Who We Are

Our Mission

At Positively West Virginia, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, our mission is to shine a spotlight on the businesses and entrepreneurs that make West Virginia unique. We believe small businesses and entrepreneurs are the backbone of the Mountain State, and we are dedicated to showcasing their stories and successes.

Since November 2017, we have been committed to telling positive, inspirational stories about West Virginia businesses, highlighting the remarkable achievements of small business owners, leaders, and entrepreneurs making a significant impact in their communities.

What We Do

In-Depth Interviews: Each week, we feature in-depth interviews with the real people leading companies driving positive change in West Virginia. These conversations provide an inside look at their journeys, challenges, and strategies behind their success.

Spotlighting Success: Through our platform, we shine a light on the success stories of West Virginia businesses, aiming to inspire others and promote the incredible work being done in our state.

Meet Our Host:  Jim Matuga is the dedicated host of Positively West Virginia, bringing the stories of West Virginia’s business leaders to life with his passion for storytelling and deep connection to the state.

Our Vision

Our vision is to create a platform that celebrates and promotes West Virginia businesses. We aim to inspire young people to stay, encourage business leaders to move here, and invite those who have left to return and start new ventures. By sharing these success stories, our hope is to inspire others to follow in their footsteps and contribute to the growth of our state.

Our Platform

Positively West Virginia collaborates with InnerAction Media, a marketing and advertising agency based in Morgantown, West Virginia, to ensure that the stories of West Virginia businesses reach a wide audience. This powerful partnership amplifies the impact of our stories and spreads positivity across the state through various media channels, including podcasts, comprehensive website articles, blogs, and social media.


Are you a business owner in West Virginia looking to share your story? We feature well-known company success stories, as well as the hidden gems of our great state.