Briefcase

WSCC trustees name new chairman of the board

Washington State Community College board of trustees announces it has elected Larry E. Holdren as chair and Davis K. Powers as vice chair.

At the board of trustees monthly meeting on Monday, Jan. 28, Larry E. Holdren was elected to succeed Kenneth J. Schilling who has served as chairman of the board for two years. Holdren served as board vice chair. He is senior vice president – Business Development & Community Relations of Peoples Bank. A graduate of Kent State University with a BBA in Human Resources, Holdren also taught business education in the Belpre City School system for three years.

Davis K. Powers elected to become vice chair has been a trustee since 2011. Powers moved to Ohio in 1997 to work in the family business at Skuttle IAQ Products, Marietta. After working in numerous positions to gain experience he became president/CEO. In 2006 he was inducted to Rotary International and serves as a board of director for the Colony Theater, Marietta.

“I have enjoyed working with Mr. Holdren while he has served as vice chair and I am certain he will be an excellent chairperson. I enjoy the working relationship I have with both Larry Holdren and Davis Powers,” said Washington State Community College’s President Bradley J. Ebersole.

Champion Industries announces loss

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Champion Industries, Inc. (OTCQB/CHMP) recently announced a net loss from continuing operations of $(23.5) million or $(2.09) per share on a basic and diluted basis for the year ended Oct. 31, 2012, compared to a net loss from continuing operations of $4.2 million or 41 cents per share on a basic and diluted basis for the year ended Oct. 31, 2011. The company reported a net loss from continuing operations of $1.4 million for the quarter ended Oct. 31, 2012 compared to a net loss from continuing operations of $5.5 million for the quarter ended Oct. 31, 2011.

Job search network starting new series

Washington State Community College’s free employment search group, Network Alliance, teaches the skills necessary to improve career opportunities in the Mid-Ohio Valley. It’s open to the entire community, free of charge, and will begin a new eight-week series starting on Thursday, Feb. 7.

Network Alliance is a free weekly gathering to assist and support individuals as they job hunt in the Mid-Ohio Valley. Meetings are held every Thursday morning from 10 a.m. to noon at the Washington State Community College campus, room H202 of the main building (second floor in the Health Sciences Wing).

The complete series comprises of eight weeks and those interested can attend any number of sessions and join in on any week. The session topics and dates are as listed below.

Week 1 (Feb. 7): Introduction / Labor Market Information

Week 2 (Feb. 14): Resumes / Applications

Week 3 (Feb. 21): Electronic Media

Week 4 (Feb. 28): Generations

Week 5 (March 7): Hiring from a Human Resource Perspective

Week 6 (March 14): Interview Techniques

Week 7 (March 21): What do Temporary Agencies have to offer?

Week 8 (March 28): Mock Interviews

Network Alliance is a community collaboration with Washington-Morgan Community Action, The Career Center – Adult Technical Training, and Washington State Community College.

For more information: Karen Pawloski at Washington-Morgan Community Action at 373-3745, ext. 321, or contact Marty Clark at The Career Center – Adult Technical Training at 373-6283.

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