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October 2013

6th Annual Community Showcase Saturday, November 2, 2013

Board of Directors

INSIDE THIS ISSUE Board of Directors Chairman of the Board Letter New Chamber Members Renewing Members Major Sponsors Women’s Network Member Spotlight Community Showcase Our Members 87th Annual Dinner Leadership Berkeley 2014 Legislative Outlook Chamber Auction Chamber Mixers Rise & Shine Breakfasts Community Image Book Calendar of Events Community Events

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198 Viking Way - Martinsburg, WV 25401 304.267.4841

Doug Arndt

Arndt-McBee Insurance Agency

Guy Avey

Susquehanna Bank

Ruby Avey

Chick-fil-A & Nerium International

Ken Barton

Steptoe & Johnson, PLLC

Lisa Bivens

Panhandle Home Health

Elaine Bobo

Berkeley County Schools

Tom Cummings

Prettyman Broadcasting

Tripp Dailey

W. Harley Miller Contractors

David Decker

Decker & Company, PLLC

Tracey Eberling

Steptoe & Johnson, PLLC

Fred Hollida

CoxHollidaPrice, LLP

Sherri Janelle

Blue Ridge CTC

Vicki Jenkins

Educational Consultant

Kevin Justice

Ameriserv Financial

Gary Kelley

Kelley Allstate Agency

C.D. Linton


Rebecca Linton

City National Bank

Maria Lorensen

Hospice of the Panhandle

Robert L. Lowe, II


Christina Lundberg Small Business Development Center Rick Manning

United Bank

Teresa McCabe

WV University Healthcare

Gail Moxley

CNB Bank

Pam Neely

State Farm Insurance

Dawn Newland

State Farm Insurance

Butch Pennington

Pennington’s Auto Center

Bill Powell

Jackson Kelly, PLLC

Harry Siegel

HMS Technologies

Norman Slemenda

Eastern Panhandle Transit Authority

Kevin Starliper

CNB Bank

Nan Stevens

WV Housing Development Fund

Richard Wachtel

TalkRadio WRNR



Fax: 304.263.4695

Norman Slemenda, Chairman of the Board David Decker, Vice Chairman Doug Arndt, Treasurer Tracey Eberling, Past Chairman

Staff Tina H. Combs, IOM, President & CEO Susan G. Sanders, Office Manager Amy C. Fansler, Program Coordinator

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Norm Slemenda Chairman of the Board

The Tailgating Under the Stars Auction was a huge success thanks to the many businesses who donated items and the huge crowd who purchased those items. We will be presenting a portion of the proceeds to the United Way of the Eastern Panhandle at the Annual Dinner in November. The Tailgating Under the Stars Auction wouldn’t be possible without the leadership of Auction Committee Chair Tracey Eberling (Steptoe & Johnson), her committee, and the generosity of our sponsors--First United Bank & Trust, Bowles Rice, Bechdel Jewelers, and The Purple Iris.

If you are looking for ways to promote your business or organization, participate in the Community Showcase to be held on Saturday, November 2, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Martinsburg Mall. The Showcase wouldn’t be possible without the support of our sponsors: Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, Prettyman Broadcasting, The Journal, Martinsburg Mall, Around the Panhandle Magazine, the Berkeley County Development Authority, Martinsburg Household Savings, and MedExpress. Register today! It’s hard to believe that it’s nearly time for the 87th Annual Dinner, which will be held on Wednesday, November 6, at the Holiday Inn. Invitations will be in your mailboxes soon, and more information can be found here. Join us as we recognize the Small and Large Business of the Year, as well as the Citizen of the Year, Business Person of the Year, and Chamber Volunteer of the Year. This event sells out so don’t wait to buy your tickets. Many thanks to our sponsors for the evening -- Steptoe & Johnson, Valley Health, The Journal, BB&T, Frontier Communications, and Shepherd UniversityMartinsburg Center. One final note -- we’ve had a great response to our Image Book Project, and there’s still time to reserve your space! This book, designed to showcase our community and YOUR BUSINESS, is our premier publication. Look on page 22 for more information. As always this newsletter is full of information on upcoming events and programs—the Chamber calendar is packed full from now until the end of the year. I encourage you to take a few minutes and check it out. If you have any questions or need more information, contact the Chamber staff or a board member. Thanks for your support!

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New Chamber Members American Pest Control, LLC 134 Hewitt Drive Martinsburg, WV 25403 304.261.0776 Fax: 206.260.9308 Brian Fausey, Rep. Commercial and residential pest control services Community Combined Ministries, Inc. PO Box 2805 Martinsburg, WV 25402 304.268.8778 Diana Wall, Rep. Serve area schools with meals for children who would otherwise go without on weekends, during breaks and throughout the summer

Family Health Center 2011 Professional Court Martinsburg, WV 25401 304.264.0888 Fax: 304.264.0878 Mehran Khajavi, Md, Rep. Family medicine and primary care medical office

Roberto’s Pizza 43 Aikens Center Martinsburg, WV 25404 304.260.4088 Fax: 304.260.8003 Robert Baird, Rep. Gourmet pizza and subs

McCray Chiropractic and Health Restoration Clinic 400 Foxcroft Avenue, Suite 100 Martinsburg, WV 25401 304.262.0700 Fax: 304.262.2854 Willie R. McCray, DC, Rep. Chiropractic Clinic

Renewing Members

Thank you for your continued support! Albright Crumbacker Moul & Itell, AC Berkeley Arts Council, Inc. Berkeley County Council Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Eastern Panhandle Britt-Reed Law Offices Choice Staffing, Inc. Costco Wholesale Courthouse Apartments Cracker Barrel Old Country Store #280 Dan Ryan Builders, Inc. Franklin Manor Apartments FirstEnergy Corp Gantt’s Excavating & Contracting, Inc.

Hallmark Realty Historic McFarland House International Corporate Training & Marketing (ICTM) James Rumsey Technical Institute Johnnies Express J.C. Kunkle & Associates, AC LDH Electrical Contractors, Inc. Morgan Awards Puroclean Disaster Restoration Shenandoah Valley Medical System Shenandoah Women’s Center, Inc. Sir Speedy Printing and Marketing Services

Smith Elliott Kearns & Company, LLC Spherion Staffing Services State Farm Insurance Jerry Williams Agent

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The Holiday Inn has become a fixture within the Martinsburg Community for over the past 24 years. Established in 1984 as the Sheraton Hotel, this property was a full-service facility in Berkeley County created through the vision of local entrepreneur Bruce Van Wyk. In 1994, Mr. Van Wyk invested one million dollars to convert, through a franchise change, to the Holiday Inn network of family hotels. In 2004, the hotel underwent yet another transformation with a two year multimillion dollar renovation by the current owners Bipin and Bob Patel. The Patels saw the potential for growth and enhanced the property to comply with the level of standards needed to remain competitive in an ever-changing economic atmosphere. The hotel employs approximately 65 local residents and is the host location for civic and community organizations not to mention the numerous beautiful weddings; corporate meetings and conventions held here in the Eastern Panhandle. The Holiday Inn consists of 120 internet accessible modernized hotel rooms and 9 versatile conference rooms. Located on the second floor is the large heated indoor pool for those guests seeking a place to relax and unwind. It is also home to the popular Heatherfields Restaurant and Lounge where business deals have been sealed and where many friendships have been established or maintained over the years. It was with great pride that the hotel and its staff were honored by Holiday Inn with the coveted “Torchbearer Award� in 2009 which exemplifies the standards and service we have all come to expect. Centrally located between Maryland and Virginia, the Holiday Inn Martinsburg has proven to be a valued asset not only to Martinsburg, but to Berkeley County and the surrounding area. 301 Foxcroft Avenue - Martinsburg, WV 304.267.5500

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LET US KNOW! The Women’s Network committee is looking for your ideas! What workshops would you like to attend in 2014? Know a great presenter or facilitator you want to share? Complete this short survey and let us know WHAT DO YOU WANT?????

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Since 2001 the Eastern Panhandle Free Clinic (EPFC) has been providing free primary healthcare services and medications to low income and medically uninsured residents in the Eastern Panhandle. The EPFC exists to provide a healthcare safety-net for our community members. In the past year there were 10,094 patient visits valued at $1,308,195 and 33,989 prescriptions were filled with a value of $4,807,755. There were 2,010 referrals to specialists who see EPFC patients for free in their offices. For every $1 donated the clinic can provide $30 in services. In addition the EPFC has served the community as navigators for the uninsured and underserved who have been confused by a very complicated healthcare system. The clinic assists patients to connect with social services and provides care coordination, case management and health education. EPFC patients with chronic disease have shown remarkable outcomes under this type of managed care.

Michele Goldman Executive Director

The pending implementation of the affordable care act will mean that EPFC patients will either qualify for the expanded Medicaid or significant Federal subsidies to purchase insurance through the health insurance exchange. A common assumption is that the EPFC will no longer be needed, when in fact it could take years to get eligible individuals and families enrolled in the new programs. Those that qualify for the expanded Medicaid will also be required to pay co pay which can be unaffordable for most. With an estimated 25,000 uninsured in the Eastern Panhandle who will now be able to access health coverage, current medical providers will be inundated with new patients and many may choose not to see the new Medicaid patients. Having a payer Stacy Mayville, Pharmacy Tech source does not guarantee access to healthcare. Dr. Mahe, Volunteer Physician The EPFC is responding to the changes in the healthcare system by evolving its business model to continue to meet the urgent and growing needs of its patients and the community. The EPFC plans to continue its mission of being a community health safety-net and provide the same services to patients who meet our income guidelines. 1212 North Mildred Street, Ranson WV 25428 304.724.6091

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Our Members Martin & Seibert, L.C. is pleased to announce that Walter Jones, Susan Snowden, Kay Fuller and Michael Stevens were recently named 2014 Lawyers of the Year by Best Lawyers in America for their work in insurance law. The Boy Scouts of America are pleased to announce a $500,000 philanthropic gift from BB&T West Virginia Foundation to help further fund the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve. Tiffany L. Harper, MD, board certified pathologist, has joined University Healthcare Physicians and the medical staffs of Berkeley Medical Center and Jefferson Medical Center. University Healthcare at Home, a member of WV University Healthcare System, was recently named a “Cardiovascular Pioneer” by the Home Health Quality Improvement National Campaign, which is an initiative of the federal Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Berkeley Medical Center is pleased to announce that Donnie Grubb, trauma coordinator; and Julia Lark, RN, orthopedics, have been named Quality Service Award winners for June and July (respectfully). Shown in top picture: l-r Chuck Hilty, ED director; Grubb; and Anthony Zelenka, chief administrative officer. Shown right: l-r - Peggy Ziegler, nurse director of orthopedics/pediatrics; Lark; and Anthony Zelenka, chief administrative officer.

Martin & Seibert, L.C. was recently honored as a 2013 GoTo-All-Star Law Firm for the fifth consecutive year and was featured in the May 20, 2013 edition of Fortune Magazine. The firm was also named among the 2014 Best Law Firms ranking by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers.

The medical staff and administration of University Healthcare Berkeley Medical Center recently hosted a reception to honor four retiring physicians for their years of service to the hospital and health system. The retiring physicians were Dr. Edward Arnett, Dr. Aurelio Benavides, Dr. John Palkot and Dr. Harvey Reisenweber. Shown l-r: Berkeley Medical Center Chief Administrative Officer Anthony Zelenka; Dr. Arnett; Dr. Benavides; Dr. Harvey Reisenweber; and Dr. Al Draper, president of the Berkeley Medical Center medical staff.

The Berkeley County Solid Waste Authority is the recipient of FY14 Covered Electronic Devices Grant awarded by the WV-DEP’s Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan. The 10th annual University Healthcare City Hospital Foundation Tennis Classic recently raised $11,000 in support of Berkeley Medical Center. Winners of the 2013 University Healthcare City Hospital Foundation Tennis Classic are pictured from left to right with tournament officials: Tournament Tennis Pro Ron Fassig, 2nd place Men’s Roy Roman and Dr. Chuck Varga (tie), Men’s Champion Mark Manning, Women’s Champion Danette Ross, 2nd place Women’s Lauren Epperly, Most Aces Cliff Jones, and Tournament Director Dr. Frank Sabado.

Rocketfuel Design is pleased to announce that they recently celebrated their 10th anniversary. Macy’s Logistics and Operations is pleased to announce that they will be hiring 2,100 seasonal associates to their already core year-round employees of more than 1,100. Gourmet Cooke at P51 recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony at their new facility located at 170 Aviation Way in Martinsburg.

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Day of Caring Mega Food Drive

A special thank you to the following Leadership Berkeley Alumni who volunteered at this year’s United Way Mega Food Drive and collected food at the Spring Mills Wal-Mart. Thanks to their efforts, 674.9 pounds of food was added to the Mega Food Drive total. Diane Broadwater (2003) - My Bank! First United Bank & Trust

David Hartley (1999) - Eastern Panhandle Home Builders Association

Bryan Butler (2009) - Mid-Atlantic ProTel

Pat McMillan (2005) - City of Martinsburg

Tina Dorsey (2013) - Detailed Destinations & Lady Appleseeds

Amber Ritchie (2011) - Kelley Allstate Agencies

Pat Harrison (2000) - My Bank! First United Bank & Trust

Beth Thomas (2010) - Shepherd University Martinsburg Center

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 Panhandle Builders & Excavating Prettyman Broadcasting Printing Impressions The Purple Iris Shepherd University Martinsburg Steptoe & Johnson, PLLC United Bank University of Charleston - Martinsburg Campus

Valley Health Waste Management WV University Healthcare

Silver & Bronze Sponsors BB&T Berkeley County Development Authority Comcast Spotlight Diehl Law FirstEnergy Corp. Frontier Communications Household Savings MedExpress Urgent Care Platinum PR Shepherd University Martinsburg ~~~~~~~~~~~~

Sponsorship Opportunities Annual Dinner Community Showcase Corporate Cup Challenge Golf Leadercast Leadership Berkeley Rise & Shine Breakfast Programs Tailgating Under the Stars Auction Women’s Network

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Leadership Berkeley The 2014 Leadership Berkeley year is off to a great start. The first session was held at the Outdoor Education Center of For Love of Children in Harper’s Ferry where the group spent the day in the great outdoors getting to know one another. Todd McKinney, Director of the Outdoor Education Center, and his staff led the group through team building exercises that included low ropes and high ropes courses. Through these team building exercises participants learned the essentials of communication and problem solving, while being encouraged to take positive risks outside of their comfort zone. The low ropes course encouraged working together through various challenges to accomplish goals. These activities encouraged participants to move beyond linear thought and provoke strategic thinking. The high ropes course challenged participants to use the skills gained in the earlier exercises to conquer the high ropes course. The course consists of ladders, climbing ropes, and wires, culminating with the zip line. These exercises encouraged Leadership Berkeley participants to take positive risks outside of their comfort zone. Special thanks to Todd McKinney, Katie Thompson, and the rest of the staff at the Outdoor Education Center. If you are looking for a place to do team building with your staff, we highly recommend this facility. Check out for more information.

As always, we are so very grateful for our program sponsors. Without their support we could not offer this unique opportunity to this select group of Eastern Panhandle leaders.

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Chamber Scores with Tailgating Under the Stars Auction Many thanks to all of the donors, attendees, and, last but not least, our generous Platinum Sponsors - Bowles Rice and My Bank! First United Bank & Trust, as well as our wonderful Contributing Sponsors Bechdel Jewelers and The Purple Iris to this year’s Tailgating Under the Stars Auction. Over 200 guests enjoyed great food, weather and company in support of the Chamber of Commerce and the United Way of the Eastern Panhandle. We saw enthusiastic and competitive bidding on the great live auction items, and a frenzy of activity on the last minute bids at the silent auction. The event would not be possible without the hard work of our committee members: Tracey Eberling (chair) Steptoe & Johnson; Ruby Avey, Chick-fil-A and Nerium International; Don Beatty, FirstEnergy Corp; Lisa Bivens, Panhandle Home Health; Diane Broadwater, My Bank! First United Bank & Trust; Stephanie Godley, Berkeley County Development Authority; Ethan Loewen, Edward Jones Investments; Peter Mulford, United Way of the Eastern Panhandle; and Dawn Newland, State Farm Insurance; and Tina, Susan and Amy. Items donated by the following businesses made it all possible:

Bechdel Jewelers

Ecolab, Inc.

Berkeley County Development Authority

Elite Marketing & Design

Blue Ridge Community & Technical College BNI Shenandoah Valley Barbara Bradley

Elmcroft of Martinsburg Directories ERA Liberty Realty, Tina C. Roach

Brown Funeral Homes

Farmers & Mechanics Insurance Companies

Cell-Page Communications

Friends of Music


Goin’ Postal

City National Bank

H&M Advertising Company, Inc.

CNB Bank

Hampton Inn & Suites Charles Town

Charla Cody, ERA Liberty Realty

Hampton Inn Inwood

Comcast Cable Communications, LLC

Heiston’s Hardware & Supply, Inc.

Contemporary American Theatre Festival

Holiday Inn Martinsburg

Costco Wholesale

2getheragain Weddings & Photography

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store #280

AAA East Central

CrossFit Lat 39

Aero-Smith, Inc.

Daily Grind Unwind

Albright Crumbacker Moul & Itell, AC

Dana’s Tuxedo

Anytime Fitness

Depot Florist

ATS, Inc.

The Design Center, LLC


Detailed Destinations, LLC

Avon - Vicki Rohrer

Diehl Law, PLLC

B&B’s Health Boutique

East Coast Steaks & Seafood

BCT - Bank of Charles Town

Tracey & George Eberling

Hoss’s Steak & Sea House Household Savings, Inc. Jefferson Distributing Company Jefferson Security Bank Vicki Jenkins Johnnies Express The Journal Kable Team Realty The Kelley Allstate Agencies Kisner Communications Kitchens Farm Market Delegate Tiffany Lawrence

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Tailgating Under the Stars Auction (continued) Law Office of Heather Dern Myers

Olive Garden

Royce Too, LLC

LDH Electrical Contractors, Inc.

Orgill, Inc.

Serenity Day Spa & Salon

Long & Foster Real Estate

Orsini’s Appliance Sales

Servpro of Panhandle

M3T, Inc.

The Outdoor Education Center of FLOC

Shenandoah Veterinary Hospital

Panhandle Builders & Excavating, Inc.

Silpada Designs Jewelry, Independent Representative Arlene Householder

Macy’s Martinsburg-Berkeley County Public Libraries Martinsburg Mall McNeer Highland McMunn & Varner, LC Mid-Atlantic ProTel

Panhandle Home Health, Inc.

The Shockey Companies

Paparazzi Accessories Tracy Burcker

Snyder Bailey & Associates, Inc.

Penn Liquors

State Farm Insurance, Kay Lewis


MidAtlantic Farm Credit

Personal Reflection Day Spa, LLC

State Farm Insurance, Pam Neely

Millers Electric Company, Inc.

Pink Flamingo Jewelry

State Farm Insurance, Dawn Newland

Minghini’s General Contractors MVB Bank My Bank! First United Bank & Trust Nerium International, Independent Brand Partner Ruby Avey

Premier Designs Jewelry Tina Hissam Prettyman Broadcasting Printing Impressions Reid’s Distributor Roach Energy

Summit Community Bank Susquehanna Bank Sutton & Janelle, PLLC TalkRadio WRNR Tropical Smoothie Café University of Charleston-Martinsburg U.S. Cellular Verstandig Broadcasting Visions Hair & Tanning Wellness Council of WV Woodforest National Bank The Woods WV University Healthcare Berkeley Medical Center/The Wellness Center

Special Thanks to:

Bechdel Jewelers Bowles Rice Bill Cafferky, Auctioneer Martin Distributing Company My Bank! First United Bank & Trust Purple Iris Rick Rohn Disc Jockey Productions

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Chamber Mixer Many thanks to Diehl Law for hosting our September Chamber Mixer. Over 45 Chamber Members and guests took advantage of the great networking opportunities and spectacular refreshments. A special thanks to Layne Diehl of Diehl Law for hosting this event. The next Chamber Mixer will be hosted by the Eastern Panhandle Free Clinic on Wednesday, September 18, 2013. This mixer will be held jointly with the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce. Upcoming Chamber Mixers: 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 April 16, 2014 - Comfort Inn May 21, 2014 - Heistons Hardware & Supply June 18, 2014 - The Union Sales Company July 16, 2014 - CNB Bank August 20, 2014 - B&B’s Health Boutique

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. 1212 North Mildred Street Ranson

Stop by the Eastern Panhandle Free Clinic to meet and greet other Chamber members and guests from our Chamber as well as the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce. 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

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Friday - October 18, 2013 Denise Ryan Region 2 Program Director Change the Future WV “Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice”

Friday - November 1, 2013 Gina Hevner Executive Assistant Mid-Atlantic ProTel

“There’s an App for That”

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 October 18 breakfast Click here to register for the November 1 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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Calendar of Events OCTOBER 14 - Citizen of the Year Committee Meeting, 2:00 p.m. at the University of Charleston-Martinsburg, 212 Viking Way (Hardy Room) 14 - Business Person of the Year Committee Meeting, 3:30 p.m. at the University of Charleston-Martinsburg, 212 Viking Way (Hardy Room) 15 - Leadership Berkeley Orientation Day, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 16 - Government Affairs/Transportation Committee Meeting, 7:30 a.m. at the Berkeley County Public Service Sewer District, 65 District Way 16 - Women’s Network Committee Meeting, 9:30 a.m. at the University of Charleston-Martinsburg, 212 Viking Way (Hardy Room) 16 - Board of Directors Meeting, Noon at the Holiday Inn 16 - Chamber Mixer at the Eastern Panhandle Free Clinic, 5:00-7:00 p.m., 1212 North Mildred Street in Ranson 17 - Workforce Development Committee Meeting, 9:00 a.m. at Blue Ridge CTC, 13650 Apple Harvest Drive 18 - Rise & Shine Breakfast, 7:15 a.m. at the Holiday Inn, 301 Foxcroft Avenue Speaker: Denise Ryan, Change the Future WV

NOVEMBER 1 - Rise & Shine Breakfast, 7:15 a.m. at the Holiday Inn, 301 Foxcroft Avenue Speaker: Gina Hevner, Mid-Atlantic Protel - “There’s An App for That” 6 - Executive Committee Meeting, 8:00 a.m. at Steptoe & Johnson, 1250 Edwin Miller Boulevard 6 - 87th Annual Dinner Meeting, 5:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn 11 - Office Closed - Veterans Day 15 - Rise & Shine Breakfast, 7:15 a.m. at The Purple Iris, 1956 Winchester Avenue Speaker: Deborah Hammond, Berkeley County Council 19 - Leadership Berkeley Local Government/Public Safety Day, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 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 Bechdel Jewelers, 5:00-6:30 p.m., 8064 Winchester Avenue in Inwood

Job Openings

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 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.

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Community Events Ongoing - Various classes through the Heritage Craft Center. For more information, call 304.264.9440 or Ongoing - Various classes and programs through the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Public Libraries. For more information, call 304.267.8933 or Every Wednesday - Evening Prayer Service and In Life Empowerment Network at Immanuel New Life Bible Church. For more information, call 304.262.3355 or Now thru December - Shepherd University Fall Music Concerts. For more information, call 304.876.5555 or Tuesday, October 8 - 4th Annual Inside the Huddle with Tony Caridi to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of the Eastern Panhandle. For more information, call 304.263.1832. Tuesdays, October 8-29 - University Healthcare Berkeley Medical Center Eat Well for Life I program. For more information, call 304.264.1287 x31814 or email Dana DeJarnett at October 12, 19 & 26 - Discounted mammogram clinics at Berkeley Medical Center and Jefferson Medical Center. For more information, call 304.264.1297 (Berkeley) or 304.724.5647 (Jefferson). October 14 thru November 23 - Berkeley Arts Council Art Classes. For more information, call 304.620.7277 or Tuesday, October 15 - University Healthcare and the WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center Eastern Division minimedical school program on breast cancer. For more information, call 304.264.1287 x31760. Tuesday, October 15 - Heart Stroke Prevention Screenings at Berkeley Medical Center. For more information, call 304.596.5750. Tuesday, October 15 - Friends of Music Andy Statman Trio Concert. For more information, call 304.876.5765 or Thursday, October 17 - Shepherd University Martinsburg Center Open House from 4-7 p.m. For more information, call 304.263.3303 or October 17-20 - Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival. For more information, visit

Saturday, October 19 - 34th Annual Apple Trample 5K sponsored by University Healthcare and The Wellness Center at Berkeley Medical Center. For more information, visit Saturday, October 19 - Halloween Fun at Musselman-South Berkeley Community Library. For more information, call 304.229.2220. Thursday, October 31 - Trick or Treat at the Martinsburg Public Library. For more information, call 304.267.8933. Thursday, October 31 - Shepherd University Martinsburg Center American Red Cross Blood Drive from 12-6 p.m. For more information, call 304.263.3303 or Sunday, November 3 - Potters Bowl at Berkeley Senior Services. For more information, call 304.263.8873 or Tuesday, November 5 - Heart Stroke Prevention Screenings at Berkeley Medical Center. For more information, call 304.596.5750. November 8-10 & 15-17 - Rehearsal for Murder at the Apollo Civic Theatre. For more information, call 304.263.6766 or Sunday, November 10 - Friends of Music Haydn and Handel Masterworks Choral. For more information, call 304.876.5765 or Saturday, November 16 - Friends of Music Gift of Fire - Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra. For more information, call 304.876.5765 or November 21 thru December 25 - Berkeley Arts Council Holiday Art and Craft Market. For more information, call 304.620.7277 or Friday, November 29 - Annual Tree Lighting on Town Square. For more information, call 304.262.4200 or Saturday, November 30 - Snowflake Market on Town Square and Annual Christmas Parade. For more information, call 304.262.4200 or December 6-8 & 13-15 - Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and Then Some) at the Apollo Civic Theatre. For more information, call 304.263.6766 or

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