Tag - Entrepreneur

Celebrating Black History Month and West Virginia’s Entrepreneurs

It may not seem like it, but the days are getting longer. We may be in the dead of winter here in West Virginia, but at Rural Development February is when things really start to heat up. Funding award announcements and learning opportunities are just a few of the things...

SparkWV

Description SparkWV is an innovative idea and small business generation competition for middle and high school students in West Virginia. The competition consists of three competitive rounds. Students are invited to apply as individuals or as a team with up to four members. SparkWV includes two tracks: BIG IDEAS: You have an idea...

Do Something Good For Your Most Valuable Asset – Your Mind

We are entrepreneurs. We’re founders. Builders. We are growth-minded. We’ve sacrificed. Business-first. We hustle … and grind. We work our butts off. We produce. And there’s nothing wrong with any of those qualities. In fact, they’re primary attributes of success. Yet, if you are anything like me, we tend to place almost everything ahead of taking care...

Small Business Solutions for Barbour County

Mark your calendar and plan to join us at 17 North Event Center across from the courthouse in Philippi on Monday, November 13th at 5:30pm. The Senior Community Services Employment Program will be our special guest, and the Philippi Convention & Visitors Bureau has graciously agreed to provide refreshments. Small Business...

Small Biz Series: Ask An Expert B2B featuring Mike McKechnie, Kelly Waugh, and Mike Studholme

We're Talking Business! Featured Entrepreneur 10/10/23, 10am~Mike McKechnie (President/Founder), Kelly Waugh (VP), Mike Studholme (Senior Solar PV & Battery Consultant) of Berkeley Springs, Morgan County. Meet the dynamic team from Mountain View Solar (mtvSolar), the area's premier Solar company. We'll discuss how the company was founded, how it grew from a...

Small Biz Series: Ask An Expert B2B featuring Irv Miller

We're Talking Business! Featured Entrepreneur 10/10/23, 10am~Irv Miller of Berkeley Springs, Morgan County. Irv and his wife, Laura, have owned and operated their first business (a self-defense online retail store) for over 20 years. They also launched a subsequent product line as well as a Main Street retail store and most...

Small Business Solutions for Barbour County

Small Business Solutions is sponsored by the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce, the Development Authority, and Woodlands Development and Lending to provide a reliable space every month for all current and potential Barbour County businesses to network, brainstorm and collaborate in a relaxed, informal environment.

10th Annual West Virginia Makes Festival

Festival offers $10,000 in prizes to makers of all ages To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the West Virginia Makes Festival, the Marshall Advanced Manufacturing Center (MAMC) is offering $10,000 in cash prizes to winners of this year’s Design Challenge. Artisans, inventors, manufacturers, students and makers of all kinds are encouraged to...

Small Business Solutions for Barbour County

Small Business Solutions is sponsored by the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce, the Development Authority, and Woodlands Development and Lending to provide a reliable space every month for all current and potential Barbour County businesses to network, brainstorm and collaborate in a relaxed, informal environment.

The Melody of Hiraeth: Celebrating West Virginia’s Makers

Hiraeth is a Celtic word that evades translation. It is the ache, the longing, the belonging of a place that unceasingly whispers our name, a place that claims us. Our spiritual home. West Virginia is my ancestral home. The hiraeth that beckoned my fifth great grandfather to the western frontier of...