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Chamber Night at the Hagerstown Suns Tuesday - June 4
Board of Directors
INSIDE THIS ISSUE Board of Directors Chairman of the Board Letter New Chamber Members Renewing Members Major Sponsors Member Spotlight Chamber Night at the Suns Our Members Golf Outing Chamber Mixers Rise & Shine Breakfasts Leadership Berkeley Workforce Development Women’s Network Legislative Wrap-Up Summit Calendar of Events Chick-fil-A Leadercast Community Events
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198 Viking Way - Martinsburg, WV 25401 304.267.4841
Arndt-McBee Insurance Agency
167th TFR Federal Credit Union/Chick-fil-A
Steptoe & Johnson, PLLC
Panhandle Home Health
Berkeley County Schools
W. Harley Miller Contractors
Decker & Company, PLLC
Steptoe & Johnson, PLLC
Blue Ridge CTC
James Rumsey Technical Institute
Kelley Allstate Agency
City National Bank
Hospice of the Panhandle
Robert L. Lowe, II
Christina Lundberg Small Business Development Center Rick Manning
State Farm Insurance
State Farm Insurance
Pennington’s Auto Center
Jackson Kelly, PLLC
Eastern Panhandle Transit Authority
WV Housing Development Fund
Staff Tina H. Combs, IOM, President & CEO Susan G. Sanders, Office Manager
Norman Slemenda, Chairman of the Board Kendra DeOms, Chairman-Elect David Decker, Vice Chairman Doug Arndt, Treasurer Tracey Eberling, Past Chairman
Amy C. Fansler, Program Coordinator
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In the years that I’ve been involved with the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce I’ve been impressed with the quality of programs and events that are organized and delivered to Chamber members by the Chamber staff and countless volunteers. One of the premier programs that the Chamber offers each year is Leadership Berkeley, which will begin its 23rd year in September. This 10-month Norm Slemenda program, created to develop and enhance community leadership, Chairman of the Board provides practical insight and useful information for each participant and includes leadership lessons, tours of the community, group activities, and experiential learning. Monthly modules focus on Education, Healthcare, Local Government, Public Safety, Human Services, Business, and Community Cultures and History. Also included in the program is a three-day trip to our State Capitol in Charleston to learn about the West Virginia Legislature and State government. We continue to receive rave reviews about the program and encourage you to nominate colleagues or co-workers. Nominations will be received through June 14, 2013 and all those nominated will receive an application. The Leadership Berkeley Committee reviews the applications and selects approximately 25 participants for each year’s class. We appreciate the Leadership Berkeley Committee, led by Chairman Rick Manning (United Bank), and the Chamber staff for making this program a huge success year after year. If you have questions about the program or would like to submit a nomination, give Tina Combs a call at 304.267.4841 or email her at email@example.com. As always, the Chamber calendar is packed full of activities. I encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities to enhance your business. We hope to see you soon!
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New Chamber Members Bunker Hill Antiques Associates 144 Runnymeade Road Bunker Hill, WV 25413 304.229.0709 Fax: 304.229.0785 firstname.lastname@example.org www.facebook.com/bunkerhillantiques Bill Bowen, Rep. Antiques & Collectibles
SugarOak Management Services 481 Carlisle Drive Herndon, VA 20170 804.308.1603 email@example.com www.sugaroak.com Andy Walsh, Rep. Real Estate - Commercial Property Owner of Old Courthouse Square
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store #280 725 Foxcroft Avenue Martinsburg, WV 25401 304.262.3660 Fax: 304.262.3658 firstname.lastname@example.org www.crackerbarrel.com Brenda Caldwell, Rep. Restaurant
Jeff Rock Consulting, LLC/Vistage 10244 Candura Drive Waynesboro, PA 17268-3814 717.387.1746 email@example.com www.vistage.com Jeff Rock, Rep. Peer Advisory Groups, Leadership Development & Training
Verstandig Broadcasting 10960 John Wayne Drive Greencastle, PA 17225 717.597.9200 Fax: 717.597.9210 firstname.lastname@example.org www.wayz.com www.bobrocks.com www.now921.com Krystal Gale, Rep. Radio Broadcast Woodforest National Bank 800 Foxcroft Avenue Martinsburg, WV 25401 304.260.1082 email@example.com www.woodforest.com Melissa A. Lock, Rep. Bank
Renewing Members - Thank you for your continued support! Bechdel Jewelers Boy Scouts of America Shenandoah Area Council Potomac District Carroll’s 24 Hour Towing, Inc. Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
Daily Grind Unwind Dana’s Tuxedo Expressway Office Solutions Gateway Home Care Gaye Top Beauty Shop, Inc. Griffith Energy Services, LLC Donald E. Patthoff, DDS
Saint Joseph Catholic Church T-N-T Services, Inc. Valley College
City National Bank is pleased to welcome Keith Unger as Vice President and Trust Officer responsible for the Trust and Wealth Management functions in the Eastern Panhandle and Northern Shenandoah Valley. Unger graduated Cum Laude from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. He attended Cannon Trust School, is a graduate of the National Graduate Trust School at Northwestern University, and holds the Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA) designation. With over 25 years of Trust and Banking experience, he is a member and past president of the Tri-State Estate Planning Council, and serves on the Board of Governors for the Blue Ridge Community and Technical College. He also serves on the boards for the United Way and the Morgan Arts Council. City National Bank is also pleased to announce the addition of Ian Gingold to its staff at the West King Street Branch in Martinsburg as a Unger Mortgage Loan Specialist. Gingold previously worked at the bank’s Charles Town and Potomac Marketplace Branches in Jefferson County as Branch Manager. His expanded knowledge in the banking field includes securities, mortgage lending, retail banking and cash management. A graduate of West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Gingold also earned a Masters of Business Administration degree from Shepherd University. He currently serves as President of the WVU Eastern Panhandle Alumni Association and Vice President of the Young Professionals of the Eastern Panhandle. Gingold resides in Berkeley County and was married in June 2012 to Jessica Pill Gingold. For more than 20 years, City National Bank has been serving the Eastern Panhandle with offices in Charles Town, Berkeley Springs, Inwood, Ranson’s Potomac Marketplace and three locations in Martinsburg. City operates 20 Gingold branches along the I-81 corridor, including nearby Winchester, Stephens City, Strasburg, Front Royal, and Woodstock, Virginia. City’s product menu is diverse and includes checking and savings accounts, personal and commercial loans, mortgages, insurance and trust services. However, the key to City National Bank’s success has been its team of local bankers who go beyond what customers expect to provide unique banking relationships, as well as the bank’s sincere commitment to the communities it serves.
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Meet Your Board of Directors Rick Manning is a Vice President with United Bank, Inc. in Martinsburg. United is a $10B Bank Holding Company that services PA, MD, WV, VA and OH. Rick has spent the last 35+ years working in the various banking positions to include, Branch Manager, Deposit Operations Manager, Retail Lender, Indirect Lender, Mortgage Lender and Compliance Officer. Rick currently serves as Chairman of the Relay for Life Corporate Sponsorship Committee, the Relay for Life Banking Committee, Chairman of the Chamber Leadership Berkeley Committee, the Chamber Government Affairs/ Transportation Committee, and is on the Chamber Executive Committee. He is a retired Sergeant First Class with 24 years service in the active Army and Reserves. Rick lives in Martinsburg with his wife Debbie and has 2 children; Heather, a teacher in Berkeley County and Sean, a graduating senior at WVU.
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Convenience and Opportunity meet at UC-Martinsburg! The University of Charleston-Martinsburg offers an array of opportunities for working adults just like
you who are looking to finish that bachelor’s degree, or advance your career with a master’s degree. Classes are available during the evening, weekends and online. Our nationally recognized curriculum, small classes and experienced faculty will assist you in preparing for a rewarding career of a wide variety of professions. Bachelor’s Degrees: - Accounting - Business Administration - Organizational Leadership - Political Science/ Pre-Law - Psychology Master’s Degrees: - Business Administration (MBA) - Forensic Accounting - Strategic Leadership UC-Martinsburg and Online have rolling admission for many programs, so don’t delay! For more information, call 877-345-5061, or visit ucwv.edu/martinsburg. Students can transfer credit from other regionally accredited institutions. Credit may also be awarded through evaluation of work and life experience, military service and through credit by examination such as CLEP and DANTES.
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Our Members Smith Elliott Kearns & Company, LLC is pleased to announce they will be represented in 2013 on six PKF North America national committees. John R. Schnitzer, CPA was appointed to the Firm Management Committee; Kimberly J. Wines, SPHR was appointed to the Human Resources Committee; Scot E. Orndorff, CPA was appointed to the Accounting & Auditing Committee; Scott N. Drake, CPA will serve on the Financial Institutions Community of Practice; Kara M. Darlington, CPA will serve on the Employee Benefit Plans Community of Practice; and Gregory P. Hall, CPA will serve on the Not-for-Profit Community of Practice.
Shepherd University is pleased to announce that Dr. Jeff Groff, assistant professor of physics, has received the 2013 McDaniel Honors Program College Scholar Alumni Award at McDaniel College. Shepherd Universityâ€™s Martinsburg Center has completed a new partnership agreement available to local businesses that will enable students to take courses at the soon-to-be-completed center in Martinsburg. West Virginia University HospitalsEast City Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
Highmark West Virginia has named West Virginia University Hospitals-East City Hospital as a Blue Distinction Center+ in Knee and Hip Replacement. The Eastern Panhandle Free Clinic (EPFC) has been awarded $3,400 additional amount in West Virginia Neighborhood Investment Program (NIP) tax credits to distribute. The Clinic was awarded a record $46,880 credits in September 2012 which had been distributed or pledged to donors as of April 1. Montie Hicks of BB&T, Chris Colbert of United Bank, and Selwyn Persad of City Hospital have been named co -chairs for the West Virginia University Hospitals-East 2013 Bernie Hutzler Golf Classic. Shown l-r: Selwyn Persad, Chris Colbert and Montie Hicks at Cress Creek in Shepherdstown.
In celebration of National Volunteer Week, West Virginia University HospitalsEast City Hospital recognized its 140 auxilians, volunteers and chaplains by hosting an appreciation luncheon. Four City Hospital Volunteers were recognized for having the most cumulative volunteer hours. Seated left to right: Anita Spencer, 9,283 hours; Marie Copenhaver, 12,067 hours; (standing left to right) Robert Baronner, WVUH-East Board Chairman; Helen Scrivener, 9,141 hours; Russell Scrivener, 8,414 hours; and Anthony Zelenka, Chief Administrative Officer at City Hospital.
Shepherd University mass communications major Elizabeth McCormick has been selected as an intern at the Cannes Film Festival.
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The Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce is looking for a volunteer(s) to assist with the collection of data for the ACCRA Cost of Living survey. This volunteer will be asked to visit various businesses around the county and obtain prices on items ranging from bread and milk to clothing and tennis balls. Data will need to be collected July 18-20 then again in January, April and July of 2014. For more information, contact Amy Fansler at 304.267.4841 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Cost of Living Index measures regional differences in the cost of consumer goods and services. It is based on more than 90,000 prices covering almost 60 different items for which prices are collected three times a year. The composite index is based on six components â€“ housing, utilities, grocery items, transportation, health care and miscellaneous goods and services.
Sponsors for our Programs & Events ~ Thank You! Platinum & Gold Sponsors Around the Panhandle Magazine Bechdel Jewelers Blue Ridge Community & Technical College Bowles Rice Chick-fil-A City National Bank CNB Bank Detailed Destinations Essroc HMS Technologies Holiday Inn Martinsburg Jackson Kelly, PLLC The Journal Martinsburg Mall My Bank! First United Bank & Trust Prettyman Broadcasting Printing Impressions The Purple Iris Roach Energy/ROCS
Steptoe & Johnson, PLLC Susquehanna Bank United Bank
Valley Health Waste Management WVU Hospitals-East
Silver & Bronze Sponsors BB&T Berkeley County Development Authority Comcast Spotlight Diehl Law FirstEnergy Corp. Frontier Communications Household Savings MedExpress Urgent Care Platinum PR ~~~~~~~~~~~~
Sponsorship Opportunities Annual Dinner Community Showcase Corporate Cup Challenge Golf Leadercast Leadership Berkeley Rise & Shine Breakfast Programs Tailgating Under the Stars Auction Womenâ€™s Network
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Chamber Mixer Many thanks to Penn Liquors for hosting our April Chamber Mixer. Over 65 Chamber Members and guests took advantage of the great networking opportunities and spectacular refreshments. A special thanks to Butch & Sherri Pennington, Erica Epperson and the entire staff of Penn Liquors for hosting this event. The next Chamber Mixer will be hosted by the Berkeley County Humane Society at Day Javu on Wednesday, May 15, 2013.
Upcoming Chamber Mixers: June 19, 2013 - Tom Maiden’s Insurance July 17, 2013 - Touchstone Realty August 21, 2013 - Summit Community Bank September 18, 2013 - Diehl Law October 16, 2013 - Eastern Panhandle Free Clinic November 20, 2013 - Bechdel Jewelers December 18, 2013 - Susquehanna Bank January 15, 2014 - PHS In Home Care February 19, 2014 - Dana’s Tuxedo March 19, 2014 - U.S. Cellular
@ Wednesday, May 15, 2013 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. 123 North Queen Street - Martinsburg
Stop by the Berkeley County Humane Society at Day Javu to meet and greet other Chamber members and guests. While you’re here, enjoy some drinks and appetizers and don’t forget to bring your business cards. Take advantage of this opportunity to not only learn more about our business community, but to network with other business members. Click here to register or email email@example.com
Friday - May 17, 2013
Friday - May 31, 2013
Bill Powell, Jackson Kelly PLLC & Judge Christopher Wilkes Twenty-Third Judicial Circuit “West Virginia’s New Business Court - What is it and How it Works”
Cheryl Keyrouze, Executive Director Eastern Panhandle Transit Authority/PanTran “A Brand New Day at EPTA”
7:15 - 7:30 a.m. - Coffee & Conversation 7:30 a.m. (SHARP) - Breakfast Buffet 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. - Program Holiday Inn Martinsburg $15 for Chamber Members $23 for Non-Members Click here to register for the May 17 breakfast Click here to register for the May 31 breakfast Cancellations will be honored with a full refund if received by 12:00 p.m. on the Thursday before each breakfast. No-shows and cancellations after the deadline will be charged the full price of the breakfast.
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April was Community Cultures and History for Leadership Berkeley Exploring community cultures and history was the name of the game for April’s Leadership Berkeley Session. The biggest challenge was selecting the few places to tour of the many options available. After a leadership lesson on Decision Making, led by classmates Jennifer Bishop (MVB Bank), Katrina Rosario (Ecolab), and Keith Whetsel (Essroc), the group toured Butler’s Farm Market and met with Greg Butler who discussed with the group the many changes that have occurred over the years in the agricultural industry in Berkeley County. The group then went downtown to tour and learn about the services of the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Public Libraries, many of which are now online and available to all library card holders, including free magazines, e-books, and other resources. After the library, the group toured the Martinsburg Roundhouse Center and Aspen Hall. Special thanks to Greg Butler (Butler’s Farm Market), Kelly Tanksley (Martinsburg-Berkeley County Public Libraries), Rosetta Chiofalo (Martinsburg Roundhouse Center), and Charlie Connolly (Aspen Hall). Nominations are now being accepted for the 2013-2014 Leadership Berkeley Program. Contact Tina Combs for more information – firstname.lastname@example.org or 304.267.4841. The Leadership Berkeley program would not be possible without our sponsors:
Workforce Development Committee Please Join Us: The Workforce Development Committee will be meeting on Thursday, May 16 th, 2013, at 9:00 am, at the Blue Ridge CTC Headquarters Building, located at 13650 Apple Harvest Drive, Martinsburg, WV, 25403, in room 3301. Please consider joining us and becoming part of this exciting committee.
Committee Report: The Chamber of Commerce has sent out a workforce needs survey and is encouraging all employers to complete it by June 1 st, 2013. The survey can be accessed here - http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5GQ9G7F. During the April 2013 meeting, the following organizations participated: Blue Ridge CTC, Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce, Berkeley County Development Authority, Workforce WV, Martinsburg Public Library, and WV Division of Rehabilitation Services. Workforce WV announced that they will be applying for a grant to assist veterans. Martinsburg Library is applying for a grant to teach English.
We mean BUSINESS and we mean SUCCESS! Seventy-two women looking to expand their business knowledge attended the 3 rd annual Women’s Network Conference. The theme – We mean BUSINESS – was evident through each session and the keynote address.
Keynote Speaker - Vicki Hess
Speaker: Lynnette Embree
Don’t miss the next opportunity to connect, empower, engage… Thursday - June 13, 2013 Stress Management Workshop 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Inn at Charles Town
Calendar of Events MAY 3 - Executive Committee Meeting, 8:00 a.m. at Steptoe & Johnson, 1250 Edwin Miller Boulevard 3 - Legislative Wrap-Up Summit, 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn, 301 Foxcroft Avenue 14 - Leadership Berkeley Business Day, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 15 - Government Affairs/Transportation Committee Meeting, 7:30 a.m. at the Berkeley County Public Service Sewer District, 65 District Way 15 - Chamber Mixer hosted by the Berkeley County Humane Society at Day Javu, 123 North Queen Street, 5:00-6:30 p.m. 16 - Workforce Development Committee Meeting, 9:00 a.m. at Blue Ridge CTC, 13650 Apple Harvest Drive 17 - Rise & Shine Breakfast, 7:15 a.m. at the Holiday Inn, 301 Foxcroft Avenue Speakers: Bill Powell & Judge Christopher Wilkes, WV Business Court 27 - Office Closed - Memorial Day 31 - Rise & Shine Breakfast, 7:15 a.m. at the Holiday Inn, 301 Foxcroft Avenue Speaker: Cheryl Keyrouze, Eastern Panhandle Transit Authority/PanTran JUNE 4 - Chamber Night at the Suns, 5:30 p.m. at Municipal Stadium in Hagerstown, MD 5 - Executive Committee Meeting, 8:00 a.m. at Steptoe & Johnson, 1250 Edwin Miller Boulevard 11 - Leadership Berkeley Leading Change Day, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 13 - Women’s Network Workshop, 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Inn at Charles Town 14 - Rise & Shine Breakfast, 7:15 a.m. at the Holiday Inn, 301 Foxcroft Avenue Speaker: Paul Fisher, Berkeley County Public Service Water District 18 - Leadership Berkeley Class of 2013 Graduation, 5:30 p.m. at The Purple Iris, 1956 Winchester Avenue 19 - Chamber Mixer at Tom Maiden’s Insurance Outfitters, 5:00-6:30 p.m., 7866 Shepherdstown Pike
Brochures & Business Cards
Don’t forget that you can post your job openings on the Chamber’s website at no cost to you. Simply email your job announcement to email@example.com and we will do the rest! The announcement will stay on the site for 30 days or until you tell us to take it down.
Chamber Members are welcome to display brochures and business cards at our office located at 198 Viking Way. Visitors enter the Chamber daily to inquire about different businesses, the community, relocation, and much more. Members have the opportunity to reach these visitors by displaying their brochures in our lobby. More information - 304.267.4841.
Community Events Ongoing - Various classes through the Heritage Craft Center. For more information, call 304.264.9440 or www.heritagecraftcenter.org.
May 30 & 31 - Pastor Anniversary Celebration at Immanuel New Life Bible Church. For more information, call 304.262.3355 or www.inlbc.org.
Every Wednesday - Evening Prayer Service and In Life Empowerment Network at Immanuel New Life Bible Church. For more information, call 304.262.3355 or www.inlbc.org.
Every Friday in June - Friday’s @ Five Summer Concert Series on the Town Square. For more information, call 304.262.4200 or www.mainstreetmartinsburg.com.
Now - May 11 - Third Annual Art & Earth Juried Art Exhibit. For more information, contact Rip Smith at 304.596.0873 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, June 1 - Lady Appleseeds Yard Sale/Vendor Event. For more information, call 301.305.3010 or www.ladyappleseeds.org.
May 3-5 & 10-12 - Hello Dolly! at the Apollo Civic Theatre. For more information, call 304.263.6766 or www.apollo-theatre.org.
Monday, June 3 - 26th Annual Bernie Hutzler Golf Classic, benefiting WVUH-East City Hospital and Jefferson Memorial Hospital. For more information, call 304.264.1223.
May 4, 11 & 18 - Discount mammogram clinics at City Hospital and Jefferson Memorial Hospital. For more information, call City Hospital at 304.264.1297 or Jefferson Memorial Hospital at 304.724.5647. Sunday, May 5 - 3rd Annual Purse Auction to benefit the Shenandoah Women’s Center and Miss Berkeley County Scholarship Organization. For more information, call Ruby Avey at 304.582.2151 or Shelley Franklin at 304.279.9009. Saturday, May 11 - Heritage Days in Downtown Martinsburg. For more information, call 304.267.4434. Saturday, May 11 - Dedication Day for the kids, by George Children’s Museum at the Martinsburg Roundhouse. For more information, call 304.264.9977 or email@example.com. Saturday, May 11 - Lady Appleseeds Dinner Dance with Cazhmiere. For more information, call 301.305.3010 or www.ladyappleseeds.org. Saturday, May 11 - Berkeley County Solid Waste Authority liquid and powder pesticides collection event. For more information, call 304.267.9370 or firstname.lastname@example.org Tuesday, May 14 - WVUH-East and the WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center Eastern Division will sponsor a community mini-medical school program on kidney stones. For more information, call 304.264.1287 x31760. May 18 & 19 - Lady Appleseeds Pet Photo Day. For more information, call 301.305.3010 or www.ladyappleseeds.org. May 25 & 26 - Wine and Arts Festival. For more information, visit www.theartcentre.org. Wednesday, May 29 - Noon Day Service (Message and Meal) at Immanuel New Life Bible Church. For more information, call 304.262.3355 or www.inlbc.org.
Saturday, June 8 - Berkeley Senior Services Rock-A-Thon at Cracker Barrel. For more information, call 304.263.8873 or www.berkeleyseniorservices.org. Sunday, June 9 - June Jubilee at War Memorial Park. For more information, call 304.264-4842 or www.mbcparks-rec.org. Saturday, June 15 - Lady Appleseeds Meet & Greet with Willie Williams (retired Pittsburgh Steeler). For more information, call 301.305.3010 or www.ladyappleseeds.org. Thursday, June 20 - West Virginia Day in Downtown Martinsburg. For more information, call 304.262.4200 or www.mainstreetmartinsburg.com. Every Friday in July - Friday’s @ Five Summer Concert Series on the Town Square. For more information, call 304.262.4200 or www.mainstreetmartinsburg.com. July 19-22 - Apollo Youth Summer Theatre Workshop presentation of The Wizard of Oz. For more information, call 304.263.6766 or www.apollo-theatre.org. August 4-10 - Berkeley County Youth Fair. For more information, call 304.263.5869 or www.berkeleycountyyouthfair.org. August 12-15 - Berkeley Arts Council Watercolor Workshop with Tom Lynch. For more information, visit www.berkeleyartswv.org/workshops. September 6-8 - Pickin’ in the Panhandle. For more information, visit www.panhandlepickin.com. September 13-15 & 20-22 - Young Frankenstein at the Apollo Civic Theatre. For more information, call 304.263.6766 or www.apollo-theatre.org.
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