Recent news from the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce

Fayette County Chamber of Commerce
Connecting Businesses to Businesses
August 2018

Shop Local             Support Local Businesses        Shop Often             Support an Artist 
Buy Here, Live Here, and Support Your Local Business
The Chamber office hours are Mon. - Fri. 9AM - 5PM, Sat. & Sun. 9AM - 3PM

Shop Local.....What does that mean to you? 
1. You supported local jobs & benefits
2. You kept your tax dollars in Fayette County & West Virginia
3. You enjoyed the uniqueness that keeps our downtowns alive
4. You sustained local craftsmen, artisans and farmers
5. You invested in local suppliers, manufactures and builders
6. You nourished local organizations, churches and charities
7. You became part of the community that attracts new businesses and tourism
8. You enriched your life...something you can't download--- Experience Local Today!
Welcome to Fayette County, WV
Allman Insurance Service, Inc. 
33 Woodhaven Drive
Huntington, WV 26701

Anytime Fitness
345A Mall Road
Oak Hill, WV 25901

Bridge Brew Works
335 Nick Rahall Greenway
Fayetteville, WV 25840

Kiwanis Club of Fayette County

Premier Bank Inc. 
300 State St.
Madison, WV 25130

101 N. Court St. 
Fayetteville, WV 25840

White Armature Works, Inc.
1150 Huff Creek Highway
Mallory, WV 25634

The President's Circle
The 500 Club

We recently launched our brand new website lovingly created by Starry Eyes Media! The website is integrated with Chamber Master software allowing our members to participate and control their online listings. Be sure to login to the Member Information Center as a business representative to see all the great new features such as the ability to post Deals, Events, Job Openings, and Network one on one with other chamber business members!    

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OakLeafOak Leaf Festival 2018
August 31 - Sept 2, 2018

Spend your Labor Day with us at the 20th Annual Oak Leaf Festival, beginning on August 31 at 5:00 to 7:00 with the Sweet Taste of Fayette County . Bring your favorite baked good and enter in the contest. Then from 6:00 to 8:00 enjoy the Wine Tasting at the Cafe One Ten . You can have your sweets and wine both on the same evening. We will have a great band, Beach Night playing from 7:00 to 9:00 along with the Parade of Lights at dusk. COME AND ENJOY THE EVENING!!!

Come back out on Saturday. Beginning at 9:30 a.m. we will be having the raising of the flag with the Boy and Girl Scouts. Dan Potter will be singing out National Anthem. The day will be filled with things to do. We will be having music throughout the day along with a Disc Golf tournament, inflatables for kids, the parade, a lip sync contest and vendors all day. We are also working on a video game competition for the evening. Don't forget the WV Firefighters Weekend at the old football field on Central Avenue. Come out and support the Firefighters. We will end out night with an awesome band, LCB Group (this band consists of the former lead singer from "The Temptations"; the former lead singer from "The Drifters"; and the former lead singer of "The Drifters"). It will be an exciting day for all.

Again on Sunday, it will be a fun filled day. We will be having out Car Show. The great band, "The Esquires" will be playing during the car show. Afterwards we will have the Chili Cook Off with "Hit and Run" playing.  We will be ending the weekend with Fireworks. at Dusk.

Oak Leaf Festival and Bridge Day Pageant Applications click here 

Teen, Miss, Ms. and Mrs deadline is  Aug 8th
Children's pageant deadline is Aug 10th

HaleDDSHale Family Dentistry ~ Open House & Ribbon Cutting

Please Join Hale Family Dentistry 
for an Open House 
Friday August 3, 2018 from 4pm - 7pm 
Located at 400 Virginia St., Oak Hill, WV 25901
Phone: 304-465-5361

Drawings and light refreshments provided. 
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SprintSprint, Fayetteville, WV ~ Open House & Ribbon Cutting

Please Join Sprint, Fayetteville, WV
for an Open House & Ribbon Cutting
Friday August 10, 2018 at Noon 
Located at 314 N. Court St., Fayetteville, WV 25840
Phone: 304-395-0297
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Kiwanis Club of Fayette County
Hello Fayette County, West Virginia! Kiwanis International is bringing a new club to your area! Our team will be out visiting with businesses and individuals in the Ansted, Fayetteville and Oak Hill areas.  Kiwanis is all about helping communities help children! If you know what Kiwanis is and would like to join our new club, or if you are curious and would like additional information, please send us a message and we would be glad to meet you and get you signed up! Stay tuned for an informational meeting in the next week or so!

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FayCntyParkFayette County Park 2018 Events
August 31
Farewell Summer Swim Night 
Celebrate the end of a beautiful summer with us from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM.  Admission is only $3.00.  A rain date is set for the following day, September 1st.

September 3
Labor Day
Have your last cookout of the summer at the Park and receive 25% off of your shelter rental on Monday, September 3.   (Based on shelter availability)

December 1 - 30
Winter Wonderland
See the park come alive with our Christmas lighting on December 1st, when Active Southern WV will host an Ugly Sweater Run!  The lights will be on each evening from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM.  Gate admission is $5 per car.

Fayette County Park  2018 activity calendar

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AOTGAdventures on the Gorge 
August 4, 2018 - 8:30 PM to 11:30 PM

That's right. Bring your tie dye and colored lens sunglasses. Kicking off August Woodstock style featuring Groundhog Gravy & guest star, LEN HANGER. Get ready for some foot stompin' and booty shakin' because when these guys play, there's no standing still.
August 18, 2018 - 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

An epic Artisanal BBQ experience on the rim of the New River Gorge featuring an Arte Flame, Brazilian grills, local breweries and FREE live music. Chef Halliday will be hosting a BBQ Bootcamp and YOU get to eat the results!

Learn more about Halliday's BBQ Bootcamp
FOOD & BEER TICKETS can be purchased day of @ Buffler's Pizzeria

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BridgeWalkBridge Walk 2018 Special Walks
Guided tours are offered daily except for: 
high winds, snow and/or ice preventing access to the catwalk.
August 26 Sunday  Sturgeon Moon $59, 7:30 pm
September 3 Monday Labor Day  $49 
September 9 Sunday Grandparents Day  $49, Grandparents fee
September 11 Tuesday Patriot Day  $49
September 25 Tuesday Harvest Moon $59, 6:30pm
September 26 Tuesday Bridge Walk Anniversay $39
Schedule a tour for your birthday, anniversary, and/or reunion for $50 Tax Included

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FHSFHS Tribute Tour ~ Light the Courthouse

LivelyEventsLively Family Amphitheater Events

2018 Event Schedule

August 11 Movie: Black Panther Dusk
August 25  Movie: Harry Potter Dusk
August 31 - Sept. 2 Oak Leaf Festival TBA
September 22 Hank Williams Sr. Tribute TBA
October 27 Pumpkin House Trick or Treat 7PM
December  Christmas w/ Santa TBA

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VisionNew River Vision Care 

OHPlaceAlzOak Hill Place Senior Living

Mark your calendars to join the fight for Alzheimer's First Survivor. 
Beckley/Oak Hill, WV September 15, 2018

RiverExpRiver Expedition's Totally Awesome 80s Party
Saturday, August 4 from 7pm to 2am

River Expeditions
900 Broadway Ave., Oak Hill, WV 25901

Join the biggest bash of the summer, hosted by WV's best entertainment company, complete with 80s music videos, dance and costume contests.
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NRLCNew River Learning Co-op Golf Tournament
August 11th, 7:30am - 2pm

Bridge Haven Golf Club
295 Browns Rd, 
Fayetteville, WV 25840

We are excited to host Scramble for Scholars, our second annual golf tournament for the New River Gorge Leanring Co-op! The evolution for our organization has reached an incredibly fast pace during the past few months. 

Our ongoing partnerships with WVU and The One Foundation have helped guide our efforts to continue to grow and serve Fayette County. 2018 marks the opening of our middle school program for ages 12-15. With the addition of this program we are creating more classroom space by bringing in another modular building.

All of this is a long way of saying we need your help!

100% of proceeds from this tournament will go directly to funding educational opportunities for kids in our community.
Glow Tanning August Specials 
Glow Tanning Back to School Special

Only for the month of August! 

Choose From:

Any of our 1 hr. Massage Specialties including:
Relaxation, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Pre-Natal or Sports. Each Massage Specialty features: Aromatherapy, Facial massage, and Reflexology. 


Get GLOWing with our Ultimate Spa Facial! Each Spa Facial is tailored to your specific skin type. Featuring complimentary aromatherapy, relaxing & moisturizing mini-massage including: face, scalp, neck & shoulders, arms & hands. 


*1/2 hr. massage not available for special pricing. 1 hr massage approx. 50 min. to allow for consultation/dressing. 

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ACEACE Adventure Resort
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A NEW Adventure brought to you by ACE Adventure Resort! 
This deal is perfect for US LOCALS!!

The ultimate West Virginia Summersville Lake guided adventure! Explore, by pontoon boat, the miles of rock that line the shores and coves of the state's most beautiful and scenic lake. The pontoon boat serves as a base of operations and will allow us to move to various areas on the lake for a unique adventure. Experience rock climbing, kayak touring, SUPing and swimming. We provide all equipment and two incredible guides, you provide the bathing suit and the laughter. Join us for an unforgettable, action packed, lake adventure!

Minimum Age: 12 years

ACE Adventure Resort 
#1 Concho Rd
Oak Hill, WV 25901
ASWVActive Southern WV 
Pickleball at the Memorial Building
August 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Pickleball is suitable for all age groups. Seniors can play against and with teenagers while women can readily compete with men players. The ball travels at about 1/3 the speed of a tennis ball and thus the court is about 1/3 the size of a tennis court. Finesse and accuracy are more important than power and speed although reaction time can be precious in some aspects of play.

Ex-tennis and ex-racquetball players easily adjust to the Pickleball game as well as ping pong and badminton players. In fact, the game is played on the same size court as doubles badminton. Pickleball can be played indoors or out.

While the game is easy to learn and play, there can be large differences in skill. In the more advanced Pickleball, there are tournaments and player ratings much like tennis. There are even pro players and national level tournaments for the more advanced and competitive players.
Please wear athletic or loose fitting clothing and clean tennis shoes. Indicating you are "going" in this event page will help us prepare enough equipment.

For more information: 
Join the  Active Southern West Virginia Bulletin Board group on Facebook to get updates on program details,  email  or call (304) 254-8488.


Pool party for a purpose! Join Active Southern West Virginia for an end of summer splash. A $5 entry donation helps us continue to provide free physical activity programming to all southern West Virginians. 

Come alone or bring a crew, all are welcome on Wednesday August 1st at the Fayette County Park Pool. There will be swimming, games, program demos and food. 

To learn more about attending free physical activity programs and getting involved please visit


August 4 -5, 2018 - Visit the New River Gorge for a weekend of two amazing, fun competitions, the New River Gorge Challenge and the Thurmond Triathlon.

The  Captain Thurmond's Challenge consists of 28.5 miles of the most extreme Mountain Biking, White Water and Running in the state and some would say the East Coast. The triathlon can be done as a Solo, Relay Team, or Raft Team.

The  Thurmond Triathlon is a beginner triathlon open to anyone 7 years of age and older. Individuals, duos or families will bike from the Historic Thurmond Depot 2 miles to Stonecliff where they will then paddle 1.5 miles to the Dun Glen Day Use area. From there contestants will run a two mile loop around the Historic Town of Thurmond.

UPDATE: The Fayetteville Town & Country 5k will not be held in 2018.

LNTLeave No Trace Trainer Course Aug. 8 & 9
DESCRIPTION: A Leave No Trace Trainer Course is a modified version of the 5-day Leave No Trace Master Educator Course, a great way for individuals to learn the ins and outs of the Leave No Trace minimum impact program. Like a Master Educator Course, the 2-day Leave No Trace Trainer Course emphasize skills and techniques essential to both teaching and practicing Leave No Trace. This course is designed for individuals who will be teaching Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics, and those who want to deepen their understanding of the science behind the Leave No Trace Seven Principles. Through lectures, discussion, interactive activities, and a two-day outing which includes one night in the field, this course will give participants tools and techniques         to further define their outdoor ethic, while learning Leave No Trace skills to pass along to others. Note: Leave No Trace Trainer Course is not intended to teach basic travel, camping or other outdoor skills.

COURSE DATES:C August 8 - 9, 2018. Course includes overnight campout 
COURSE TIMES: begins 9:00 am on Day 1; ends at 4:00 pm on Day 2 

* $15 for Trainer Course Participant Packet. This educational packet must be purchased by participants in advance of the course. ORDER Trainer Course Participant Packet online. Participants will need to bring these materials to the course.

NRHSNew River Humane Society 
GirlsNightOutWRC Girls Night Out! 

The Women's Resource Center presents Girls Night Out 

Date: August 11th at 7pm 
Venue:  Wild Blue Adventures,  282  Hinkle  Road,  Fayetteville, WV 25840

Women's Resource Center
39 South Court Street
Fayetteville, WV 25840
JazzBluesJazz & Blues ~ In the Ville ~
JAZZ & BLUES ~In the Ville~

Saturday, August 18th, 2018
The Historic Fayette Theater in Fayetteville

The Historic Fayette Theater and Court Street will come alive with the sweet sounds of Jazz and Blues as performed by local and regional artists. Food and craft vendors will be on hand to add the festive atmosphere that these most American of musical genres creates. Featured artists include:
Sol Roots - Washington, D.C. (Blues)
Lady D & MI$$ION - Beckley, WV (Jazz/Blues/R&B)
The Colin Wood Project - Columbus, OH (Jazz)
And more...!
Street fair 10am - 6pm... Walk, mingle and patronize food and craft vendors as well as listening to some fine jazz and blues on the street. Then make your way inside the Historic Fayette Theater for an evening of "roots" music! Purchase an evening Pass for $20. Tickets will be available in advance,  the theater box office, and at the theater vending booth on the day of the event.
For more information call:
Doris Fields 304.590.1042 or Email
Jen Garvin 304.304.673.9133 or  Email

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Upcoming Events
August 2018

Aug. 1  ASWV End of Summer Pool Party & Fundraiser
Aug. 2  Kick-off FHS Tribute Tour
Aug. T, Th ASWV Pickleball Fayetteville Memorial Building
Aug. 3 Hale Family Dentist Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting
Aug. 3  Oak Hill Place Alzeimer's Community Fund Raiser
Aug. 3-4 New River Vision Annual Alzeimer's Charity Yard Sale
Aug. 4  Woodstock Party @ AOTG 
Aug. 4  River Expeditions Totally Awesome 80s Party
Aug. 4-5  New River Gorge Games Weekend
Aug. 7 New River Vision Back to School Spectacular 
Aug. 8  The Drunken Mutt, New River Humane Society Fundraiser 
Aug. 8-9 Leave No Trace Training Course
Aug. 10 Sprint Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting
Aug. 11 New River Learning Coop Golf Tournament
Aug. 11  Lively Amphitheater Movie, Black Panther
Aug. 11 Girl's Night Out, Women's Resource Center Fundraiser
Aug. 18 Jazz & Blues in "The Ville"
Aug. 18  AOTG Halliday's BBQ & Brews Fest
Aug. 25 Lively Amphitheater Movie, Harry Potter
Aug. 26 Bridge Walk Sturgeon Moon Special
Aug. 31 ASWV Farewell Summer Swim Night
Aug. 31 to Sept 2 The Oak Leaf Festival

To add your event or questions call 304-465-5617 or  email

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