Vicissitude — change over time, that is the word of the day. As many things are changing here in our community there are things that do remain the same.

This is the week we had here at the Alliance. We celebrated a few things and opportunities and found reason to be appreciative for long held friends.

The Ashland Alliance offers congratulations to Kentucky Power for 100 years of business in eastern Kentucky. The company started providing electrical service to customers on July 21, 1919, as Kentucky and West Virginia Power in downtown Ashland. So, it is only fitting that in its centennial year, Kentucky Power is moving back downtown into the Old Post Office. Kentucky Power recently purchased the historic building on Winchester Avenue as a permanent home for its headquarters. While the move is a few months away, Kentucky Power remains busy in the community. As part of its 100th anniversary, the company has committed to completing 100 Acts of Appreciation throughout eastern Kentucky. Kentucky Power and its employees are giving their time, talents and dollars to the communities they serve to say thank you and demonstrate their commitment to the region. From collecting coats and food for those in need to volunteering to assist our senior citizens and supporting our communities through educational, community and economic development grants. We thank them for their partnership.

We have new friends, as well, to thank this week. Dutch Miller Hyundai of Huntington provided us with a loaner vehicle for a few guests this week that we hosted. Chris Miller is a great friend of the region. It’s always great to invite new people to our region!

Next Thursday, October 24, we have a Business After hours at The Herb N Stone Tea Shop. They are located at 1425 Carter Avenue, Ashland. Please come out and join us.

Thank you from everyone at the Alliance.

—Tim Gibbs, Ashland Alliance