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BRCCC Information Update
The Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce remains here to serve you as we navigate the ever-changing business climate during the Covid-19 pandemic. All Chamber team members are currently working 9am-5pm M-F, however; in order to comply with the CDC’s recommendations and to help stop the spread of the coronavirus disease, we ask that you reach us by email and/or phone only at [email protected] or 304-252-7328 (Please leaver a message if we do not answer immediately as we are regularly checking voicemail) At this time all in-person Chamber meetings, Business After Hours, Ribbon Cuttings and events in March and April are postponed, canceled or have transitioned to conference calls/virtual meetings.
CLICK HERE for COVID-19 Coronavirus Resources, Information page
"The Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce is committed to standing against racism and injustice. The recent horrific events across our country have made racial injustice something that we must deal with immediately as a society. The Chamber will work harder than ever before to ensure our member businesses and organizations continue to include diversity, equity and inclusion practices at the center of their daily work. This is a time when we can be an example to other communities across the state and country."
Thank you to our community of citizens, business owners, essential workers, healthcare workers, emergency service personnel, government officials and leaders across all faith based and non-profit organizations for working creatively throughout this pandemic. We are working toward better days ahead because of your commitment to following the guidelines set forth by the CDC and our Governor. We are West Virginia Strong and we are Raleigh County Strong!
Display a #WearAMask sign at your business
Pick up a sign at Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce Office at 245 North Kanawha Street in Beckley WV
Make arrangements to have a sign delivered to your business by calling 304-252-7328 or emailing [email protected]
We’re all excited to get back to business and begin resuming our daily schedules. As we phase back, the Chamber is asking employers, employees and consumers to #doyourpart and continue with the CDC recommended safety precautions so that we don’t take steps back. Dr Ayne Amjad designed the hashtag #wearamask and printed these signs for businesses to place in their windows.
ATTENTION LOCAL BUSINESSES
LOCAL COVID-19 RESOURCE CENTER
Covid-19 Mobile Medical Team - Primary Care & Prevention Clinic
Covid-19 On-site Testing
Guidance on Plan of Action
WV State and CDC Guideline Compliance
Local Medical Team on Call 24/7
First Covid-19 testing site in Beckley, WV since March 2020.
Ayne Amjad, M.D., M.P.H. | Medical Director | [email protected]
Ms. Cary Eades | Office Manager | 304.252.5900
330 N. Eisenhower Dr. | Beckley, West Virginia 25801 | www.dramjad.com
TELE-TOWN HALL RESOURCES / INFORMATION
TELE-TOWN HALL June 24 2020
West Virginia Department of Agriculture, Commissioner Kent Leonhardt
Town Hall Audio Recording:
West Virginia Department of Agriculture is to protect plant, animal and human health and the state’s food supply through a variety of scientific and regulatory programs; to provide vision, strategic planning and emergency response for agricultural and other civil emergencies; to promote food safety and protect consumers through educational and regulatory programs; and to foster economic growth by promoting West Virginia agriculture and agribusinesses throughout the state and abroad.
West Virginia Department of Agriculture
Commissioner Kent Leonhardt
1900 Kanawha Blvd. East
Capitol Complex, Room E-28
Charleston, WV 25305
Phone: (304) 558-3550
Fax: (304) 558-2203
WV Grown Program
TELE-TOWN HALL 6, MAY 13 2020
All West Virginia Primary Election Information can be found here:
To report any WV Election fraud or abuse contact WV Secretary of State Office here
FRAUD HOT LINE 877-FRAUD-WV
Raleigh County Clerk / Voter Registration Office
215 Main Street, Beckley, WV
(304) 252-8681 (304) 252-8698 [email protected]
West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner would like the public to be aware of the changes in dates and deadlines for the 2020 Primary Election, which will now be held on June 9.
Important Dates and Deadlines:
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• April 24, 2020 – County Clerk begins sending ballots to absentee voters.
• May 19, 2020 – Deadline to register to vote
• May 27 – June 6, 2020 – Early Voting at the county courthouse, annex or designated community voting location during normal business hours and Saturdays 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
• June 3, 2020 – Deadline to request an absentee ballot for all voters. Absentee applications received after June 3, even if postmarked, cannot be accepted by law.
• June 2, 2020 - June 8, 2020 – Official List of Candidates or Sample Ballot published in local newspapers throughout the state (publication dates will vary by county).
• June 8, 2020 – Deadline to hand-deliver Absentee Ballot to County Clerk’s office.
• June 9, 2020 – Primary Election Day
• June 10, 2020 – Absentee Ballots mailed, but without a postmark accepted.
• June 15, 2020 – (Canvass) – Absentee Ballot postmarked by Election Day accepted if received by start of Canvass.
2020 Primary Election Update
Secretary of State to Provide Weekly Absentee and Early Voting Data for June Primary Election
Tele-Town Hall 5 May 6 2020
CLICK HERE FOR VOICE RECORDING - TELE TOWN HALL 5, MAY 6
Senator Capito Offices
500 Virginia Street East, Suite 950, Charleston, WV 25301
172 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510
300 Foxcroft Avenue, Suite 202A, Martinsburg, WV 25401
48 Donley Street, Suite 504, Morgantown, WV 26501
220 North Kanawha Street, Suite 1, Beckley, WV 25801
PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM LOANS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
(updated May 13 2020)
Tele-Town Hall 4 - Wednesday April 29, 10:30am
Take the COVID-19 Impact Surveys and be entered to win a $1,250 Business Support Grant! We need your help understanding the impact this virus has had on our region and state. Fill out the surveys and learn more here: https://nrgrda.org/covid-impact/
Report Unemployment Benefit Fraud to Workforce WV
None of the CARES Act benefits, nor unemployment benefits of any kind, are available to employees who quit without good work-related cause, refuse to return to work, or refuse to receive full-time pay. Refusing to return to work could result in a disqualification for benefit eligibility. Attempts to collect unemployment benefits after quitting a job without good work-related cause is considered to be fraud. The CARES Act specifically provides for serious consequences for fraudulent cases including fines, confinement, and an inability to receive future unemployment benefits until all fraudulent claims and fines have been repaid.
Employers are encouraged to contact WorkForce West Virginia at https://uc.workforcewv.org/Consumer/Fraud.aspx to report those employees who fail to return to work.
Tele-Town Hall 4 Guest Contact Info
Congresswoman Carol Miller - 3rd District of West Virginia
307 Prince Street
Beckley, WV 25801
Phone: (304) 250-6177
Kim Donahue, Small Business Administration
West Virginia Branch Office
405 Capitol Street, Suite 412 Charleston, WV 25301
Ph: 304-347-5220 Fax: 304-347-5350
Kris Warner, State Director, USDA Rural Development WV
1550 Earl Core Road, Suite 101
Morgantown, WV 26505
Voice: 1 (800) 295-8228 (toll free) or (304) 284-4860
Fax: (304) 284-4891
Jina Belcher, Deputy Director
New River Gorge Regional Development Authority
Office: (304) 254-8115
Tiffany Kapp, President, Compliance WV
219 N Kanawha St. Beckley, WV 25801
New WorkForce WV Email Address set up to help with
answering questions and providing information [email protected]
Business Impact Surveys:
Business Impact Survey
Business Locator and Operations Survey
CLICK HERE FOR VOICE RECORDING - TELE-TOWN HALL 3 APRIL 22 2020
TELE-TOWN HALL #1 QUESTIONS / ANSWERS
Town Hall Contacts:
New River Gorge Regional Development Authority
Complete COVID-19 Business Impact Surveys to help
measure impact and better understanding of recovery needs
Reserve your booth space today - 2020 Business Show
Register your team now for Bunkers Open 2020
Save the Date - 100th Anniversary Gala
August 21, 2020
Appalachian Makers Market 2020
formerly Appalachian Arts & Crafts Fair
August 28-29, 2020
CALLING ALL VENDORS
2020 Appalachian Makers Market Application Now Online
Preserving our community in downtown and beyond -
Stewards Individual Placement Program opens new office space
in Downtown Beckley WV
Thank you for the invitation to be part of your Grand Opening Celebration of your new office space on Prince Street in Downtown Beckley. You have done marvelous work with your partners to bring this historical building in our community back to life.
Thank you for the opportunity to come check out your new space and learn all about the Stewards Programs here in our Southern West Virginia communities and across the country.
We encourage everyone to learn more about the Stewards Individual Placement Program by visiting their new office at 345 Prince Street in Downtown Beckley WV (Dunlap Building) or by visiting them online at stewardslegacy.org or like them on facebook at www.facebook.com/stewardslegacy
ABOUT STEWARDS INDIVIDUAL PLACEMENT PROGRAM - SERVICE IN SUPPORT OF COMMUNITIES & ECOSYSTEMS Stewards Individual Placement Program provides individuals with service and career opportunities to strengthen communities and preserve our natural resources. Participants work with federal agencies, tribal governments, and nonprofits building institutional capacity, developing community relationships, and supporting ecosystem health.
Beckley Rotary Club passes Four-Way Test in networking
Thank you Beckley Rotary Club for hosting us at Business After Hours. Your Rotarians and event partners made us feel right at home in networking with you at Beckley’s Historic Black Knight. We know that everyone that attended experienced a very engaging evening of networking thanks to your Rotary Four-Way Test of what you think, say or do:
Guests were able to gather truthful information about Beckley Rotary Club and your partner organizations; A fair game of Monopoly allowed guest to make their way around the room to acquire more chances to win door prizes; Good will and better friendships were the highlight of the evening among those that were already friends and for those that may have met someone new; and finally we know that the because of your networking event there was a awesome benefit for all of networking with area business representatives.
Make sure to find Beckley Rotary Club on the web at www.beckleyrotary.org or like them on facebook so you can learn about all that It means to be a member of the Beckley Rotary Club
Congratulations Mills Floor Covering and Epoxy & Paint
Thank you everyone that joined us in Sophia WV to welcome a new member and a new business to the community, Mills Floor Covering and Epoxy. We are very excited to be a part of their Grand Opening Celebration as a new store front at 126 West Main Street in Sophia WV.
As a family owned and operated business with over 25 years of service in our community, Mills Floor Covering has a history of providing great service and selection when providing great flooring solutions for any project. Make sure to give them a call at 304-673-8129 to find out how they can help get you covered on your next flooring project. Visit Mills Floor Covering on facebook to see and learn about all that they have to offer.
Thank you for an amazing evening of bluegrass entertainment
Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce was very excited to be a series sponsor for TAMARACK AFTER DARK along with Visit Southern West Virginia and Weathered Ground Brewery featuring two amazing groups; Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out and Long Point String Band in the Governor Hulett C. Smith Theater! We appreciate the SOLD OUT crowd that came out to listen to some wonderful bluegrass music and support this great series presented by TAMARACK: The Best of West Virginia.
Career Day Essay Excellence
Following the Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce Education Committee “Career Day” every year students are asked by their teachers to write an essay about their experience at the event and what they learned about the career opportunities and what career they might be thinking about for the future. The Education Committee reviews the essays and selects winners from each school that participates in Career Day. The Essay Awards Reception gives us the chance to recognize our students in front of their parents, teachers and community.
We appreciate our partnership with Raleigh County Schools for in being able to get involved with student career education by offering the Career Day Program each year to area 8th graders.
The BRCCC Education Committee would like to Thank West Virginia University Institute of Technology for their hospitality in hosting the Career Day Essay Awards Reception in their Administration & Extension Services Building Community Auditorium on Neville Street in Downtown Beckley WV.
A huge Thank You goes out to our Awards Reception sponsors for giving us the opportunity to present this event for our Raleigh County 8th grade students:
Appalachian Power Company
Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital
First Community Bank
Little General Stores
Raleigh General Hospital
Students, teachers, parents, sponsors and other guests were invited to our annual Career Day Essay Awards Reception where we recognize the 8th grade students that submitted winning essays that were written following their participation in Career Day back in the Fall of 2019.
Two students from each middle school were selected as Career Day Essay winners and then there was an Overall winner selected out of all of the essays submitted.
Career Day Essay Award Winners 2019:
Emma Arthur – Beckley Stratton Middle School
Trap Hill Middle School
2nd Katie Stephenson
1st Candice Elder
Shady Spring Middle School
2nd Lexie Brinson
1st Louie Boyd
Park Middle School
2nd Fiona Bechtel
1st Tyler Thompson
Independence Middle School
2nd Jade Lilly
1st Makenzie Taylor
Beckley Stratton Middle School
2nd Elijah Redfern
1st Savannah Harrell
Congratulation to all of the winners! We look forward to inviting all of our 2020 school year 8th graders to Career Day at Marquee Cinemas in the Fall.
Beckley Treasured Scenes Tree Ornament 18th Edition
"Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce
Century of Service"
Thank You To All Member Businesses for
Your Continued Support and Community Activity