State news, releases and Information

US Small Business Administration honors Michael Mills of Mills Group as Small Business Person of the Year
By March 21, 2019 Read More →

US Small Business Administration honors Michael Mills of Mills Group as Small Business Person of the Year

Winners to be formally recognized in Washington, D.C. on May 5-6 Release from the U.S. Small Business Administration:  WASHINGTON, D.C. – The head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, this week announced the 2019 Small Business Persons of the Year winners from the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Guam. USSBA Administrator Linda McMahon […]

By March 20, 2019 Read More →

SBA offers government contracting training in W.Va.

Press release from U.S. Small Business Administration: White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. – The U.S. Small Business Administration’s West Virginia District Office (SBA),  Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) and the Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation host a free HUBZone workshop March 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the White Sulphur Springs Civic Center. HUBZone (Historically […]

Oglebay Good Zoo takes guests up close in name of animal conservation
By March 13, 2019 Read More →

Oglebay Good Zoo takes guests up close in name of animal conservation

Press Release from the Oglebay Good Zoo WHEELING, W.Va. – Imagine running your fingers through the plush fur of an endangered red panda, cradling a two-toed sloth in your arms, or looking a snow leopard square in the eye. If you think these experiences are reserved for big time TV personalities or famous Zoologists, think […]

W.Va. Legislature again passes balances budget without need for extended session
By March 8, 2019 Read More →

W.Va. Legislature again passes balances budget without need for extended session

Release from W.Va. House of Delegates: CHARLESTON, W.Va. – For the second year in a row, the West Virginia Legislature has passed a balanced, fiscally responsible budget within the confines of the 60-day regular session – saving taxpayers the cost of an extended budget session. The Senate passed the amended version of House Bill 2020 […]

By March 7, 2019 Read More →

March is National Problem Gambling Awareness Month

Research shows 1 in 50 Adults has a Gambling Problem Release from Problem Gamblers Help Network of West Virginia: CHARLESTON, W.Va. — March is National Problem Gambling Awareness Month, and a statewide problem gambling treatment group is urging anyone who feels their gambling activity may be crossing a line to get a free, anonymous screening. […]

Upshur County CVB’s ‘Small Town Getaway’ campaign wins Gold ADDY Award
By March 6, 2019 Read More →

Upshur County CVB’s ‘Small Town Getaway’ campaign wins Gold ADDY Award

Press Release: ELKINS, W.Va. – LMC & Associates (LMC), an Elkins based full-service integrated marketing agency, was awarded a 2018 Gold ADDY Award in Integrated Campaign for the Promotional/Branding efforts of Upshur County Convention and Visitors Bureau’s (UCCVB) “Small Town Getaway, Big Time Charm” campaign. The winners of the ADDY Awards were announced on Feb. […]

By March 2, 2019 Read More →

West Virginia Housing Development Fund announces Moody’s ‘Aaa’ credit rating

Press Release from W.Va. Governor’s Office:  CHARLESTON, WV – Moody’s Investor Service has once again affirmed West Virginia Housing Development Fund’s “Aaa” issuer credit rating. This qualification is Moody’s highest ranking and the Fund is the only state housing finance agency to receive this distinction. “The Fund’s staff works hard on behalf of so many […]

WV DNR announces trout stocking the week of Feb. 25, 2019
By March 2, 2019 Read More →

WV DNR announces trout stocking the week of Feb. 25, 2019

ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of Feb. 25, 2019: Bear Rocks Lake Beech Fork Tailwaters Big Sandy Creek Blackwater River Brandywine Lake Brushy Fork Lake Buckhannon River Buffalo Creek (Logan) Buffalo Fork Lake Burnsville Tailwaters Cherry River Coopers Rock Lake Cranberry River Curtisville Lake Deer Creek (Pocahontas) Dillons Run Dry […]

By March 2, 2019 Read More →

Small Cell Bill advances in the W.Va. House of Delegates

Press Release from WV For Broadband: CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As the legislative session winds down in Charleston, the West Virginia House of Delegates took action which would further broadband expansions across the state. On Monday, the House Committee on Technology and Infrastructure heard testimonial on Senate Bill 3 which as amended would create the West Virginia […]

Charleston Area Alliance Board of Directors welcomes new leadership, members
By February 28, 2019 Read More →

Charleston Area Alliance Board of Directors welcomes new leadership, members

Release from the Charleston Area Alliance: CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Charleston Area Alliance’s Board of Directors recently met and elected new officers, while also welcoming six new members. Steve Hedrick, President and CEO of the Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center (MATRIC) at the West Virginia Regional Technology Park, was elected Chairman of the Board.   […]