2012 Charleston Area Alliance Annual Celebration

Title: 2012 Charleston Area Alliance Annual Celebration
Location: Charleston, WV
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Description: The head of one of the nation’s largest chemical and pharmaceutical companies will headline the 2012 Charleston Area Alliance Annual Celebration, which be held Tuesday, May 8, at the West Virginia Culture Center at the State Capitol.

The event will feature a keynote address from Greg Babe, president and CEO of Bayer Corporation. Babe, who is retiring on June 30, is a 36-year veteran of Bayer. He has been president and CEO since October 2008. A native of New Martinsville, W.Va, Babe received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from West Virginia University in 1980.

Presented by title sponsor Jackson Kelly PLLC, the Annual Celebration will feature an engaging, fast-paced presentation, including remarks by Babe and a salute to the 2012 College Summit scholarship recipients and Leadership Kanawha Valley graduates.

The formal program will followed by a spectacular reception in the stunning lobby of the Culture Center. A VIP invitation-only reception for event sponsors will kick off the evening’s festivities.

The full schedule includes:

Annual Celebration Formal Program:
5:00-6:15 p.m.

Gala Reception:
6:15-8:00 p.m.

Tickets are $150 Alliance members/$200 future members through April 27. Prices increase to $200 Alliance members/$250 future members after that date.

Sponsorships, which include an extensive package of recognition opportunities, also are available. For sponsorship information, contact Leigh Anne Strickland, lstrickland@charlestonareaalliance.org.

“The Annual Celebration, the Alliance’s largest fundraiser of the year, is your opportunity to share in the pride for the Kanawha Valley and sustain the Alliance’s vital work in creating jobs, enhancing our community and investing in people,” said Alliance President/CEO Matt Ballard.

“We invite you to join the more than 500 business and community leaders who will attend for this business event of the year. With your participation, we will truly have something to ‘celebrate’ on May 8 – and beyond,” Ballard said.

Date: 2012-05-08