Highlights: From the Heart of Our Community, is a 30 minute weekly TV show featuring organizations, events, grass-roots efforts and people who move our state and community forward in a positive way.
The show is a collaboration with Kanawha County Schools, Suddenlink Communications and Jim Strawn & Company.
The show airs daily at 8:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Suddenlink’s channel 17.
The show airing December 11, 2017 – December 18, 2017 ‘highlights’ the University of Charleston MBA Program, WV Collegiate Business Plan Competition, and Goodwill of Kanawha Valley.
We interviewed Rick Ferris, Ph. D., Director MBA Program for UC.
He talked about the program, its uniqueness, their features, curriculum etc. The business world is constantly changing, and those who can adapt with skill have a distinct advantage. When you are looking to advance your career or broaden your education background, the UC Master of Business Administration offers an innovative program that includes both theory and practical experience to give you extensive insight into the intricacies of a constantly changing economic world.
Call Rick at 304-720-6680 for further information.
We also interviewed David Ramsburg, Director of Innovation at University of Charleston and Angela Addair, Assistant Professor of Management at Concord University about the WV Collegiate Business Plan Competition.
David talked about the mission and history of the competition. The West Virginia Collegiate Business Plan Competition affords students around the state the unique opportunity to make a business idea come to life with the support of state institutions of higher education and seasoned business professionals from around the country.
There are various rounds throughout the year culminating with 13 finalists. The winner is awarded $10,000.00!
Angela discussed one of her students, who is one of the 14 finialists. She expressed the growth, experience and opportunity it is for the students who participate in this competition.
The final competion is held at WVU on April 20, 2018.
We also talked with Kathy McKinley, Director of Community Relations at Goodwill of Kanawha Valley. She talked about their mission, which is to assist people with disabilities or those who are otherwise vocationally disadvantaged to achieve full participation and integration into society.
She discussed their job opportunities. Goodwill of Kanawha Valley, Inc. is one of the largest employers in the area. If you’re looking for a career with Goodwill please Click Here to view their job openings.
She talked about their 12 Thift Store locations. And how if you are looking for that perfect Ugly Sweater for the Kanawha Communities That Care Ugly Sweater Party, they are the place to shop.
If you would like to learn more about the Highlights TV Show, contact Host and Executive Producer Jim Strawn at 304-541-4756.