As we reflect on the achievements and milestones of 2023, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to each of you. Your support, dedication, and collaboration have been instrumental in making this past year a success. Together, we've fostered a thriving business community that continues to grow and prosper.

Thank you for your commitment to the Chamber's mission and for being integral contributors to our shared success. We look forward to another year of collaboration and growth in 2024.

Sweet Success: Greater Huntington Candy Cane Trail 📍

A huge thank you to our 2023 Greater Huntington Candy Cane Trail merchants and participants for making this past year's Trail a sweet success! Your participation and support not only added festive cheer but also promoted the essence of community and shopping local.

A special thank you to our 2023 sponsors; Dynamic Restoration, Peoples Bank, Huntington Bank, Kindred Communications, Kindred Digital, and 93.7 THE DAWG.

Congratulations to Lynne Bailey, winner of the $1,000 grand prize! Through January 31, redeem your points for a commemorative mug and/or ornament at the Chamber's office!

Empower Your Future:

Goal Setting Workshop with Laura Seybold ✅

Did you know your odds of successfully achieving a goal you set in your mind are only 8%? We all have dreams and goals that are important to us, and an 8% success rate is unacceptable! This goal-setting workshop will enable you to understand the differences between a dream and a goal, components of a successful goal, and how to increase your odds from an 8% success rate to 95%! You’ll also walk out of the session with at least one achievable goal set for 2024!

Laura Seybold is the Founder and President of Shine Consulting, an executive coaching and consulting firm focused on enabling individuals, teams, and organizations to reach their greatest potential. Laura is certified in Insights Discovery, CliftonStrengths, Situational Leadership, Every Conversation Matters (ECM), Targeted Selection, CCL Benchmark 360 Assessments, and is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through the International Coaching Federation (ICF). 

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Start Your Year Off Right with the First Business After Hours of 2024 Hosted by OVP Health 🤝

Kick off the New Year with OVP Health at our first Business After Hours event of 2024! Don't miss out on this perfect opportunity to expand your network and start January on a high note. Save the date and see you there!

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In Your Business Podcast: Episode 15 🎙️

Building Business with DEI - Dr. Alan Letton

In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Alan Letton, the Director of the Center for Economic & Community Development in Black Appalachia and Isolated Communities. We discuss the topic of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). More than a buzzword, DEI forms the bedrock for thriving and enduring communities. We discuss the importance of DEI, the challenges and more.

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

Tune in on Apple, Amazon, and Spotify!

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AEP Foundation Awards Keith-Albee $100,000 Grant 🎭

Appalachian Power’s Director of External Affairs Steven G. Stewart and Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center’s Board President Robert H. Plymale jointly announced a $100,000 AEP Foundation grant to support restoration of the Keith-Albee theatre and expansion of the center’s educational programs.

The Keith-Albee will use AEP Foundation funds for the theatre’s restoration and the expansion of educational programming in the community, particularly for children and others in underserved populations. In order to accomplish this, we must ensure that we have a safe, environment for both performers and patrons. The theatre has reached its limits to meet the escalating requirements of contemporary performances; and it needs monies to restore the theatre’s infrastructure in order to provide high quality arts and cultural opportunities for all.

For those interested in helping the Keith-Albee, contact Director of Development Terry Deppner Hardin at

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Open Registration at Mountwest Community

Technical College on January 9 ✔️

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Fall in Love with DTC at the Valentine Celebration ♥️

Love is in the air, and Developmental Therapy Center is thrilled to invite you to a dazzling Valentine Celebration like no other!  

Get ready to embark on a journey of romance and philanthropy as we come together for an enchanting evening filled with love, laughter, and the spirit of giving on Saturday, February 10, 2024, at 7:00 pm. This Valentine's Day, join us in creating memorable moments while making a positive impact on the lives of those in need.

Be prepared to be swept off your feet by an enchanting evening of dinner, dancing, games, door prizes, and an open bar. Not to mention you will fall head over heels for our Local Celebrity Lip-Sync Battle, Battle of the Badges, and silent auction. 

Tickets are limited, so secure your spot now and be a part of this extraordinary Valentine Celebration. Let's make love the driving force for positive change!

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Save the Date for the Tri-State Metal Tech Expo ⚙️

If you operate a small metalworking business and are interested in expanding or are a major manufacturer that would like to source metal components closer to home, then you won’t want to miss the free Tri-State Metal Tech Expo presented by the Marshall Advanced Manufacturing Center (MAMC), Advantage Valley and the West Virginia Development Office.

The March 8, 2024, business-to-business event in Huntington will connect metalworking operations of all sizes with large manufacturers that need their services, while providing larger manufacturers with opportunities to shorten the links in their supply chains by sourcing metal parts from local businesses. Nucor West Virginia will provide lunch for participants.

Registration is open. For more information, contact MAMC’s Tanner Drown at or 304-781-1688.

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Marshall 75 Family Alumni Chapter Establishes Legacy Scholarship Fund to Honor Victims 📚

Marshall University and the Marshall 75 Family Alumni Chapter have established a 75 Legacy Scholarship Fund for the descendants of the crash victims who wish to pursue a higher education degree at Marshall University.

This fund is designed to support full-time or part-time undergraduate students who are direct descendants and who have fulfilled the obligations of the standard application process and are accepted to Marshall University. The award shall be renewed for up to four years (eight semesters) if the recipient maintains good academic standing.

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Valley Health Systems Awards Cokey Muth Scholarships for Aspiring Nurses 🏥

Valley Health Systems is proud to award the Cokey Muth Nursing scholarship to two deserving individuals pursuing a career as professional registered nurses. Mattaline Holland & Katelyn Barber are the first recipients of this newly established Scholarship to honor the life and legacy of the late Valley Health Systems Inc. Board member and registered nurse Cokey Muth.

The Cokey Muth Nursing Scholarship is $2,000 and is a one-time award. The Scholarship will be offered again in the spring of 2024. For more information about future Cokey Muth Scholarships and other scholarship opportunities, head to 


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