Ike Morris, founder of Waco Oil & Gas and West Virginia philanthropist, received the State Journal’s Lifetime Achievement Award in honor of Lorenelle White, former owner and publisher of The State Journal.read more
When starting a new business, do your homework. Taking risks that aren’t calculated could hurt you in the long run. Think smart.read more
Leading staff provider, Express Employment Professionals, wants to change the hiring process landscape. Owner, Chad Drainer, talked with host, Jim Matuga, about his plans.read more
Engaging with your customers is important. For The Custard Stand, visual engagement is most important. Learn what their campaign #chiliyourmeal is about.read more
When starting a new business, sometimes, it can be about who you know, instead of what you know (networking to build your business). Jordon Masters, CEO and founder of Allegheny Genesis Holdings LLC and Micro Produce, knows this to be true.
Micro Produce was founded under the shared principles of its parent company Allegheny Genesis LLC to promote seasonal sustainability by encompassing the beauty of the Allegheny Mountains and their importance to the lives of those who live here.
Micro Produce promotes sustainable agriculture by devoting time and resources to further research in sustainable greenhouse operations. The management and operational team behind Micro Produce consists of both professional chefs and horticulturists, working together to expand culinary arts and scientific research by stretching the limits of agricultural productivity.
Masters was a guest on The Positively West Virginia Podcast where he shared advice about taking a chance for your business and taking advantage of the network around you.read more
When starting a new business, it’s understandable that you may not want to scrap ideas; however, it’s important to understand the delicate balance between seeing an idea out and booting it.
Meredith Young, COO of Mountaineer Brand, talked with Jim Matuga, host of the Positively West Virginia Podcast, about the balance that they went through with their business.read more
Kim Landis, owner and broker of the successful West Virginia realty business, Landis Realty, talked with Jim Matuga, host of the Positively West Virginia Podcast, about how in the face of tragedy, she kept her business going.read more
The healthcare industry is a revolving door, or at least sometimes it seems that way. With new presidents coming in and making policies, to the rules and regulations that get set by insurance companies–you have to know how to navigate that field and still pay attention to your patients. Leah Heimbach, president of Healthcare Management Solutions, a company that provides integration of clinical expertise with information technology (IT) solutions, was a guest on the Positively West Virginia Podcast. She shared some of her experiences.read more
For small businesses to grow, they need to be invested in. Natural Capital Investment Fund (NCIF), located in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, finances and advises small to mid-sized enterprises, primarily in rural and underserved communities across a nine-state region, to build locally-owned companies that create lasting jobs and community development. NCIF borrowers build local food systems, conserve energy and water, support ecotourism and find creative outlets for recycled materials and provide essential community services.
Marten Jenkins, President and CEO of NCIF, talked with Positively West Virginia Podcast host, Jim Matuga, about the importance of funding small businesses and what owners can be doing to build their success.read more
When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. Well, when life gives you an ancient ocean trapped below the Appalachian Mountains of Kanawha Valley in West Virginia, you start a salt works business. That’s exactly what brother and sister, Nancy Bruns and Lewis Payne, seventh generation salt-makers, did.
J.Q. Dickinson Salt Works salt is naturally derived and completely organic. Bruns was a guest on the Positively West Virginia Podcast and shared a few pieces of advice she’s lived by since starting the business with her brother.read more