Become a Marshall University Vendor 🤝

The Marshall University Board of Governors and the Marshall University Office of Purchasing invite your firm to complete the newly designed Marshall University Vendor Registration Form. We created this form to improve the efficiency of how we interact with our vendors, increase expenditures made to local businesses, and grow our regional economic impact.

Via its Small and Diverse Business Program, Marshall wants to increase purchases made from small and diverse firms (women-owned, minority-owned, disabled-owned, and veteran-owned). This form allows you to certify status, including whether your firm is a small, for-profit business based on U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) standards. (*All non-agricultural firms with less than 100 employees AND less than $8 million in revenue meet this standard.)


Purchases from for-profit businesses provide what Marshall University needs to operate. Our largest expenditures are for Building and Grounds Maintenance, Software/IT/Telecom, Business Services, Medical Services, and Laboratory Services.


Please complete the form even if you are already a Marshall vendor, as your information will be used to inform you about future bidding opportunities that match the goods and services you provide. This aspect of the program will kick off in 2024.


This is a pilot program mandated by the West Virginia Legislature. Use of this registration/certification form will be required for all MU vendors following this test period. 


Please help us grow Marshall’s use of local businesses by completing this form and becoming certified to respond to bid requests for goods and services. Your feedback is welcome.

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Want the Inside Scoop? Sign Up for Insider E-Blasts! 🔎

The Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the rebranded Insider e-blast, formerly known as E-Showcase.

Insider gives you a direct line to our members’ exciting events, limited-time offers, and breaking community updates. Unlike the in-depth look in our Monday Morning MemoInsider features one highlighted piece of content from a member to help you stay informed, engaged, and connected! 

To receive these free valuable Insider e-blasts, sign up below to ensure that you never miss out on the latest opportunities and insights within our business community! Please note that Chamber members and non-members can sign up to receive e-blasts. Insider is a paid promotion available exclusively to Chamber members in good standing. 

If you have any questions, please reach out to Rebecca Kasey at [email protected] or call (304) 525-5131 Ex. 303.

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Leadership Lessons from the Sewers 🐢🍕

A Blog By Jimmy Lemon, Chief Operations Officer at Bullseye Total Media

When you hear the word “leader,” what image comes to mind? Is it the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Learn about what leadership and Leonardo have in common in our recent blog by Jimmy Lemon, Chief Operations Officer at Bullseye Total Media and 2023-24 Leadership Huntington Class Member!

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You Could Win Season Tickets to MU Men's and Women's Basketball at the 2023 Member Trade Show! 🏀

Just three more days until the 2023 Member Trade Show Presented by Huntington National Bank! This event combines the fellowship and fun of a normal Business After Hours networking event with all the buzz and excitement of a business trade show! View the full spectrum of Chamber member businesses and see what’s new and exciting in the marketplace. Enjoy an expo-style evening of great food, open bar, connecting with other business professionals, and your chance to win SEASON tickets to Marshall University Men's and Women's Basketball and chair back seat tickets to Nov. 25 MU Football game against Arkansas State!

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

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In Your Business Podcast 🤖

Episode 3: Artificial Intelligence - Ariana Shives

Episode 3 of the In Your Business Podcast Presented by Moses AutoMall of Huntington is all about AI! Join us as we discuss Artificial Intelligence's role in Huntington-area businesses with our guest, Ariana Shives! Ariana unveils practical strategies, real-world uses and tips for seamless integration. From boosting productivity to personalized customer experiences, discover how AI can help your business! Tune in on Apple, Amazon, and Spotify!

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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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Sign up for October's Lunch & Learn! 🍴🖊️

Join us for a vital session focused on tackling Substance Use Disorder in Huntington with Jan Rider, Director of Mayor's Council of Public Health & Drug Control Policy, and Katy Maynard, MA, AADC, LPC, ALPS, TRAIN Program Coordinator for Marshall Health. We'll explore the overview of modern drug trends, helping you understand what's happening in our community. Discover the real impact of addiction on our bodies, so we can better support those in need. Plus, find out how Huntington is taking action to address this issue. It's an opportunity to learn, discuss, and work together for a healthier, safer city.

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Eat at BWW Today and Support

Habitat for Humanity of the Tri-State! 🍗

Have lunch or dinner at Buffalo Wild Wings in Ironton, OH and a percentage will go to Habitat for Humanity of the Tri-State when you show this ticket!

6th Annual Siptacular Wine Festival - Oct. 7

Sip Downtown Brasserie is excited to invite you to 6th Annual Siptacular Wine Festival. Nearly 100 wines will be available for you to sample and taste, as well as local WV craft beers, live music by Lee Dean (as Frank Sinatra) and the Goodfellas. Delicious local food will be available for purchase and you can shop with Huntington's finest local vendors. 

Wine tastes the same rain or shine so our festival will take place no matter the weather.

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Welcome to Our Newest Member, ZenBusiness! 👋

ZenBusiness is an online provider of business registration and other services needed to help launch a side hustle or small business.

Business registration service options available: Business formation (LLC, corporation, etc.), Name reservation service (includes name availability search), “Worry-free” compliance service, Operating agreements, Registered agent services, EIN registration, Business document templates library, Faster filing speeds, Business license reports, Amendment filings, Certificates of good standing.

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Start or Grow Your Business Through IgniteWV 🏆

IgniteWV is a new competition that seeks to fuel new or existing businesses by offering funding, coaching, training, and the necessary resources to start or grow your business in the Mountain State. Open to anyone with a current or future business in West Virginia.

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Earl Gray: Hand-Carved Stones Exhibit in Spotlight

on Sept. 26 at HMA 🧑‍🎨

The Earl Gray: Hand-Carved Stones exhibit, which continues through Oct. 22, 2023, will be in the spotlight during the free Tuesday Tour Series event on Sept. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Huntington Museum of Art. Refreshments will be served.

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Job Opening at Mountwest:

Program Director/Instructor Solar Energy Technology 💼

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Business Hall of Fame Names Four New Members🏅

Hageboeck, Hess, Miller, and Wright to be inducted Oct. 18

Marshall University’s Lewis College of Business has announced the names of its 2023 inductees into the Business Hall of Fame. The Business Hall of Fame Class of 2023 includes:

  • Charles R. Hageboeck, president and CEO of City National Bank and City Holding Company;
  • Dr. Robert A. Hess, president and co-founder of OVP HEALTH;
  • H.D. “Dutch” Miller (posthumously), founding owner of Dutch Miller Auto Group; and
  • Thomas B. Wright III, executive vice president – chief human resources officer and executive director of the Leadership Center within the Berry Institute at Children’s Mercy Hospital of Kansas City, Missouri.
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Explore Careers at Toyota 🚘

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Harlem Globetrotters and Peter Noone

Coming to Charleston 🏀

Get ready for a slam-dunk extravaganza as the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters make their triumphant return to The Charleston Coliseum! This is your chance to witness the record-breaking stars of basketball LIVE as they bring an unforgettable blend of DRIBBLING, SPINNING, and DUNKING to the court, taking on their fierce rivals, the Washington Generals, on March 26th at 7:00pm 

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Classic Hits the Mix is pleased to present An Olde English Christmas with Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone on December 14 at The Charleston Theater. A show to delight fans of all ages, for a long, long time to come. 

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