Level Up at the 2023 Member Trade Show! 🕹️

The Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce is excited to host its 2023 Member Trade Show, presented by Huntington Bank and set for September 28 from 5-7 p.m. at the Mountain Health Arena Convention Center.

As one of the Chamber's most anticipated events, the evening will feature networking, food and open bar, raffle prizes, and more! Power up your creativity and get inspired by classic arcade to modern video games! Prizes will be awarded for best costumes and best decorated tables.

General admission tickets are $15 for chamber members and $25 for non-members.

Exhibitor and sponsor registration closes September 21st.

Register & Get Your Tickets Here

Congratulations to the Inaugural Class

of Leadership Huntington! 👏

Introducing the Inaugural Class of Leadership Huntington! We are thrilled to unveil this outstanding group of 24 emerging leaders who are committed to making a difference in Cabell and Wayne counties!

  • Anna Adkins, Huntington Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Jake Aganus, Marshall University Athletics
  • Mendy Aluise, Suttle & Stalnaker, CPA
  • Megan Archer, Mountain Health Network
  • Rory Chapman, FaithHealth Appalachia
  • Leslie Comer-Porter, Developmental Therapy Center
  • Jacob Curnutte, Alcon
  • Anna Ford, Huntington Federal Savings Bank
  • Suzanne House, Service Pump & Supply
  • Shelli Fox, Humana
  • Stephanie Hurley Collier, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Tri-State
  • Matt James, The Marshall University Foundation, Inc.
  • Katie Kiefer, City of Huntington
  • Jimmy Lemon, Bullseye Total Media
  • Sarah-Frances Lyon, Edit with SF
  • Ryan Mayo, Neighborgall Construction
  • Brad Merritt, Kitchens By Woody’s
  • John Null, Network Innovation Solutions
  • Anna Price, Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC
  • Zachary Robinson, United Bank
  • Andrew Smith, Steptoe & Johnson, PLLC
  • Deacon Stone, Marshall Advanced Manufacturing Center
  • Toby Taylor, WesBanco Bank
  • Charles Walker, Cabell County Commission

The curriculum is designed to provide these individuals with a comprehensive understanding of the region's economic, social, and political landscape, while equipping them with the tools and knowledge needed to tackle complex business challenges. Read more about the program and participants below!

Learn More about Leadership Huntington and the Inaugural Class


Calling all Cabell and Wayne County business and community leaders! The Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce is hosting an exclusive roundtable sponsored by Comcast Business and Xfinity on Thursday, August 10 at 8:30 a.m. 

We'll explore the intersection of technology, economic growth, and seizing new opportunities. Breakfast will be provided.

Secure Your Spot

Business After Hours Hosted by

Foundation for the Tri-State 🤝

August 17 | 5 -7 p.m. | 21 at the Frederick

Register Here

Inaugural State of the Valley 🗣️

August 23 | 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Register Here

WIN Event: Optimize Your Health 💚

August 23 | 5 p.m. | The Shala

Register Here


Members! Claim Your FREE Tickets to the Marshall Thundering Herd Football Game VS Albany on Sept. 2! 🏈

Chamber Members! Join us and Marshall University Athletics for We Are Marshall Day on Saturday, September 2 at 6 p.m. as the Thundering Herd takes on Albany!

Members, fill out the form below to claim up to 20 free tickets to Marshall's first football game of the season!

For questions, please contact Ryan Crisp, Associate AD for Annual Giving, Ticket Sales, and Fan Engagement, at [email protected].

Get Your Tickets Here

Tickets and Sponsorships Available for

"Standing Out in Our Field" Fundraiser 🌺

The Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine will host the region’s most unique outdoor dining experience, Standing Out in Our Field, on Saturday, August 26, at the Barboursville Soccer Complex. 


The annual medical student scholarship fundraiser draws hundreds for a picturesque, fun-filled evening under the stars. This year’s event, presented by Dean’s Circle Sponsor Mountain Health Network, will feature a “Margaritaville” theme and serve up gourmet twists on Caribbean favorites like volcano nachos, cheeseburger in paradise sliders, Key West grilled mahi, island spiced grill beef tournedos and mango jerk shrimp. The event begins with a reception at 6 p.m., followed by dinner & dancing from 7 to 11 p.m., featuring music by the band, Santa Cruz.

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U.S. News & World Report Recognizes Mountain Health Hospitals in Annual Ratings 🏥

St. Mary’s Medical Center (SMMC) and Cabell Huntington Hospital (CHH), members of Mountain Health Network (MHN), have been recognized in the annual U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings and ratings for 2023-24. The rankings and ratings assist patients and their doctors in choosing the right hospital for them. 


SMMC has been recognized among the elite 12% evaluated that earned a Best Hospitals ranking. Hospitals awarded a “Best” designation excelled at factors, such as clinical outcomes, level of nursing care and patient experience. This is the sixth consecutive year SMMC has been recognized as a Best Hospital.

SMMC has also been recognized as a High Performing Hospital for back surgery (spinal fusion), COPD, colon cancer surgery, heart attack, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, hip replacement, pneumonia and stroke. CHH has been recognized as a High Performing Hospital for COPD, knee replacement and stroke.

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Learn About Market Expansion Opportunities Available

to West Virginia Manufacturers! 📈

Join the West Virginia University Industrial Extension as they partner with community and technical colleges throughout West Virginia, to discuss market expansion opportunities available to West Virginia manufacturers!

These forums will include presentations, discussion, and a Q&A with representatives from West Virginia’s National Defense Industry Association (NDIA), Regional Contracting Assistance Center (RCAC), and Shale POWER.

Register for August 8
Register for August 23

Habitat for Humanity of the Tri-State Hosts Women Build Week and "She Nailed It" Event to Benefit Future Home Construction

Habitat for Humanity of the Tri-State (HFHTS) will kick off its annual Women Build Week on Monday, August 7-11 and ending with She Nailed It! on Saturday, August 12th. This special event will feature dinner, a silent auction and a nail-driving competition. 

The evening will cap off with a mortgage shredding to celebrate the HFHTS homeowners who have paid of their mortgage with the affiliate followed by the nail-driving competition, silent auction bidding and dinner. Some of the silent auction items include an autographed Def Leopard banner from the highest grossing concert at Mountain Health Arena, a week long vacation stay in Myrtle Beach and multiple activity passes and an Evening of Murder and Mystery by LeBistro. 

Admission to She Nailed It! is $40 per person, and all the proceeds will benefit HFHTS’s mission of building safe, decent and affordable housing for qualified individuals, families and veterans in our service area.  

Sponsorships opportunities are available for groups wanting to participate in the contest and/or attend the event.

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Huntington's Kitchen Announces August Schedule 🍳

Huntington’s Kitchen, a community outreach program of Cabell Huntington Hospital, has announced its cooking class schedule for August 2023.


All classes are limited to 16 participants, ages 15 and up, unless otherwise specified. Registration is required.

See Schedule and Register Here

Valley Health Welcomes Dr. Chase Preston 🦷

Valley Health Systems, Inc. is excited to announce Dr. Chase Preston is providing dentistry services to children and adults at Valley Health’s East Huntington Center beginning July 24, 2023. 

Dr. Preston is board certified dentist and native of Logan, WV. He offers all general dentistry services and has specialized in crown & bridge work, root canals and extractions. Dr. Preston is a graduate of Marshall University and West Virginia University’s School of Dentistry. He also completed research in restorative dentistry. 


Public Meetings for City of Huntington

Comprehensive Plan 📃

The City of Huntington’s Planning Office will kick off a series of community meetings to receive input on Huntington’s next comprehensive plan.

A comprehensive plan is a document that addresses the City of Huntington's land-use policy and development for the next 10 years. Specifically, the plan will address current development trends, determine a vision for how the community would like to see the city develop and provide a plan to achieve this vision. 

As the blueprint for development in Huntington, the comprehensive plan will impact neighborhoods, businesses, traffic and the environment. With input from residents, the plan also is meant to reflect the vision and priorities of residents and the neighborhoods in which they live.

West Virginia requires cities and counties to update their comprehensive plans every 10 years. This provides an opportunity to revise population and employment growth forecasts with the most up-to-date data, review existing policies to ensure they make sense for the communities they serve and write new policies that reflect priorities.


Huntington’s last comprehensive plan, Plan2025, was completed in 2013. This update will plan for the next 10 years of population and employment changes through the year 2034.

Upcoming community meetings include:

  • Southside/Enslow Park, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, at Enslow Park Presbyterian Church, 1338 Enslow Blvd.
  • Highlawn, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, at Community of Grace United Methodist Church, 225 28th St.
  • Downtown and Marshall University area, 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, at Huntington’s Kitchen, 911 3rd Ave.
  • West Huntington and Harveytown, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 2248 Adams Avenue
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