West Virginia Women Leading the Way 🌟

Over 100 women (and two supporting men) joined us on Thursday, November 9, at Guyan Golf and Country Club for the Women's Impact Network's Women Leading the Way Panel Discussion featuring the four current officers of the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce, who are all women leaders in their communities: Board Chair and CEO of Charles Ryan Associates, Susan Lavenski; Board Vice-Chair and Director of Government Relations for Antero, Maribeth Anderson; Secretary and Vice President/CFO of the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Kathy Thomas; and Treasurer and Senior Partner of Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, Anna Dailey.

These four women encouraged us and shared their stories; working in male dominated industries, juggling the challenge of being working moms and wives, and their success even when there were barriers. Thank you to these women who are leading the way in West Virginia!

Thank you to table sponsors, West Virginia Public Broadcasting and Benefit Plans Services. Special thanks to Guyan Golf & Country Club for hosting us and for a wonderful lunch!

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year 🎄

We had a fun night with our community as we cut the ribbon on the Greater Huntington Candy Cane Trail Kickoff Shopping Crawl at Pullman Square on Thursday night!

Swinging with Sinatra & Elvis by Lee Dean kicked off the evening with some holiday tunes and we had tasty treats from Peach Cobbler Factory, Christopher's Eats, and Butter It Up at The Market!

Special thanks to this year's Greater Huntington Candy Cane Trail sponsors; Huntington National Bank, Peoples Bank, Dynamic Restoration LLC, and Kindred Communications!

If you're a business in Cabell and Wayne counties with a physical storefront, it's not too late to become a Candy Cane Trail merchant for free! Interested businesses can fill out this form to become a merchant:

Download the Candy Cane Trail Pass for free at to earn points and win prizes by shopping local!

Learn More & Download the Pass!

In Your Business Podcast - Episode 10

Being an Independent in a Chain World - Food Fair 🛒

In this episode of In Your Business Podcast by Moses AutoMall of Huntington, we sit down with Tim Forth, owner of Food Fair, the area's regional grocery store chain that's making waves in an industry dominated by corporate giants. Discover the strategies that set them apart, from community engagement to innovative sourcing. Join us as we uncover the challenges of being independent and learn how this business thrives while staying true to its roots.

Tune in on Apple, Amazon, and Spotify!

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Sign Up for November's Lunch & Learn! 💻

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Cooking Up Comfort Food at

Mammus' Kitchen & Catering 🍽️

Congratulations to one of our newest members, Mammus' Kitchen and Catering! Mammus' is a new restaurant in Downtown Huntington that specializes in comfort foods such as smothered chicken, meatloaf, BBQ chicken, macaroni and cheese, green beans, mashed potatoes, and more! Their rotating menu and catering options can be found on their Facebook page.

Mammus’ Kitchen and Catering is open Monday – Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and is located at 412 9th Street, Huntington, WV. If you’re interested in placing a catering order, please reach out to Marijayne, the owner and head chef, three weeks in advance. She can be reached by phone at 681-204-5623 or email at [email protected].

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The West Virginia Secretary of State's Office has received numerous reports of third-party Annual Report filing solicitations that have the appearance of official government correspondence hitting mailboxes this week. Annual Reports can be filed at once the filing period starts on January 1, 2024. Third-party providers have been reported to charge more than 500% of the $25 filing fee and often advertise the wrong deadline for state compliance.

Special Membership Offer at Marshall Recreation Center

Get a head start on your Black Friday shopping and make the most of Marshall Rec Center's special membership offer! From November 20-27, purchase 2 months and get 1 month FREE! Purchase up to 16 months for a total of 24 months. For every 2 months purchased, you'll earn an entry for a chance to win a 65" Roku TV


Stop by the Marshall Rec Center during the promotion week to purchase!

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Sign Up for WVSBDC's Upcoming Workshop! ✍️

If thinking about financing your small business makes your head spin, the WVSU Extension Services is here to help! Join us for Myths and Realities of Small Business Funding. 

Presented by WV SBDC Business Coach Bret Chandler. 

Register Here

Today is the Last Day to Order Your

Thanksgiving Ice Cream Pie! 🥧

Order Yours Here

Congratulations to Isaac Meyers, New General Manager of Guyan Golf and Country Club! 🎉

Learn More about Guyan Golf & Country Club

Win $100,000+ For Your Business! 💰

Featured Above: Highland Outdoors Recipients of technical assistance funds from the 2022-2023 WV Statewide Business Plan Competition, which has now been rebranded as the IgniteWV Competition.

IgniteWV is a competition that seeks to fuel new or existing businesses by offering funding, coaching, and training to start or grow businesses in the Mountain State. In addition to awarding over $100,000 in technical assistance funds, the competition will provide exposure to outside investment opportunities to its finalists in the final round of competition.

Important Dates & Deadlines:

  • January 18, 2024 - Round 1 entries due by noon 
  • February 1, 2024 - Finalists announced 
  • April 10, 2024 - Final Round of competition in Huntington, WV
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HMA’s 8th Annual Fine Art Auction to Take Place

on Nov. 18, 2023 🖼️

The Huntington Museum of Art will conduct its 8th Annual Fine Art Auction fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023, at 2 p.m. as an online and in-person event. The works are available for viewing on the Invaluable website at

“For the past year, we have been working diligently to put together a great selection of artwork for this year’s Fine Art Auction at the Huntington Museum of Art,” said Geoffrey K. Fleming, HMA’s Executive Director. “There are over 210 lots in this year’s auction. Some of the highlights include some very nice examples of Asian art and beautiful decorative art creations by the Tri-State’s own Kelsey Murphy.” In addition, there are numerous paintings, watercolors, etchings and pieces of silver. 

Many lots in HMA’s Fine Art Auction will start at just $25. “It is a wonderful way to start collecting art as the auction offers something for people with every kind of budget,” Fleming said.

An in-person preview of the auction items takes place at HMA on Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The works included in the sale were consigned by generous members and supporters of the Museum.

A buyer’s premium of 15 percent will be added to all successful bids executed in-house, and a buyer’s premium of 25 percent will be added to all successful bids made on the Invaluable website during this event.

Successful local bidders can begin to pick up their auction items the afternoon of Nov. 18 until 5:30 p.m. After Nov. 18, successful local bidders can pick up works on Nov. 20 after 1 p.m. Please call (304) 529-2701 to schedule a pick-up time. Successful online bidders who need to arrange and pay for shipping can work with the UPS Store in Huntington, W.Va., where HMA will deliver the works.

A significant amount of proceeds from this fundraising event will benefit the Huntington Museum of Art. For more information on events at HMA, visit or call (304) 529-2701. HMA is fully accessible.

Valley Health’s Prentice Awarded APA Citizen Psychologist Award

Valley Health Expands QuickCare Hours Providing Quality Care Seven Days/Week

John Prentice, psychology intern at Valley Health Systems, has been honored with the West Virginia Psychological Association – APA Citizen Psychologist Award. This accolade is highly regarded and recognizes the exceptional contributions of WV psychologists who have demonstrated their dedication to their communities through advocacy, outreach, and the provision of mental health services. 

Dr. Brittany Canady nominated John Prentice for the award for their outstanding volunteer efforts and advocacy work throughout the Huntington area. The WVPA-APA Citizen Psychologist Award program was established in 2020 with grant funding from the American Psychological Association (APA) to acknowledge psychologists who distinguish themselves in their service to their communities.

Valley Health is thrilled to announce the expansion of its QuickCare services in Teays Valley, WV, offering prompt and stress-free healthcare services for minor injuries and illnesses. With our newly expanded QuickCare facility located on Hospital Drive, residents can now access quality medical services seven days a week, catering to all age groups.

We understand that health issues can arise unexpectedly, and we want to ensure our patients receive the care they need when they need it. To better serve our patients, we have extended our hours of operation to provide more convenient and flexible options. 

Our Teays Valley location is open: 

· Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. 

· Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m

· Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Please note that we will be closed for lunch daily from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.



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