Elevations Academy 2013: We Built this City: Imagine. Create. Lead.

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Name: Elevations Academy 2013: We Built this City: Imagine. Create. Lead.
Date: October 30, 2013
Time: 11:15 AM - 5:00 PM EDT
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Event Description:

About the Academy:

"We Built this City:
Imagine. Create. Lead."
Elevations Enrichment and Leadership Academy

Wednesday, October 30
11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Embassy Suites

"We Built this City: Imagine. Create. Lead" is presented by West Virginia American Water.  The event runs 11 a.m.-5 p.m. followed by an optional Uncork & Create event for attendees that starts at 6 p.m.  (Capacity for this activity is extremely limited.)

Using the City of Charleston’s “Imagine Charleston” comprehensive plan as a launching pad for discussion, the program will profile trailblazing women in WV history who took risks to advance their communities or businesses; feature an interactive community development exercise; present strategies for moving forward from the perspectives of the technology sector, the creative class, downtown businesses and large corporations; and close with a powerful call to action through formal remarks and performance art.

The event opens with a luncheon, and includes an expo where dozens of businesses and organizations that market to women will showcase their services and products.  Following the Academy, attendees may participate in a special “Uncork & Create” event, which starts at 6 p.m., for an additional fee. The after-hours event includes wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres, and will be held at
1031 Quarrier Street. Separate registration is required.

Historically, some or all of the Elevations Academy has been approved for continuing education credit.  This year’s agenda will be submitted for approval by the WV State Bar and WV Board of Accountancy.

Opening speaker is  Mary Beth Heydrick of DOW, the company’s business manufacturing technology leader.  Based in Freeport, Texas, Heydrick will share perspectives on leadership, innovation, risk and change.

Other confirmed speakers to date are:

  • Alisa Bailey, Charleston Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Anne Barth, TechConnect
  • Ellen Cappellanti, Jackson Kelly
  • Mary Jean Davis, Charleston City Council
  • Georgette George, Monarch Properties
  • Crystal Good, Mixxed Media
  • Cathy Nutter, House of Luxe
  • Connie Park Rice, PhD, WVU Department of History
  • Gina Rugeley, Junior League of Charleston
  • Susie Salisbury, Charleston Area Alliancie
  • Danielle Snidow, Uncork & Create
  • Deb Weinstein, YWCA of Charleston

Early bird registration is $90 for Alliance members and $100 for future members.

A range of exclusive sponsorship opportunities is available. For more information, contact JoEllen Zacks, jzacks@charlestonareaalliance.org.

Last year’s Elevations event attracted more than 300 attendees. DOW is the title sponsor of Elevations.

The Alliance will be able to invoice only for groups of 10 or more. Contact Deb Coffman at DCoffman@CharlestonAreaAlliance.org for more information. The Alliance cannot issue cancelation refunds within 48 hours of the event. Thank you.     

Additional Exciting Information:
Expo Showcase:
Organizations who purchase an expo table will be accessible and on display from 11 a.m to 5 p.m. These expo sponsors will also be featured during a portion of the event's scheduled networking activities. Reserve your table as soon as possible! Click HERE to sign up for the expo.

Continuing Education Credit
This event will be submitted for continuing education credit for attorneys and CPAs

Sponsorship Availability:

Sponsorship opportunities are available. 

Registration Information:

Those interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact JoEllen Zacks.

Those interested in purchasing an expo table, please contact Matthew Thompson.



Embassy Suites
300 Court Street
Charleston, WV 25301

Date/Time Information:
October 30, 2013
11a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact Information:
Deb Coffman - Alliance
$90 for Alliance members
$100 for future members
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