One of our companies is looking for an Executive Assistant in the Cabell/Putnam county area.

  The successful individual will provide a wide range of high-level administrative support to senior executive(s) by handling a wide variety of situations involving the administrative functions of the office.  This includes coordinating communications, scheduling meetings, managing itineraries, etc. The individual should be highly self-motivated, professional, and capable of managing their work load and prioritizing tasks in a fast-paced corporate environment. Please contact me with any interest. Patty Barnhart


December brought gifts for all

The December 11 WVSAE holiday party brought out the best in our members!  A great group of members and guests joined for an evening of good food and great company, as well as "reindeer games" and door prizes.  The best part of the evening was the outpouring of generosity for teens at the Children's Home Society of West Virginia.  The gifts were delivered to the Davis Child Shelter in Charleston following the meeting, and were well-received by the [...]


Job Opening at CCAWV

I have officially notified my board that I will retire on June 30, 2019.  That will round out my time as their Executive Director at 23 years!  It has been an amazing ride and I have gathered some amazing friends along the way.  WVSAE has been a wonderful resource for me over the years and I wish the organization much continued success!  We will start to post my job position on Nov 1st and you can find details [...]


2018 HOPE Conference Round-Up

The 2018 HOPE Conference, WVSAE's annual meeting at The Homestead, was a great success with outstanding speakers, food, networking and more!  We began with a lovely reception Sunday night. Tina Cobb of Associated Systems Professionals, taught us how to work smarter and more efficiently with database integration.  She provided tips on working with Excel, Access and more, and mentioned Tech Soup may provide free email accounts for nonprofits. Frank Hartman shared his insights on opening doors to get [...]


Moving West Virginia Forward

Our first meeting in the new Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center was amazing. It started with Peruvian purple potatoes!  The scrumptious lunch was followed by this incredibly rich pie or chocolate lava cake.       WVU’s Rochelle Goodwin, WV Forward research scholar Priscila Santos and Marshall University’s Sara Payne Scarbro shared the process and progress of the program.  They also showed described the sectors and environments they are targeting and the human capital issues they’re facing.  


The Appalachian Storage Hub Explained

In a first for WVSAE, our speaker appeared via technology!  Dr. Brian Anderson of the WVU Energy Institute shared the benefits of the Appalachian Storage and Trading Hub with our members and their guests at the Holiday Inn Express Civic Center in Charleston. Anderson said the WVU Energy Institute is working on clean coal, plus natural gas and oil, finding ways to take our energy resources and move them up the value chain. "We're seeing a production shift [...]


A New Management Mindset: 6 Keys for Greater Staffing Stability

Let’s survey your current staff! How many people in your organization have been there 10+ years, are deep-rooted and likely aren’t going anywhere until retirement? We’ll call these staff “trees.” How many people haven’t been there long and their position will likely turn over multiple times in the next few years? We’ll call these our “revolving door” roles. Today, what percentage of your team are trees verses revolving doors? Is it 70/30, 50/50, 30/70? There’s no right answer [...]


WVSAE Board Retreat

Your 2018 Board of Directors met on August 20 to discuss plans for the remainder of this year and moving forward into 2019.  Full details will be forthcoming, but please know there are even more exciting plans on the horizon for WVSAE, including an expansion of our social media efforts and more work to collaborate among and support our associations.  We thank Jaina Perry of Adventures on the Gorge for her hospitality and for providing great weather! Those [...]


WVSAE Summer of Fun at Stonewall Resort

Over 30 WVSAE members and their guests gathered on August 2 and 3 at Stonewall Resort as part of WVSAE's "Summer of Fun."  Our thanks to Tanya Cayton and the entire Stonewall staff for a tremendous event! Thursday was highlighted by a tour of the golf course, followed by a scavenger hunt criss-crossing the property on golf carts.  At each of the eight stops, members answered a question before getting a token, a treat and a word.  The goal of [...]


You MISSED it! We missed YOU!

WVSAE Members - Our Membership Drive, hosted by Holiday Inn and Suites Charleston West on June 12, was an opportunity to learn about all the growing Craft Brewing Industry in West Virginia. Our guest speaker was Sam Moazy, Master Brewer of Big Timber Brewing in Elkins. Sam explained how recent changes in laws in the past 10 years have allowed craft brewing to explode in West Virginia, from four breweries to 37! You DONT have to go to Europe [...]