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Thursday, June 11, 2009

School's in Session for the Summer at the Charleston Area Alliance

The Alliance is offering a series of eight practical workshops for local businesses to help them navigate today's economy.

Session 1 on Tuesday, June 16th from noon to 1pm, is "Surviving in a Challenging Economy." The speaker is M.E. Yancosek Gambel of the West Virginia Small Business Development Center.

The remaining sessions include "Networking 101" (June 24), "Keeping Your Team Motivated" (July 8), "Web 2.0" (July 15), "Government Connections" (July 22), "Saving Green by Going Green" (July 29), "Stretching Your Marketing Dollar" (Aug. 5) and "Staying Up in a Down Economy."

Speakers to include:

M.E. Yancosek Gambel with the West Virginia Small Business Development Center, Jim Strawn with Highland Hospital, Pat Kelly with Steptoe & Johnson, former Secretary of State Betty Ireland, Kanawha County Manager Brent Pauley, City of Charleston Manager Dave Molgaar and David Tincher with the West Virginia Purchasing Division.

Tuition for the eight-session series, which includes program materials and lunch at each session, is only $50 for Alliance members and $100 for future members. Individual sessions are $10 for members and $20 for future members.

Those who attend all eight sessions will receive a diploma.

Register for the entire course by clicking on this link:

Or contact to register for individual classes only.


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