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WV SBDC deputy director, coaches, earn Certified Business Advisor certificates

Graduate-level program confirms business coaching skills and knowledge CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Three members of the West Virginia Small Business Development Center (WV SBDC) have added new credentials to their professional training. WV SBDC Deputy Director Steve Johnson, Business Coach Donna Schramm and Business Coach Marsa Myers recently received Certified Business Advisor (CBA) certificates. They completed […]

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Cyclops Industries celebrates 60th anniversary

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Cyclops Industries marked 60 years in business with a Diamond Anniversary celebration. The event was held Wednesday, June 19, at the company’s manufacturing facility in South Charleston. When engineer Gene LeRoy founded Cyclops in 1959, he had a vision of producing sight safety glass that would not blow out if broken […]

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Manufacturer finds expanding export opportunity in Canada

As fate would have it, a connection made on the Internet was all Tim Warden needed to realize that there was a market for his company’s dust extraction equipment around the world. Warden is President of Englo, Inc, a Beckley-based manufacturer of dust extraction equipment for coal, wood and other industrial applications. The opportunity to […]

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Canada: Steppingstone to a wider world of exporting

More customers. What small business wouldn’t want that? A proven method to expand the pool of potential customers is through exporting. After all, 96% of the world’s consumers are outside the United States. Advantages of exporting to Canada For many small businesses, the logical first step into exporting is Canada. Canada’s official languages are English […]

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Tasty Blend Foods expansion grand opening in Putnam County June 14

Food manufacturer’s $3 million expansion creates 20 new jobs, adds new product production line FRAZIERS BOTTOM, W.Va. – Tasty Blend Foods celebrated the completion of its expansion facility in Putnam County June 14 with a private reception. Construction began October 2018. The facility is expected to be fully operational by July 2019. Tasty Blend Foods […]

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