MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner labored with the Morgantown Chamber of Commerce to host a particular reception for the Monongalia County companies who qualify to turn out to be members of the West Virginia Centurion Chamber of Commerce.
The West Virginia Centurion Chamber of Commerce is a particular recognition program established by the Secretary of State’s Workplace for enterprise entities which have been in enterprise for 100 years or extra. All in all, eight companies had been inducted:
- The Dominion Publish – 1864
- West Virginia College – 1867
- Grand Lodge Of The Unbiased Order Of Odd Fellows Of West Virginia – 1879
- The Day by day Athenaeum – 1887
- Telluric Firm – 1891
- Rock Camp Oil Co. – 1900
- Phi Sigma Kappa Chapter Home Affiliation – 1906
- Preston County Growth Firm – 1911
Because the chief enterprise official for the state, Secretary of State Mac Warner stated, he likes to welcome new companies. However, he added, it’s “additionally essential to emphasise what these individuals have stood the check of time means within the state”.
They’re the those who have offered jobs and alternatives and offered items and companies to the individuals of state for over 100 years. And what which means is thru the tumultuous occasions of this nation with world wars, the conflict on terrorism, the social individuals of the 60s, a Nice Melancholy, they’ve lasted by all of that. And, we’ve seen now with COVID-19 what number of companies have been challenged attributable to that. They’ve achieved that and a lot extra, so it’s essential to acknowledge and give recognition to these individuals who have stood the check of time and proceed to supply these companies for the individuals of West Virginia.
Mac Warner – West Virginia Secretary of State
Warner stated his workplace got here up with the concept for the Centurion Chamber of Commerce a couple of yr in the past whereas it noticed greater than 16,000 new companies being created in the course of the pandemic.
The pandemic stopped his workplace from with the ability to attend ribbon-cutting ceremonies for these new companies, so it began trying again in time. That’s when it realized that there are companies which have been round for “decade after decade” that wanted to be celebrated.
“We talked about right now concerning the Revolutionary Warfare and its significance and concepts reminiscent of freedom of the press and right now we celebrated two media organizations,” Warner stated. “The Day by day Anthaneum and the Dominion Publish have been right here for over a hundred years. These are simply nice information tales of what the press means to our liberties and reporting on right now’s tumultuous divisions inside america.”
“It’s so essential to have that free press. I made reference to Thomas Jefferson and a few of his quotes recognizing the significance of the press. And so, this is a chance for us to all to, type of, re-calibrate, take a look at the place we’ve been after which the place we have to go. We have to pull this United States again collectively once more and ceremonies like this recognizing these individuals which are holding the state collectively present these items and companies, the roles for individuals after which issues like what you’re doing. The media getting this story out to individuals. It lets individuals know that there are good issues occurring within the state and we rejoice these with occasions like this.”
To this point, Warner has held a handful of induction ceremonies and he stated he plans to have extra to acknowledge much more West Virginia companies which have been round for a century or longer.
Beneath are companies inducted within the West Virginia Centurion Chamber of Commerce Class of 2020:
- Greer Industries, Inc.
- Morgantown Space Chamber of Commerce, Inc.