The Greater Huntington Candy Cane Trail

Countdown is On! 🎅

The Greater Huntington Candy Cane Trail is a free mobile passport that promotes and incentivizes supporting local for the holiday season from Nov. 1 - Jan. 1. Participants will be able to earn points as they visit and redeem exclusive offers along the trail. Points can then be cashed in for prizes, which include a drawing for a $1,000 cash grand prize!

For more information about becoming a sponsor, contact the Chamber at [email protected] or call 304-525-5131.

Who Will Win the Best Costume and Table at the

2023 Member Trade Show? 🕹️

Who will have the best arcade/video game themed costumes and tables this year? Last year's costume winner was Creative Kitchens and table winner was Huntington Bank! Want to attend but not into dressing up? Don't worry! Costumes and table themes are not required.

We're looking forward to an evening of food, drinks, raffle prizes, and more! Don't have a table yet? You have until September 21 to secure your spot!

Prizes from Marshall Athletics include:

MU Men's Basketball Season Tickets (2) - Drawing from General Admission Ticket Purchasers

MU Women's Basketball Season Tickets (2) - Trivia Game Drawing

MU Football Chairback Seats to Nov. 25 MU vs Arkansas State (4) - 1st Place Costume Contest

Registration is $15 for all general attendees.

When: Thursday, September 28 from 5-7 p.m.

Where: Mountain Health Arena Convention Center

Special thank you to our Presenting sponsor, Huntington Bank; Master Level sponsors, Mountain Health Arena, CJ Hughes Construction Inc. and AD Interactive; Elite Level sponsors, Netranom, Alpha Technologies, and OVP Health; and Ace Level sponsor, Huntington Junior College.

Register and Get Tickets Here

Tomato Bisque vs. Gumbo:

Crafting a Flavorful DEI Strategy 🍲

In today's ever-evolving corporate landscape, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) have become essential elements of organizational success. To shed light on effective DEI strategies, Dr. Alan Letton, Director of the Center for Economic & Community Development in Black Appalachia and Isolated Communities, spoke at our September Lunch & Learn Presented by Ohio Valley Bank. With years of experience as present and CEO of startup companies, and running a consulting firm specializing in this field, Dr. Letton emphasized the importance of viewing DEI as an integral part of a company’s culture and strategy. In this blog, we'll delve into the key takeaways and insights from the session and learn how you can craft a DEI strategy for your organization.

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In Your Business Presented by Moses AutoMall

Episode 2 - Starting a Business - Booktenders 📚

Our latest episode of In the Business podcast is here, and it's an absolute page-turner!

In this episode, we explore the incredible story of how Ashley Skeen and Mandee Cunningham of Booktenders WV turned their dreams into a thriving small business. From the initial spark of the Booktenders concept to the strategic steps that led to its vibrant presence, we explore the chapters of their entrepreneurial expedition. Tune in to hear about the challenges they conquered, the strategies they penned for branding and growth, and the invaluable lessons they've gathered along the way. Whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur seeking guidance or a fellow book lover drawn to tales of success, this episode offers a compelling blend of storytelling and business wisdom courtesy of Booktenders.

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Booktenders has entered a competition amongst Indie bookstores across the nation to win the Barbara Kingsolver's Only Event for the paperback release of Pulitzer Prize Winner Demon Copperhead. Every copy of Demon Copperhead purchased in September from Booktenders in-store and online will enter the shop in the competition to win!

Thank you to Kindred Communications and our presenting sponsor Moses AutoMall of Huntington!


Huntington Young Professionals September Luncheon

Guest Speaker Barry Burgess, Tax & Consulting Member with Suttle & Stalnaker, PLLC

Thursday, Sept. 28 | 12 - 1 p.m. | Marshall Advanced Manufacturing Center

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Spooktacular will be held on October 20 at Fairfield East Community Center. If you or someone you know would like to pass out candy or assist with games, please call/email Ben Newhouse at 304-741-4878 or [email protected]

Over 650 kids were in attendance last year. If you plan on passing out candy, please bring a table and chair.

Join DTC and Dutch Miller Kia for spooky swings and haunted things! Grab your clubs and head to Esquire Golf Course on Friday, October the 13th for a scary good time. 

Entry includes a delicious lunch, snacks, refreshing adult beverages, event t-shirt, amazing door prizes, green fees, golf cart, and the chance to win incredible team and individual prizes!

Register Here

Get Your Free Flu Shot! 💉

St. Mary’s Medical Center, a member of Mountain Health Network, will offer free drive-thru flu shot clinics in Huntington and Hurricane Saturday, Sept. 23.

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Toby Mac and Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Coming to Charleston 🎵

Awakening Foundation announces the dates of TobyMac's Hits Deep 2024 Tour. Supported by K-LOVE, Air1, Altrua Healthshare, and Food for the Hungry, the 30-city run kicks off on January 26 and will run through March 23, when the tour stops at the Charleston Colsieum.  

Now in its 9th year, don't miss this unforgettable night of pure energy when TobyMac will be joined by many of today's top artists, including Cory Asbury, Mac Powell, Tasha Layton, Jon Reddick, and Terrian.

Get Your Tickets

Prepare for a musical journey like no other this winter as Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s (TSO) spectacular annual holiday tour goes on sale.

Recently, the multi-platinum rock group, which has consistently hit the upper-reaches of the touring charts for the past 15 years, unveiled the exciting details of their highly anticipated 2023 Winter Tour, titled "." The Ghosts of Christmas Eve – the Best of TSO & More

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Upcoming Events at Foundry Theater 📽️

Appalachian Queer Film Festival Oct 6-8

The Foundry's mission is to bring queer films and filmmakers to the beautiful state of West Virginia, break down stereotypes and broaden minds throughout Appalachia.

The Good Time Mountain Mamas are a collection of talented Appalachian ladies singing songs made popular by male artists. Join us Saturday, October 21st for an evening of Bob Dylan!

Tickets are on sale online for $15 and will be $20 at the door. Doors at 6:30 PM, show at 7:00 PM!

Learn More and Get Tickets

Dr. Amber Kuhl's 1,000 Robotic Surgery 🦾

Valley Health celebrates Dr. Amber Kuhl, a renowned Obstetrician Gynecologist, completing her 1,000th robotic surgery.

Dr. Kuhl's expertise and dedication to her patients made this milestone possible. She has been at the forefront of robotic surgery, using the latest technology to provide her patients with the best possible care, and her commitment to excellence has earned her a reputation as one of the best OBGYNs in the country. Her patients have benefited from her expertise and use of the latest technology, enabling her to perform surgeries with greater precision, less pain, and faster recovery times.

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