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June 7th – Morgantown, WV (11:30 AM – 4:30 PM) 

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WHO: This program is for corporate leaders (owners, CEOs, marketing professionals, external relations, corporate foundation leaders, etc.) responsible for their company’s community involvement, volunteerism, charitable giving, and corporate responsibility. The Summit provides veterans and new professionals with applicable information on trends, best practices in West Virginia, and strategies to use in your company. No matter the size of your business, join us for a program among your corporate peers to identify ways to maximize your company’s giving, respond to community needs, promote your good works, and partner with other foundations and corporations to better our communities and state. 

PROGRAM: Luncheon Keynote is James C.Mesloh, Managing Director for Carter–Advancing Philanthropy Worldwide. Mesloh formerly served as Executive Director of the Dominion Foundation and Director of Corporate Relations for Dominion in Pittsburgh for 15 years. 

Other presentations: Corporate Giving & Volunteerism 101, How banks can fulfill CRA compliance, Corporate partnerships to serve community needs, and Responding to WV’s Growing Needs during Challenging Times. 

REGISTER: For more details and to register, visit: www.philanthropywv.org or email info@philanthropywv.org 

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Most talk of a natural gas boom in southern West Virginia usually defers to the yet-untapped Rogersville Shale miles beneath the tri-state region.

While the vast majority of wells are still plunged into the northern Utica and Marcellus Shales, currently a more cost-effective venture with plenty of reserves left, streams of the multibillion industry still pull south into Cabell County by way of Cenergy LLC, a Milton-based general contractor designing, manufacturing and constructing compression and regulation stations for gas players nationwide.

MarkWest, a wholly-owned subsidiary of MPLX, has expanded its operations in West Virginia and continues to grow, with more than $200 million in construction underway in Doddridge County and more than $100 million in planned upgrades in Marshall County.

The company currently has seven separate processing plants in two states, one being de-ethanization, and an ethane fractionation plant has been added at the Sherwood location along U.S. 50 in Doddridge County, Operations General Manager Jeff Randolph said.

State Journal

A small country that is economically dependent on a single export commodity, such as bananas. That is how Free Dictionary defines banana republic. West Virginia doesn’t have any bananas, but we come close to that definition.

For decades we exported coal and timber, but we also had a booming chemical industry and a glass industry. With coal on the decline, our glass and steel industry almost gone and many of our chemical plants closed, natural gas may be our next big export item. But do we want natural gas to become West Virginia’s bananas?



Charleston, W.Va.
– Nearly 1,000 West Virginia oil and gas workers and advocates gathered on the state Capitol steps Tuesday morning to rally in support of the tens of thousands of hard-working men and women who contribute to the state’s oil and gas economy.

By Rusty Marks
State Journal

Several hundred oil and gas industry executives, workers and supporters met in Charleston on Tuesday, March 21, for a rally on the steps of the state Capitol.

“The work that you do should be celebrated,” said Maribeth Anderson, president of the West Virginia Oil & Natural Gas Association. Anderson said the myth that most of the people who work in the state’s oil and gas industry don’t live in the state is just not true, and members in the crowd shouted out their home counties to prove it.

Both state Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, and House Speaker Tim Armstead, R-Kanawha, addressed the crowd, telling those in attendance the Legislature was doing what it could to help the industry.

“You’re benefiting the people of the world,” Carmichael said. “We need to do more to help you do your job (in employing West Virginians and helping the state economy). We stand with you to make the changes in the policy and the law to help the industry.”

It’s no secret what condition the state of West Virginia is in. State government faces a shortfall of nearly $500 million for next fiscal year.

West Virginia is the only state in the union that has a smaller population now than it did in 1950, while the number of residents continues to drop.

The unemployment rate for January 2017 was fifth highest in the United States.

The workforce participation rate — that is the number of working-age adults who are working or looking for work — is the lowest in the United States.

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