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United Way Alliance of the Mid-Ohio Valley cuts ribbon on Market Street office

Representatives of the City of Parkersburg, the Chamber of Commerce and United Way Alliance of the Mid-Ohio Valley held a ribbon cutting at the new office at 404 Market St. (Photo Provided)

PARKERSBURG — The United Way Alliance of the Mid-Ohio Valley and the Chamber of Commerce of the Mid-Ohio Valley teamed up for a ribbon cutting at the new United Way office at 404 Market St.

The United Way moved into the new space, just above TCB, in mid-April. The former office in the 900 block of Market Street.

“The new office allows us a little bit of room to grow and affords us the opportunity to have each team member in their own office space rather than working from shared offices,” United Way Executive Director Stacy DeCicco said. “As we strive to work at full capacity but simultaneously be cognizant of current health protocols and best practices, this is a huge win for us.”

As the United Way continues to expand its impact and strengthen community response initiatives, it is critical it collaboratively work and have discussions with stakeholder, agencies and partners, according to DeCicco.

“The new space allows us space to do that in a safe way, and space to have our videoconferencing system in place for virtual connections when necessary,” she said. “We are in close proximity to so many of the organizations that we collaborate with on a regular basis, Downtown PKB, the Chamber, the City of Parkersburg, the McDonough Foundation. It’s just ideal from that standpoint.”

Mayor Tom Joyce attended the ribbon cutting as did Michael Browning representing Sen. Joe Manchin.

Joyce welcomed the organization to the 400 block of Market Street and encouraged residents to get involved with the work of the United Way.

Browning communicated remarks from Manchin, who praised the United Way for its efforts as the community faced the challenges of the past year, including “each of you work hard and your commitment to excellence has made a truly positive difference in the Mid-Ohio Valley.”

The United Way will better showcase itself at the new location, according to Community Impact Director Sara Hess.

“One trademark of United Way has been our community impact. In our new space we have the ability showcase our initiatives, our sponsors and our community partners,” Hess said. “The new office allows us all of that opportunity. We are so thrilled to see what is next on our horizon In our new location we are able to collaborate with problem solvers to create real change for our community.”

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