Executive Exclusives

Grand National Cross Country Racing

Posted On: August 22, 2017

By Parween Mascari The Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) racing series began four decades ago with the vision of one man, Big Dave Coombs, from Morgantown, WV. His vision was to hold a 100-mile motorcycle race in the scenic town of Davis, WV. That race, the Blackwater 100, began in 1975. The race track was 100 miles through the [...]

Mind for Business, Passion for Flight

Posted On: August 15, 2017

By Julie Boatman Filucci What do talents in the boardroom have to do with successfully and safely commanding an airliner full of passengers? More than you might expect. “Above all, it is leadership,” says Dr. Stephen Brown, dean of the College of Business, Humanities and Social Sciences at the West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVU Tech). “By understanding [...]

The Future of Health, the Future of Nursing

Posted On: August 10, 2017

By Aila Accad, MSN, RN Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, set the mission of nursing in the early 1800s—to help people be in the right condition to heal as a whole, including attention to family, community and environment. When it became clear that the illness focus of American health care was not sufficient to improve overall health, [...]

Overcoming Hurdles for West Virginia Women

Posted On: August 08, 2017

By Tessa Chafin Studies have shown that women are just as likely to win in elections as their male counterparts, women vote just as often as men, and, on top of this all, women make up more than 50 percent of the people in West Virginia. All of these are reasons why having only 18 women, a mere 14 [...]

AREA 34: Coworking Space Offers Services with Style

Posted On: August 03, 2017

By Ashley Alford Grinding out the 9-to-5 workday made famous by Dolly Parton isn’t how business gets done these days. More and more small businesses are starting in Putnam County, and many of them are run out of a dining room rather than a boardroom. The owners of these small businesses need a place to meet clients and conduct [...]

A Mountain State Staycation

Posted On: July 28, 2017

By Jessica Wintz-Adams When my husband, Steven, and I were thinking about where we would like to celebrate one year of wedded bliss, we didn’t have to travel far. While many friends celebrating anniversaries often travel outside of West Virginia’s borders to sandy beaches or fast-paced cities, our weekend celebration gave us that getting-out-of-town feeling without having to go [...]

Clean Water, Great Beer

Posted On: July 14, 2017

By Sophia Ryan Having clean water is important—especially when it comes to brewing beer. This is why the West Virginia Land Trust (WVLT) is teaming up with local breweries in West Virginia for the clean water collaboration initiative. WVLT is a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting West Virginia’s natural lands, scenic areas, water quality, recreational access and historic [...]