Coronavirus Update

Posted on March 21, 2020

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. [...] Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan, ‘press on’ has solved, and always will solve, the problems of the human race.” – Calvin Coolidge We hope this message finds you well, and want to share an update on the actions we are taking to help protect against the spread of COVID-19. The rapidly changing coronavirus pandemic is a source of uncertainty for ...

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Holiday Message 2019

Posted on December 17, 2019

“There Is No Easy Way from the Earth to the Stars!” –Seneca Another year is nearing its end, and as you prepare to spend time with loved ones away from the day-to-day of the business, we want to reach out and wish you happiness, success, and a route to your personal and professional stars. (more…)

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Holiday Message 2018

Posted on December 14, 2018

“What we need is tolerance and brotherhood, and simple humanity.” -Senator Arlen Specter In Germany, “drinking to brotherhood” is a common ritual, during which two individuals change the personal address from the German formal “Sie” to the more familiar “Du.” With forearms hooked into each other, the two individuals bring their glass to their mouth. Afterward, they state their first name, often followed by a kiss on the cheek or ...

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Holiday Message 2017

Posted on December 21, 2017

This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine. Let it shine, shine, shine! Another year is almost over, can you believe it? And what a year it has been: In January, we moved the office from up Joplin Park in South Charleston to the Charleston Area Alliance downtown. We traveled to a German chamber, representing the Kanawha Valley in the Rhein-Ruhr region. And we ushered the brand of an industry leader into the 21st century, redefining ...

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Holiday Message 2016

Posted on December 19, 2016

As a long and winding year 2016 comes to an end, we want to thank you - the clients, friends, advocates, and followers of Made in Germany - for your role in our growth, success, and progress on the path of coming into ourselves. We are proud to have added to the economy, infrastructure, diversity, and know how in our State and our Country. (more…)

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Thank You, West Virginia!

Posted on May 5, 2016

"The title of "U.S. Small Business Administration's West Virginia Small Business Champion of the Year highlights the best of the best among small business leaders, exemplifying hard work, leadership, and dedication, making Mr. Kiel the ideal candidate for the award. We are proud to have him represent West Virginia."

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Holiday Message 2015

Posted on December 24, 2015

“Everything is going to be all right!” This year, we greet you with a promise. As we are driven by optimism, a love for what we do, an attitude of service, and the belief in a greater good, we want to share this hope with you. (more…)

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DCE Workshop Video Online

Posted on March 15, 2015

An introductory workshop session to help transpose your analog skills for application in a digital world. As the media of communication have changed, so has the way we communicate within them. It demonstrates how to communicate your message clearly across different media and platforms, and circumvent the pitfalls of email communication and social media. 00:00 Greeting 02:08 Email Etiquette 35:20 VOIP & Telephone Etiquette 52:00 ...

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Holiday Message 2014

Posted on December 24, 2014

Friends, collaborators, and champions of Made in Germany, As we recall wonderful hours spent this summer, we can not imagine any of the progress we made in the last 16 months happening without you. You have challenged us, cheered us, and most of all embraced us and made us part of your professional and personal lives. For that we are thankful, and look forward to what 2015 will bring. (more…)

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"Here's the thing - I mean, I don't act for statues. I really don't. The great thing about winning an award is that it creates opportunities." -Kevin Bacon Tomorrow night is Hollywood's biggest night - the 86th Academy Awards will be held at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. Plenty of great movies and actors have been nominated, and the tension will be palpable until the last winner has been announced. Come Monday, the trophies will ...

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