Jefferson chamber plans awards dinner

SHEPHERDSTOWN – The public can make plans to attend this month’s Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce awards dinner here.

West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant will be the keynote speaker June 30 at the 55th annual banquet at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in Shepherdstown.

The evening will highlight new businesses as well as businesses that have expanded during the past year. Also planned: the presentation of the chamber’s George E. Vickers Business Award to a business that has shown leadership in promoting the expansion and prosperity of the area.

This year’s recipient is RAI Properties, the locally owned commercial construction and property management company that operates the 19-acre, state-of-the-art Burr Plaza in Bardane.

The plaza has more than 95,000 square feet of modern commercial and office space and is home to 
28 businesses and their 300+ employees.

The night also will include the unveiling of the latest Distinguished Citizen of Jefferson County. The award is sponsored yearly by the Spirit of Jefferson. Officers and directors for the 2014-2015 year also will be introduced at the banquet.

Want to go? What: Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce annual awards banquet When: The evening begins with a social hour (with cash bar) at 5:30 p.m. June 30; dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. How much: Tickets cost $29 for chamber members or $34 for non-members. To reserve a seat, call the chamber at 304-725-2055 or visit the chamber office at 201 E. Washington St., across from the Charles Town Library.


State chamber officials plan visit

CHARLESTON – Steve Roberts, the president of the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce and other staff members plan a “listening tour” to the Eastern Panhandle next week.

Chamber staff will meet with local chamber members and lawmakers on Tuesday. “Visits like these provide us a great opportunity to meet with employers in the area to discuss their concerns and ideas on how to make West Virginia more prosperous,” Roberts explained in a news release. “With ever-increasing population growth, the Eastern Panhandle is continuing to grow as a major economic and policy center in West Virginia.”

Tuesday evening, leaders with the Leadership West Virginia organization will host a reception at American Public University in Charles Town with Leadership alumni, chamber members and others.

Roberts said anyone interested in being a part of the chamber’s Panhandle trip should call 304-342-1115 for details.



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