December 15, 2017
Upcoming Chamber Events
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Dec. 29, 2017
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Legislative Launch Breakfast: Eggs & Issues 2018
Wrap up

The Legislative Launch Breakfast was a great success.  We would like to thank the co-sponsors, Courtyard by Marriott and Southern Airways Express, for sponsoring this event.  At the end of the session, Senator Bob Beach, and Delegates Joe Statler, John Williams, Rodney Pyles, and Dave Pethel were available to answer questions gathered through the online survey, as well as questions from those in attendance.  We would like to thank all the legislators and all the chamber members (and non-members) who attended the event.  If you were unable to attend, we encourage you to watch the full video filmed by West TV once it is uploaded.  
As we move forward in preparing for the upcoming 2018 legislative session, we encourage all members to stay involved by completing the survey here, reaching out to Eldon Callen with your legislative ideas, and by continuing to receive our newsletter and/or following us on Facebook and our website.

Chamber Member Legislative Ideas Policy

With the next legislative session almost upon us, the Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce is preparing our legislative platform. The Board of Directors recently approved a new policy to assist Chamber members in advancing their issues and gaining the support of the Chamber. Below you will find the steps one should take in order to have their legislative idea endorsed by the Chamber:
  1. We are seeking input from our members on legislative issues important to them through this survey (Click here);
  2. Any issue submitted on the survey will be reviewed by the VP of Governmental Affairs (GA);
  3. An issue not submitted on the survey can be submitted directly to the VP of GA;
  4. The VP of GA will review the issue and will consult with the member submitting the issue and suggest a course of action;
  5. The issue or draft legislation, as established above, will be presented to the GA committee for review, suggestions, amendment, etc.;
  6. If accepted by the GA committee, the issue will be returned to the member for development of draft legislation or if already in draft legislation form, will be sent to the entire membership for comment;
  7. The GA committee will review the draft legislation and comments for recommendation to the Board;
  8. The Board will approve or deny the proposed bill for inclusion on the Chamber Legislative platform and if approved, promote passage of the proposed bill.
All legislative issues and ideas are to be presented to the VP of GA, Eldon Callen via email

Mon County at the Legislature


Monongalia County Day at the Legislature in conjunction with Preston County is an opportunity for individuals from both counties to meet with our Legislators, department secretaries, and other department heads to address issues that our counties share. We will have a bus leaving from the Mountain Line Depot at 6:00 am. Upon your arrival at the Capitol, please be prepared to clear a security checkpoint (this is new). Breakfast will be provided by the organizers from Preston County in the Capitol Rotunda from 8:00 am to 10:30 am. From 10:30 am until 12:00 pm we aim to have small group interactions with local Legislators and committees. Lunch will be provided from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm by the Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce. From 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm there will be a meeting with Legislative Leaders and the Governor. The bus is set to leave Charleston promptly at 4:00 pm. 

If any individuals have specific concerns we ask that you contact our VP of Governmental Affairs, Economic & Community Development, Eldon Callen, at the information below. We will only schedule meetings with specific leaders regarding the concerns that have been shared with us.

Display tables are available at the Capitol. We ask if you are interested to contact us immediately as these opportunities are limited. For more information we ask that you again contact Eldon Callen

Dat e : Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Time : 6:30 am - 6:30 pm

Place: The bus will be leaving from the upper gravel lot at the Mountain Line Bus  Depot located at 420 DuPont Road, Morgantown WV, 26501 (Westover) at  6:00 am. Parking will be free in this lot area.

For those who plan to transport themselves to the Capitol, we will meet at Capitol Rotunda for Breakfast starting at 8:00 am.

Fees:This is a free event.  We just ask that you RSVP so we can have a head-count for the bus, and a sense of who to set-up meetings  specifically for, is addressed at registration.  

Contact Eldon Callen today to reserve your seat on the bus and to set up meetings.

Business News
Picture Event Sponsorships:
FUEL (Forming United Emerging Leaders) is a regional program focused on educating and connecting the next generation of leaders from throughout North-Central West Virginia. We had a very successful event in 2017 featuring Morris Morrison that attracted hundreds of attendees. In 2018 we are hosting a series of two events, one on Thursday, March 1st, and one later in 2018. We are looking for sponsors that would like to align their brand with North-Central West Virginia's best and brightest emerging leaders. Please see the sponsorship opportunities available below and we look forward to more fantastic events in 2018.
Title Sponsor- $2,500: (Only 2 available) Includes logo/brand in all print, radio, and digital marketing materials before and at both events in our 2018 series. Large company logo in prime placement on digital landing pages and event signup pages as well as presenting sponsor text. 20 tickets to each event (which can be donated if not used by sponsor). Estimated reach for marketing materials ~45-60k people for each event.
Silver Sponsor- $1,000: Includes logo on print and digital materials before and at both events in our 2018 series. Company logo on digital landing pages and event signup pages. 8 tickets to each event (which can be donated if not used by sponsor). Estimated reach for marketing materials ~25-30k people for each event.
Bronze Sponsor- $500: Includes logo on digital and print materials at both 2018 events, and 4 tickets to each event. Estimated reach for marketing materials ~500-1k people for each event.
Checks should be made out to the Marion County Chamber of Commerce. Please feel free to contact committee chair Tim Liebrecht at or 304.594.8050 if you have any additional questions.


MAC is hosting MACLiterary Night next Tuesday, December 19 at 7 pm!

Monongalia Arts Center has added MACliterary Night to its monthly programming, to consolidate elements of the Morgantown Poets and  MAC scriptwriters . This monthly gathering of novelists, poets, scriptwriters and more is intended to create an open mic platform for writers across genres to share and refine their work. MAC intends to foster a collaborative, friendly, and thriving literary community that can assist each other in the editing and artistic processes.

This monthly event will recur subsequently on the third Tuesday of every month. MAC invites writers of all genres, skill levels, and backgrounds, as well as those who wish to become writers to join the group. MAC is located at 107 High Street, Morgantown, WV. Inquiries should be directed to or 304-292-3325. MAC encourages attendees to visit the Holiday Exhibition and Sale in both galleries for upcoming Christmas gifts from local artists.
MAC is located at 107 High Street, Morgantown, WV. Inquiries should be directed to  or 304-292-3325.

Northwestern Mutual Announces College Scholarship Programs to Benefit Those Affected by Childhood Cancer

 Scholarships will provide financial support to help recipients continue their education and achieve college dreams

MILWAUKEE, Nov. 30, 2017 / PRNewswire/ --  Northwestern Mutual, through its Foundation, is announcing today the launch of two college scholarship programs for childhood cancer survivors and siblings of those impacted by childhood cancer in the United States.

The new programs will aid the many survivors and families who struggle with lasting financial challenges related to treatment. The Childhood Cancer Survivor Scholarship will provide 25 scholarships for childhood cancer survivors and 10 for the siblings of those affected, respectively. This program will be administered through Scholarship America.

Read the full article here.



Perky Peppermint

A wintry wakeup for your feet, with a candy cane scented soak that nourishes and softens your skin, followed by an exfoliating peppermint scrub and mask. End with a massage and sparkling paint for the perfect holiday treat for your feet


Warm Milk & Almond

Experience our warm milk and mega moisturizing almond oil soak followed by a gentle scrub with finely milled sugar cane and mineral salts. A sweet almond illuminating masque is applied with a soft-as-satin scented massage. A perfect polish and you have a treat for the hands or feet!

Manicure: $35
Pedicure: $65
Winter Warm-Up 
Hot Chocolate
Massage & Wrap
When it's frosty outside, let us
make you toasty warm while a butter brûlée whole milk soaked
linen wrap envelopes your body in
a cocoon of warmth. Then, enjoy
a long warm chocolate scented massage that will bring a glistening glow to your holidays!


Silent Night
Spa Experience
Massage, Wrap & Facial

Relax and enjoy our spa by cozying
up by the fire. This treatment begins with a back massage using cinnamon massage oil. After the massage, you will be cocooned in a hydrating body wrap and an aromatherapy facial will
follow while surrounded in the
warmth of the wrap.


Holiday Recovery Facial Series

With all of the hustle and bustle of the season, your skin needs treated to a series of our best facials. A series of three starting with our caviar facial, then our C and Sea facial, and the series will end with our fabulous Hydrafacial. Guaranteed to leave your skin glistening and hydrated.
This series is a great savings!


Myoxy Caviar Facial

An anti-aging facial that immediately softens & smooths lines, plumping and firming your skin.
C & Sea Facial

This refreshing facial restores youthful appearance as the complexion is renewed.

Hydrates and improves overall skin health, customized to address specific skin concerns.


It's the most wonderful time of the year and we are giving you, our newsletter members, first access to reservations for New Years Eve!
Stay tuned for a follow up this week, with details including seating times, and what the chefs have planned for this unforgettable evening.
As a thank you for your loyalty, you will have a set amount of time to make reservations before we release this information to the public. 




Volunteer Musician Program launched at WVU Medicine J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital

The Volunteer Office at WVU Medicine J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital and the WVU Music Therapy Program have launched a Volunteer Musician Program to bring more music to the hospital's patients and their loved ones.

Harrison County group makes donation to Bonnie's Bus

The Harrison County Breast Cancer Awareness Committee held an elimination dinner recently at the Best Western in Bridgeport and unanimously decided to donate all of the money from the fundraiser - $5,000 - to the Bonnie Wells Wilson Mobile Mammography Program (Bonnie's Bus) to offset the costs of Bus visits to Harrison County.




Join us for our Monthly Business After Hours hosted by Waterfront Place!

When:  Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017
            5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Where:  Morgantown Marriott at 
             Waterfront Place 
             Two Waterfront Place 
             Morgantown, WV 26501
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Join us for our Monthly Business After Hours hosted by Morgantown Mariott at Waterfront Place.

We will be holding a food drive for Empty Bowls during this event 
and strongly encourage all who attend to bring canned and/or non-perishable items in support of this.

For more information and to register, please see the  Chamber's Website here!


Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce 
(304) 292-3311 |
1029 University Avenue, Suite 101
Post Office Box 658
Morgantown, West Virginia  26505