Ten Years Made in Germany

Posted on August 15, 2023

August 15th, 2023 Today marks a day of immense pride and gratitude as I commemorate the tenth anniversary of "Made in Germany." As the founder of this extraordinary venture, I am thrilled to take a moment to reflect on the remarkable journey that brought us here and to express my most profound appreciation to everyone who has contributed to our success. (more…)

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The first cup of coffee I enjoyed as an entrepreneur.

Holiday Message 2022

Posted on December 20, 2022

“Panta Rhei” We hope this note finds you healthy and well and that you have had a good year in 2022 despite the challenges created by the pandemic, inflation, supply chain issues, and political and social turbulence. As the Greek philosopher Heraclitus and my father used to say - “ta panta rhei kai ouden menei” - everything flows, and nothing stays. It sure has been a year of remixing, reshuffling, and reorientation. (more…)

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Volkswagen Beetle in the Snow - Maxwell Monty

Holiday Message 2021

Posted on December 22, 2021

“Everything is going to be all right!” We want to reiterate the promise of 2015. Back then, we shared a hope with you — driven by optimism, a love for what we do, an attitude of service, and the belief in a greater good. (more…)

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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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