The Exponent Telegram
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — On the heels of a successful transformation into a marquis event, the West Virginia Business Hall of Fame has announced that its nomination process for 2018 inductees is open until November 30.
The event location and time of year changed dramatically earlier this year, as the Hall of Fame transitioned its venue to The Greenbrier to kick off the annual West Virginia Business Summit.
The event, which will be next held on August 28, 2018, is hosted annually by the West Virginia University College of Business and Economics. Since the inception of the Hall of Fame in 2001, 65 individuals with strong ties to West Virginia have been inducted for their significant and lasting contributions in national and/or international businesses, state-based enterprises, and entrepreneurial and family businesses.
Hundreds of attendees gathered in August to see the induction of three individuals who have positively impacted the state’s business landscape. Those inducted into the Hall of Fame earlier this year included Charles T. Jones, president and CEO of Amherst Industries; Robert O. Orders, CEO of Orders Construction Company, Inc.; and D. Stephen Walker, former president and CEO of Walker Machinery Company.
Inductees are seen as people who have had a noteworthy impact on West Virginia’s business landscape and have demonstrated commitment and success in the state. They have either been educated in West Virginia, have built their careers in West Virginia or are native West Virginians. Additionally, they serve as commendable role models for students and younger generations everywhere. Nominees are not required to be West Virginia natives or graduates from in-state institutions, and are chosen by an independent selection committee.
For complete nomination criteria and further information on the Hall of Fame, visit https://business.wvu.edu/wv-business-hall-of-fame. For further information on the WVU College of Business and Economics, follow B&E on Twitter at @wvucobe or visit business.wvu.edu.
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