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Healthcare professionals visiting Capitol for Hospital Day at the Legislature

Group representing more than 44,000 employees CHARLESTON, W.Va. — An estimated 150 healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses, medical staff, volunteers, and others representing the more than 44,500 employees of West Virginia’s hospitals around the state will be attending Hospital Day at the Legislature, Thursday, February 5, 2015.  The event is sponsored by the West Virginia Hospital Association (WVHA)[Read More…]

Economic Development Council discusses state’s future, economy at annual conference

  CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Economic Development Council (WVEDC) held its Annual Conference in the capitol city of Charleston Wednesday. Economic Development Directors and WVEDC members from around the state learned of economic updates and discussed experiences, challenges and expectations for West Virginia in 2015. “The winter conference[Read More…]

Timberline launches ‘snowfunding’ campaign

DAVIS, W.Va. — Timberline Four Seasons Resort, in the heart of Canaan Valley in West Virginia’s Allegheny Mountains, has joined with Destination Crowd Capital, based in Washington, D.C., to launch the world’s first snowfunding campaign at http://www.snowfunding.com. The campaign’s goal is to use crowdfunding to raise money to fund snowmaking,[Read More…]

Ad-Libs: ‘What’s now? What’s next?’ in advertising sales

RALEIGH, N.C. — Not long ago, I was in the audience for a consultant’s presentation on today’s business climate. The thing I most remember was listed in the bullet points on one of her PowerPoint slides – the words “What’s now? What’s next?” She spent all of 30 seconds discussing them.[Read More…]

Attorney continues free Valentine’s Day divorce 

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It’s a Valentine’s Day heartbreaker. The Webb Law Centre is continuing its annual giveaway of a free divorce to the person who, in their opinion, presents the most compelling story as to why they deserve a free divorce. This is the eight year the Charleston attorney Rusty Webb has given[Read More…]

McKinley calls for restoration of mail service

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman David B. McKinley, R-WV,  introduced a bipartisan resolution calling for an end to the postal slowdown and a return to prior service standards. On July 1, 2012 the United States Postal Service (USPS) initiated an aggressive plan to cut costs by closing rural post offices, mail processing facilities, and reducing First[Read More…]

Manchin names Puccio chair of Country Roads PAC

Senator’s former chief of staff will serve as liaison to elected officials and political leaders CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., announced that Democratic State Party Chair Larry Puccio will step down as Party Chair to become the chairman of Manchin’s political action committee – Country Roads PAC. “From my[Read More…]

Bill to ban party chairs as lobbyists

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As it currently stands, West Virginia is one of only three states in the nation where party chairpersons also work as registered lobbyists. Members of the West Virginia House of Delegates introduced a bill Monday that would alter legislation to ban that practice in the state. “It’s[Read More…]

At the Capitol: A historic week

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The opening of 82nd session of the West Virginia Legislatie Session was a historic week at the Capitol, as Republicans took control of the Senate and House of Delegates for the first time since 1932. The Senate elected Sen. Bill Cole, R-Mercer, a Bluefield businessman who owns several car dealerships,[Read More…]

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