Press Release

Morgantown Businessman Frank Vitale Named President of Country Roads Angel Network

The start-up business picture in West Virginia became even brighter today with the announcement from Country Roads Angel Network (CRAN) that it was naming Morgantown businessman Frank Vitale as its president. Recognized as the Mountain State’s first accredited angel network, CRAN was launched in late 2019, and now will have Vitale...

SBDC Business Coach Donna Schramm Receives 2023 WV SBDC State Star Award

The West Virginia Small Business Development Center (WV SBDC) recently announced that SBDC Business Coach Donna Schramm has been named West Virginia’s 2023 State Star. “Donna Schramm’s selection as the 2023 State Star recognizes her exemplary performance and commitment to the small businesses of West Virginia,” Steve Johnson, state director for...

Mountain Steer Meat Company earns Federal Inspection and USDA Grading

Mountain Steer Meat Company has received its Federal Grant of Inspection and is now eligible for beef grading by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Graded local beef assists small processing plants by showcasing, on an official level, the quality of regional cattle. Through ultrasound and camera grading, Mountain Steer...

Berkeley County Development Authority Launches Build-Up Berkeley Competition for Local Businesses

The Berkeley County Development Authority (BCDA) is launching its Build-Up Berkeley Competition, an initiative that aims to help new and existing businesses learn to thrive in our local economy. The Build-Up Berkeley program will combine an educational series where entrepreneurs will learn concepts and tools for running a successful business and...