Annual Dinner & Meeting
Keynote Speaker - Jan Rader
Jan Rader joined the Huntington, WV, Fire Department in August 1994. Rader is the first woman to reach the rank of chief for a career department in the State of WV. She holds a Regents bachelor of arts degree from Marshall University and an associate's degree of science in nursing from Ohio University. She holds fire service certifications and is also a fire and EMS instructor in the State of West Virginia.
Since November 2014. Rader has been serving as a member of the Mayor's Office of Drug Control Policy. the purpose of this task force is to address drug addiction in Huntington and the surrounding communities and create a holistic approach involving prevention, treatment and law enforcement. Rader recently came to national prominence after the release of the short documentary Heroin(e). by Netflix in September 2017. In April 2018, she was chosen as on of TIME Magazine's "100 Most Influential People in the World".
This year will be recognizing Steve Talbott as the Chamber's Business Leader of the Year. Davis Stuart as our Non-Profit of the Year. Swift Level Fine Meats as New Business of the Year. And Corn + Flour for their comical and entertaining Social Media Presence.