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  ArtsLink and the Wetzel County CVB
are hoping for community support in voting for
our Levitt AMP New Martinsville Grant Awards. Voting starts on November 1.

October 31, 2018 - ArtsLink and the Wetzel County CVB are now in the running to bring a 10 -  12 week live music series to New Martinsville during the summer of  2019.

Sponsored by the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, a national foundation dedicated to strengthening the social fabric of America through free live music, ArtsLink and the Wetzel County CVB hope to qualify as one of 15 winning organizations competing in the Levitt AMP New Martinsville Grant Awards.

Supporters are asked to visit https://grant.levittamp.org/voter-registration-page/ to register and vote. Online public voting is open to everyone starting Thursday, November 1 and ending November 20 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The Top 25 finalists will be selected through online public voting. The Levitt Foundation will then review the proposals of these 25 finalists and will select up to 15 Levitt AMP winners, which will be announced on December 18, 2018.

The Levitt AMP New Martinsville Grant Awards are an exciting matching grant opportunity created by the Levitt Foundation to serve small to mid-sized towns and cities with populations up to 400,000. Up to 15 nonprofits will receive $25,000 each in matching funds to produce their own Levitt AMP Music Series—an outdoor, free concert series featuring a diverse lineup of professional musicians.

ArtsLink submitted the proposal for New Martinsville. The proposed venue site is the City grounds on Harlan Drive, site of the Back Home Festival. New Martinsville’s proposal is now posted on the Levitt AMP website for public voting. http://levittamp.org

A successful campaign for ArtsLink and the Wetzel County CVB depends on community participation to get as many online votes as possible to bring the concert series to town. Community support, as measured by the number of online votes received, will be one of the key factors when the Levitt Foundation selects up to 15 winners.

ArtsLink President Barbara Vincent comments, “This is an exciting opportunity for New Martinsville, not only to bring free world-class music of many genres to our community, but to foster the growth of our region.” Sandy Hunt, President of the CVB, continues, “The Back Home Festival will be just one concert in this music series. We hope to represent all members of our community, and we will feature performances geared to differing tastes and age groups”.

ArtsLink and the Wetzel County CVB ask supporters to start spreading the word to family, friends, colleagues and neighbors and rally the community to vote for New Martinsville’s proposal.

Learn more at http://levittamp.org .

Contact the Wetzel County CVB 304-398-4910 for more information. ArtsLink and the CVB are committed to providing universal accessibility wherever possible. Persons with special needs may contact us to request assistance.
 
 
 
 

ArtsLink board members present at the annual Safety Award ceremony included, back row, from left: Terry Wiley,
Barbara Vincent, Laura Kane, Dan Henthorn, Jane Knight, Scarlet Hood, Amanda McPherson, and Fawn Price;
front row: Bob DeFrancis, Brian Rogers, Miranda Rogers,
Clara Glover, and Debbie Bennett.

 

At the March meeting of the ArtsLink Board of Directors, Safety Committee Chairperson Clara Glover presented the annual Safety Award to ArtsLink president, Miranda Rogers. Ms. Rogers accepted the award on behalf of the membership. Glover remarked, “This award marks another year of commitment to safety by the ArtsLink membership.” Among the safety-related activities undertaken by the organization are a safe-driving presentation at the annual meeting and facility inspections prior to ArtsLink concerts and other functions.

ArtsLink is the arts council for Wetzel and Tyler counties and is committed to making the arts accessible to all. Upcoming activities include the Summer Coffeehouse Series and the Wayward Players production of Seussical, JR.

Support for ArtsLink’s programming is made possible with financial assistance from West Virginia Northern Community College, the City of New Martinsville Parks and Recreation Commission, WETZ/WYMJ Radio, EQT Foundation, Dominion Foundation, Ohio Valley Online, Libby’s Kids Ministry, and the Wells Inn. ArtsLink is committed to providing universal accessibility wherever possible. Persons with special needs may contact ArtsLink at 304-455-2278 for assistance.

 
 
 
 
 
 
  

ArtsLink receives a donation from Dominion
Resources Services. Pictured left to right are, Carolyn Hizer, Mary Rohrig, Amanda McPherson, Miranda Rogers, Barbara Vincent, Scarlet Hood, Jane Knight, Larry Tackett, Clara Glover, and Brian Rogers.

Members of the ArtsLink Board of Directors recently received a donation from Dominion Resources Services, Inc. ArtsLink, the arts council for Wetzel and Tyler counties, will use the funding to support arts programs in area schools. Dominion and its philanthropic arm, The Dominion Foundation, annually award about $20 million to causes that protect the environment, promote education and help meet basic human needs.

The Foundation is dedicated to improving the physical, social and economic well-being of the communities served by Dominion companies, which also invest in communities through programs and volunteer activities. Christine Mitchell, Dominion’s local external affairs representative noted that Foundation grants are funded by shareholder dollars and are not borne by customers. “We are happy to support ArtsLink, and hope that it can continue to enhance the teaching of the arts to our local children,” said Mitchell.

For information on ArtsLink’s activities, please call 304-455-2278. ArtsLink is committed to providing universal accessibility wherever possible. Persons with special needs may contact ArtsLink to request assistance.
 
  
  
ArtsLink Website Gets Support
      
     The ArtsLink, Inc., website is now being hosted by a local software management company.  Ohio Valley Online, a division of Prosite Business Solutions, LLC, is helping ArtsLink to get its message across to residents of the Mid-Ohio Valley area. The ArtsLink website is 
www.artslinkwv.org.  Ohio Valley Online is located at 732 Third Street in New Martinsville, next to Sounds Incredible.
     "The ArtsLink website is a great place to check for news about the organization, become a member or donor, or check out photos from recent events,"  said Fran Caldwell, ArtsLink president. "We are extremely grateful to Ohio Valley Online for their help."
     
     
The ArtsLink website was originally designed by David McCartney II, son of Dave McCartney, CFO at Wetzel County Hospital and a former ArtsLink board member, as a senior project for his college degree.  Ohio Valley Online took over the hosting of the website to make it easier for ArtsLink personnel to receive local technical support.
            
     "We are now able to quickly update the site and keep our information current",
Caldwell said.  Ohio Valley Online specializes in web design and hosting database enabled websites  where companies can post images, text, products and events themselves without the ongoing need of a web designer. 
            
     
Parent company Prosite Business Solutions, LLC was established in Phoenix, Arizona, in 1998 by the husband and wife Information Technology team of Cindy and Jason Warren, specializing in Ecommerce Websites, Quick Books Training, MS Access database development and overall IT solutions.  In September 2001, Prosite rolled out Pro Business Tools (SM) installation management tools and scheduling software were rolled out to companies nationwide to help them better manage their service business.
           
    In 2002, Prosite added an east coast location in New Martinsville, Cindy (Willey) Warren's hometown.  More information about Prosite is available online at  www.probusinesstools.com.
                                                
 
      ArtsLink is committed to providing universal accessibility
wherever possible.  Accessible seating is available for all
events.  Persons with special needs may contact
us at 304-455-2278 to request assistance.
 

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