Reboot Richwood Grant

The Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLBank) of Pittsburgh, through its Blueprint Communities Initiative, recently awarded a mini-grant of $10,000 to Reboot Richwood to assist that organization with a civic project. The mini-grant will be used to fund the development of a...

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Flood of 2016 – Recovery

In the wake of the recent floods that severely impacted southern West Virginia the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and The US Economic Development Administration (USEDA) began the process of engaging community stakeholders, local elected leaders, and...

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Small Business Saturday Pop-Up Shops

The Downtown Beckley Business Association (DBBA) hosted the Small Business Saturday Pop-Up Shops on Nov. 26th for Shop Small Saturday. DBBA organizers including NRGRDA/WVSU Extension Agent Christine Kinder worked with 35 vendors and 2 property owners to house vendors...

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Ford Leading Hinton Area Foundation Board

 On January 1st, NRGRDA Community Development Agent and WVSU Extension Agent, Stacy Ford, took the helm of the Hinton Area Foundation's (HAF) Board of Directors. Her two year term kicks off as the Foundation is fostering a revitalized energy and connection with the...

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Regional Apprenticeship Program

Apprenticeship Works, the National Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeship Partnership at the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI), makes apprenticeships more affordable for employers and more accessible to employees. If you are interested...

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Future Fungi Finds Success at Common Grounds Competition

We'd like to introduce January's Common Grounds winner, Nima ShahabShahmir. As a result, Nima was also the recipient of Tech Connects $500 pitch prize! Nima is a WVU Tech student majoring in Computer Science, at the Beckley Campus. He is the first student participant...

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TechConnecting Resources for the Future

TechConnect West Virginia, a statewide economic development coalition based in South Charleston, is partnering with the WV HIVE Network to make two outstanding programs come to life in southern West Virginia. Through funding made available by the West Virginia...

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2016 Regional Development Summit

This year we welcomed more than one hundred community leaders, representing dozens of organizations, businesses, and non-profits. There, we received some very insightful information on the economic shift we're experiencing, as well as how the political realm and...

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Gold & Blue Halloween Bash

The Downtown Beckley Business Association (DBBA) hosted its first event Beckley Underground's Gold and Blue Halloween Football Bash on Saturday Oct. 29th. The Underground encompasses the plaza area located behind the businesses on Neville St. which include: Zen’s...

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Word Park Mural

The second mural organized by Downtown Beckley Business Association has been completed by the Public Art committee. Seventeen students participated in painting the mural during the Beckley Kids Festival. Students from three schools including Independence Middle, Shady...

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