The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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March 18, 2006

Open for business

Gov. Manchin to speak at chamber dinner in Beckley

“West Virginia Open for Business” has been the slogan of Gov. Joe Manchin’s administration since he took office in January 2005.

“As West Virginia continues to spread the word about the important and positive changes taking place here, more companies are discovering that ‘Open for Business’ is more than just a slogan,” the governor said when he announced his ‘Open for Business’ monthly reports a few months ago. “I look forward to sharing even more exciting economic news in the coming months as we work together to make West Virginia the best that it can be.”

After announcing that the governor would be the featured speaker at the Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce dinner set for April 7 at the Raleigh County Armory, chamber officials began thinking about a theme for the event.

“Raleigh County Open for Business seemed to be appropriate,” said Ellen Taylor, chamber president. “We want to hear the governor’s thoughts and plans regarding what ‘Open for Business’ means for Raleigh County.”

Taylor said the governor will discuss a variety of economic development issues at the dinner.

Margaret Rader, of Rader’s Fabric & Decorating on Rural Acres Drive in Beckley, was enlisted to decorate the armory for the dinner event.

Rader’s company is one of 650 members of the chamber.

“So often those members not actively involved still support the chamber by paying their dues, but are not recognized,” Rader said. “This year we are recognizing every single member at the chamber of commerce.”

Rader said a skyline cutout with the names of all 650 chamber members will be at the head table.

“If you are sitting anywhere in the armory, your business name will be visible,” she said.

Rader said with the governor coming to speak at the event, it was important for all chamber member businesses to be represented and that is how she came up with the skyline idea.

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