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CHARLESTON – West Virginia Retirement Plus has surpassed $200 million in assets, the continuation of a dramatic 10-year growth period.

As of Sept. 30 the plan possessed $200.2 million in total assets, a remarkable increase from the $68 million on hand when State Treasurer John Perdue’s office assumed control in July of 2006.   

On June 30 it claimed 16,793 participants, more than triple the 5,022 in the plan when Treasurer Perdue took over. The $200 million asset milestone similarly represents a virtual tripling in dollar amount. 

The City of Elkins is celebrating Municipal Government Week.

Thirty students from Elkins Middle School and Elkins High School learned about city government by participating in a mock city council meeting on Tuesday.

Students went through the process of how committees work, and filter information back to council.  The city's clerk said everyone should be aware of their municipal government.

MomsRising to Present ‘Thank You’ Letter to City Leaders for Their Work Supporting Early Learning

Mayor Nan Whaley and Dayton City Commissioners Matt Joseph, Jeffrey J. Mims, Chris Shaw, and Joey Williams have been working to make Dayton a “City of Learners” by focusing on the early education of Dayton’s littlest residents. Dayton moms and dads will thank them for efforts at the City Commissioners’ meeting:

WEIRTON, W.Va. — Weirton City Council took its meeting on the road Tuesday to make a decision about an important issue.

The meeting was held at Weirton Elementary School so students to see city government in action. As a bonus, those students to become the first to learn the city's Christmas tree display will be back this year.

Students learned plenty more, like 4th grader Kayla Velogel, who didn’t know Weirton’s Mayor’s name is “Bubba,” speaking of Harold “Bubba” Milller.

Register for IRS webinar: ACA Outreach for State and Local Governmental Employer Community

October 20 at 2 p.m. (Eastern) 

Register for this event

This is a live webinar presented by the ACA Office and TE/GE Counsel to address governmental entities' concerns and needs as they relate to ACA information reporting requirements. 

Learn about:

  • Determining Applicable Large Employer (ALE) status
  • Identifying full-time employees
  • Defining hours of service
  • What is Minimum Essential Coverage?
  • e-Filing of information returns
  • 2016 filing season corrections and replacements
  • Penalties and relief
  • TIN solicitation
  • Changes to forms & instructions for Tax Year 2016
  • Questions and answers

We will not be offering Continuing Education Credit for this event.


Still time for the discounted rate!

WV SHRM State Council Annual Conference



Thursday October 27, 2016 at 8:00 AM EDT
Friday October 28, 2016 at 1:00 PM EDT


300 Conference Center Way
Bridgeport, WV 26330

Register now : http://wv.shrm.org/events/2016/10/wv-state-council-conference

Still time for the discounted rate!

City Manager – Morgantown, W.Va. (pop. 31,000). A historic city located on the Monongahela River, Morgantown is the largest city in north central West Virginia and offers a unique community with a vibrant mix of cultural, social and economic diversity. Morgantown is home to West Virginia University, the largest institution of higher education in the state with an annual enrollment of over 31,000 students; and is the medical, cultural, and commercial hub of the region.  Daytime population estimates are 70,000-plus in Morgantown.

Nominations are now open for the next $500,000 boost!

We’ve had so much fun and have been so inspired by this year’s Small Business Revolution on Main Street project that we’re going to do it again next year. If you live in, work in or just plain love an exceptional small town that could use a boost from Deluxe and the Small Business Revolution, nominate it today.

We’ll narrow the nominations down to a set of finalists and ask the public to vote for a winner, which will receive $500,000 worth of marketing services and support. As we saw first-hand in Wabash, that sort of support can make all the difference in the world.

Nominations are now being accepted for one small town to receive a $500,000 transformation and to be featured in a video series starring Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec.

The town that wins the “Small Business Revolution on Main Street” contest and its small businesses will receive a $500,000 revitalization in the form of one-on-one guidance from Herjavec; marketing and business services from Deluxe Corporation, a leading provider of small-business marketing services; and upgrades to the town’s public spaces.

This marks the second “Small Business Revolution on Main Street” contest, which awarded a $500,000 transformation to Wabash, Indiana, this summer. An award-winning film crew spent the summer in Wabash capturing the process, and the inspiring series just debuted at SmallBusinessRevolution.org. You can watch the series to see firsthand the amazing impact that the program could have on your town.

In addition to the $500,000 transformation and video series, the winning town will receive major publicity: The initial contest was covered in the Wall Street Journal, Inc. Magazine, Entrepreneur, and many other major media outlets across the country.

Nominations are open through Friday, Oct. 21 and take only a few minutes to complete.

The finalist announcement is planned for February, at which point the American public will vote to determine the final winner. Eligible towns must have fewer than 25,000 residents, and anyone can nominate a town, whether they live there or not.

More details appear at SmallBusinessRevolution.org, and here’s the nomination page. Please share this opportunity with anyone who you believe may be interested, and let me know if you have any questions.

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