Business After Hours is Back! 🤝

Get ready for a fun evening of networking at 21 at The Frederick hosted by Foundation for the

Tri-State on Thursday, August 17 from 5 - 7 p.m. Be sure to bring your business cards to enter to win one of the evening's giveaways!

$15 for Chamber members who RSVP, $20 for non-RSVP'd members and non-members. Cost includes entry, appetizers, and drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) during the event.

When: Thursday, August 17 from 5-7 p.m.

Where: 940 4th Ave, Huntington, WV 25701

Register Here

Ready to Take Charge of Your Well-Being? 💚

Join us for a special networking event dedicated to optimizing women's health and embracing a journey of self-care and empowerment! Learn how to live a longer, healthier life with The Shala co-owners Eva Ball, LMT, 200hr YTT and Gail Moore, MSN, APRN, FNP-C. Whether you're 25, 45, or 65, Eva and Gail can treat existing conditions and work to maximize prevention strategies to improve your quality of life and achieve your wellness goals.

Roz Bradshaw with Boujee Boards by Roz will prepare one of her famous grazing boards for attendees to enjoy and give us some tips for creating your own charcuterie masterpiece!

When: Wednesday, August 23 from 5-7pm

Where: The Shala, 412 9th Street, Huntington WV

Cost: $15 for Chamber members, $25 for non-Chamber members.

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Learn the Fundamentals of Digital Marketing

with Dr. Ben Eng! 💻

In this month's session, attendees will explore the essential building blocks of successful digital marketing campaigns. From understanding marketing funnels and guiding prospects through each stage, to harnessing the power of AI-assisted content creation for engaging and personalized messaging, and leveraging user-friendly no-code marketing tools to streamline your efforts – this Lunch & Learn has it all!

Led by Dr. Ben Eng, this beginner-friendly event will equip you with the knowledge and tools needed to take your marketing strategies to new heights. Whether you're a business owner, a marketing professional, or simply curious about digital marketing, this workshop will empower you to make informed decisions and drive real results.

When: Wednesday, August 9, from 12- 1PM

Where: Mountwest Community & Technical College, Room G07. Located at 1 Mountwest Way, Huntington WV.

Registration is required. This event is free for Chamber members and $25 for non-members. Lunch will be provided. 

Special thanks to our Lunch and Learn series sponsor, Ohio Valley Bank!

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Inaugural State of the Valley 🗣️

August 23, 2023 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

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2023 Member Trade Show - Sept. 28 🕹️

Exhibitors and Sponsorship Registration Opens Aug. 1!


Interested in a Free FAA/Drone Course? 🎮

Interested in Drone Technology? Mountwest is offering a Drone Technologies and Part 107 Test prep course that will begin on August 22, in-person and online. Course topics include an introduction to drone technology, flight regulations, airspace classifications and restrictions, weather, loading and performance, and operations. The exam ensures that commercial drone pilots have the ability to fly responsibly.

The cost for the course is funded through a grant and includes one exam voucher.

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Valley Health to Host

Third Annual Back to School Event 🎒

Valley Health Systems, Inc. is excited to host the third back-to-school event August 5, 2023 from 3p.m. to 7 p.m. at Enslow Park Presbyterian Church, 1338 Enslow Boulevard. This event will honor Children's Health Day as part of National Health Center Week. 

National Health Center Week is a national celebration of Community Health Centers and their significant impacts on the communities they serve by providing quality health care. The celebration will feature free backpacks and school supplies, information and resources for children and their families from over 30 community partners, hands on activities, free COVID-19 vaccines and health screenings, and much more. 

Last year, with the community's help, Valley Health Systems gave nearly 300 backpacks and supplies to all the children attending the event. This year, they hope to serve even more children and families. The event is open to the public.

United Way of the River Cities 2024 Grant Cycle Opens: Nonprofits Encouraged to Apply 📄

The United Way of the River Cities 2024 grant cycle is now open! The first step of the process is a letter of intent (LOI). LOIs are due Friday, Aug. 18. There are two grant categories: Impact and Safety-Net. A change from prior years, Impact Grants will now be a two-year cycle with an allocation model. Safety-Net Grants will remain on a one-year cycle with a reimbursement model.

In order to be eligible to apply, agencies must meet specific guidelines, be located in and serve the UWRC six-county service area, and complete the online letter of intent (LOI). For more information and to complete the LOI visit

HCM Partners with Prime Engineering to Host Engineering Around the World Event ✈️

Put on your travel shoes and get ready to explore: Huntington Children’s Museum is teaming up with Prime Engineering to take you on a global engineering adventure! On Saturday, August 5 from 10 am to 2 pm, you and your children are invited to visit Pullman Square in downtown Huntington, WV for a fun, free STEAM-focused exploration of Eight Engineering Wonders of the World. Join us as we visit Egypt, Spain, China and more while investigating transportation techniques, paper kite creations, awesome aqueducts, and ginormous Great Pyramids. 
Travelers who embark on this adventure will walk away with a suite of sweet souvenirs, including one of a kind engineering creations and mechanical memories to last a lifetime!

Minnie Adkins & Mike Norris to Visit Saturday KidsArt

at HMA on Aug. 12 🖼️

Folk artist Minnie Adkins and writer Mike Norris will make a special presentation about their four children’s books on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2023, at 1 p.m. during Saturday KidsArt at the Huntington Museum of Art. This free event will take place in HMA’s Grace Rardin Doherty Auditorium.


Eastern Kentucky natives Adkins and Norris plan to sign copies of their books in HMA’s Virginia Van Zandt Great Hall following the presentation in the auditorium. Books are available for purchase in HMA’s Museum Store. The titles of the four children’s books are Sonny the Monkey, Bright Blue Rooster,Mommy Goose: Rhymes from the Mountains, and Ring Around the Moon: Mommy Goose Rhymes.

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Save the Dates for the Appalachian Film Festival Featuring: King Coal 📽️

Get your tickets now for the 2023 Appalachian Film Festival! Come celebrate local filmmakers and see the Huntington premiere of "King Coal"!

Appalachian filmmaker Elaine McMillion Sheldon’s new “King Coal” blends documentary and imaginative storytelling in a way that pulls viewers into a compelling portrait of Appalachia’s coal communities. The film includes scenes of coal mining operations and culture in surrounding mountain towns, as it follows two girls who are dancers and dreamers through the landscapes of coal. 

“King Coal” was shown at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and was also screened at the Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Get Your Tickets Here


Support the Cabell Huntington Wayne Animal Shelter! 🐶

Donate Here

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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