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Dr. David Bridgeman will be sponsoring the upcoming concert
 by Trout Fishing in America and received NIP tax credits
for his sponsorship donation.
ArtsLink has again been awarded state tax credits under the Neighborhood Investment Program (NIP) sponsored by the West Virginia Development Office. According to Cathy L. Durham, Grant Management Specialist for the Program, “ArtsLink is offering West Virginia residents NIP Tax Credits for qualifying gifts made to them. This is an excellent way to support your favorite charity, and because the program is an actual WV state tax credit, a $1,000 gift to ArtsLink translates into an actual $500 out of pocket expense.”

The award was in the amount of $2,500 in tax credits. Funds raised through the program will be used to support ArtsLink programs, with a goal of maintaining current admission costs, which remain at 2001 levels. Membership dues have never been increased.

According to former West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, “There is no simple way to describe the extent of the work the Neighborhood Investment Tax Credit Program has facilitated”. The West Virginia Legislature has extended the Neighborhood Investment Tax Credit Program and maintained the overall tax credit allocation at $3 million. Under the program, individuals and businesses that donate at least $500 are eligible to receive 50 percent of the contributed amount in the form of state tax credits. Donors may use the credits to reduce liability for the Corporate Net Income Tax or the Personal Income Tax.

“This is an especially appealing incentive for donors,” ArtsLink President Scarlet Hood remarks. “A tax credit is an actual dollar amount taken right off the top of the taxes owed. The donor may also be able claim the entire amount as a tax-deductible donation on their federal income tax return, which gives them an additional break. Sponsorships are available for our 2019-20 Concert Series and other upcoming events.”

Tax credits will be issued on a first come, first served basis. However, credits remaining on March 15 are subject to recapture by the Development Office. More information about ArtsLink programs and activities and how to participate is available on the ArtsLink web site, www.artslinkwv.org, or by calling Donna Earley, administrative coordinator, at 304-455-2278.

 

ArtsLink board members present at the annual Safety Award ceremony included, back row, from left: Terry Wiley,
Barbara Vincent, Laura Kane, Dan Henthorn, Jane Knight, Scarlet Hood, Amanda McPherson, and Fawn Price;
front row: Bob DeFrancis, Brian Rogers, Miranda Rogers,
Clara Glover, and Debbie Bennett.

 

At the March meeting of the ArtsLink Board of Directors, Safety Committee Chairperson Clara Glover presented the annual Safety Award to ArtsLink president, Miranda Rogers. Ms. Rogers accepted the award on behalf of the membership. Glover remarked, “This award marks another year of commitment to safety by the ArtsLink membership.” Among the safety-related activities undertaken by the organization are a safe-driving presentation at the annual meeting and facility inspections prior to ArtsLink concerts and other functions.

ArtsLink is the arts council for Wetzel and Tyler counties and is committed to making the arts accessible to all. Upcoming activities include the Summer Coffeehouse Series and the Wayward Players production of Seussical, JR.

Support for ArtsLink’s programming is made possible with financial assistance from West Virginia Northern Community College, the City of New Martinsville Parks and Recreation Commission, WETZ/WYMJ Radio, EQT Foundation, Dominion Foundation, Ohio Valley Online, Libby’s Kids Ministry, and the Wells Inn. ArtsLink is committed to providing universal accessibility wherever possible. Persons with special needs may contact ArtsLink at 304-455-2278 for assistance.

 
 
 
 

ArtsLink receives a donation from Dominion
Resources Services. Pictured left to right are, Carolyn Hizer, Mary Rohrig, Amanda McPherson, Miranda Rogers, Barbara Vincent, Scarlet Hood, Jane Knight, Larry Tackett, Clara Glover, and Brian Rogers.

Members of the ArtsLink Board of Directors recently received a donation from Dominion Resources Services, Inc. ArtsLink, the arts council for Wetzel and Tyler counties, will use the funding to support arts programs in area schools. Dominion and its philanthropic arm, The Dominion Foundation, annually award about $20 million to causes that protect the environment, promote education and help meet basic human needs.

The Foundation is dedicated to improving the physical, social and economic well-being of the communities served by Dominion companies, which also invest in communities through programs and volunteer activities. Christine Mitchell, Dominion’s local external affairs representative noted that Foundation grants are funded by shareholder dollars and are not borne by customers. “We are happy to support ArtsLink, and hope that it can continue to enhance the teaching of the arts to our local children,” said Mitchell.

For information on ArtsLink’s activities, please call 304-455-2278. ArtsLink is committed to providing universal accessibility wherever possible. Persons with special needs may contact ArtsLink to request assistance.
 
  
  
ArtsLink Website Gets Support
      
     The ArtsLink, Inc., website is now being hosted by a local software management company.  Ohio Valley Online, a division of Prosite Business Solutions, LLC, is helping ArtsLink to get its message across to residents of the Mid-Ohio Valley area. The ArtsLink website is 
www.artslinkwv.org.  Ohio Valley Online is located at 732 Third Street in New Martinsville, next to Sounds Incredible.
     "The ArtsLink website is a great place to check for news about the organization, become a member or donor, or check out photos from recent events,"  said Fran Caldwell, ArtsLink president. "We are extremely grateful to Ohio Valley Online for their help."
     
     
The ArtsLink website was originally designed by David McCartney II, son of Dave McCartney, CFO at Wetzel County Hospital and a former ArtsLink board member, as a senior project for his college degree.  Ohio Valley Online took over the hosting of the website to make it easier for ArtsLink personnel to receive local technical support.
            
     "We are now able to quickly update the site and keep our information current",
Caldwell said.  Ohio Valley Online specializes in web design and hosting database enabled websites  where companies can post images, text, products and events themselves without the ongoing need of a web designer. 
            
     
Parent company Prosite Business Solutions, LLC was established in Phoenix, Arizona, in 1998 by the husband and wife Information Technology team of Cindy and Jason Warren, specializing in Ecommerce Websites, Quick Books Training, MS Access database development and overall IT solutions.  In September 2001, Prosite rolled out Pro Business Tools (SM) installation management tools and scheduling software were rolled out to companies nationwide to help them better manage their service business.
           
    In 2002, Prosite added an east coast location in New Martinsville, Cindy (Willey) Warren's hometown.  More information about Prosite is available online at  www.probusinesstools.com.
                                                
 
      ArtsLink is committed to providing universal accessibility
wherever possible.  Accessible seating is available for all
events.  Persons with special needs may contact
us at 304-455-2278 to request assistance.
 

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