CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- After an absence of more than nine years, the Kanawha Valley will once again have a Jaycees chapter, according to a state Junior Chamber official.The Junior Chamber, also known as the Jaycees, is a global leadership development organization for young professionals.
West Virginia Junior Chamber State President Kris Richmond said plans have been in the works for several months to reorganize the chapter, with a welcoming social and information session, open to the public, planned for 7 p.m. Monday night at the West Virginia State University Economic Development Center, 1506 Kanawha Blvd. W.Richmond said members focus on creating positive change in their communities. Open to civic-minded men and women ages 18 to 40, the new chapter will focus on networking, personal and professional development and civic involvement. They will also be members of the local chamber of commerce to increase their professional opportunities.