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Christina Entenmann-Edwards, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of Hashtag WV City Paper, has been a Lewisburg, WV resident since September of 2008. She is a first-generation American, was born and raised in Fairfield County (Connecticut) and is no stranger to hard work with an entrepreneurial spirit. In 2006, she graduated from Quinnipiac University (in Ha…
 
As CEO of CentralApp, Todd Cope strives to connect companies in need of tech talent with qualified workers from throughout the Appalachian region. A native West Virginian with a coal-miner grandfather, Todd is deeply committed to promoting equal economic opportunity through the expansion of tech jobs in rural areas. He cut his professional teeth in…
 
Rene Jorge is a professional Chef and owner of Sauté by Rene’. She is the mother of two teenage boys. Born in Asbury Park, NJ and moved to NYC after high school where she attended culinary school. After moving to MN, she had her first son, moved to WV where she had her second son; […]Jim Matuga, Host による
 
Ellen and Daniel Lubuguin were both born in the Philippines. Daniel’s career started out working for Pepsi where he remained for 10 years, while Ellen worked as a hairdresser. The two of them decided to start Philippines Best as a food truck, dedicated to serving on Saturdays when Daniel was off. However, when Daniel hurt […]…
 
General Manager of Sirianni’s Cafe in Davis, West Virginia, Mike Goss operates the in’s and out’s of the Italian Cafe. Siranni’s name originates from the family’s ancestral journey during the mass Italian immigration. Today, the restaurant continues to flourish at two locations. Fun fact: The unique cafe was formerly established in June of 1988 dur…
 
Born and raised in Calhoun County, Crystal graduated with a degree in Chemistry and was shortly after forced to leave her home state in order to find employment. Forty years later, Crystal has returned to WV in an effort to revitalize Calhoun County. Her plan for revitalization revolves around the generosity of The 1982 Foundation […]…
 
Samuel Bonasso is the founder and head roaster of Quantum Bean Coffee in Morgantown, WV. He’s been married for 7 years and has 2 young children. Samuel has a vision for cultivating a specialty coffee culture in the state of West Virginia. Quantum Bean Coffee is a Micro Roaster of specialty coffee in the hills […]…
 
Matthew Byrd grew up in Ritchie County, WV. Always having a fascination with wildlife, Matthew graduated from WVU with a B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Resource Management. It was when a local extension office in Ritchie County offered a beginners beekeeping class that Matthew’s journey began with the bee community. Currently, Matthew has 15 beehiv…
 
Evans Knob Farm is owned by Kathy and Reid Evans. Fourth generation operators of Reid’s family farm, they took over stewardship of the farm in 1994. In 2002, Reid lost his job with IBM, and Kathy knew it was time to get down to business and take the farm from personal sustenance to an actual […]Jim Matuga, Host による
 
A&K Clothing is a locally owned business based out of the mountain state of West Virginia. The business opened up in February 2021 & has grown exponentially. The name of the store originated from them & their kids’ names. Amanda went to school for fashion merchandising with a background in business. She has always been passionate about […]…
 
Amanda McDaniel is a stay-at-home mom turned Lumber Lady! She and her father have built their business together as a combined retirement project and entrepreneurial dream. Shenandoah Planing Mill is a full-service lumber mill offering dimensional hardwoods, flooring, trims, moulding, and interior finishes.They act as a hub for woodworkers and consu…
 
Jon was born and raised in Wheeling, WV. He graduated from West Liberty University with a degree in Business Administration. After his graduation, he moved to Fort Collins, CO where he lived for 2 years. While living in the Denver metro area and traveling the West, Jon was inspired by the vibrant small business communities […]…
 
Stephen Mann, born in Takoma Park Maryland, commuted regularly to Weston, WV where his parents purchased and maintained a 450-acre farm, spending almost all of his summers there. The summer prior to entering 6th grade, his parents moved to WV and Stephen started school in Lewis County, now living full-time there. In a high school science […]…
 
Samantha Haddix co-owns Haddix Liquidations alongside her husband, Jason. Haddix Liquidations sells pallets of merchandise from all types of major retailers. The liquidation merchandise can be overstocked items, customer returns, discontinued items, etc. They sell to people who resell which includes eBay sellers, small stores, and flea market selle…
 
Max Hammer has been on a bike since he was a toddler. He came of age on the trails surrounding Phoenix, Arizona, in the 1980s just as mountain biking was sweeping the western United States. Max raced several disciplines through the late 80s and early 90s, including dual slalom, which took him to the 1990 […]…
 
Frank and Elizabeth are co-owners of Kirkwood Winery and Isaiah Morgan Distillery. Kirkwood has been in business for 30 years, and the distillery has been in production since 2004. They purchased the winery and distillery four years ago. Frank and Elizabeth manage the day-to-day operations of the winery and distillery. Elizabeth specializes in the …
 
Dean Six graduated from WVU several times and has written numerous books, articles and scholarly monographs. Published materials and recognized work include WVU Published Guide to Art and completed architecture on WVU Campuses. In addition, Dean is an avid long-time glass collector, lecturer and consultant. Dean owns and manages America’s Oldest Fi…
 
Ahmed Abdelrehim graduated from the school of Pharmacy and Biotechnology in 2008 at the German University in Cairo, Egypt, and started his first business, a retail pharmacy, in 2009. He spent eight years running the pharmacy. During the last years of Ahmed’s pharmacy life, he became super bored with what he was doing. Ahmed wanted […]…
 
Steven L. Webb, born in 1957 in Beckley, West Virginia, attended local schools until graduation. Steve attended West Virginia University and finished his degree in History and English at the University of Charleston. After graduation, Steve mainly worked in family businesses and operated several nightclubs in the Beckley area until 1987, when he mo…
 
Max Knapp grew up in Jackson County, West Virginia, where he graduated from Ravenswood High School. Upon graduation, he attended West Virginia Wesleyan College on a golf scholarship and obtained his bachelor’s degree in accounting. After finishing at Wesleyan, Max decided to further his education by attending Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate S…
 
Brody Prudnick is the owner of Ray’s Seasonings, LLC based out of Morgantown, West Virginia. Ray’s Seasonings is a small business that specializes in wholesale/retail distribution of their widely recognized product, Ray’s Rub. The company is only a little over two years old and has seen a large growth in recent months. The emphasis here […]…
 
Ashton Critchley is the founder of Wolverstone Development Company and is the owner of Bessie’s Floral Designs in Oak Hill, WV. She is a 2009 graduate of Concord University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a 2020 graduate of WVU with a Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications. Ashton has […]…
 
Sky Forge Metalworks has brought an element of creativity to homes and businesses of the DMV area since 2014. Andrew Rice, the owner, knew the moment he took his first class in Blacksmithing, that it brought something to his life that was missing before. He fell in love with the Romance of the age-old artistry, […]…
 
Johnny McFadden co-founded Mountaineer Integrated Care (MIC) which won permits to grow, process and dispense medical cannabis in West Virginia. He serves as their community outreach coordinator as the company prepares to open its grow/processor facility in Fort Ashby, WV, and its dispensary in Ravenswood, WV. Johnny’s goal is to educate the public …
 
Roberts Corrosion Services, LLC provides corrosion support and remediation for natural gas piping with a primary focus in the Appalachian Basin area. Since their inception in 2011, they have grown steadily and offer a wide range of services and turn-key solutions for their clients. Their combined experience and qualifications allow them to function…
 
Dick Bonnet is an independent contractor for TorcUP of WV selling Hydraulic Pneumatic and Battery bolting tools (torque wrenches) to the industry in West Virginia. Dick’s job is to locate prospects and demonstrate the tools on the application and then follow up with training and service once the sale is made. He works out […]…
 
Caitlin Furbee is the owner of Remarkable Windows and Blinds in Morgantown, West Virginia. After earning her Interior Design Degree from WVU, Caitlin jumped right into her dream career of helping clients turn their house into a home. Previously working for a design firm in Northern Virginia, she moved back to Morgantown in 2015 […]…
 
Bradley Frankhouser is a Principal and the office lead of Desmone’s Morgantown office. Desmone is an Architecture and Interior Design Firm. They have locations in Morgantown, West Virginia, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Salisbury, Maryland. After being in Morgantown for five years, Desmone believes West Virginia has a promising future, inspired by …
 
Serenity Hills Life Center was founded by Sharon Travis in 2019. Serenity Hills is a non-profit women’s behavioral health center and treatment center for women suffering from addictions located in Wheeling, West Virginia. SHOW NOTES: 2:59 Sharon, take a minute, fill in some gaps from that brief intro and give us a […]…
 
Mountaineer RV & Outdoor Center, LLC is West Virginia’s newest RV Dealership. It is expanding to be the largest RV Dealership in the state, moving to its new location right along I-79, near Exit 105 in Jane Lew, by the summer of 2021. Mountaineer RV sprung up just two and a half years ago […]Jim Matuga, Host による
 
Joshua Swiger is a producer, engineer, performer and music industry professional from Morgantown, West Virginia. Joshua has been active in the national and regional music industry for 25+ years. His emphasis has been in record label management, recording engineering and live event production and management. Joshua has owned and operated Blues Alley…
 
John Little is the CEO and Head Distiller at Smooth Ambler Spirits in Maxwelton, West Virginia. They offer various delicious bourbons and ryes, including whiskeys that are homemade, sourced and a blend of both. John began his career in distilling in 2008 as the inception for the business that would become Smooth Ambler Spirits […]…
 
Jocelyn Sheppard is the founder and president of Appalachian Botanical Company located in Boone County, West Virginia. Appalachian Botanical Company uses organic farming practices to grow lavender on reclaimed coal mine land. They steam-distill the lavender essential oil for use in a line of quality personal care products and home goods designed fo…
 
George Patterson is the owner and founder of Hernshaw Farms, a mushroom farm located on a reclaimed mine strip in Hernshaw, West Virginia. George is from Charleston, WV, and loves mushroom risotto. Simply put, George is a mushroom farmer with a purpose! George recently graduated from the William and Mary St. Andrews Joint Degree […]…
 
Tom Crabtree founded The WV Great Barrel Company in 2017 to create meaningful change and create great jobs in his local community of White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. The WV Great Barrel Company manufactures top-quality bourbon and whiskey barrels in the most advanced cooperage on the planet. A cooperage is a place that makes […]…
 
Austin’s Homemade Ice Cream is a family-owned, homemade ice cream shop in Ceredo, West Virginia. Austin’s at The Market is their second location owned by Taylor Strickland and Tim Ruff, the grandchildren of Joyce Snyder, who ran the original Austin’s for 35 years. Austin’s originated in 1947, and Joyce took it over in 1983. […]…
 
Jonathan Gladysz is the owner of Koin Coffee, a coffee shop and roastery in Bridgeport, West Virginia. Since 2019, Koin Coffee has been passionate about showing its customers what coffee can be. It’s not just something to wake you up; it’s something that can be very special. Their primary focus is to bring the […]…
 
Karen Ford is a Master Financial Coach, Public Speaker, Entrepreneur and Author who has coached people with various money issues: from just $500 in debt to $800,000 in debt. She has coached folks with up to 86 credit cards and taught them how to pay down and pay off those cards in record time. […]Jim Matuga, Host による
 
Mark Oliverio is the owner of Oliverio Peppers in Clarksburg, West Virginia. Oliverio Peppers was founded in 1972 by Mark’s father, Frank Oliverio. For the first four years, Frank ran the business from his mother’s basement. Eventually, he realized that if he wanted to expand his business, he would need more space. So, in […]…
 
Since 1927, Gritt’s Farm has been a working farm in Buffalo, West Virginia. Beginning as a homestead farm with the first generation being Veto and Nally Gritt, The Farm has seen many different faces over the years. Their focus has always been providing high quality, locally grown products to the community through all of […]…
 
Adam and Beth Bedway are the co-owners of East Wheeling Clayworks. East Wheeling Clayworks is a working ceramic studio that offers wholesale and retail sales of their products. They also sell non-ceramic household items that they use and love and provide a platform for local artists to display their work. Every item Adam […]…
 
Amy McLaughlin is the managing partner of Lafayette Flats Boutique Vacation Rentals in West Virginia. In 2013, Amy and her husband, Shawn Means, lovingly remodeled the historic building that now houses Lafayette Flats. It sits directly across from the courthouse in downtown Fayetteville, WV. Together they created four modern vacation rentals inside…
 
Donald Hitchcock and Paul Yandura are transplants from a very busy Washington, DC life. Donald has a background in public health policy, and Paul has a background in political science. They have been life partners for the past 23 years and built a vacation cabin in Lost River, WV, in 2008. Since then, they […]…
 
Terri Giles grew up in Hinton, West Virginia, and earned her bachelor’s degree from Concord University in Athens. She worked in economic development for U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller in Charleston and Washington, D.C. She was tapped to represent the Senator in Japan in high-level meetings with Toyota Manufacturing, which ultimately located one of th…
 
Carly Baker is the owner of Baker Cheese Company in Morgantown, West Virginia. She started her business in late 2019. Baker Cheese Company is a gourmet grazing company that provides custom cheese and charcuterie boxes, boards and tables for any event. Whether it be a date night at home or a wedding, they have […]…
 
James Carnes is the Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Iconic Air in Morgantown, WV. James started Iconic Air in December of 2018. Iconic Air is a West Virginia startup company pioneering a new way of leak detection monitoring and data reporting for the oil and gas industry. Iconic Air’s platform focuses on a […]…
 
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