October 12, 2017
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We thank our members for their hard work and support for the passage of the
Roads to Prosperity Road Bond Referendum! 
With an 80.84% FOR vote in Monongalia County and a 72.82% FOR vote Statewide, West Virginians spoke loudly that our roads and accompanying infrastructure is needed now. 
The larger  Roads to Prosperity Program  is just the beginning. 
More hard work is needed to assist the DOT in implementing the program and ensuring that all the new investments result in real long-term growth and development for our region and State.  The passage of the Constitutional Amendment authorizing the General Obligation Bonds required the teamwork of people from all parties, entities and organizations. Despite of other differences, the advancement of our State  came first.
More on the work ahead will be coming from your Chamber.
For now we celebrate the first step of the  Roads to Prosperity  made possible only because of your hard work. This will truly bring about the changes we need to see in this State to grow our economy, and move us forward.  
We would like to thank all of our supporters, local governments, other entities,
the State of West Virginia, and all those who voted  YES

Business News

Your gift can go twice as far.
$35 → $70
$60 → $120
$120 → $240
Dear Morgantown Chamber,
Together, we're working to end Alzheimer's disease - an urgent priority for affected families across our nation and the world - and every dollar counts.
That's why I hope you will join me in supporting our Fall 2017 Match Campaign. For a limited time, every dollar you give can be matched, to help reach our challenge goal of $100,000.
Debbie and Clay Jones, co-chairs of the Alzheimer's Association Zenith Society, have generously pledged $100,000 to the Association if we can raise that same amount by October 31. Their gift will support the Association's research efforts.
Please support this urgent campaign by giving now:
Your participation in this matching gift campaign creates hope. It provides funding for care, support and research at a critical time in the fight against Alzheimer's. It also honors all those who've been affected by this terrible, debilitating and fatal disease.
Morgantown Chamber, your gift supports our mission to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
We have a challenge goal of $100,000 - but gifts can only be matched until October 31. To ensure your donation can be matched, please make your most generous gift now.
In the fight to end Alzheimer's, every dollar counts. So does every supporter. I want to thank you for the commitment you show and the generosity you provide. We can't succeed without you.

Donna McCullough
Chief Development Officer

P.S. We only have a limited time to reach our challenge goal, and we are counting on you. Please donate generously, knowing every dollar you give can be matched.


Introducing our new benefits for 2018! 
  1. Exclusive Merchandise Piece! We will now offer season ticket holders the opportunity to order pieces of clothing that will not be sold in stores or online! These pieces will come discounted and will be exclusive to our season ticket holders. There will be an order form that you will receive and must submit by a certain time in order to take advantage of this benefit. 
  2. Season Ticket Holder of the Game! This year we will be honoring one season ticket holder per game. That person will receive a prize that they will go to guest services to claim. 
  3. Kid's Zone Wristbands! Each season ticket account will receive 10 Kid's Zone Wristbands to utilize throughout the course of the season. These can be utilized at any time in any amount (all 10 can be used at once). 
  4. Flexible Payment Plan! This plan will allow our ticket holders to pay their bill over 3 months, 5 months or 8 months. A credit card will be automatically charged the 1st Friday of every month. We are only requiring a $50 deposit per seat to renew your tickets this year. 
RSVP now for our SEASON TICKET RENEWAL PARTY! http://renewalparty.rsvpify.com
All the best, 
Jackie Riggleman 
"Achieving R.O.I. by Telling Your Business' Brand Story"

Date: November 6, 2017

Time: 11:00 to 12:00 am

Place: Courtyard by Marriott (University Town Center location, across from the Monongalia Ballpark)

Cost: free to membership


  • easy, actionable tips to building business thru storytelling (also known as sponsored content, native advertising or pair editorial)
  • why good content is important to the future of your brand
  • why it makes ad blocking almost obsolete
  • how to create a successful Call To Action in your content
  • it's not just about the story - pictures, pictures, pictures!
R.O.I. calculator and tips provided just in time for 2018 budget planning , successful sponsored content samples on hand

Brought to you by the editors, writers, designers, and staff at New South Media, publishers of WV Living, WV Weddings, Morgantown Magazine and Wonderful WV.  Discussion led by Sales Director Heather Mills.



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Full list of upcoming Health Classes
Visit our website to see descriptions, location, and RSVP for all of our Free Health Classes:
  • DIABESITY - October 24 - 6pm at Advantage Health & Wellness - Diabesity is the condition of metabolic imbalance and disease that ranges all the way from mild blood sugar imbalance to full blow diabetes that leads to obesity.
  • BRAIN HEALTH AND COGNITIVE FUNCTION - November TBA - 6pm at Advantage Health & Wellness - Learn how to Improve memory and protect the brain. Brain function caused by degeneration or traumatic injury can be improved. We don't have to blame it on aging.


The FASTEST Internet...
Now with Amazing TV!
Get Started!
Live in the Bridgeport area and want to be a an Internet & TV Hog?
We have 100Mbps/100Mbps starting at $75 per month, including free phone service for one-year if you pork...make that...port over your current number. Our TV packages start at just $30 per month!
Plus, with any Internet package, get one year of FREE phone service from Citynet!
Get the Internet and TV you want! Just contact our residential services specialist, Alex DePiano at 304.848.5418 or email Alex at alex.depiano@citynet.net
Don't live in an area currently served by Citynet's Fiber Optic Network?  We won't 'boar' you but stay tuned - we keep expanding our network every day!
We also have special Internet and TV packages for multiple dwelling units and businesses that are on the Citynet Fiber Optic Network.
Get all the details now on our fiber Internet, phone and TV offerings at www.InternetHog.com
Citynet Acquires StratusWave & Expands Technology Services in the Wheeling Area
Citynet's recent acquisition of StratusWave Communications from Gateway Telecom, LLC, allows us to broaden Citynet's service area while also expanding the services available to former StratusWave customers and to the Wheeling business segment overall.
"This transaction will expand our breadth of service, increasing our ability to provide Citynet's portfolio of advanced technology services to business customers in the Wheeling market. The transaction also will enable us to leverage StratusWave's experienced sales force and office staff to help expand the Citynet footprint," said Jim Martin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Citynet.
Key offerings now available from Citynet to the Wheeling market include:     
  • A wide range of feature-rich business phone systems and service    
  • Blazingly-fast  Internet    
  • Worry-free network security, monitoring, and management    
  • Virtual private networks (VPN)    
  • Data center/colocation    
  • Hosted Microsoft 365, hosted Exchange and other cloud computing services
Citynet has maintained the Wheeling office location at 1025 Main Street, as well as welcoming StratusWave's employees into the Citynet family.
StratusWave President and CEO H. "Rusty" Irvin III will oversee Citynet's daily operations in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia.  "We are excited to move forward as one company positioned for continued success," said Irvin. "Together, we are proud to offer a complete menu of business technology services to better serve our customers as they compete in a hyper-connected economy. We'll be able to draw from each other's experience with a new enthusiasm to the benefit of our customers. This is an exciting time for our companies, and will prove to be for our customers as well," says Irvin.
If you are interested in learning more about what Citynet can do for your Wheeling business, please contact us at 1.844.CITYNET or sales@citynet.net
Back to School with
LiveGrades.com is the free, online grading program (and more!) for West Virginia schools. During the summer break, the Citynet Team was hard at work creating an impressive amount of useful upgrades to the program for all users.We'd love to show you all of these new features!
If you're interested in getting a comprehensive education technology tool for your school district, and saving valuable funds in the process - just contact the LiveGrades.com team today: info@livegrades.com
Microsoft Collaborates with Citynet on OneNote for LiveGrades.com
Citynet's partnership with Microsoft's OneNote is now fully operational and bringing additional benefits to those schools utilizing LiveGrades.com.

The integration of OneNote with LiveGrades.com allows teachers to import and export information from their LiveGrades account directly into OneNote. 

Teachers will be able to link their LiveGrades and OneNote accounts together and be able to create quizzes, tests and more in OneNote - and easily have the grades for these assignments transfer to LiveGrades.
To learn more and schedule a review for your school, please email us at info@livegrades.com
Talking Mountaineer Sports
with Citynet
The Citynet Statewide Sportsline is on the Air!

As a long-standing partner with Metronews and West Virginia Radio Corporation, we're thrilled to present the premier sports talk show in the state.

Tune in each night, Monday through Friday, at 6:06pm as Tony Caridi, Brad Howe and Greg Hunter bring you the latest in Mountaineer sports.

Travis Jones and Greg Hunter recap the week every Sunday at 6:06 pm during the Citynet Statewide Sunday Sportsline.

The Citynet Statewide Sportsline can be heard on radio stations throughout West Virginia and can be seen live at wvmetronews.com.

To learn more, visit: www.wvmetronews.com/Sportsline
Listen to All of Your Favorite Sports Teams from the Citynet Studio!
Listen to WVU Football (and NASCAR! Pittsburgh Steelers, Pirates & Penguins) from the Citynet Studio on WRLF-FM (94.3 - 94 ROCK), WTCS-AM (1490), WZST-FM (Variety 101-FM)
and WMMN-AM (SportsTalk 920AM) radio!
We're proud to help make these broadcasts possible with our friends at LHTC Media!

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CityCare provides customers with a means of realizing the competitive benefits of information technology while minimizing technology risks, business risks, and financial investment.
Simply put, with CityCare, you enjoy peace of mind while your investment in computer/network devices is constantly monitored, maintained and serviced, for one flat, reasonable monthly fee.

CityCare provides a full complement of professional and managed services, including:

24x7x365 monitoring and incident resolution  - software maintenance of equipment
management of software updates  -  ongoing trend analysis and recommendations
dedicated customer service manager & detailed inventory assessment

Call Citynet today to learn more: 1.844.CITYNET or sales@citynet.net
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WVU Medicine and Rockefeller family announce new neuroscience institute

WVU Medicine and the Rockefeller family announced today that they have appointed neuroscientist Ali Rezai, M.D. to lead the comprehensive and integrated clinical and research programs in the neurosciences at West Virginia University and WVU Medicine. He will do so at the newly formed West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute. 

Five Northwestern Mutual Advisors Named to 2017 Financial Times 401 Top Retirement Plan Advisors

MILWAUKEE, Sept. 27, 2017 / PRNewswire/ -- Northwestern Mutual today announced that five financial advisors affiliated with Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company have been named to the 2017 edition of the
Financial Times' 401 Top Retirement Plan Advisors.  

The FT 401 list recognizes an elite group of advisors from across the country who specialize in serving defined contribution (DC) retirement plans. Advisors are selected based on seven criteria: DC assets under management (AUM); DC AUM growth rate; specialization in DC plans; years of experience; advanced industry credentials; compliance record and DC plan participation rate. There are no fees or other considerations required of advisors who apply for the FT 401.
Those recognized in the 2017 FT 401 are:
  • Justin J. Kirby, Kirby Wealth Management Group, Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company
  • Roger S. Machlin, Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company
  • Todd M. Colburn, Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company
  • David B. Test, Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company
  • Emmett G. Dupas III, Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company
"We are pleased to congratulate our financial professionals who have been recognized by the Financial Times," said Christian Mitchell, president and CEO, Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company. "These advisors are dedicated to helping businesses develop the unique retirement plan solutions their employees need to achieve financial security. They embody Northwestern Mutual's focus on integrated financial planning that helps investors grow, preserve and protect their wealth."
The FT 401 distinction follows the recognition of seven Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management advisors on the Financial Times' 2017 FT 400 list as well as Northwestern Mutual's ranking as the fifth largest independent broker-dealer on Financial Planning's 2017 FP50 list. 
Northwestern Mutual Investment Services and Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company, which are subsidiaries of Northwestern Mutual, provide a variety of investment products and services to help clients with financial protection, wealth accumulation, and estate preservation and distribution. These solutions include brokerage and advisory services, trust services and discretionary portfolio management for high-net-worth individuals.

About The FT 401
The Financial Times 401 Top Retirement Plan Advisors is an independent listing produced annually by the Financial Times (September 2017). The FT 401 is based on data gathered from advisors, regulatory disclosures, and the FT's research. The listing reflects each advisor's status in seven primary areas: DC plan assets under management (AUM), DC AUM growth rate, specialization in DC plans, years of experience, advanced industry credentials, compliance record and DC plan participation rate. This honor is not indicative of the advisor's future performance. Neither the advisors nor their parent firms pay a fee to the Financial Times in exchange for inclusion in the FT 401.

About Northwestern Mutual
Northwestern Mutual has been helping families and businesses achieve financial security for 160 years. Through a distinctive, whole-picture planning approach including both insurance and investments, we empower people to be financially confident so they can live life differently. We combine the expertise of our financial professionals with a personalized digital experience to help our clients navigate their financial lives every day.  With $250.4 billion in assets, $28.2 billion in revenues, and more than $1.6 trillion worth of life insurance protection in force, Northwestern Mutual delivers financial security to more than 4.4 million people who rely on us for life, disability income and long-term care insurance, annuities, brokerage and advisory services, trust services, and discretionary portfolio management solutions. The company holds more than $100 billion of client assets as a part of its wealth management company and investment services. Northwestern Mutual ranks 97 on the 2017 FORTUNE 500 and is recognized by FORTUNE® as one of the "World's Most Admired" life insurance companies in 2017.   Northwestern Mutual is the marketing name for The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company (NM), Milwaukee, WI (life and disability insurance, annuities, and life insurance with long-term care benefits) and its subsidiaries. Northwestern Mutual and its subsidiaries offer a comprehensive approach to financial security solutions including: life insurance, long-term care insurance, disability income insurance, annuities, life insurance with long-term care benefits, investment products, and advisory products and services. Subsidiaries include  Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC  (NMIS) (securities), broker-dealer, registered investment adviser, member FINRA and SIPC; the Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company® (NMWMC) (fiduciary and fee-based financial planning services), federal savings bank; and Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company (NLTC) (long-term care insurance).
SOURCE Northwestern Mutual
For further information: Jean Towell, 1-800-323-7033, mediarelations@northwesternmutual.com

Join the Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce on October 18 , 2017  at the HealthSouth MountainView Regional Rehab Hospital located at 1160 Van Voorhis Road, Morgantown WV, 26505  for an evening of networking, drinks and fun.  Meet other local business professionals from all industries. Come mingle and make a lasting connection that will further your business and connections in the greater Morgantown area!  For more information, check out our website .


Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce 
(304) 292-3311 | http://www.morgantownchamber.org
1029 University Avenue, Suite 101
Post Office Box 658
Morgantown, West Virginia  26505