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John Foust: Incongruence in ad creativity
By August 25, 2015 Read More →

John Foust: Incongruence in ad creativity

By John Foust Raleigh, NC Congruence is an important characteristic of communication. In order to get a message through, all of the ingredients have to match. Most of the time, congruence comes naturally. Just notice how strange it feels to say the word “yes” and shake your head “no.” On the other hand, incongruence can […]

Making the most of a new school year
By August 25, 2015 Read More →

Making the most of a new school year

A column by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin (August 24, 2015) – As students across our state return to school, it is important to have a fresh focus on the year that lies ahead. Since becoming governor, I have worked hard to give all West Virginia students access to a world-class education and increased opportunities that […]

By August 25, 2015 Read More →

Gov. Tomblin announces federal grant funding for export assistance

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced West Virginia has been selected by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to receive $200,000 in State Trade and Export (STEP) grant funding to support a new export assistance program under the West Virginia Development Office – West Virginia First STEP-Next STEP. “When West Virginia businesses […]

By August 20, 2015 Read More →

Longtime WVHDF board member, Elbon, named to national post

Elbon excited to shares Fund’s success with other state housing finance agencies CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Housing Development Fund has announced that Julia Elbon, a longtime member of the Fund’s Board of Directors, has been named president of The National Conference of State Housing Boards The National Conference of State Housing Boards (NCSHB) provides educational and training opportunities for state housing […]

Cultural trends, changes in law may result in more advertising of alcoholic beverages
By August 20, 2015 Read More →

Cultural trends, changes in law may result in more advertising of alcoholic beverages

        CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginians may see more advertising of alcoholic beverages this year because of cultural trends and changes in state law.          In recent years beer and wine have become routinely available at many fairs, festivals and other special events. Some event names reflect this, such as:         * The Blues, Brews & BBQ festivals […]

By August 20, 2015 Read More →

Alcohol Beverage Control Administration there to assist with alcohol marketing questions

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gary “Gig” Robinson, spokesman for the state Alcohol Beverage Control Administration (ABCA), is hesitant to offer an opinion on hypothetical examples of advertising language the agency will or will not permit. He recommends that proposed advertisements be submitted to the agency before they are published in order to be assured of the ABCA’s approval.        Robinson was asked […]

By August 20, 2015 Read More →

Capito partners with Google to bring West Virginia small businesses online

Google small business workshop to help West Virginia business owners get online and on the map CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Today, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) announced she will partner with Google to launch the Let’s Put West Virginia on the Map Program. Senator Capito and representatives from Google will host a free tech workshop […]

By August 20, 2015 Read More →

Manchin urges West Virginians to read Iran Nuclear Deal on his website

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As he carefully considers the Iran nuclear deal, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) is encouraging West Virginians to visit his website to read the full text of the Iran nuclear deal for themselves. Since the deal was announced on July 14th, Senator Manchin has been actively engaged with West Virginians, top U.S. […]

By August 20, 2015 Read More →

This week in West Virginia history: Aug. 27 – Sept. 2

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org. Aug. 27, 1902: Mary McClain was born Mary Smith in Huntington. McClain was a blues legend who performed at Carnegie Hall, the White House, the Apollo Theatre, and the Cotton […]

By August 20, 2015 Read More →

Value of a weekly newspaper clear in response of North Dakota community

  Community friends help newspaper keep going after fire Rachel Maddow reports on a fire that consumed the headquarters of the New Rockford Transcript, a small town newspaper serving Eddy County in North Dakota since 1883, and emphasizes the importance of local newspapers to America’s good health. Below is the link Maddow’s segment on the […]