25
Jan

? Eat the frog before the frog eats you ?

The holiday decorations have been put away, New Year’s champagne is *uhum* gone, and you might be feeling like life (and all your stuff) is right where it should be. If you’re anything like me, now’s the time to check yourself. Maybe you lost your keys (in your pocket) this morning or arrived at the...
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18
Jan

Lessons From MLK We All Could Use

1. Be bold with your dreams. Never apologize for setting high standards for yourself. 2. Never limit yourself. Ignore people that tell you that you can’t accomplish something. You have the potential to accomplish great things. 3. Know that you can be the change that needs to happen. You and you alone are enough to...
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11
Jan

? Spaghetti and meatballs changed my life ?

( or How to Not Lose Your Mind in the New Year ) We live in a productivity-obsessed world, and I’m a child of it: I find myself swooning over crossed-off, to-do lists, measurable goals, and definitive timelines (heck, my name even means industrious!). I also desperately love my job – it’s a place where...
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04
Jan

? A librarian’s guide to 2017 ?

  As the director of the Putnam County Library, I’m surrounded by books all day, every day. Unfortunately, this doesn’t mean I get to read all of the time. Darn! But here are five I’m definitely going to make time for in 2017: “The Rebel in the Red Jeep: Ken Hechler’s Life in West Virginia...
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20
Dec

? 5 qualities leaders need ?

Good leadership requires focus and passion. Whether at the top of the food chain or looking to get there, great leaders understand what they’re working for. Do you know your organization’s mission statement? Is it something you believe in? Focusing on the bigger picture of what you’re working toward allows you to be more selective...
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13
Dec

Not Your Average Email

As a young person living and working in the Mountain State, it’s easy to feel outnumbered. You’re not alone in trying to figure out what “adulting” looks like. You’re not alone in loving West Virginia, despite seeing friends and colleagues move away. And you’re not alone in wanting to create a better future for our...
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04
Nov

2016 Young Voter Report

What do young West Virginians care about heading to the polls? In the winter of 2016, we conducted a political engagement study, polling 507 West Virginia residents between the ages of 18-45 and we are excited to share the findings with you.  As Nov. 8 approaches, the report outlines the interests and motivations of young...
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18
Sep

That’s a Wrap: YP Week 2016!

That’s a wrap: the first annual Young Professionals Week in West Virginia is in the books! Our amazing Generation Chapters hosted 21 events in 7 days across the state ranging from social gatherings to adventurous outings to meaningful conversations about the issues that matter among young professionals in West Virginia. This week’s range of events...
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30
Aug

YP Week Kicks off in September!

Visit YPWeekWV.com for details on all of the events and happenings! Generation West Virginia and our Chapters are thrilled to be kicking off the first-ever YP Week WV in September! YP Week is put on by young West Virginians for young West Virginians featuring opportunities that highlight why so many choose this place: access to community...
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