WV Coal Festival Announces Entertainment! Click on the banner above for more information.
Free Website Help! Are you thinking of taking your business to the next level with successful internet marketing? Whether you provide lodging, arrange tours, manage a shop, or are just thinking about starting a home based business, let internet marketing expert Eric Spellmann show you the way to success! Eric presents a no-nonsense approach to help you effectively promote your business online. Although geared toward the tourism industry, any business owner is welcome to attend this free workshop. Eric will show you how to build an effective website, make your website better, get your site easily found, use social media and email effectively, and take reservations and payments online! The half day workshop will be Monday, May 12 from 9:00am until noon at the Boone Campus of Southern, room 110-A. Register by calling 304-896-7440 or online by clicking here.
Free Help, Free Lunch! The BCCEDC, in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration and SCORE, will hold a luncheon seminar for current business owners as well as anyone interested in starting their own business on Wednesday, May 28th. This free seminar will help businesses target the people most likely to purchase their products and services. Free lunch will be provided. The event will be held on Wednesday, May 28th from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Boone Arts and Heritage Center in downtown Madison, 343 Main Street. RSVP by calling 304-369-9127. RSVP BY MAY 23rd IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND.
Drug Take Back Day! The Boone County Sheriff's Office will be participating in the National Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 26th! Bring your old medications to the Boone County Sheriff's Office in the Courthouse or John Slack Park at Racine from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm for safe disposal.
Coal Festival Program Ads! The annual souvenir program book for the West Virginia Coal Festival is now being made and we want you to be a part of it! Advertise your business to the thousands of people who attend the festival and to the others who purchase an ad. Prices are as follows: Business card $35, 1/4 page $50, 1/2 page $75, full page $150. There is an additional cost for inside and back covers. To purchase an advertisement, call 304-369-9127.
Prevent Drug Addiction in Boone County Judge Thompson and the Boone County Adult Drug Court Staff invite you to join us in our quest to raise awareness about drug addiction and learn what you can do to help make our community a better place. It will be held on Tuesday, May 6, at 5:00pm at the Boone County Courthouse. This meeting is to educate community leaders, the faith based community, and the general public about addiction, the recovery process, and the specific needs in our area. The Facebook invitation can be found here. Read about Senator Joe Manchin's visit to discuss the problem here.
Government Regulations Seminar set A seminar designed to help businesses better undertand state and federal environmental regulations will be held from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm on May 21st at The Holiday Inn in Barboursville along Route 60. Topics will include The Clean Water Act, permitting processes, and stormwater permit requirements. To register, contact Michelle Kyker at 304-290-8463 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit wvmep.com.
Dreaming of Being Your OWN Boss? Talk with the BCCEDC! We can help you find a location, fill out the correct forms, and help market your company.
Foundation Taking Applications for Grants and Scholarships The Boone County Community Foundation is now accepting applications for grants and scholarships. Scholarship applications are due by April 4, 2014. Grant applications are due by May 2, 2014. For applications and more information, visit the foundation website at boonecountyfoundation.org.
Weekly Farmers' Market comes to Madison! The Farmers' Market in Madison is now closed for the year. Plan your garden for 2014 because it will open again in June! Just like in 2013, the market will be on Saturdays from 9am until noon at the Ellis Mini Park in downtown. Bring your vegetables, fruits, baked goods, canned items, herbs, eggs, and firewood. No yard sale items, please. There is no charge to set up and sell.
Alpha Resources invests $23 Million in Julian: In late June, 2013 Alpha Resources opened its 136,000 square foot Running Right Leadership Academy in Julian, the firs of its kind. This facility will be a world-class center for mine safety and training and development. Cost of the project is $23 Million. Click here to read more >