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About Ben Beakes

Ben Beakes is the founder and Managing Member of Three Point Strategies, a Charleston, W.Va. based government affairs and public relations firm offering strong relationships, a new approach, and proven results for its clients. If you need representation at the Capitol call Ben at 304-993-8917 or email Read more of Ben’s blog here. Learn about our results from the 2016 Legislative Session.

3PS turns 2!

By | September 5th, 2017|Categories: News|

Celebrating the second anniversary of the founding of my company, Three Point Strategies, LLC, wasn't as eventful as the first -  yet is was more special. Each year around Labor Day I get to tell the story of how I started my company. First, there was no "I" it was certainly a "we".  Several people advised, [...]

To listen or speak: A lesson from Proverbs

By | July 20th, 2017|Categories: News|

Politics.  The stereotypical image of politics is a bunch of talking heads.  Unfortunately the 24-hour, soundbite, gotcha national media has created a mess of our political system and in some way or another we are all willing participants. I saw an ad running through the social media channels regarding the healthcare debate.  Essentially it said we [...]

Does the Legislative Process Hinder Good Ideas?

By | March 21st, 2017|Categories: News|

This week at the West Virginia Legislature is commonly referred to as "crossover week."  As a West Virginia lobbyist this particular week is stressful and high-paced.  Why? Due to its design, the Legislature requires that all bills be passed out of their assigned committee by a certain date, and that all bills pass their original chamber [...]

Happy Anniversary – Three Point Strategies turns ONE

By | September 1st, 2016|Categories: News|

One year ago today we launched Three Point Strategies, LLC.  It has been a rewarding year. We began with one client and now serve multiple clients in many different industries including: energy, telecommunications, education, technology, insurance, and general business issues.  Thank you to our clients who chose Three Point Strategies for your government affairs and public [...]

Three Point Strategies forms alliance, expands services to Pennsylvania

By | August 17th, 2016|Categories: News|

See article in Pittsburgh Business Times PITTSBURGH/Charleston, W.Va. – Aug. 17, 2016 – Cohen & Grigsby Public Affairs Group is pleased to announce its strategic alliance with Three Point Strategies, a government affairs firm specializing in state and local government relations based in Charleston, West Virginia. Through this relationship, Cohen & Grigsby’s Public Affairs Group and [...]

Back to School – Thank a Teacher

By | August 3rd, 2016|Categories: News|

It’s here.  School gets back into session very soon.  For many teachers across West Virginia this week marked the beginning of a new year – at least getting prepared for it. Sometimes I wonder if we take for granted the things we have.  Many of us take for granted the work our teachers put into their [...]

Hope and Good News

By | July 7th, 2016|Categories: News|

Hope and Good News When I started my business, Three Point Strategies, LLC, my main mission was to help job creators through policy advocacy in order to promote a more job-friendly environment in West Virginia.  It is wonderfully satisfying to see parts of my dream come to life. The WV Regional Technology Park, a client of [...]

Control: Who has it?

By | April 14th, 2016|Categories: News|

“If they would just do….” This the beginning of a phrase that is often said under the Capitol Dome in Charleston.  Insert whatever you want to finish the sentence: “…it the way we’ve always done it” or “…what I suggested to them”.  In the lobbying community this statement is usually made out of frustration – when [...]

Disney World, Lobbying, and John the Baptist

By | April 5th, 2016|Categories: News|

Taking a trip to Disney World is just like lobbying. Wait…what? I recently got back from a spring break Disney World vacation with my lovely wife and two kids.  It was the Disney trip of our dreams.  We’ve been before, but this time it felt like we maximized our joy together as a family.  This was [...]

All I’ve got is my reputation

By | March 24th, 2016|Categories: News|

I’m sure you’ve heard of the phrase “Good Samaritan,” but do you know the story behind it?  Of course, this is one of the famous lessons of the Bible.  Further, what does this story have to do with business relations and particularly in my business, government relations? A man was making a trip from Jerusalem to [...]