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Administrative Professionals Day Luncheon Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at The Purple Iris
Board of Directors
INSIDE THIS ISSUE Board of Directors Chairman of the Board Letter New Chamber Members Renewing Members Administrative Professionals Day Luncheon Member Spotlight Women’s Network Workshop Women’s Network Conference Our Members Major Sponsors Membership Directory Chamber Mixers Rise & Shine Breakfasts Leadership Berkeley Workforce Development Calendar of Events Business News 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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The Chamber will be participating in the Eastern Panhandle Homebuilders Association’s Home Show March 8 – 10, 2013. This is a great community event that offers us the opportunity to get the word out about the Chamber of Commerce, and also put your name in the hands of thousands of people as we distribute membership directories and image books, along with other community information. Stop by and see us.
Norm Slemenda Chairman of the Board
Attendance at all of our events so far this year has been outstanding! We look forward to seeing you each month at our Rise and Shine Breakfast programs and our monthly mixers, along with other special events that are being planned. These are great opportunities to make business contacts and promote your business.
We continue to keep working on building our membership, and we need your help. If each of our 500 members would recruit just one member, our membership would be twice as strong. That would be incredible! As an incentive for recruiting a new member, we are offering you a free eblast ($75 value) for each new member that you recruit. Simply tell the business to let our staff know that they were recruited by you, and we will issue you a credit for a free eblast. Like every month, April will be full of activities including two special events – the Women’s Network 3rd Annual Conference and the Administrative Professionals Day Luncheon. The Women’s Network Committee under the leadership of Pam Neely (State Farm) is planning a great conference themed “We Mean BUSINESS”. Check out page 9 of the newsletter – the sessions that they are planning are going to be fantastic. Also, the Administrative Professionals Day luncheon is always a great event and an excellent opportunity to thank your staff for a job well done. See page 5 for more information. Would you be interested in sponsoring one of the many events that are held throughout the year? We have sponsorship options available for all events ranging from $500 to $2,500. Our sponsorship program gives you the opportunity to market your business through the promotion of these events and through the Chamber’s website and newsletter. Contact Tina Combs at (304) 267-4841 or firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can benefit your business by becoming a sponsor. This newsletter is full of information to keep you in “the know”—take a few minutes and read it. Be sure to contact a staff or board member if you should have any questions or comments. We hope to see you soon!
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New Chamber Members Bethany Christian Services 121 North Queen Street Martinsburg, WV 25401 304.620.2695 email@example.com www.bethany.org/martinsburg Illona Roman, Rep. Domestic and International Adoption Services, Pregnancy Counseling and Provides Safe Families for Children
Burr Plaza 179 East Burr Boulevard, Suite M Kearneysville, WV 25430 304.728.0192 Fax: 304.724.2994 firstname.lastname@example.org www.burrplaza.com James Ruland/Melinda Blye, Reps. Commercial Real Estate and Property Management
Heidler Roofing 960 Kuhn Avenue Hagerstown, MD 21740 301.766.4030 Fax: 301.766.4031 email@example.com www.heidlerroofing.com Rod Everett, Rep. Roofing Company
Renewing Members - Thank you for your continued support! Advocate Insurance Group Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Arbonne International/ Hollmark Health Consulting BB&T Berkeley Community Pride, Inc. Berkeley County Solid Waste Authority Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Eastern Panhandle Blue Ridge Community & Technical College CNB Bank, Inc. Community Alternatives to Violence Eastern Panhandle Free Clinic ERA Liberty Realty Tina C. Roach, Realtor Fallon Insurance Agency, Inc. FedEx SmartPost
Genesis Health Care Care Haven Center GTA Rentals H & M Advertising Company, Inc. Hensonâ€™s Quality Contracting, LLC Huntington Mortgage Group Innovative, Incorporated Legal Aid of West Virginia Lombard Securities, Inc. Martinsburg Moose Lodge #120 Jerry Mays Mid-Atlantic Group MidAtlantic Farm Credit W. Harley Miller Contractors, Inc. Mountaineer Kitchens & Baths - A Division of Alio Home Improvements Northwestern Mutual Financial Network Panhandle Builders & Excavating
Pattersonâ€™s Drug Store James M. Seibert, Realtor Sensel Signs, Inc. Shentel/Sprint Smith-Nadenbousch Insurance, Inc. Susquehanna Bank The UPS Store
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Meet Your Board of Directors Gail Moxley is a Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer with CNB Bank. She has been with CNB Bank for twelve years and has worked in the banking industry since 1987. CNB Bank is a local community bank with 6 offices located in Berkeley, Morgan and Washington Counties. Gail is very excited about her second term as a Chamber Board Member. She previously served from 2008-2010 and was named Chamber Volunteer of the Year in 2008. In 2005, she completed Leadership Berkeley. Gail says that serving as chair for the Chamberâ€™s Community Showcase has been a great way to be involved in the Chamber for the last several years. Gail is also a member of the Rotary Club of Martinsburg and served as President in 2010-2011. Over the years, she has been involved in the Eastern Panhandle Board of Realtors, Eastern Panhandle Home Builders Association, Community Networks, WV Housing Single Family Ad Hoc Committee, March of Dimes, United Way and Relay for Life. Gail is married to Jeff Moxley who is employed with WVUH-East. They enjoy spending their time with their daughter and son-in law and five grandchildren.
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Our Members Berkeley County Schools is pleased to announce that nine teachers have joined an elite group of educators who have received Nat io nal Boa rd Certification and two teachers who achieved National Board Teacher Recertification. They are Mark Albright, Hedgesville Middle; Kevin Frankhouser, Hedgesville High; Magdalene Frye, Orchard View Intermediate; Sherri Hartman, Bunker Hill Elementary; Kelly Kable, Spring Mills Middle; Erin Peralta, Musselman Middle; Anthony Ponton, Hedgesville Middle; Gina Pratt, Back Creek Valley Elementary; Jessica Ruqus, Hedgesville Middle; Cindy Evarts, Orchard View Intermediate; and Sandy Marchese, Gerrardstown Elementary. West Virginia University HospitalsEast recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Cancer & Infusion Center , a department of City Hospital. Shown l-r: Tina Combs, MartinsburgBerkeley County Chamber of Commerce; James Barnhart, Berkeley County Council; Robert Baronner, WVUH-East Board of Directors; Anthony Zelenka, Chief Administrative Officer at City Hospital; Dr. Eric Bonnem, Medical Director, Cancer & Infusion Center and University Healthcare Hematology/Oncology; Dr. Matthew “Page” Jones, University Healthcare Hematology/Oncology; Dr. Timothy Bowers, Hematologist/Oncologist, retired City Hospital Medical Staff; Susan Snowden, WVUH-East Foundations Board of Directors; Terry Reser, RN, Manager of Cancer & Infusion Center; and Delegate Jason Barrett.
Shepherd University is pleased to announce that senior Valerie Taggart-Perez has received a $3,500 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for her study abroad. Shepherd University is also pleased to announce that Bob Wantz has been named Taggart-Perez their Outstanding Alumnus 2012. Wantz
The Board of Directors of West V i r g i n i a University Hospitals-East, which includes City Hospital and Jefferson M e m o r i a l Hospital, recently elected officers for 2013 and announced the appointment of two new members. Officers elected for a one-year term include Robert Baronner (BCT Bank of Charles Town), chairman; Suzanne Shipley, PhD (Shepherd University), vice chairman; Betty Gunnoe, secretary; and Scott Roach (DSRoach LLC), treasurer. David DeJarnett, Bowles Rice; and Terry Hess, JayDee’s Family Fun Center and Shenandoah Valley Brand Food & Beverage Company, were appointed to a three-year term on the board. Shown l-r (seated): Fred Butcher, PhD; Robert Baronner; Suzanne Shipley, PhD; Betty Gunnoe; Scott Roach; and Richard Knapp, PhD. Standing l-r: Keith Berkeley, DVM; Konrad Nau, MD; Terry Hess; David DeJarnett; Nicholas Trietsch; Jackee Long; and David Baltierra, MD. Not pictured are Rhonda Monroe and John Draper, Jr., MD.
Berkeley County Schools is pleased to announce: Mylissa Daniels has received the ACE (A Caring Educator) award for Pikeside Learning Center Pre-K for the month of February; Linda Reese (Bedington Elementary) received the Volunteer of the Month Award; and Terry Markley (Hedgesville Elementary) & Mary Kerns (Tuscarora Elementary) received the Distinguished Service Award for January and February respectfully. West Virginia University HospitalsEast is pleased to announce that they have received a $25,000 donation by MVB Bank in support of the $3 million Time Saves Lives capital campaign. The Berkeley County Solid Waste Authority is seeking co-sponsors to assist in the funding and promotion of the Eastern Panhandle’s first Master Composter Training class. For more information, call 304.267.9370 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Members The Members of Smith Elliott Kearns & Company, LLC are pleased to announce the following: Jill Bachtell was promoted to Supervisor; Mark Hill was promoted to Supervisor; Brooke Murphy, EA was promoted to Supervisor; William Souders, CPA was promoted to Supervisor; Erin Shoop, CPA was promoted to Senior Associate; Mandy Walls was promoted to Staff Associate; and Kelley Merris was promoted to Supervising Accountant.
Shepherd University is pleased to announce that Dr. Mark Andrew Cook, associate professor of music, received a Directorâ€™s Choice Award in the Art Song Category from the Boston Metro Operaâ€™s 2013 composition competition. City Hospital is pleased to announce that their Nurse Work Life Council has named Kathy Hilber, a registered nurse in the surgical/recovery services department, as the recipient of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses for the fourth quarter 2012. Shown with Hilber (right) is Steve Folmer, director of surgical services and member of the Nurse Work Life Council.
State Farm Insurance - Dawn Newland is celebrating 16 years of serving our community.
Shepherd University Master of Arts in College Student Development and Administration graduate student and Student Affairs graduate assistant Jose Moreno was named student ambassador for the 2013 American College Personnel Association, College Student Educators International Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. City Hospital is pleased to announce that Terri Shiffler, RN, was named Quality Service Award winner for December, 2012. Shown l-r: Rochelle Rauth, 6th floor nurse directory; Shiffler; and Donna Clews, vice president of patient care services.
Shepherd University President Suzanne Shipley has announced the name of the new theater in the second phase of the Center for Contemporary Arts will be called the Stanley C. and Shirley A. Marinoff Theater. Shown right is Stanley Marinoff. CoxHollidaPrice is pleased to announce that Renee Marshall has joined their firm as a medical billing and payroll specialist.
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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 April 18-20 and July 18-20. For more information, contact Amy Fansler at 304.267.4841 or email@example.com. 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 Anytime Fitness for hosting our February 20 Chamber Mixer. Over 45 Chamber Members and guests took advantage of the great networking opportunities and spectacular refreshments. A special thanks to Scott Draper, Eddie Barkdoll and the entire staff of Anytime Fitness for hosting this event. The next Chamber Mixer will be hosted by WVUH-East/ City Hospital on Wednesday, March 20, 2013. If your business is interested in hosting an upcoming Chamber Mixer, call 304.267.4841 or firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase your business to other Chamber members and gives our members the opportunity to Upcoming Chamber Mixers: network. April 17, 2013 - Penn Liquors May 15, 2013 - Berkeley County Humane Society 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
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. 2500 Hospital Drive - Martinsburg
Stop by WVUH-East/City Hospital 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 - March 15, 2013
Friday - April 5, 2013
David Shahan, Executive Director University of Charleston Martinsburg Campus
Kenneth LeMaster, Sheriff Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department
“University of Charleston in the Eastern Panhandle”
“Update from the New Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department”
7:15 - 7:30 a.m. - Coffee & Conversation 7:30 a.m. (SHARP) - Breakfast Buffet 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. - Program January 11 - Holiday Inn Martinsburg January 25 - The Purple Iris $15 for Chamber Members
$23 for Non-Members
Click here to register for the March 15 breakfast Click here to register for the April 5 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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Leadership Berkeley State Government Trip to Charleston The 2013 Leadership Berkeley Class met on Sunday morning February 24 th for our trip to the State Capitol in Charleston. On Sunday evening we were joined by Delegate John Overington for dinner and some casual conversation on various issues. Our first day at the Capitol had a very full agenda with speakers from a wide array of State Government. Our day started off with Dr. James Phares, West Virginia State Superintendent of Schools. We then met with Brenda Nichols Harper, Vice President and General Counsel of the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce; John Perdue, WV State Treasurer; Senator Mike Hall, Minority Leader of the WV State Senate; Captain Joe White, Director of Professional Standards for the WV State Police; The Honorable Chief Justice Brent Benjamin, WV Supreme Court of Appeals; and Mark Julian, Director of Business & Industrial Development with the WV Development Office. Next, we moved on to the Senate gallery where were recognized by the Senate and they passed a resolution honoring our group. In addition to the resolution, we were invited to the Senate floor to accept the resolution and get our picture taken with the Senators. The afternoon continued with Jason Webb, Public Policy Advocate; Commissioner Walt Helmick, WV State Agriculture Department; Justin Southern from the WV State Auditorâ€™s office; and Sheryl Webb, Deputy Secretary of State. Our second day began with a walking tour of the State Capitol building and a tour of the WV State Museum. We then met with Governor Earl Ray Tomblin who spoke with us about his initiatives for this year. The weather cooperated enough for us to step outside for a picture with the Governor on the steps outside his office. We then met with House Minority Leader Tim Armstead; observed a House floor session and wrapped up the day at the Capitol meeting with Theresa Kirk, Executive Director of the Ethics Commission. On our way back to Martinsburg we stopped at Tamarack for lunch and shopping. This trip would not have been a success without the hard work and support of Senator John Unger, his assistant Terri Stowers, and Delegate John Overington who worked with Tina Combs to schedule the speakers and tours. Thank you very much to them for their help in making the trip successful and to our sponsors:
Workforce Development Committee Please Join Us: The Workforce Development Committee will be meeting on Thursday, March 21, 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.
Workforce Development Committee Report: In February, the Committee toured the Martinsburg VA Medical Center and learned about the many facility upgrades and programs offered to assist our veterans. Special thanks goes to Ann Brown, Martinsburg VA Medical Center Director, for a great presentation and to Kimberly Waggoner, Executive Assistant to the Director, for setting up and organizing a great event.
Committee Mission Statement: The purpose of the Workforce Development Committee is to link local businesses, organizations, education, and government to build a competitive, skilled, and diverse workforce. â€“ Developed 05/2012
Committee Goals: 1.
Maintain and grow the Workforce Development Survey
2. Provide networking opportunities 3. Offer resource dissemination/resource fairs - To highlight services for businesses and individuals 4. Offer workshops and host events 5. Publicize information; ensure the public is aware of services offered 6. Promote local job fairs.
Save the Date! 31st Annual Corporate Cup Challenge Monday, June 24, 2013 11:00 a.m. The Woods
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Calendar of Events MARCH 6 - Executive Committee Meeting, 8:00 a.m. at Steptoe & Johnson, 1250 Edwin Miller Boulevard 8 - Women’s Network Committee Meeting, 8:30 a.m. at Chick-fil-A, 1005 Foxcroft Avenue 12 - Leadership Berkeley Healthcare Day, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 15 - Rise & Shine Breakfast, 7:15 a.m. at the Holiday Inn, 301 Foxcroft Avenue Speaker: David Shahan, University of Charleston 20 - Government Affairs/Transportation Committee Meeting, 7:30 a.m. at the Berkeley County Public Service Sewer District, 65 District Way 20 - Chamber Mixer at WVUH-East/City Hospital, 2500 Hospital Drive, 5:00-6:30 p.m. 21 - Workforce Development Committee Meeting, 9:00 a.m. at Blue Ridge CTC, 13650 Apple Harvest Drive 22 - Women’s Network Mission Possible! Workshop, 8:30-11:00 a.m. at the Holiday Inn, 301 Foxcroft Avenue 29 - Office Closed - Good Friday APRIL 3 - Executive Committee Meeting, 8:00 a.m. at Steptoe & Johnson, 1250 Edwin Miller Boulevard 5 - Rise & Shine Breakfast, 7:15 a.m. at the Holiday Inn, 301 Foxcroft Avenue Speaker: Kenneth LeMaster, Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department 9 - Leadership Berkeley Community Cultures & History Day, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 12 - Women’s Network We Mean BUSINESS Conference, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, 301 Foxcroft Avenue 17 - Board of Directors Meeting, Noon at the Holiday Inn, 301 Foxcroft Avenue 17 - Chamber Mixer at Penn Liquors, 1832 Winchester Avenue, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Saturday, March 30 - Main Street Martinsburg Easter Celebration/Egg Roll/Pet Parade. For more information, call 304.262.4200 or www.mainstreet martinsburg.com.
March 8-10 - Eastern Panhandle Home Builders Association’s 18th Annual Home Show at the Martinsburg Mall. For more information, call 304.267.4710 or www.easternwvhomebuilders.org.
Sunday, March 31 -Easter Sunday Service at Immanuel New Life Bible Church. For more information, call 304.262.3355 or www.inlbc.org.
March 8-10 & 15-17 - High School Reunion, the Musical at the Apollo Civic Theatre. For more information, call 304.263.6766 or www.apollo-theatre.org. Sunday, March 10 - Main Street Martinsburg Snowman Auction on the Town Square. For more information, call 304.262.4200 or www.mainstreetmartinsburg.com. Tuesday, March 12 - WVUH-East and WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center Eastern Division mini-medical school program on Obesity Crisis in America. For more information, call 304.264.1287 x31760. Tuesday, March 12 - Mock Interview Project at Martinsburg High School. For more information, contact Rhonda Foreman at 304.267.3530 or email@example.com. Thursday, March 21 - Fundamentals Workshop by the Small Business Development Center of the Eastern Panhandle at the Newberry Executive Center. For more information, visit http:// wvsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/welcme.action? welcome.action. Saturday, March 23 - Berkeley Arts Council How to Photograph Your Artwork Workshop. For more information, call 304.596.0873 or www.berkeleyartswv.org/workshops/. Saturday, March 23 - RESA 8 Regional Social Studies Fair. For more information, contact Tammy Stotler at firstname.lastname@example.org. Wednesday, March 27 - In Life “Hour of Refreshing” at Immanuel New Life Bible Church. For more information, call 304.262.3355 or www.inlbc.org. Friday, March 29 - Immanuel New Life Bible Church Fish Fry. For more information, call 304.262.3355.
Tuesday, April 2 - Berkeley Arts Council How to Write an Artist’s Resume Workshop. For more information, call 304.596.0873 or www.berkeleyartswv.org/workshops/. Saturday, April 6 - Celebrity Breakfast at the Berkeley Senior Center. For more information, call 304.263.8873. Friday, April 12 - Mock Interview Project at Hedgesville High School. For more information, contact Donna VanMetre at 304.754.3354 or email@example.com. Saturday, April 20 - 28th Annual Community Wellness Screening sponsored by WVUH-East and the Martinsburg Noon Rotary. For more information, call 304.264.1232.
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