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

Fall Is A Great Season For Networking


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 BUSINESS CENTER

Alpha Records Management

www.alpharecords.com

Alpha Rental Properties
www.alpharentalproperties.com

Alpha Engineering Services, Inc.
www.alphaengineer.com






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





Congratulations
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)

http://www.mtstcil.org/




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

www.signarc.com



Congratulations Sprint Beckley




Congratulations to everyone at the New Sprint Store at Cranberry Shopping Center on your Grand Opening.  Thank you for the continued BRCCC support.

Make to go by to check out the New store at 1046 N Eisenhower Dr, Beckley, Cranberry Creek Shopping Center in Beckley



#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

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS - Greenbrier County WV Flood Relief Office

In coordination with non-government organizations (NGOs) and volunteers in relief and recovery in Greenbrier County for the Emergency Operation Center (EOC)

Volunteer WV and other NGOs are in need of office administrative skilled volunteers to help in office / administrative work, etc.

Work activities may include but not be limited to:

    deal with incoming and outgoing post
    answer telephone, email and social media enquiries
    cover reception duties, like greeting and looking after visitors
    type up documents, for example letters and reports
    update computer records
    use office equipment like printers, photocopiers and fax machines
    stock take and re-order supplies
    set up meetings and take ‘minutes’ during them
    make travel arrangements for staff

We're calling on businesses that might be willing to loan an employee or employees for a day or so to help out in the relief efforts in Greenbrier County

Anyone willing to participate in this important effort please contact
senatorunger@frontier.com
MAKE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR PHONE NUMBER IN THE EMAIL

Thank you for all that the Chamber of Commerce has done and continues to do for the victims of this terrible disaster 



United Way of Southern WV
Follow this facebook page for updates on resources and assistance in Southern WV

United Way of Southern West Virginia  Items Currently Needed for Flood Relief

Cash
 Detergent
 Cleaning Products
 Rubber Gloves
 Garbage Bags
 Shovels
 Mops
 Rakes
 Brooms
 Band Aids

 Contact United Way of Southern WV Office  for Donation Drop Off Arrangements
 304-253-2111 / moneal@unitedwayswv.org / 110 Croft Street, Beckley WV


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/



Robert C Byrd Institute Offers DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR WV MANUFACTURERS
Let us help get you back up and running.  We'll evaluate your flood-affected manufacturing equipment

The recent flooding that devastated areas of West Virginia has left all of us at the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI) wanting to do whatever we can to assist local communities. While our staff has collected relief supplies, we - as an organization - want to do more.

This is why RCBI is reaching out to members of the manufacturing community who have had industrial equipment damaged by the flooding. We would like to evaluate your affected machinery and, if we can, help get you up and running again as quickly as possible.

If you (or a manufacturer you know) have been affected, call Arley Carpenter, Director of Manufacturing Services, toll-free at 800.469.7224 to schedule a visit by our experienced team of manufacturing engineers. On-site visits will begin Tuesday, July 5, to assess your operations.
 

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#WVFlood2016 and #WVFlood Resources




Howard Johnson Express Inn, Beckley WV
Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary



Congratulations Howard Johnson Express Inn ‪Beckley WV‬ on your 20th Anniversary. We appreciate the invitation to be a part of your celebration. Thank you for your continued Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce support for many years.



Make sure to stop by for a tour of the new room renovations at 1907 Harper Road or look them up on the web at Howard Johnson Express Inn Beckley WV

Howard Johnson Express Inn on Harper Road in Beckley WV proudly celebrates their 20th Anniversary. The Beckley Howard Johnson Express Inn was the first Howard Johnson in the world to fly the Express Inn logo when it opened in 1996.  The Beckley hotel has won numerous awards and been decorated by the chain for above average quality standards and commitment to service.

The Beckley property is currently under renovations to the new Howard Johnson’s prototype design.

The Beckley Express Inn was built and owned by the Patel Family of Beckley.  Naval and Nita Patel, Shashi and Tara Patel and Chandu and his wife Tara.  All members of the family proudly participate in the operation of the hotel.  According to Naval Patel, he was inspired by his brother in law Shashi to relocate to Beckley from North Carolina.  The family jointly built the hotel and operated it out of love.

 The Patel Family wishes to thank the entire community for their support.  One person in particular deserves special thanks, Mr. Charles Houck.  In his capacity as Vice President at Bank of Raleigh and then City National Bank, Charles put together a loan package with SBA financing that made it possible to develop the hotel.  Many others should be thanked as well including Bill Mahaffey at Beckley Mechanical, Ken Turner at Bluestone Electric and Hoover Construction.

 According the Mr. Patel, the hotel has outperformed everyone’s hope.  The first few years were difficult interacting with the Howard Johnson brand as many of the hotels were old and out-dated but new properties were added, out-dated hotels were eliminated and numerous hotels renovated to current standards.




Dan Bickey Plaza Named in Uptown Beckley






Thank you to the Bickey Family for all you've done for our community.



BIG Little Day in ‪Beckley WV‬




Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central West Virginia opens the new Beckley office with some BIGs & littles from our community. ‪

We hope that you will go by their new office at 104 Wilson Street, Beckley WV (adjacent to Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce office) to find out more about their programs and mentoring opportunities for our area.

Welcome to the neighborhood !


Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central West Virginia online


Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central West Virginia on facebook




2016 Membership Directory & Guide to Raleigh County
NOW AVAILABLE







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