Above-ground tank owners asked to soon begin an online registration process
Now that the new West Virginia law aimed at identifying and regulating above-ground chemical storage tanks is in effect, tank owners are asked to soon begin an online registration process.
Sen. Roman Prezioso, D-Marion, explained that Senate Bill 373 was introduced because of the chemical spill into the Elk River in January that affected the water supply in nine West Virginia counties.
East Side Indoor Flea Market gets busier
The new East Side Indoor Flea Market is seeing more and more customers every week.
“Each weekend, it’s gotten better,” said Tara Tipton, who owns the business with her husband Kevin.
At the beginning of May, the couple opened their new family business in Fairmont at 316 Merchant St., which is at the bottom of the Gateway Connector by the High Level Bridge.
Mountain State Business Index offers information on West Virginia’s overall economy
Thanks to the new Mountain State Business Index, people can stay up to date on West Virginia’s overall economy with simple, easy-to-follow statistics.
Last week, the West Virginia University College of Business and Economics’ Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER) held a press conference in Morgantown to kick off this new monthly index and make the first press release available.
Forecast population decrease will impact economy
By 2030, West Virginia could face a population drop equal to about 19,500 people.
The West Virginia University College of Business and Economics’ Bureau of Business and Economic Research recently published its long-term population projection for the state. The report, titled “Population Trends in West Virginia through 2030,” was released in March.
Stantec brings ‘sense of community’
In its work, Stantec focuses on bettering people’s lives and improving the community.
Stantec previously had three offices in West Virginia — Charleston, Buckhannon and Fairmont — and recently made the move to consolidate the Buckhannon office and all of its employees into the Fairmont location, at 111 Elkins St.
Craft Connection remains ‘neat little shop’
Craft Connection Gift Shop LLC, which is under new ownership, is continuing to offer what customers have loved for more than two decades.
On May 1, Dana Summers officially took over the shop, located in Fairmont at 303 Tenth St. in the Gallo Square complex.
Home Affordable Refinance Program can provide substantial savings
Financial institutions are encouraging homeowners to take advantage of the federal Home Affordable Refinance Program, known as HARP, which can provide pretty substantial savings for families.
The more people who know about this national program, the better, said Jay Plum, executive vice president for consumer and mortgage lending for Huntington National Bank.
Networking, collaborating is focus for Morgantown conference
The Teaming to Win Conference is all about networking and collaborating to achieve success.
The event will take place at the West Virginia University Erickson Alumni Center in Morgantown on Wednesday, May 28, and Thursday, May 29. The conference co-directors this year are Stephanie Pethtel, program coordinator of the Affiliate Services Group of the West Virginia High Technology Consortium Foundation in Fairmont, and Jennifer Neptune, program analyst for NASA’s Independent Verification and Validation Program in Fairmont.
Little Rascals Childcare ‘about helping people’
Rudy and Melissa Cutrone are offering the community more childcare options with Little Rascals Childcare.
They officially opened their new business at 3014 Main St. in Farmington on Monday, May 5.
“We’re all about helping people,” Rudy said.
West Virginia falls in the middle of state rankings
In terms of the percentage of income that residents pay in taxes, known as the “tax burden,” West Virginia falls in the middle of the state rankings.
In April, the Tax Foundation released its Annual State-Local Tax Burdens report.
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