Holiday Message 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…)
Holiday Message 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…)
“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 ...
Holiday Message 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…)
Holiday Message 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 ...
Holiday Message 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 ...
Holiday Message 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…)
Thank You, West Virginia!
"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."
Holiday Message 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…)
DCE Workshop Video Online
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 ...