HUNTINGTON – The Marshall University Marshall Thundering Herd want the world to know they are Friends of Coal.

This Thursday, February 18th, at 7 p.m. the Herd will play host to the Charlotte 49’ers at the Cam Henderson Center in Huntington. All coal miners and affiliated employees can use the promo code HERDCOAL on Herdzone.com, or just show your Friends of Coal sticker at the door to receive tickets discounted to just $5 tickets for the game.

The Herd’s Head Basketball Coach Dan D’Antoni said the night will be a “special night honoring the coal miner and all those who work in the coal industry in West Virginia.”
The team will wear its black uniforms in honor of our coal miners. D’Antoni called for a “blackout” at the game.

D’Antoni knows the importance of coal to the state firsthand.

“My grandfather was a coal miner and I grew up in coal country,” D’Antoni said. “The first 500 fans will receive a special Friends of Coal t-shirt and we hope everyone else will wear black to honor our proud history here in the state.

West Virginia Coal Association Senior Vice President Chris Hamilton said the event shows the bonds between the industry and the state.

“We are proud of our relationship with the state’s universities,” Hamilton said. “Many of our miners, their children, our management, their children and grandchildren have worn the green and white of Marshall. We appreciate Marshall’s recognition of our people and we urge all Friend of Coal to head to the Henderson Center this Thursday evening. Let’s rock the Henderson Center with coal!”

 

WASHINGTON – The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity announced the election ofJoseph Craft III, president and CEO and director of Alliance Resource Partners, L.P., as its next chairman.Michael Ward, chairman and CEO of CSX, was elected vice chairman.
“As the heads of organizations dedicated to the assurance of reliable access to affordable energy, Mr. Craft and Mr. Ward bring tremendous experience and leadership to ACCCE at a critical time for industry,” said Mike Duncan, president and CEO of ACCCE. “We look forward to working together to overturn EPA’s power plan and to assure affordable coal-based electricity for decades to come.”

PRINCETON --The next regular meeting of the Pocahontas Coal Association will be held Thursday, December 10th, at 6:00 PM at the Princeton Elks Club. 
As is tradition during the Winter meeting, the PCA will be honoring the Boys High School Football Players of the Week, and also the Player of the Year. A dinner will also accompany the awards presentation. Bill Raney, President of the West Virginia Coal Association,will speak.
Please plan to come and bring a friend! 

FOR MORE INFORMATION :
Contact Jason Fannin at 276-623-2914 or 276-698-5317
The Pocahontas Coal Association,  Inc.

CHARLESTON –The Kanawha Valley Mining Institute will host its monthly meeting for December on December 3, at 6 pm at the Holiday Inn and Suites in Charleston.  The program sponsor is Joy Global and Shannon Vest. The program specifics will be announced next week.
This will be the Annual Christmas Celebration and if you can donate door prizes they will be appreciated.  A REMINDER: Scholarship applications are due by the December 3 meeting 
To Register for the KVMI Mailing List – Go To: http://www.kvmi.org/contact.html
or contact Pat Damron, President - KVMI at (304)544-7343 or pdamron@jhfletcher.com

CHARLESTON --The West Virginia Business & Industry Council will host the"Leading The Change" Pre-Legislative Conference from 9am-4:30pm on Tuesday, December 8. 
The program will include lunch, and a reception will be held from 4:30-6:30pm. The event will be held at the Charleston Marriott.  


Business leaders, policy makers and subject matter experts from across the state and region will discuss the issues and policies that will move West Virginia forward.


An agenda will be announced shortly, but content will revolve around the challenging issues facing our state and strategies to address them. State and national experts and legislative leaders will discuss a variety of topics, to include: 

·        Economic Development
·        Taxation
·        Legal and Workforce Fairness
·        Energy
·        Substance Abuse
·        And more!

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