Chamber to host Energy Speaks for informative luncheon on Nov. 13

November 6, 2018


The Huntington Regional Chamber will host an informative luncheon with the Energy Speaks Alliance on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the St. Mary’s Conference Center, 2849 Fifth Ave., Huntington. This event is free and exclusive to Chamber members. Lunch will be provided.

The purpose of Energy Speaks is to provide the public with facts, clarify false information and offer an in-depth look into the natural gas industry. Capt. James McCormick will serve as the featured speaker.

McCormick currently serves as the Vets4Energy Program Director and a board member for Energy Speaks. McCormick also works for the West Virginia Department of Agriculture as director of the newly established WV Veterans and Warriors to Agriculture project, the first of its kind in the nation. He is the owner and operator of Raising Cane Farms, a family-run bamboo farm and veterans’ retreat in Mason County. In 2014, Capt. James McCormick was awarded the Silver Star for bravery during an attack near Baghdad, Iraq.

McCormick also holds three Bronze stars, three Purple Hearts, the Meritorious Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Medal, Southwest Asia Campaign Medal and Iraq Service Medal. His civilian awards include the Congressional Medal of Honor Society’s “Citizens Service Before Self” Medal and The Jefferson Award for civic service. McCormick is a former state chairman for the West Virginia Veterans Coalition and Chapter Commander for Post 1863 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart. He currently serves on the West Virginia Veterans Council.

The 1986 Winfield High School graduate has a two-year certificate in Building Construction from Putnam Career & Technical Center, completed the 158 semester-hour Regents Bachelor’s Degree program from West Virginia State University and has a one-year certificate in Occupational Safety and Health from Red Rocks Community College.

He is currently attending the American College of Health Care Service, specializing in Alternative Therapy, and the Genesis School of Natural Health. McCormick lives in West Virginia with his wife and eight children. He practices and holds both a Doctorate of Christian Counseling and a Doctor of Divinity degree.

For more information about Energy Speaks, visit energyspeakswv.com. To register, call 304.525.5131.

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