac Lifeteam




2nd Place - City of Beckley – Beckley Events




Member Business Directory / Guide to Raleigh County
NOW AVAILABLE




Save the Dates



Contact BRCCC for information and registration
304-252-7328 / chamber@brccc.com



Custom Networking & Celebrating



Thank You Custom Business Solutions for hosting Business After Hours and Congratulations on the opening of your new location in Mt. Hope WW. Your new offices are beautiful and will serve the people and businesses of our community well.

Stop by 101 Ontario Drive in Mt. Hope WV, (next door to Days Inn Hotel, to learn about the services that Custom Business Solutions can provide



find Custom Business Solutions on facebook

www.CBSWV.com

Thank You The Register-Herald Newspaper for your continued coverage of Business After Hours. We appreciate it very much.




97th Annual Dinner



Thank You Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital for your continued long-time support of the Chamber Dinner

Thank You Social Hour Sponsors:

AFLAC
 Beaver Coal Company
Concord University
Custom Business Solutions
First Community Bank
Little General Stores
Mountaineer Automotive
Raleigh General Hospital
The Resort at Glade Springs
WOAY TV 4




Thank You Mark Bowe from Barnwood Builders TV Show for speaking to us about Working Hard, Being Kind and Taking Pride in whatever it is that we do.



Thank You Community Service Award Recipient, Paul Hutchinson Jr. for being our friend; at the Chamber and in our community. Your work in our area can be seen in many different ways.


















Thank You Register-Herald Newspaper for your coverage of the Dinner. We appreciate all you do for BRCCC.


Thank You WOAY for your coverage of the 97th Annual Dinner





Thank You & Happy Birthday
United Bank, Uptown Beckley WV Branch



We enjoyed one of the Greenest Celebrations Ever! It was a great opportunity to meet your representatives from around our community and to check out the new renovations to the Uptown Beckley Branch. You know how to throw a awesome networking event and we appreciate your community involvement and support.

Thank you Foster's Main Street Tavern for bringing over the tasty eats for the celebration.

Thank you Kid in the Background, Inc for spinning some tunes that everyone could move to.



Make sure to check out the United Bank, Uptown Beckley Branch at 129 Main Street or many of the other United locations around the community.




WV DMV New Kiosk Now In Beckley WV



DMV Commissioner Pat Reed cut the ribbon on the new DMV Now Kiosk at the Beckley Sheetz, 1408 Eisenhower Drive to promote a new kiosk transaction for customers--driver’s license renewal. 

The event focused on the easy-to-use, customer centered kiosks, which now allow for the processing of driver’s license renewals, in addition to the instant printing of vehicle registration renewal cards and decals. 

According to Commissioner Reed, “Our new kiosks are making DMV transactions easier and quicker for our customers needing to renew their driver’s license and vehicle registration.  We encourage customers to ‘Skip the Line’ and visit one of our new kiosks, with locations now in Beckley, Kanawha City, and Star City.”

For more info visit WV DMV online



Southern West Virginia Education Gateway





#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




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


BRCCC Members