Ribbon Cuttings Just Got Bigger! ✂️

Did you know we offer ribbon cuttings to our members even after a grand opening? Do you have a 10-year business anniversary coming up or an expansion/renovation? Let us know so we can celebrate!

Let's Have a Ribbon Cutting!

Employers - Register by July 14! 🤝

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Lunch & Learn Presented by Ohio Valley Bank:

"New West Virginia Tax Relief" 💲

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Save the Date for the Inaugural State of the Valley 🗣️

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Congratulations to Great Clips in Barboursville! ✂️

We clipped the ribbon with our new giant scissors at Great Clips at Merritt Creek Farm in Barboursville, WV! To celebrate their recent grand opening, Great Clips - Merritt Creek Farm location is offering $4.99 haircuts for the whole family through July 21!

“As a Tri-State resident and local business owner, I’m excited to bring the style and convenience of Great Clips to this community,” said Shane Hamilton, Great Clips franchisee. “My stylists and I look forward to welcoming everyone into the salon to freshen up their look or try a new one.

Great Clips offers an easy way for customers to save time with Online Check-In and ReadyNext™ texts. Customers can use the Great Clips app or visit to add their name to the wait list and opt-in to receive a text alert when their estimated wait time reaches 15 minutes. In addition, Great Clips ensures customers get their favorite haircut every time, anywhere with Clip Notes®Stylists keep technical notes on a customer’s haircut to enhance consultations.

Great Clips accepts walk-ins Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 12 - 5 p.m.

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Design Thinking Workshop with Ben Eng 💡

Coalfield Development, Marshall Advanced Manufacturing Center, and the Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce invite you to attend the Employer Network Social on July 18. Ben Eng, an Associate Professor of Marketing and Entrepreneurship at Marshall University’s Lewis College of Business and Brad D. Smith Schools of Business, will be conducting a workshop on Design Thinking. Design thinking is a creative problem-solving process that puts the user at the center of the solution. It involves understanding the user’s needs, challenges, and context, and then generating, testing, and implementing ideas that meet those needs. After the workshop, members of Marshall Advanced Manufacturing Center will give tours of the facility and show what innovative things are happening in Huntington. 

Ben Eng is an Associate Professor of Marketing and Entrepreneurship at Marshall University’s Lewis College of Business and Brad D. Smith Schools of Business. He is also the executive director and co-founder of the iCenter, which the university’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation.

Eng teaches marketing and entrepreneurship courses where his students learn by applying cutting-edge techniques on real businesses to solve real problems. In 2018, Eng won the Pickens-Queen Teacher Award, which is Marshall University’s highest teaching award for newer faculty members. In 2019, he won the Robert P. Alexander Mentorship Award, which goes to the faculty member in the College of Business who demonstrates excellence in mentoring students.

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HMA to Present Folk Art from Permanent Collection 🖼️

The Huntington Museum of Art will present Folk Art: Eclectic Expressions from the Collection from July 1 through September 24, 2023.

“It’s going to be the summer of folk art at the Huntington Museum of Art,” said HMA Senior Curator/Exhibition Designer John Farley. “This exhibit of folk art from our permanent collection includes standout examples by Dilmus Hall and Howard Finster, among others. This overview of folk art will serve as an anchor to two additional folk art exhibits also scheduled for this summer at HMA, highlighting the work of Minnie Adkins and Mike Norris as well as Earl Gray.”

Folk Art: Eclectic Expressions from the Collection has been curated from HMA’s 200 works by self-taught artists and includes paintings, drawings, sculptures, textiles, and examples of vernacular furniture – most created in Kentucky and West Virginia.

“This exhibition reminds us that living creatively and expressively is not reserved for those with specialized artistic training or academic education,” Farley said. “Making things with our hands, our hearts, and our minds is the province of all people.”

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MAMC Expands Manufacturing Technical and Training Staff ⚙️

The Marshall Advanced Manufacturing Center (MAMC) continues expansion of its technical and workforce training programs with the addition of three employees.

Richard Miller of Ona has joined MAMC as advanced manufacturing technical trainer, Treston Withrow of Huntington is now a full time machinist/CAD trainer, and James Mohr of Huntington will join MAMC full time this month as a CNC machinist.

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Mountain Health Network offering

low-cost wellness screenings in July 🏥

Mountain Health Network (MHN) is offering wellness lab screenings for the community, in both Huntington and Point Pleasant, during July. 


Blood profiles include 29 different tests, such as glucose, cholesterol, and calcium for $25. Optional testing is available with the purchase of a blood profile for hemoglobin A1C and thyroid-stimulating hormone at an additional cost of $5 per test, and Vitamin D and Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) testing for an additional $15 per test. Lab work should be performed while fasting. 


Low-cost wellness profiles will be available, by appointment only, at the Cabell Huntington Hospital Lab, located in the 20th Street Professional Building, 1115 20th Street, in Huntington. Appointments can be scheduled Monday - Friday, 7 a.m.- noon, July 3 - 31, by calling the MHN Wellness Profile Scheduling Center at 304.526.1056. No profiles will be available July 4. 

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Redneck Brawl 3 - "Hillbillies Get Wild" 🥊

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Sponsorship Opportunities for

2023 Walk to End Alzheimer's 🚶‍♀️

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Valley Health purchases new Mobile Health Center 🏥

Valley Health Systems, Inc. is thrilled to announce the addition of a 40 foot mobile medical unit. The mobile unit boasts three separate private exam rooms, a lab for blood draws and medical screenings, a restroom, and large waiting area. The unit is branded with bold, clear exterior graphics to identify it as a Valley Health Health Center. It will initially serve Valley Health patients in Gallipolis Ferry as Valley Health ends its lease agreement at 15167 Huntington Road, Gallipolis Ferry, WV on July 27, 2023.  The state of the art mobile unit will be located nearby at 19867 Huntington Road beginning Monday, July 31, 2023. 

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