Press Releases

Latest Hive Happenings

Read the latest on all the recent work and announcements from the Hive!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 12/02/2021

Beckley, W.Va. (Dec. 2, 2021) – The West Virginia Hive is encouraging the business community to participate in the next 10-session CO.STARTERS Core training program, set to begin in January, and is hosting a Monday, Dec. 13 kick-off gathering at its offices to allow for networking and information sharing about the program.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 11/18/2021

Beckley, W.Va. (Nov. 18, 2021) – The New River Gorge Regional Development Authority (NRGRDA) hosted a comprehensive review and forward-looking snapshot of community and economic development potential in Raleigh, Summers, Fayette, and Nicholas counties at its New River Gorge Economic Outlook Summit.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 11/08/2021

Glen Jean, W.Va. (Nov. 8, 2021) – Investors, entrepreneurs and supporters of the state’s only certified angel investment network gathered at Summit Bechtel Reserve on Friday to celebrate the successes of the Country Roads Angel Network (CRAN) and plan strategies for future business investments and job creation.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 10/25/2021

White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. (Oct. 25, 2021) – A small business specializing in the aging of beef will be able to expand operations with a new processing facility thanks to a $100,000 investment made possible by the Country Roads Angel Network (CRAN).

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 10/7/2021

Beckley, W.Va. (Oct. 7, 2021) – Stephanie Sanders has joined the West Virginia Hive Network as a regional business advisor, assisting entrepreneurs and business leaders in the organization’s 12-county region.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 9/17/2021

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) awarded another $50,000 grant to the West Virginia Hive Network under the agency’s Growth Accelerator Fund Competition (GAFC) program.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 7/21/2021

Senior staff at the New River Gorge Regional Development Authority (NRGRDA) are being promoted to new positions within the organization to respond to increased local and regional business, community, and economic outdoor industry needs.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 6/24/2021

Jay Phillips, Seed Sower Inc. Executive Director, joins current Communities of Healing Participants, Chris Adams and Adam Hodges on Hoppy Kercheval’s Talkline. Jay explains the backbones of the program.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 6/22/2021

The Communities of Healing recovery-to-work program has announced registration is open for a Fall 2021 cohort for small business and social enterprise leaders who are interested in providing employment to local citizens recovering from addiction. The goal is to recruit 10 businesses.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 6/18/2021

Jina Belcher, executive director of the New River Gorge Regional Development Authority (NRGRDA), has been recognized by the state business journal as one of its 2021 Generation Next ’40 Under 40’ recipients.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 5/31/2021

Country Roads Angel Network is accepting applications from entrepreneurs looking to help start a business and diversify the economy across the state.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 5/6/2021

The West Virginia Hive and its parent, the New River Gorge Regional Development Authority (NRGRDA), celebrated on Oct. 16, 2020, the opening of its new offices, business hub and co-working space in downtown Beckley with remarks of appreciation, ribbon cutting, awards presentations, a Facebook Live session and tours of the new space.