a service of the WV Small Business Development Center

a division of the WV Dept. of Economic Development

June 27, 2024 | Volume 3, Issue 36

Think WV BusinessLink First

Hi there,


Me again, Mark Burdette from WV BusinessLink. "It's a great day to be a Mountaineer wherever you may be!" Every time we hear that phrase voiced by play-by-play announcer and Voice of the WVU Mountaineers, Tony Caridi, we are in the throws of experiencing pure joy and exuberation because something great just happened. Hear what Tony's Main Thing is on the latest episode of The Main Thing Podcast. You won't be disappointed. REMINDER: WV businesses must file their annual reports by July 1, 2024. Businesses who do not file by June 30 deadline are out of compliance. Renew today! Now, here we go!


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Thanks for reading. Onward and Upward!

Mark

Mark Burdette, EDP

Program Coordinator

WV BusinessLink

Direct: 304-352-4156

mark.d.burdette@wv.gov

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FEATURED BLOG ARTICLES

West Virginia is the 23rd State to Open a Center for Employee Ownership

With the recent opening of the West Virginia Center for Employee Ownership (WVCEO), the network of State Centers for Employee Ownership now numbers 23. That makes fifteen new state centers EOX has helped launch since they were founded in 2019.

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To avoid substantial late fees, Warner urges WV businesses to file state-required Annual Report by June 30 deadline

WV Secretary of State Mac Warner is issuing an important notice to business owners reminding them to file their Annual Report by the statutory deadline of June 30th. Businesses that miss the June 30th deadline will be flagged in the state’s database as out of compliance. Late filers will be assessed a $50 late fee as required by state law.

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West Virginia Grant Resource Centers Client Spotlight: W.A. Wilson Glass Plus

In this blog article, the West Virginia Grant Resource Centers’ Client Spotlight is on W.A. Wilson, Inc. Glass Plus, a Wheeling-based business that recently received two federal grant awards totaling $526,601.00. The awards, distributed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Energy, will support energy efficient upgrades to W.A. Wilson’s equipment and workspaces. 

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Celebrating West Virginia Day with WVCAP Success Stories

Happy West Virginia Day! As we celebrate this special day on June 20th, we're excited to share some incredible success stories of local businesses supported by the West Virginia Capital Access Program (WVCAP). These stories showcase how WVCAP is driving economic growth and enriching our communities.

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RESOURCE PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start and grow their businesses. It delivers services to people through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. 

Primary Contact:

Nikki Bowmar


Address:

320 West Pike Street

Clarksburg, WV 26301


Phone:

304-623-5631


Website:

https://wvbusinesslink.com/resource-navigator/detail/321251/759

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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

Get Started a CO.Starters Workshop

WV Hive

July 11, 2024 9am - 12pm

To learn more and register click here


ABC's of SBIR/STTR: Program Goals, Eligibility: Is it for you?

TechConnect and WV SBDC

July 24, 2024 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST

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2024 Annual Conference

WV Association of Regional Councils

July 29-31, 2024

Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races

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Inspiring Innovation Speaker Series

Fresh Start Breakfast

UC Downtown Innovation Hub

Featuring Robert McCoy

President & CEO, Amherst Madison

"Why Choose Employee Ownership"

Tuesday, August 13, 2024

Charleston, WV

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WV BusinessLink Lunch and Learn for Main Street and On Trac Organizations

WV BusinessLink

Thursday, August 22, 2024 at 12pm

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WV SBIR/STTR: Contracting vs Granting Agencies

TechConnect and WV SBDC

August 21, 2024 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST

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2024 West Virginia Manufacturing Conference

WVU Industrial Extension

September 24-25, 2024

Bridgeport, WV

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PODCASTS

Episode 111: Hall of Fame Broadcaster Tony Caridi Shares Wisdom

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Featured Episode: Women in Business: Consandra Leonard, Silhouette Boutique

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Featured Episode: Kate Boytek

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Featured Episode: Lora Yeater - Battle Buddy Bears

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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.

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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.


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

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