The newest member of our team, Stephanie, serves as a regional business advisor, assisting entrepreneurs and business leaders in our 12-county region.
A Beckley native, Stephanie has worked in business and workforce development, higher education, and at a southern West Virginia hospice. Her background and experience will translate into providing in‐depth business consultations to entrepreneurs, recently formed companies, and established small businesses seeking to expand, diversify, or attract new capital investment.
Sanders completed her Associate degree in Business Administration in 2003 at Valley College in Martinsburg. After many years in the workforce, she knew that she needed more education to take her career to the next level. That led her to an online program that would give her the flexibility that she needed while working. In 2020, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Valley College.
Before coming to the Hive, Stephanie worked in a similar role at the Region One Workforce Investment Board as the Small Business Development Center Coordinator. Prior to holding that position, she was the Business Services Coordinator for Region One. Her most recent role was Career Services Advisor for Valley College Online Division, where she provided student guidance on career choices, determining skills, strengthening recruitment potential, and furthering educational opportunities.