The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

November 21, 2013

Our Readers Speak — Thursday, November 21, 2013

Thanks to students, businesses for Career Day participation

Every year, Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce Education Committee, Raleigh County Schools and Marquee Cinemas present “Career Day” to all of our Raleigh County 8th graders to teach them about some of the career opportunities that are available to them here in our community.

Career Day 2013 is now complete and we want to thank the students from Beckley Stratton Middle and Shady Spring Middle, Independence Middle, Park Middle and Trap Hill Middle schools for their attentiveness and professionalism during the Career Day Process.

After meeting and talking with the students, Needy Mo Dough knows that all of the students will be well prepared for their first interview and will be ready to “Get A Job”

Career Day would not be possible without the involvement of many talented business representatives from our area. A special thank you to all representatives for your time and continued support for Career Day:

Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce Education Committee Members, Raleigh County Schools, Marquee Cinemas, Academy of Careers & Technology, Appalachian Bible College, Chick-fil-A;

Beckley Galleria, McDonald’s, Raleigh County, Wells Fargo Financial Advisors, Beckley, Custom Business Solutions, YMCA of Southern West Virginia, The Resort at Glade Springs, Winterplace Ski Resort;

New River Community & Technical College – Advanced Technology Center, Kid In The Background Multi-Media Factory, Life Strategies Counseling, American Red Cross, Raleigh General Hospital, Jeremy Miller Allstate Insurance Agency

For more information on the program or to find out how you can get involved, please contact BRCCC.


Joe Guffy

Information Coordinator

Beckley-Raleigh County

Chamber of Commerce

Veterans Day Parade suggestions

Suggestions for next year’s Veterans Day parade:

1. Let the public know all parking is free.

2. Stop all vehicle traffic BEFORE the singing of the National Anthem so no one drives through during it.

Michael Walkup