It’s Joe Justice, the Kanawha Valley Hustler, and I’m coming to you live from Meet-Up 64 at Black Sheep right here in Charleston. This place is buzzing with energy, thanks to all the different groups gathered here tonight. We’ve got members from the Charleston Area Alliance, Putnam County Chamber of Commerce, and so many more. Honestly, there are too many to name, but you get the picture.
I’m here to chat with some folks and get a sense of what they’re looking forward to in 2024. First up, I catch Isaac Sinclair, who fills me in on the collaborative spirit of Meet-Up 64, bringing together young professionals from across the Metro Valley. The turnout is fantastic, with over a hundred eager faces ready to kickstart the year.
Next, I chat with Julian Pecora. It’s inspiring to see folks from different sectors coming together to support young talent and make a difference.
Then, Erin Noon shares her excitement about the massive crowd tonight and the potential for more events like this in the future. It’s clear that there’s a hunger for connection and growth in our community.
Hollis Lewis chats about what he’s up to and Gina Marks and Autumn Williamson talk about growth in 2024.
As I move through the crowd, I chat with Hunter Wilkes about his upcoming internship and the opportunities it holds for his career and personal growth. It’s heartwarming to hear about folks seizing opportunities and looking forward to making an impact.
I also catch up with William J. McCormick, who’s passionate about providing top-notch service to his customers in the car sales industry. He’s all about making a difference in people’s lives, one car at a time.
Jamon Schmidt shares his enthusiasm for new opportunities in 2024, echoing the sentiments of many here tonight. With Theresa Ortiz, there’s a palpable sense of optimism and excitement for what the future holds.
Michelle Goodman is excited with the turnout.
Stacey Norman and Sarah Short both express their eagerness to make a difference in their respective roles at United Way, highlighting the importance of community support and empowerment.
Finally, Alex Schnulo shares his ambitious goals for professional growth and helping others along the way. It’s clear that the spirit of collaboration and progress runs deep in our community.
As I wrap up the evening, I’m filled with a sense of hope and anticipation for the year ahead. There’s so much potential for growth, connection, and positive change, and I can’t wait to see what we’ll achieve together in 2024.