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Analabs, Inc. Recognized as 2020 Small Business of the Year by WV Hive

Recently, West Virginia Hive Network Director Judy Moore named Kelli Harrison of Analabs, Inc. as the 2020 Small Business of the Year awardee.

The Hive recognizes companies, partners, and institutions annually and aims to connect entrepreneurs with the resources and expertise they need to grow successful companies. In a recent article by West Virginia Executive, Moore stated, “While we announced these over-achievers on October 16th at the ribbon cutting ceremony of our new offices and co-working space, I believe strongly that each of these compelling organizations deserve an individual shout out before the close of 2020.”

Other business and university leaders with annual West Virginia Hive awards include:

  • 2020 Business Startup of the Year: Dumas Psychology Collective & The Brain Training Center
  • 2020 Community Advocate of the Year: Ann Worley
  • 2020 Entrepreneur of the Year: Alison Ibarra, Pinheads Bowling Center
  • 2020 Partners of the Year: Dr. Carolyn Long, President of WVU Institute of Technology; the Region 1 Workforce Development Board; and the Beckley Presbyterian Church
  • 2020 Social Enterprise of the Year: Appalachian Furnishings

Since its inception, the West Virginia Hive has served 306 businesses and helped launch 44 businesses. The Hive currently assists 79 clients with business advising and technical assistance support on marketing needs, financial guidance, legal counsel, and more.

The Hive is a program of the New River Gorge Regional Development Authority and the administrator of the Country Roads Angel Network. Learn more about the West Virginia Hive by visiting their website at