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WV Women Work hoping fundraiser on Friday can help save program

  Fundraiser set for 5:30 p.m. Friday at the WVSU EDC Office at 1506 Kanawha Blvd, Charleston – CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Those attending ‘An Evening with West Virginia Women Work’ this week will help determine the future of the nonprofit, which offers tuition free skilled-trades training for women. The event — schedule for 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 6th.[Read More…]

SBA hosts free business training for veterans in Bridgeport

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. ─ Each year more than 250,000 service members transition out of the armed forces. Statistics show that veterans are 45 percent more likely to be their own boss than their non-veteran counterparts. That is why the U.S. Small Business Administration is dedicated to ensuring veterans and their families have[Read More…]

Small Business Authority lending at new high

More than $23.6 billion by 7(a) Program; Community Advantage Reaches $100 Million and Recruits 100th Lender   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Fiscal year 2015 proved yet another stellar year for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), as most of its financial assistance programs reached new, all-time records, which translates into substantially increased[Read More…]

West Virginians: 1-844-WV Cares for Affordable Care Act Help

– As Open Enrollment Approaches, New WV NaviCare Program Ready to Help West Virginians Enroll in Health Insurance – CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginians interested in information and free, in- person help in learning how they might obtain health insurance under the provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will[Read More…]

Editorial: State needs rigorous school standards

From The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington, W.Va.: There was good news and bad news in the 2015 Nation’s Report Card results released this week. West Virginia was one of the few states to show some progress in reading on the national assessment that looks at how 4th-graders and 8th-graders are doing[Read More…]

Huntington’s Elder-Beerman store closure ends long retail story

By James E. Casto For The State Journal HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Bon-Ton Stores Inc., parent company of Elder-Beerman, has announced it plans to close its department store at the Huntington Mall Jan. 21, 2016. When Elder-Beerman closes its doors at the mall it will write an end to what’s[Read More…]

Giles Snyder Column: Dealing with ‘Hangry’ spirits

NOTE: Columns by Giles Snyder of The Journal of Martinsburg are available for other WVPA Newspaper by purchase and agreement with the author. Contact Snyder @GilesSnyder on Twitter: I don’t know how I’ve managed to make it this far without knowing there is an actual word for what I’ve spent years[Read More…]

Remember: Turn your clock back this weekend

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — West Virginians should set their clocks back one hour Saturday night as the state falls back into standard time. The change officially occurs at 2 a.m. Sunday, allowing an extra hour of sleep Sunday morning. The change provides an hour of daylight in the morning and darkness sooner each evening. Public safety officials advise everyone to[Read More…]

New president at West Liberty University

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer WHEELING, W.Va. — For Weirton native Stephen Greiner, the opportunity to come home and serve as West Liberty University’s next president was “too good to pass up.” WLU’s board of governors named Greiner president Thursday afternoon after convening in private throughout the day at Oglebay[Read More…]

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