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June 2019

In This Issue

  • Marketing to Generation Z: Business-Savy for the Tech-Savy
  • Board Member Spotlight
  • Featured Property
  • Community Calendar

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Marketing to Generation Z: Business-Savy for the Tech-Savy

Technology has quickly engulfed the world around us. Everything we do, both at a business and personal level, seems to involve technology in one way or another. However, as that happens, small businesses continue to be a top target for hackers, with the number of organizations hit by cybercrime rising each year.
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Board Member Spotlight: Jim Barnes

 The Berkeley County Development Authority (BCDA) is a community-driven organization and is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.  We want you to meet the great folks who support us with their time, talent and commitment to our mission, so we will be spotlighting them throughout the year.  Below is a Q&A with Jim Barnes. Jim is a former owner of Channel Creasing Matrix in Martinsburg. 

1. How did you get involved with the Berkeley County Development Authority?

After retiring I was looking for a way to give back to the community and BCDA seemed like a good fit considering my manufacturing and distribution experience.
2. What word would you use to describe your first year(s) on the board?


3. Have there been any major strategic decisions that your Board has faced during your tenure? 

I would say the purchase of the Criswell farm and later, the Bender farm, during tight financial times, allowed us to assemble a real estate property large enough to attract an industry such as P & G.

4. What does the BCDA mean to you?
BCDA offers an opportunity to improve the quality of life in Berkeley County by attracting business and industry that offers good and wages and benefits and increases in the tax base and standard of living.  Those increases help finance better education, recreation, public safety and services, and thereby, improve the quality of life.

5. What are you most looking forward to in the 2019 related to the BCDA work?
The continued development of our properties to attract the type of industry that benefits the community.
6. Why is the work of the BCDA important to the community? 
(see 4 & 5 above)
Please provide a quote on BCDA, the Authority Board, or Berkeley County that we can highlight and was not in the above answers you provided.
 “BCDA offers responsible and effective industrial, commercial and business development for the benefit of the community.”
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The mission of the Development Authority of Berkeley County is to promote sustainable industrial and economic development and increased employment and tax base through the cooperative sharing of resources within the community. 
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