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 Social ...

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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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Holiday Message 2013

Posted on December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Made in Germany! Hope the new year will bring you health, opportunities, and prosperity. Have a wonderful time with friends and loved ones, and we'll see you next year. -Jens and Marianna Kiel

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The Future: Bring it!

Posted on November 8, 2013

In the wake of Create WV, I followed up with the great connections I made on a personal and on a business level. The three days in Richwood were well spent, living the Utopia that we are striving to create West Virginia into. The keynote speakers had a lot to offer - and were very approachable. They painted a realistic picture of the Mountain State, but also gave a glance at a future of opportunity and chance. Dr. Thomas Fry of the DaVinci ...

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I am happy to acknowledge that I will be speaking at the CreateWV conference in Richwood next month. You can register for conference attendance and the workshop at www.createwv.org From the program: In this introductory workshop session you will learn how to 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. Jens Kiel, a marketing professio...

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