Community Economic Development

A More Excellent Way Life Center Church

304.400.4111

A More Excellent Way Life Center Church

A More Excellent Way Life Center Church

304.400.4111

Leadership/Coaching/Professional Development

A More Excellent Way Life Center Church

304.400.4111

Financial Aid/Marketing

Activated Body

I'm not sure if you consider this a resource but I offer functional movement training at my Pilates Studio in Oak Hill. I am a for-profit business but I try to keep my prices low and competitive so as not to exclude people. I am a nationally trained Pilates teacher and I specialize in helping people regain their physical abilities so they can continue to do the things they love to do. I also run wellness programs to help people make positive health changes in their lives. This comes with some nutrition coaching as well as other wellness components that affect someone's health - sleep, stress, exercise, hormones, etc...
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AEP-Appalachian Power

304-356-0563

We currently have five fellows in our program who are in various stages of publication acquisition or are starting their own publication. Their goal is to ensure that rural community journalism is available across West Virginia and beyond.

Almost Heaven Media, LLC

Marketing including video, digital, print and broadcast. Public relations.
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Asher Agency

301-651-2508

We have helped many Mountain State non-profits, colleges and businesses.
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Ashland Consulting Group, LLC

304.965.1535

Business planning and management of tourism related lodging & related retail in southern WV

Ashland Consulting Group, LLC.

Ashland Consulting Group provides consultation services for business planning, hospitality & management training, and business management services. Clients include Ashland Resort, Ashland Company Store, and Trailhead Resort.

AUROS Group

412.506.6777

Building owner advocate, sustainable design expert,
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Brooke Hancock Family Resource Network

Brooke Hancock Family Resource Network
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CAC Research Solutions

3047302258

Coaching/Ex Dir mentoring

Catholic Charities

I'm currently working with a start-up called Worthy Ambition. The vision is to provide opportunities for disenfranchised people in the community where they live. The ultimate goal is to help these people be able to provide for themselves in the short and long term

CESD

3042822284

The Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and Development, Inc., (CESD), was created in 1981. We are a nonprofit organization affiliated with West Virginia University (WVU). The nonprofit exempt purpose of CESD is to promote advancement of education, research, and economic development including reducing the burden of government. When we began, our projects focused primarily on improving productivity in manufacturing organizations and providing managerial and technical support to new businesses in West Virginia. Since then, our focus has broadened to include bordering states, and we have expanded our support to virtually every type of organization in the region. The types of projects we support have also become more diverse as CESD continually adds to our available tools. By focusing on real problems faced by employers in the state and the region, we are making tangible improvements to businesses that contribute to West Virginia's economy and our people.
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CESD

304-692-9606

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Coalfield Development

304-501-4755

33-6-3 Program for Seed Partners
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Coalfield Development

304-501-4755

One of our earliest clients came to us in the ideation stage. Through multiple partner resources we were able to work this client through many phases - and eliminating many obstacles. Through these collective efforts, the client is now getting their product in front of customers for actual real-world consumer feedback. Sometimes it takes a village and connecting resources was critical to the success of this client.
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Create Buckhannon

Create Buckhannon-community volunteer effort Parish house-Community help source St. Joseph's Hospital-community hospital with strong emphasis on OB

Creative Disruptors

301-367-2406

We work closely with Creative Disruptors to assist with training development and coaching for our business advisors.
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Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

(304) 357-9924

patent attorney
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Durland Consulting

Evaluation, statistics, research, survey development et.
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Fahe

8592000494

Point of contact for all services.
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Fahe

8592009861

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Fahe

Single family mortgage Community Development Lending Organization line of credit

Family Resource Net Work of the Panhandle

Non profits and groups in 3 counties in the panhandle of WV.
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FHLBank Pittsburgh

4122882820

FHLBank Pittsubrgh provides a variety of targeted grant products to assist - first-time homebuyers, small businesses, affordable housing developers and communities
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Fourth Circuit Public Defender

304-699-3813

Recovery and rehabilitation resources
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Fourth Circuit Public Defender

304-699-3815

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Future Generations University

A comprehensive program curriculum as part of the university -- how to apply that will take planning -- this includes comprehensive delivery capacity using online and in-person faculty - it also includes free resources such as www.seed-scale.org

Future Generations University

304-358-2000

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Future Generations University

304-358-2000

Non-Timber forest product (especially tree syrups) coaching
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Future Generations University

304-358-2000

Future Generations University Master of Applied Community Development and Certificate programs.
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Future Generations University

304-358-2000

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Future Generations University

3043582000

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Future of Nursing WV

Healthcare and nursing specifically. Our institution had a great idea and the human resources to complete the task, but not the financial resources. We were connected with a small-scale funder who provided a relatively small grant that acted as seed money for the program. We ere then able to access larger private funding sources and federal grants and now have a robust regional program that targets non-timber forest product producers, but also provides connections between people and other resources!
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Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation

304.346.3620

Community Foundation
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Green Building Alliance

(412) 773-6000

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Hancock County Savings Bank Charitable Foundation

800-225-1620, Ext. 269

Hancock County Savings Bank Charitable Foundation

Housing Authority of Mingo County

304-475-4663

Downtown Buckhannon is at full occupancy and property values have tripled in the last 3-years..

ImpactWV

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ImpactWV

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Innovative

703945-8265

Tech Consulting and support
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Jackson County Development Authority

304-372-1151

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Jackson General — WVU Medicine

304-372-2731

Groups: In Jackson County WV -- Ripley Rotary, Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, Pilot Club, Jackson County Development Authority, Jackson County Resource Network Systems -- WVU/Jackson General, JCDC -- Employment and other supports for people with disabilities
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JCDC

304-273-9311

leadership, Experience in leadership

JCDC

304-273-9311

JCDC. Growth of drug/alcohol prevention in the two counties has been coordinated and promoted through the help of the Brooke Hancock FRN.
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Legal Aid of WV

304-623-6649

Attorney

Marion County Economic Development Authority

(304) 367-5355

Marion County Economic Development Authority

Marion County Economic Development Authority

(304) 367-5355

I have been volunteering with Active Southern West Virginia because I feel I have some good skills to offer the organization. I used to work for a non-profit that had a physical activity component so I have experience with the type of work. Plus my business is focused around physical activity so it's a good fit. I will continue to help out where I can.

Mon Health System

Mon Health System -- hospitals in Morgantown, Kingwood and Weston with a cardiac care center in Elkins. A new hospital will soon be constructed in Fairmont.
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MVB Bank

304-848-0112

Marketing, branding, communications
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MVB Bank

MVB Bank provides sponsorships for events and organizations in our footprint. We also provide volunteer service and have Community Reinvestment Act responsibilities.
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New River Gorge Regional Development Authority

304-254-8115

The WV Hive is the entrepreneurship program of the New River Gorge Regional Development Authority.
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NPS Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance

The Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance program provides coaching and leadership development of new and existing groups throughout West Virginia. The Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance program focuses on outdoor recreation as a system of public health, economic development, and conservation. We focus on the intersection between these and the many other pieces of community development.
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Oglebay Institute

304-242-4200

Wheeling Rotary, Wheeling Arts Commission, Wheeling Chamber of Commerce, Oglebay Institute - arts, culture, and nature programs, independent artists
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OH-WV Youth Leadership Association: Camp Horseshoe

304-478-2481

The WV Food and Farm Coalition foodshed development program includes five community-based coordinators that cover seventeen counties in WV. These foodshed coordinators work to bring resources and make connections within the communities they serve that increase access to local food and build the WV agriculture food system. These connections create thriving communities and support food-based entrepreneurs. One example is the Route 219 project which will place mini-markets or "local food kiosks" in existing business along this route in Pocahontas and Randolph counties. This projects is being developed by a network of partners and community members and has required many connections to be made to move this project forward.
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Ohio-West Virginia Youth Leadership Association

304-478-2481

Ohio-West Virginia Youth Leadership Association (YLA) A non-profit organization providing youth leadership programs, conferences, and camps, preparing the next generation of civic leaders in the areas of leadership, character, service, entrepreneurship, and philanthropy. Mission Statement: We believe that helping youth achieve their full potential is our primary mission. We seek to help youth develop leadership and citizenship skills for a lifelong commitment to service through character-building programs for all that strengthen spirit, mind, and body.
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One Foundation

One Foundation: The One Foundation seeks partners with a commitment to the values that we, too, hold - like sustainability, equity, inclusion and service to others. In partnership we seek first light and common understanding, before we engage in support. The One Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals. However, we do seek connection with those who feel resonance with our principles.
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Parkersburg Area Coalition for the Homeless DBA House to Home

304-893-5352

House to Home Day Shelter;
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Parkersburg Area Community Foundation

3044284438

The Parkersburg Area Community Foundation makes charitable grants in a ten county area of WV. We place priority on communities that are not already served by another community foundation. Marian Clowes, Associate Director of Community Leadership is our key contact for Grant inquiries.
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Preservation Alliance of West Virginia

304-642-0693

I am the main point of contact to assist with these things. Most of our contacts are already overburdened, so I didn't attach it. It seems when you have someone good in the community, a lot of people take advantage, and they are usually too kind-hearted to say no. As for connecting, I have lots of stories for just talking to people who have or know others that can help. Its the importance of getting the word out and communicating what you need, so others see the opportunity to help.
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Preservation Alliance of West Virginia

3043456005

Preservation Alliance of West Virginia offers assistance to historic organizations and municipalities in WV. Appalachian Forest National Heritage Area often sponsors Americorps members at sites and in communities in 16 counties of WV and 2 counties in western MD.
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Preston County EDA

304-329-2299

Preston County Economic Development Authority. Grant writing and available funding.

Pretty Creative

3044193291

Public Relations and Marketing Consultant. We volunteered our resources to a group that raised over $30,000 at the onset of the pandemic. We assisted them in creating a website with intakes where needs were addressed and dollar amounts requested. This site has donation capabilities so that it could also be used for fundraising. We have connected entrepreneurs with the resources they need but were unable to get on their own. One specific case is a recycled batter that is eco-friendly and will go to a worldwide market. We developed a color palette and logo (no cost to them) and connected them to venture capitalists to raise funds to achieve their goals.
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PRO OnTrac

3045531012

Jim Anderson - Retired from USDA Rural Development with years of Community Development & finance experience. Tara Elder - Formerly Executive Director of Women's Business Development & Training Center.

Public Relations Society of America – WV Chapter

304-345-1161

Public Relations Society of America - WV Chapter: An organization focused on promoting the advancement and education of public relations professionals in West Virginia.
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Robert C. Byrd Institute

304.781.1670

RCBI is working with entrepreneurs, start-ups and new business owners, focusing on the needs of innovation and technology-based opportunities.
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Rotary of Tucker County

3045531012

Rotary Club of Tucker County Community, civic organization Jessica Waldo, President jessica@canaanvalley.org

Solar United Neighbors

3046083539

solar and renewable energy policy and technology. Solar United Neighbors is a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to helping people go solar, educating about solar, and advocating for solar.
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Stonewall Jackson Hospital – mon health system

304-269-8000

I am involved in 4-H and serve on the foundation. I have a church connection with Horizons Church. I also work at a community hospital which is part of a health care system.

Sustainable Strategies DC, LLC

202-261-9881

Sustainable Strategies DC, LLC
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Terrell Ellis Associates

304-342-6972

community planning and nonprofit organizational development services
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The WV One Stop Business Center

(304) 558-6000

The WV One Stop Business Center is managed by the WV Secretary of State. The WV One Stop is the only 5-agency single-location business and licensing center in the nation. A new business or entrepreneur can access representatives from the WVSOS Business & Licensing Division, the WV Tax Department, the WV Dept. of Labor, WorkForce WV and the WV Small Business Development Center.

Town of Peterstown

304-753-9509

The City of Parsons joined together with PRO OnTrac and Parsons Blueprint Community joined together to address the needs of a vacant space to create a pocket park. The Mills Group is assisting, and this project will move together more quickly and cohesively!

Tri-Town Food Pantry

The community has a Health and Human Services Collaborative that works with the entire community

Triad Engineering

304-755-0721

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US Environmental Protection Agency

215-814-3303

US EPA Brownfields Assessment, Cleanup, Multipurpose Grants
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USDA Rural Development

3042844872

The United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development provides funding for a multitude of rural activities. The Webster County Community Fund provides grants to Webster County Entities and Programs. The Cowen Area Community Fund is under the Webster County Community Fund and provides annual grants to Cowen area projects.

Vodden Labs and Studio

3049559312

Human-Centered Design & Marketing
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Webster County Economic Development Authority

3048472145

Business/Marketing Advice
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Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce

(304) 748-7212

Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce
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West Virginia University

304-293-8697

Given the range of expertise available would be easiest to serve as a connection point to these resources

West Virginia University

The NewStart program at West Virginia University is a master's degree program in Media Solutions and Innovation. Our goal is to help media outlets not just survive but thrive in an ever-changing landscape by matching up entrepreneurs with rural community media outlets looking to sell. We are training the next generation of media entrepreneurs not just on what it takes to run a successful newsroom, but on what it takes to transition legacy media outlets into long-term, sustainable businesses using new business models and diversifying revenue sources.
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Woodlands Development Group

3044042909

Woodlands Development Group provides business coaching and resource development in the counties participating in the Mon Forest Towns Partnership program. The HIVE of the New River Gorge Regional Development Authority assists businesses and entrepreneurs with every stage of business development
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WV Community and Technical College System

West Virginia Community and Technical College System, support from 9 community and technical colleges and 2 advanced technology centers (one in South Charleston and another in Fairmont; apprenticeship programs and customized training for employees.
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WV Department of Agriculture – Business Development

304-558-2210

The WVDA Business Development team work to grow West Virginia agribusiness and economy. Their goal is to reach out with tools and partnerships to make potential businesses aware of the services and support the West Virginia Department of Agriculture and its partners can provide.
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WV Dept. of Environmental Protection

(304) 414-3868

I manage the Clean Water Act's section 319 funding for West Virginia. These funds are for the restoration and protection of waterways impaired or threatened by nonpoint sources of pollution. Email: Timothy.D.Craddock@gmail.com
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WV Food & Farm Coalition

(304) 926-0567

The WV Food & Farm Coalition (WVFFC) works to build the local food and agriculture system in West Virginia in a way that provides viable incomes for farmers and local foods businesses and ensures all residents have access to locally produced food. ​ Their vision is that West Virginia will be a place where farmers and local foods and agriculture businesses can make a living working within a robust network to grow, process, distribute, and market their products, and that provides healthy locally produced food to communities.
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WV Food and Farm Coalition

(304) 926-0567

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WV HIVE

3044604483

the HIVE provides coaching and business assistance to both businesses and entrepreneurs
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WV Jobs Investment Trust

304.345.6200

early stage equity investment and convertible loans.

WV Land Stewardship Corporation

304-943-7476

YLA works to strengthen the base of ethical civic leadership working to renew family, school, business, organizational, and community life across our states, region, and nation. An example of this is the YLA Teen Entrepreneurship Summit held each year at Camp Horseshoe in Tucker County. County chambers and service clubs sponsor teens from across WV to attend this week-long summit, who practice developing business ideas to meet needs in their communities. These teens then go on to initiate service projects in their home communities.
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WVDA

304-558-2210

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WvDA

6813197966

Agritourism. Solar United Neighbors has educated tens of thousands of people about solar energy and has helped 5,000 people go solar through our local programming, including 160 homeowners and business owners here in West Virginia.

WVJIT

Funding - 3steps2startup.com - a teamwork initiative between TechConnect, WVJIT & INNOVA early stage resource and funding, network of agencies helping with commercialization of technology. Assistance with support from concept to commercialization phase.

WVJIT

same as above

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WVU

WVU-HSC-HSTA Program

WVU Extension Service

3042934221

WVU Extension Service provides a wide variety of services and support to WV Communities and organizations.
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WVU Extension Service – Hancock County

304-564-3805

The Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance program is called upon in a variety of situation from trails to promoting outdoor recreation for youth. There is not project too small or too big for the program. One project that comes to mind involves a county attempting to highlight their outdoor recreation opportunities along their river front. They wanted to work with neighboring counties to coordinate their efforts, organize community feedback across multiple counties, and build on existing opportunities. RTCA helped them build stronger relationships with multiple organizations in the area, designed the community feedback tools, and brought new ideas to age-old challenges. All of these outcomes focused on community priorities and goals. RTCA simply provides an extra hand, an extra head, and a lot of energy to get projects done.
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WVU LaunchLab

3042969391

Business Advising
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