Register for June 26 session on business fundamentals
MOOREFIELD, W.Va. — A workshop on “Business Fundamentals” is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, June 26, in Hardy County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business Development Center (WVSBDC) training and business coaching program Three Step Jump Start to help small business owners receive the right information at the right time. The workshop will be held in the Rural Development Authority building, 223 North Main Street, Suite 102, Moorefield.
Three Step Jump Start helps entrepreneurs and small business owners in West Virginia accelerate their potential success by learning the structure and services provided by WVSBDC. The first step is to view the Three Step Jump Start video on the agency’s website, www.wvsbdc.org
Individuals can then attend the Business Fundamentals workshop, designed specifically for startups and new businesses. The workshop provides essential information on what an entrepreneur needs to know to start a business successfully. Registration is required by Tuesday, June 24. To register, call B. Ludewig at 304-530-4964.
After completing the workshop, interested entrepreneurs or business owners may schedule an appointment with WVSBDC for one-on-one coaching sessions. WVSBDC coach Beth Ludewig can provide assistance with business plan development, financial statement preparation, cash flow analysis and other services.
The WVSBDC is part of the West Virginia Development Office and creates economic impact through offering entrepreneurs and small businesses cost-effective business coaching and technical assistance. The West Virginia SBDC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The WVSBDC is an Accredited Member of America’s SBDC network.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 5, 2014
CONTACT: B. Ludewig, 304-530-4964
posted Friday, May 30, 2014 aP 2:38 PM
The Adventure Advisory, prepared and distributed by the West Virginia Division of Tourism, highlights some of the many activities happening across the Mountain State. Additional listings are posted at www.GoToWV.com; click the Calendar tab. Event organizers and promoters are encouraged to submit items electronically at bit.ly/WVListings.
Now – Jan. 4: Winter Festival of Lights, Oglebay Resort, Wheeling
800-624-6988; 304-243-4066; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.oglebay-resort.com
This internationally-acclaimed holiday light show features more than a million lights on a 6-mile drive covering more than 300 acres. The Winter Festival of Lights is viewable Sunday through Thursday from dark until 10 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday from dark until 11 p.m.
Nov. 21 – Dec. 31: Christmas Fantasy Light Show, Krodel Park, Point Pleasant
304-675-3844; email@example.com; www.masoncountytourism.org
This drive-through light show around Krodel Park features unique animated displays including Santa Claus, Santa’s workshop, gingerbread men, angels, the Mothman, and many more.
Nov. 22 – Dec. 31: Holiday in the Park, City Park and Southwood Park, Parkersburg
This holiday light drive-through display at two of the city parks is decorated in celebration of the season with colorful animated and still light displays.
Nov. 24 – Dec. 31: Yuletide in the Park, Hurricane
304-562-0518 ext. 10 or 11; www.putnamcountycvb.com; www.putnamcountyparks.net
Come to Valley Park in Hurricane for this unique and old-fashioned celebration including animated displays. From Dec. 4-6, special activities and events will include horse-drawn wagon rides, caroling, hayrides, Santa visits, and lots of activities for all ages to enjoy.
Nov. 24 – Jan. 1: Winterfest at Cedar Lakes, Ripley
304-372-7860; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.cedarlakes.com
Cedar Lakes features more than one million lights and computer animated displays. Winterfest is a month-long holiday event with a craft show, concerts and theater in a festive atmosphere. During Winterfest, lodging rates are half price at Cedar Lakes.
Nov. 27: Shinnston Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk, Pike Street, Shinnston
717-259-6280; email@example.com; www.shinnstonturkeytrot.com
This course is a 3.1 mile loop and will begin near the Shinnston Rail Trail head (Near Rite Aid and Auto Zone) on Pike Street. Walkers and runners will finish the 5K on the rail trail.
Nov. 27: Thanksgiving Buffet, North Bend State Park, Cairo
Visit North Bend and delight in all of your favorite Thanksgiving dishes without all the fuss of preparation. Hours are 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Reservations are encouraged.
Nov. 27: Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot, Grand Vue Park, Moundsville
304-845-9810x403; reservations@GrandVuePark.com; www.grandvuepark.com
7th Annual Turkey Trot starting at 9 .am. at the Banquet Hall.
Nov. 27: Thanksgiving Dinner at Stonewall Resort, Roanoke
Enjoy Thanksgiving dinner with your family at Stonewall Resort. Stonewall’s Stillwater restaurant will serve a delicious spread, from crisp salads and farm table bounty, to favorite holiday desserts. For larger groups (8-14 people), private dining is available in the resort’s conference rooms.
Nov. 27: Thanksgiving Feast at Historic McFarland House, Martinsburg
Leave the holiday hustle and bustle behind and savor the sweet and delectable tastes of a gourmet Thanksgiving dinner with all of the trimmings—and none of the hassle! Reservations required.
Nov. 27 – Dec. 31: Holiday Festival of Lights, Lotito Park, Bluefield
304-327-2449; 304-327-2401; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Tour the beautiful park twinkling with 600,000 lights and wonderful scenes. Special weekend events include a scenic evening walk through the park, music, and a live nativity scene. The Holiday of Lights is open 6-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and from 6-10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Nov. 27 – Jan. 1: Christmas in the Park, Chief Logan State Park, Logan
Chief Logan State Park becomes a winter wonderland as the displays light up at dark and remains lighted until 10 p.m. each night.
Nov. 28 – Dec. 28: Celebration of Lights 2014, Morris Park, Fairmont
304-366-4550; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.celebrationoflightswv.com
Drive through 1.3 miles of Christmas displays. Hours are 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 28 (weather permitting). Admission is $5 per car.
Nov. 29: 21st Annual Holiday Historic Homes Tour, Fairmont
304-367-5398; email@example.com; www.marionhistorical.org
Tour 8-12 beautiful private historic homes are open to the public for this annual self-guided tour. Most are decorated for the holidays and some feature live music and/or refreshments. Hours are 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Dec. 5-7: Annual 18th Century Christmas Market, Prickett’s Fort State Park
Artisans will demonstrate and feature works for sale in Prickett Fort’s Visitor Center, as well as the historic area. Additionally, there will be hot wassail, period decorations and live music. Guided tours will be offered by costumed interpreters for visitors on a set schedule for half-price admission.
Dec. 6: Christmas All Around Hardy County—Moorefield/Mathias/Wardensville
304-897-8700; 304-874-3605; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.visithardywv.com
Christmas will be happening all over Hardy County! Activities will include tree lightings, parade, live music, refreshments, a magic show, and Santa with gifts for children.
Dec. 6: Heritage Farm Museum and Village—Way Back Weekend Holiday Market, Huntington
304-522-1244; email@example.com; www.heritagefarmmuseum.com
Come and enjoy our Holiday Market where local artisans will be offering their creative handmade items for your holiday shopping. Hours are 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Dec. 6-7: 15th Annual Victorian Christmas Home Tour and Tea, Juliana Street, Parkersburg
304-422-9861; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.juliannsquare.org
Five historic homes decked out in Christmas finery are showcased in this tour of Parkersburg’s Julia-Ann Square Historic District. Guides dressed in period attire will lead the tours and homeowners will share the history of their homes. Tours and tea will begin at the First United Methodist Church at 10th and Juliana Street at 1 p.m.
Dec. 6-7 and 13-14: Colonial Christmas at Adam Stephen House, Martinsburg
304-267-4434; 304-264-8801; www.TravelWV.com
Observe holiday activities of colonial life in the historic house decorated with evergreens, live holiday music, and refreshments. Hours are 4-8 p.m.
Dec. 13: Feast of the Seven Fishes, Monroe Street, Downtown Fairmont
304-366-0468; email@example.com; www.mainstreetfairmont.org
Celebrate an Italian Christmas Eve tradition with shopping, live music, cooking demos, fish, street market and more. Hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Find your adventure in West Virginia at www.GoToWV.com or by calling 800-225-5982. You can also join the conversation and share your wild and wonderful stories on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GoToWV or on Twitter and Instagram @GoToWV with #GoToWV.
posted Friday, November 21, 2014 aA 11:23 AM