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BridgeValley’s Advanced Technology Center, West Virginia Regional Technology Park

1201 Science Park Drive

South Charleston, WV 25303

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The Second Annual Small Communities, BIG Solutions conference will allow attendees the opportunity to share best practices, discuss southern West Virginia successes, explore opportunities that exist in the region and develop new connections and partnerships. A wide array of topics will be discussed by state, federal, community, educational and industry leaders. Some discussion topics include: southern West Virginia’s successes and opportunities; Addiction, Recovery and Reentry; Workforce Development; Education; and, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Sponsors:
United Bank
Applachian Power
Marshall Health
Sodexo
AARP
Adding More Every Week!

For your convenience, we have reserved a block of rooms at the Holiday Inn and Suits. 400 2nd Ave SW, South Charleston, WV 25303

Attendees can call the hotel directly at (304) 744-4641 and identify themselves as participant of the Small Communities, BIG Solutions Conference.

Room rate: $104 per night


Draft Small Communities, BIG Solutions Conference Agenda
Program Sponsor: United Bank

Monday, November 18

7:45 a.m. Registration Opens

8:00 a.m. Breakfast

8:15 a.m. OPENING SESSION SPONSORED BY: AARP

  • Sara Payne Scarbro, Operations Council Chair, Alliance for the Economic Development for Southern WV
  • Stephanie Tyree, Executive Director, WV Community Development Hub
  • Brandon Dennison, Founder & CEO, Coalfield Development

8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Congressional Update

9:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Speaker

9:45 to 10:00 a.m. BREAK SPONSORED BY: Marshall Health

10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

STRATEGY SESSIONS:

Addiction, Recovery & Reentry Panel
Moderated By: Dr. Lyn O’Connell, Associate Director of Addiction Sciences, Marshall Health

Breaking Down Women’s Workforce Barriers
Moderated By: TBD

Building Innovation
Moderated By: TBD

11:15 a.m. LUNCH SPONSORED BY: Appalachian Power

11:45 a.m.

Speaker: Ed Gaunch, West Virginia Secretary of Commerce

Speaker: Mike Graney, Executive Director, West Virginia Development Office (Invited)

Speaker: Chelsea Ruby, Commissioner of the West Virginia Division of Tourism (Invited)

12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. AFTERNOON SESSION SPONSORED BY TBD

STRATEGY SESSIONS:

Driving Progress and Development in Southern West Virginia
Moderated By: TBD

Workforce Development Panel
Moderated By: Brandon Dennison, Founder & CEO, Coalfield Development

Let’s Work Together to Write West Virginia’s Full Story
Moderated By: WV Community Development HUB

2:00 p.m. to 2:10 p.m. BREAK SPONSORED BY: Sodexo

2:10 p.m. to 2:35 p.m. Building Tomorrow, Report Out – Summary of Sessions

2:35 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Higher Education Panel, Moderated By: Bill Bissett

3:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Speaker

3:50 pm. to 4:00 p.m. Speaker: Andrew Dawson, Market President, United Bank
Introduced By: Brandon Dennison, Coalfield Development

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Power of Performance Award Ceremony - Seven Awards
Presented By: Stephanie Tyree, WV Community Development HUB



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