Get Started: A CO.STARTERS Workshop


To register, click here.   Built on the CO.STARTERS model, this three-hour workshop helps participants work together to explore their ideas through the CO.STARTERS Canvas, learn how to refine their models through meaningful customer feedback, and define next steps. Whether just getting started, stuck on a particular issue, or in need of a refresher, this workshop […]

Lean Manufacturing 101

Historic Black Knight Muncipal Park 2400 South Kanawha Street, Beckley, United States

Training Cost is $25. To register for this training, click here Increasing productivity and profitability in this hands-on training! Lean Manufacturing 101: An Introduction to Lean Manufacturing for businesses hosted by the NRGRDA. Participants first work in a chaotic, traditional manufacturing environment building Lego airplanes. Then, through systematic implementation of Lean concepts learned via presentations […]

Coffee Talks & Summers County Business Owners Meeting

Hinton Tech Center 305 Summers Street, Hinton, WV, United States

A networking opportunity for entrepreneurs and business owners to meet and learn from each other as well as industry professionals. Register here. Join the WV Hive, New River Gorge Regional Development Authority, and the Summers County CVB networking and business support for entrepreneurs in Summers County. Location: Hinton Technology Building in Hinton, WV 10:00 - […]

Patents: Learning How To Search


Knowing how to search patents is helpful for inventors to see what similar items already exist. It can also help in researching older technologies and figuring out how a new technology works. Attend this free Research Commons workshop to learn how searching patents using classification will assist you. Register for this free event here.

Spring 2023 Communities of Healing Gathering

Fruits of Labor - Beckley 313 Neville Street, Beckley, WV, United States

Join us at Fruits of Labor, 313 Neville Street, Beckley, WV or virtual via Zoom to celebrate successes in the Communities of Healing program. Register for virtual or in person attendance here. Agenda for the day    

10-Hour OSHA General Industry 2-Day Training Event

Historic Black Knight Muncipal Park 2400 South Kanawha Street, Beckley, United States

Training cost is $50.  To register, click here 10-Hour OSHA Certification The General Industry Outreach Training Program will introduce employees to the basic practices of identifying, reducing, eliminating, and reporting hazards associated with their work. The general industry training will cover a broad range of topics, including lockout/tagout, noise, machine guarding, hazard communication, personal protective […]

Pitch Southern WV Business Idea Competition

WVU Tech Life Sciences Building 100 Mel Hancock Way, Beckley, WV, United States

Attend the upcoming Pitch Southern WV Business Idea Competition and watch local candidates pitch their ideas. You get a vote in who wins! Register to attend here.  

Refocus: A CO.STARTERS Workshop


To register, click here Feeling stuck as an entrepreneur? Find a new way forward for your small business in this two-hour interactive workshop.   Assess. Adapt. Act now to save your business. This two–hour virtual workshop will help you find the focus and clarity you need to shift your mindset and learn how to meet your […]

AEP Supply Chain Expo


RCBI and Advantage Valley are presenting another in their series of Supply Chain Expos to connect small suppliers to major companies while forging supply chain connections closer to home. The April 10 event will feature American Electric Power (AEP), parent company of Appalachian Power, the region’s largest supplier of electricity. Participants in the free expo […]

Bridging Innovation 2023 in Wheeling, WV

Oglebay 465 Lodge Drive, Wheeling, United States

Bridging Innovation is a series of events that brings together various meetings and competitions from across the state that are promoting and fostering entrepreneurship in West Virginia. These efforts range from supporting elementary to college students and community members in their pursuit of becoming entrepreneurs to creating more opportunities in West Virginia and building our […]