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a division of the WV Dept. of Economic Development

June 13, 2024 | Volume 3, Issue 35

Think WV BusinessLink First

Hi there,


Me again, Mark Burdette from WV BusinessLink. If you weren't able to attend the June WV Entrepreneurship Ecosystem call you can view it here. REMINDER: Join us for the WVEE + WV BusinessLink Lunch and Learn for Resource Partners on June 18th at 12pm. Register now! Lastly, there will be no WVBL newsletter next week since we are operating on such a short week. Happy Father's Day! Now, here we go!


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  • Register now for the 3rd Annual Tech Yeah Conference June 19-20, 2024 in Morgantown. Learn More
  • THIS WEEKEND: Matewan Business Expo and Vendor Event this Saturday, June 15, 2024. Learn More
  • WV Hive Network and NRGRDA will host an Inclusive Capital Access Community Conversation on June 25, 2024 at 1:00pm. Register In-Person or Virtual
  • SAVE THE DATE: WV Hive Network & Resource Fair June 27, 2024 from 10am to 2pm
  • New Changes for PPP and COVID EIDL Defaulted Borrowers
  • CONGRATS: Chef Paul Smith named best chef in the Southeast obtaining the coveted James Beard Award
  • Mountain Mindful increases paid training opportunities and adds a second shift, more than doubling production, to meet the demands of increased apparel orders
  • Hardy County among best in West Virginia for business growth
  • $100,000 Available in National Lab Assistance Through Open Voucher Call
  • New Changes for PPP and COVID EIDL Defaulted Borrowers
  • LAST CALL: Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program has been extended to June 21, 2024. Apply Now!


Thanks for reading. Onward and Upward!

Mark

Mark Burdette, EDP

Program Coordinator

WV BusinessLink

Direct: 304-352-4156

Quick Links

FEATURED BLOG ARTICLES

Turning Vision Into Reality at Lafayette Flats on the Rim of the New River Gorge

What kind of magic is required to transform a 120-year-old building into a contemporary haven filled with original local art? Join us as we uncover the inspiring journey of Amy McLaughlin and her husband/co-founder, who turned their vision into Lafayette Flats Boutique Vacation Rentals in Fayetteville, West Virginia.

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West Teays Elementary's Scarlett Ward Wins 3rd Annual Student Design Challenge

We are thrilled to announce that Scarlett Ward, an 8-year-old second grader at West Teays Elementary, has won the 3rd Annual Student Design Challenge! 🚀 Out of 144 entries from across West Virginia, Scarlett’s imaginative design, submitted by her teacher Lisa Alford, was chosen and will be transformed into a stunning piece of Blenko Glass Company art.

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HHOMA announces lineup and vendors for Juneteenth celebration at Capitol Complex this Saturday

The Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs (HHOMA) is excited to unveil the fantastic lineup for this weekend’s Juneteenth Celebration this Saturday, June 15, from 4-9 p.m. at the State Capitol Complex. Headlining performers for the event will be Raheem DeVaughn and Glenn Jones.

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Unlocking Success: 3 Vital Habits Every Entrepreneur Should Adopt

Being an entrepreneur requires dedication, hard work and the adoption of certain habits to achieve success. In the fast-paced world of entrepreneurship, it is crucial to cultivate habits that will help you navigate the ups and downs of building a business. In this blog post, we will explore three vital habits that every entrepreneur should adopt…

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INNOVATORS & ENTREPRENEURS

Exploring the Future of the Fairway with Jonathan Bellingham

In this episode of Innovators and Entrepreneurs, we learn about the exciting sport of FlingGolf with Jonathan Bellingham; he's a passionate ambassador of the sport and tells us why West Virginia is a great place to try it out.


FlingGolf is similar to golf, but instead of hitting a golf ball with a club, you use a FlingStick thrower to launch the ball toward the hole. The FlingStick also acts as your putter, so you don't have to carry around a bunch of clubs.

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RESOURCE PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

The U.S. Commercial Service (CS), part of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, offers companies a full range of expertise in international trade. Companies can find assistance locally in more than 100 U.S. Commercial Service offices nationwide and in more than 70 international offices.

Primary Contact:

Leslie Drake


Address:

1116 Smith Street

Charleston, WV 25301


Phone:

304-347-5123


Website:

https://wvbusinesslink.com/resource-navigator/detail/322926/759

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Rob Williams featured on EconDevShow Podcast

SourceLink Director Rob Williams was recently featured on an EconDevShow Podcast episode to talk about entrepreneurship-led economic development and the impact of SourceLink’s work in various communities. Check out the full episode hosted by Dane Carlson on their website.

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EVENTS

To view the full calendar of events on WV BusinessLink click here

To submit your events on WV BusinessLink click here

Matewan Business Expo & Vendor Event

Hosted by Matewan Liberty Tax Services

June 15, 2024 from 10am to 4pm

Learn More


Business Fundamentals Workshop

WV SBDC

June 15, 2024 at 10am

SignUp Now


Alliance Franchise Brands with True Install and RSVP Direct Mail with funding information from Huntington Banks

Hosted by Kim Knopf

June 18, 2024 at 11am

Register Now


WV Developing Your SBIR/STTR Budget

TechConnect and WV SBDC

June 18, 2024 at 12pm

Register Now


3rd Annual Tech Yeah Conference

Hosted by Trilogy

June 19-20, 2024

Morgantown, WV

Register Now


Inclusive Capital Access Community Conversation

WV Hive Network and NRGRDA

June 25, 2024 from 1pm to 2:30pm

Register In-Person or Virtual

How SBA Loans Really Work

SBA

June 25, 2024 from 12pm to 12:45pm

Register Now


2024 Business at Breakfast

June 26, 2024 at 7:30am

Outpost and Event Center

Buckhannon, WV

Register Now


WV Hive Network & Resource Fair

June 27, 2024 at 10am to 2pm

Historic Black Knight in Beckley, WV

For more info contact Hannah Morgan at hmorgan@nrgrda.org or 304-340-4483 ext. 114


Get Started a CO.Starters Workshop

WV Hive

July 11, 2024 9am to 12pm

To learn more and register click here


2024 Annual Conference

WV Association of Regional Councils

July 29-31, 2024

Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races

Register Now

PODCASTS

Episode 110: Building Your Dream with Entrepreneur Amy McLaughlin

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Featured Episode: Dr. Jerica Wesley: First episode in the Women in Business Series of Fostering Solutions

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Featured Episode: Kate Boytek

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Featured Episode: Jamie Lester - Vandalia Bronze

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Episode Four: Well Educated

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Episode 30: The Future of the World Economy with Ajay Banga of the World Bank.

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Episode Four: Tackling the $%B+ substitute teacher shortage with Donovan Bennett, co-founder and CEO of Milli Llama.

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Your window into wonderful #WestVirginia, sharing news and #opportunities from #AlmostHeaven #YesWV.

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The daily304’s Innovators and Entrepreneurs helps you stay connected with the people who shape West Virginia.

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The daily304’s What Makes You Wonderful podcast uncovers the wonders that make West Virginia truly ​ext​raordinary.

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Have a podcast for entrepreneurs and small businesses in the Mountain State and would like to be listed on WV BusinessLink? Contact our Program Coordinator, Mark Burdette, at mark.d.burdette@wv.gov for more information.

DATES TO REMEMBER

STATE RESOURCES

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ECOSYSTEM JOB BOARDS

NEW JOB POSTING: The NRGRDA is seeking a Redevelopment Coordinator. A successful candidate for this opportunity will possess strong project management skills, with a focus on strategic planning, stakeholder engagement, and the ability to navigate complex regulatory environments. Additionally, excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, alongside a deep understanding of economic development principles and community engagement strategies, are essential for driving successful outcomes in this role. To learn more and apply, click here.

Do you have any positions available? Contact us to have them posted here!


Interested in living and working in Almost Heaven? Then say "YES" to a career in West Virginia. Learn more about Jobcase.com/WV.

WV ENTREPRENEURSHIP ECOSYSTEM

You're invited to attend The WV Entrepreneurship Ecosystem call on the 2nd Tuesday of every month.


You must register to attend.


To learn more about how to get involved click here.


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NEW - View Most Recent WV Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Call Recap-June 2024

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