OVP HEALTH Celebrates 25 Years During

First Business After Hours of 2024 ⭐

Our first Business After Hours of the year was a success! Thank you to OVP Health for hosting us in their beautiful downtown facility! We enjoyed connecting with 120 of our members and friends before the winter weather and the delicious food from La Famiglia and Boujee Boards by Roz!

In 1999, Dr. Robert A. Hess, MD, and Stephen Shy, DO, formed an emergency department staffing company based in Huntington, WV, called Ohio Valley Physicians. Two decades later, Ohio Valley Physicians is now a multi-faceted, family/physician-owned and operated company called OVP HEALTH, employing hundreds of people in communities throughout the Midwest and East Coast regions. This year, OVP HEALTH celebrates 25 of serving communities across West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia, and South Carolina with 30 locations.

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In Your Business Podcast: Episode 17 🎙️

Leveraging Social Media - True Soul Boutique

In this episode of "In Your Business," we're diving into the intersection of style and strategy. Join us as we sit down with Rebecca Thomas, the founder and owner of True Soul Boutique, your go-to destination for chic clothing and accessories in Downtown Huntington. Rebecca brings her wealth of experience as the owner and founder, unveiling the secrets of using social media to elevate your retail venture. From insights that spark creativity to tried-and-true strategies, get ready to amp up your social media game with Rebecca's tips.

Thank you to Reeves Kirtner, Kindred Communications, and presenting sponsor, Moses AutoMall of Huntington.

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Did You Know the Chamber Offers Health Insurance for 

Businesses with 2-99 Employees? 📄

For More Information About the Health Insurance Plans Offered Contact:

Pryce Haynes Associates

Pryce Haynes III

(304) 522-2652


Elijah Wellman

(304) 634-5422

Garlow Insurance

Lisa Spencer

(304) 347-8973

Assured Partners

Ashlie White

(304) 736-2222

The Health Plan

(304) 285-6503


Register for HYP's January Luncheon

with Edit With SF! ✍️

Discover actionable strategies for optimizing both home and office environments, with Sarah-Frances Lyon of Edit with SF, at our first luncheon of the year! We'll delve into the art of organization, time management, and creating environments that foster success. Gain insights into Edit with SF and innovative solutions designed to elevate your workspace into a dynamic hub of creativity and efficiency.

Meet Sarah-Frances (SF) Lyon, the entrepreneurial force behind Edit with SF, shaping the Tri-State community. Specializing in tailored systems for neurodivergent individuals, she brings order to daily lives and facilitates generational home decluttering. A Founding Partner of the Marshall University Thrift Store, she champions sustainability. Involved in The Junior League of Huntington, a Generation West Virginia 2023 Fellow, and a Leadership Huntington 2023 fellow, SF fosters community connections and encourages young individuals to make West Virginia their forever home.

When: Thursday, January 25 | 12-1 p.m.

Where: Mountwest Community & Technical College, Room G07A

RSVP by Tuesday, Jan. 23, to secure your spot!

Optional Lunch:

Lunch will be catered by La Familia's for $15. If you choose not to partake in lunch, no charges will be incurred.

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Celebrate Valentine's Day with WIN! ♥️

It's a Galentine's Day get together with Women's Impact Network! Join WIN for a delicious lunch provided by Sip Downtown Brasserie, followed by the opportunity to decorate and take home your own sweet treats. It'll be an afternoon of fun connections and a celebration of female friendships!

Cost to attend is $15. Limited space is available!

Reserve Your Spot!


Widen Your Talent Pool with Handshake 🤝

Join Handshake to connect to students in West Virginia and find the right fit for the job! Handshake provides employers with the opportunity to host virtual career fairs, meet one-on-one with candidates, and be able to explore the candidate pool with ease. With eleven southern West Virginia institutes primarily using Handshake to help find internships for students, Handshake can help you find qualifying candidates who are looking for work here in West Virginia. The Alliance for the Economic Development of Southern West Virginia works towards getting both employers and college students onto the platform, making it easier for employment opportunities. As more and more West Virginian students join Handshake, we believe that you should too. If you have further questions or want more information on the platform, please contact Paige Reger at

Congratulations to Summit Community Bank! 🎉

We celebrated the grand opening of Summit Community Bank's brand-new facility, located at 2218 5th Avenue, Huntington, WV, next to the Joan C. Edwards Stadium!

Summit Community Bank is Forbes and Statista’s 2022 and 2023 Best In-State Bank in West Virginia and has been dedicated to the greater Huntington area with exceptional community banking, superior customer service, and cutting-edge digital banking services.

For over 140 years, Summit Community Bank has been proudly serving local communities in West Virginia and beyond, building a reputation of elite “Service Beyond Expectations” and dynamic community involvement. For more information about Summit Community Bank visit

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Enjoy Valentine's Mead Tasting at The Wild Ramp! 🍺

Celebrate love and romance with your special someone or a group of friends with a Mead Tasting at The Wild Ramp. Indulge in a variety of exquisite meads, made with love and care while you are serenaded with live Cello music. Paul Freedman of Dutch Creek Winery will guide you through the tasting, sharing interesting facts and stories of this ancient honey-based beverage. Whether you're a mead connoisseur or just curious, this event promises to be a memorable experience. This event will also feature a raffle, photo booth and "Choc-Cutterie" board with products from local businesses including Nomada Bakery, Lisa's Baked Goods, the Crystal Goat, Paula Vega Cakes, Good Vibes Coffee and more! Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to celebrate Valentine's Day in a truly special way.

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Don't Miss an Encore Performance of Your Hometown KISS, starring Brad D. Smith, Barry Burgess, and Toney Stroud 🎸

Join Developmental Therapy Center's Local Celebrity Lip-Sync Battle and watch as St. Joseph Catholic School, Sip Downtown Brasserie, Tri-State STEM+M, WOWK-TV, and FABCare go head-to-head in an epic showdown of limitless talent. Save the date for DTC’s 23rd Annual Valentine Celebration, Saturday, February 10, where these incredible organizations will battle it out for the title of Champion!

If you think that sounds fun, just wait, there’s more! An exciting encore performance awaits you by Hometown KISS, starring Brad D. Smith, Barry Burgess, and Toney Stroud. Brace yourself for a musical journey that will leave you on the edge of your seat!

Your attendance directly contributes to DTC’s commitment to providing access to special instruction services and occupational, physical, and speech-language therapy for children and adults in our community. We believe in inclusivity, ensuring that age, income, or geographic location are never barriers to receiving the care and support our patients need.

Don't miss out on this fantastic event that blends fun, philanthropy, and community! Reserve your seats now and join us for an evening that promises laughter, joy, and a whole lot of heart. We can’t wait to celebrate the season of love and compassion with you!

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Celebrate Ice Cream for Breakfast Day and Support

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Tri-State! 🍦

Mark your calendars for Austin's 3rd Annual Ice Cream for Breakfast event is February 3! 25% of profits will be donated to Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Tri-State!

Waffle Sundaes, donut sandwiches, cereal killer shakes, and lots of breakfast ice cream flavors will be available!

Huntington Museum of Art to Offer Access to Clay Studio 🏺

Beginning Jan. 24 and running through May 16, 2024, HMA will offer access to its Clay Studio two nights a week through its Open Studio program for artists who are 18 years of age or older.

Open Studio, which is monitored by HMA Artist in Residence Kathleen Kneafsey, allows members of the community to use HMA’s Clay Studio.

Open Studio will run from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays from Jan. 24 through May 15, skipping March 6 and 13 for spring break. Open Studio will run from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays from Jan. 25 through May 16, skipping March 7 and 14 for spring break. Also, the Feb. 8 Open Studio will take place on Feb. 6.

The cost to participate in Open Studio, which does not provide instruction, is $15 per person per evening. There is no need to register in advance for Open Studio. Clay is available for purchase at $15 for 25 pounds.

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City of Huntington Unveils New Set of Downtown Banners for Black History Month

For the second consecutive year, the City of Huntington is celebrating Black History Month with a downtown street banner program that will honor 77 Black individuals who have ties to Huntington and who have made significant contributions on a city, state or national level.

The banners, which are being installed on 3rd and 4th avenues beginning Monday, Jan. 29, coincides with the website,, which includes photos and biographies of each individual who is featured on a street banner. The website now features 223 individuals.

A public reception to celebrate the launch of the Black History Month banner program is set for 4 p.m. Sunday, January 28, at the A.D. Lewis Community Center, 1450 A.D. Lewis Ave. Boujee Boards by Roz will provide refreshments.

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