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

Wonderland of Trees Business After Hours Friday May 8

Registration Now Open
Business After Hours - Wonderland of Trees 2019

New Business, New Perspective on
Ribbon Cutting for Grand Opening

Thank you SLS Land and Energy Development for inviting us to be a part of your celebration of Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. We appreciate the invitation to share your event with our business members at a Business After Hours networking event to allow them to get to know your business and also to make a new connection in the community.

Your drone pilots were right on target with lifting the ribbon for cutting in celebration of your new business opening in our community. Very unique ceremony indeed!

Thank you to The Dish Café for your catering expertise in always providing delicious eats for our event guests.

Make sure to go by SLS Land and Energy Development at 254 East Beckley Bypass in Beckley WV and welcome them to our community and learn about all that they have to offer. Visit them online to find out more at

High School Business Students
Open Businesses Across West Virginia

Business Students from Independence, Liberty, Shady Spring and Woodrow Wilson High Schools combined together to build businesses - actually build a business from nothing to a store replica in just four hours in the High School Business Symposium.

Held at Academy of Careers & Technology each year, the Symposium is organized for High School students to learn more about the process of running a business and developing a new one. Students compete through a fast-paced workshop designed to introduce them to marketing, finances, teamwork and problem solving.

Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce member business representatives act as the “Board of Directors” (Judges) through the business campaign development. Students are advised, critiqued and awarded through the stages of the process as they develop a complete business and marketing plan.

This Fall Session of the Symposium featured a new business concept theme different than those from previous years. Organizers wanted to see what ideas would come from a focus on coming up with an idea for a business that would be located in one of West Virginia’s tourism regions and that would benefit that area of the state. Some of the business ideas included a watercraft customizing business in Summersville, a Harpers Ferry Museum, a Morgantown Blue Lot Food Truck and Apparel Shop, a Bobsled riding park and more

We appreciate partnerships through our Education Committee with the Academy of Careers & Technology and Raleigh County Schools that offer opportunities for our education and business communities to work together to help our area students learn skills for their future.

Thank you West Virginia University Institute of Technology for sponsoring the Symposium for 2019 offering area High School students the opportunity to learn about the possibilities for future entrepreneurship.

We also thank these business members for their involvement in the 2019 High School Business Symposium:

Appalachian Power
Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital
United Bank
Raleigh County Public Library
Concord University
Hess, Stewart & Campbell
Chick-fil-A, Beckley
Vaught Inc.
New River Community and Technical College
BB&T Bank
Region 1 Workforce Development Board
McDonald’s Raleigh County
The Register-Herald

We are already looking forward to working with our area Hight School students next year to see what business ideas they create at the High School Business Symposium.

Thank you Ellen Taylor for your service
to our Education Committee

Recently our Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce Education Committee gathered for our regular monthly meeting and special celebration of the service and soon retirement of our President & CEO, Ellen Taylor.

The committee is currently focused on many programs that allow educators and business representatives to come together to discuss and act on ideas and programs that can help our area students of all ages learn and succeed including: Annual High School Business Symposium, Get A Life Financial Literacy Program partnership with WV State Treasurer's Office, Annual Career Day at Marquee Cinemas and our 2020 Education Position Paper.

The committee also wanted to thank Ellen for her active role as a committee member with a celebration during the meeting. thank you to everyone that serves on the committee and that recognized Ellen for her service.

Adventurous Networking at the Summit

Thank you Summit Bechtel Scout Reserve for inviting our members along with Fayette Count Chamber of Commerce to join you at the Summit’s new Fork In the Road Dinning Hall. It was a perfect West Virginia evening to enjoy all that the Summit has to offer and to explore some of the new additions to the reserve.

Your Summit facilities are amazing and so much fun to venture through and explore every chance we get. We always find it very interesting to learn about what’s next and we look forward to all that you are doing to bring people together from all across our state, country and world.

Thank you to all of our member representatives and guests for attending Business After Hours. We hope that you enjoyed the evening as much as we did.

Make sure to visit the Summit Bechtel Reserve online at and watch for opportunities throughout the year to visit the Summit to see if for yourself.

Now Open In Sophia WV
New River Health - Medical Offices & Pharmacy

Congratulations New River Health - Medical Offices & Pharmacy on your Grand Re-Opening in Sophia WV. Thank you for inviting us to be a part of your celebration. Your new medical offices and pharmacy will serve the citizens of Sophia and surrounding areas of Raleigh County well.

Make sure to stop by New River Health at 302 West Main Street, Sophia WV or visit them Online or on Facebook or give them a call at 304-469-2905 or 304-683-3809.

Special Place for Learning

Thank you Crescendo House Beckley WV for inviting us to be a part of your Grand Opening Celebration. We appreciate your hospitality and tour of your amazing facility for child learning.

Your Kindermusik Program that offers music classes for families filled with singing, dancing, laughing, instrument playing, and storytelling is such a great opportunity to bring children parents and families together in our community. We are excited for all of your upcoming programs planned for this year.

“At Crescendo House we are passionate about creating a positive environment where each child is celebrated. We use music and movement to strengthen the wonderful attributes your child already has while nurturing the values of family and community throughout each class. You and your child are invited to experience the joy of learning through the magic of music!”

Bring your child by for a visit at Crescendo House Beckley at 366 Ragland Road in Beckley WV (next door to Rhythms of Grace Dance Studio) or find them on facebook

Beckley Treasured Scenes Tree Ornament 17th Edition
Now Available
"Rahall Company Store"

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

BRCCC Members