Executive Exclusives

Learning through Service

Posted On: April 20, 2017

By Jessica Li On a chilly Saturday morning in April, when most college students were still fast asleep, a group of West Virginia University (WVU) students gathered on the Mountainlair plaza, where they were separated into subgroups. The groups filed onto buses and rode away from campus in opposite directions, off to meet community members and organizations across town [...]

Developing the Future: Tom Dunn Energy Leadership Academy

Posted On: April 18, 2017

By Dennis Xander Educating the future workforce of West Virginia is crucial to the state’s well-being. As the energy industry expands here in our backyard, there will be an increasing need for an educated, skilled workforce. In anticipation of that need, the Independent Oil and Gas Association of West Virginia (IOGAWV) is committed to informing students in West Virginia [...]

Lost & Found: Solo Travel in the 21st Century, Part 2

Posted On: April 14, 2017

By Katie Allie These are my stories from the road and hard-won guidance from a thoughtful traveler. If I’m making you curious about getting lost and finding the good stuff in this great big world we all share, then I’m doing something right. In Part II of my series on solo travel, I’d like to introduce you to Sabriya [...]

Experts in Success: West Virginia’s Business Accelerator Boot Camp

Posted On: April 13, 2017

By Bryan Brown The Bioscience Association of West Virginia, in partnership with TechConnect West Virginia, the West Virginia Jobs Investment Trust, INNOVA and the WVU Health Sciences’ Innovation Center, will host the West Virginia Business Accelerator Bootcamp for a range of early stage to mature companies operating in the life science and high technology fields in West Virginia. The boot [...]

Reinventing West Virginia: What Our State Really Needs

Posted On: April 11, 2017

By Dr. Chip Zimmer Commentary abounds on the conditions in West Virginia, and a lot of that talk and hope concerns the resurgence of coal as the resurrection of West Virginia. Action, however, seems to be less abundant.  Shepherd University, a West Virginia state university located in the Eastern Panhandle, has taken a significant active step toward initiating meaningful [...]

Lost & Found: Solo Travel in the 21st Century, Part I

Posted On: April 07, 2017

By Katie Allie These are my stories from the road and hard-won guidance from a thoughtful traveler. If I’m making you curious about getting lost and finding the good stuff in this great big world we all share, then I’m doing something right. Imagine it is the night before you’re setting off on a trip, and you’re a jittery [...]

The HIVE: West Virginia’s Small Business Incubator

Posted On: April 06, 2017

By Lillian Graning Changes in public policy and attitudes toward coal have led to an unpredictable and unstable market, keeping hundreds of households and businesses in a dangerous cycle and leading to household incomes well below 35 percent of the national average. As coal markets contract, natural gas demand falters, cyclical poverty churns and long-term unemployment numbers rise, Southern [...]