Business in West Virginia
Posted by Jeffrey Tinnell
on Feb 01, 2016
THIS WEEK’S MEETING
WEEK BEGINNING: FEBRUARY 1, 2016
PRESIDING TODAY IS: JEFFREY TINNELL, VICE PRESIDENT
A Reflective Moment
A Light Moment
I enjoyed Brett’s efforts and thought I would continue:
1. Oscar the Grouch used to be orange. Jim Henson decided to make him green before the second season of Sesame Street. How did Oscar explain the color change? He said he went on vacation to the very damp Swamp Mushy Muddy and turned green overnight.
2. On Good Friday in 1930, the BBC reported, "There is no news." Instead, they played piano music.
3. The 3 Musketeers bar was originally split into three pieces with three different flavors: vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. When the other flavors became harder to come by during World War II, Mars decided to go all chocolate.
4. Fredric Baur invented the Pringles can. When he passed away in 2008, his ashes were buried in one.
5. In the 1980s, Pablo Escobar's Medellin Cartel was spending $2,500 a month on rubber bands just to hold all their cash.
This week’s Program:
One of the best parts of my work is being able to travel, meet interesting people and learn about activities going on around me that I had no idea existed. Many of you have traveled I-79 Interstate over the years and have seen signs proclaiming the Hardwood Alliance Zone. For me, it was just a road sign until our company produced a promotional film for HAZ detailing what the organization represented. Not only was it informational, but it made me look closer at the impact the timber industry has had on West Virginia’s history and how important it is to the economy of the state. Taking time to gain a better perspective on various business sectors, which might not impact me directly, allows one to gain a better understanding as to what responsible business leadership can do for a region, but also how an industry can work to be better community partners and members.
Thank you for participating in this week's meeting!