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HHOMA announces lineup and vendors for Juneteenth celebration at Capitol Complex this Saturday

The Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs (HHOMA) is excited to unveil the fantastic lineup for this weekend's Juneteenth Celebration this Saturday, June 15, from 4-9 p.m. at the State Capitol Complex. Headlining performers for the event will be Raheem DeVaughn and Glenn Jones. "We are thrilled to have both Raheem...

West Teays Elementary’s Scarlett Ward Wins 3rd Annual Student Design Challenge

We are thrilled to announce that Scarlett Ward, an 8-year-old second grader at West Teays Elementary, has won the 3rd Annual Student Design Challenge! 🚀 Out of 144 entries from across West Virginia, Scarlett's imaginative design, submitted by her teacher Lisa Alford, was chosen and will be transformed into a...

$100,000 Available in National Lab Assistance Through Open Voucher Call

A new $2.1 million opportunity through the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Technology Transitions, called the Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) Open Voucher Call, is making $100,000 vouchers available to the public. A select number of vouchers, which are redeemable at one of eight National Laboratories and...

Secretary of State Mac Warner Reports 1,157 New WV Business Registrations for May of 2024

Lewis County led the state in new business growth for the month of May 2024

Charleston, W. Va. – The WV Secretary of State's Office registered 1,157 new businesses statewide during the month of May according to Secretary of State Mac Warner. Lewis County led the state in the percentage of...

America’s Seed Fund Road Tour Event in Huntington Receives Large Turnout

  TechConnect, in partnership with Marshall University and the West Virginia Small Business Development Center, hosted an event on May 17 at the Brad D. Smith Center for Business and Innovation at Marshall University to help entrepreneurs, small business owners, and researchers learn how they can grow their businesses through the...

New Changes for PPP and COVID EIDL Defaulted Borrowers

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is now referring defaulted PPP and COVID EIDL borrowers to the U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service for collection on defaulted loans. Such borrowers may face significant consequences, including negative impact on credit scores; withholding of future state and federal tax refunds...

Secretary of State Mac Warner Reports 1,193 New WV Business Registrations for April of 2024

Barbour County led the state in new business growth for the month of April 2024

Charleston, W. Va. – The WV Secretary of State's Office registered 1,193 new businesses statewide during the month of April according to Secretary of State Mac Warner. Barbour County led the state in the percentage of new business...

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program is now open to WV applicants

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is designed for business owners who have a business poised for growth. They have helped entrepreneurs across the country grow their businesses for over a decade by offering a free practical business training program, access to capital, and personalized support services. They look for applicants...

Bridging Innovation Week Bridges the Gap for West Virginia Entrepreneurs: A Week-Long Celebration of Innovation and Growth

Bridging Innovation Week, West Virginia's premier entrepreneurship event, concluded last week with a resounding success, drawing a diverse crowd of over 1,000 attendees including aspiring and established business owners, resource providers, funders, educators, students, and additional key stakeholders. Held at the Marshall Health Network Arena in Huntington, West Virginia, the...