Nick Fantasia said the Marion Regional Development Corporation has worked with the city, county and chamber on retail projects and other development.
“This has been a year of collaboration,” he said. “We are very happy to help companies coming into Marion County.”
Jim Haney of Allegheny Energy announced that the I-79 Technology Park will be the site of a new $50 million transmission office that will house 150 workers. Fantasia said this office is a welcome addition to Marion County and North Central West Virginia.
“It’s a huge win for us,” Shaw said.
In appreciation, the chamber presented Allegheny Energy with the Corporate Citizen of the Year Award. The chamber then recognized members who played a big role in helping the organization reach its goals.
Gwynn Tire was selected as the Small Business of the Year, and North Marion Foundation won the Education Award. The recipient of the President’s Award was Frank Kerekes, and Scott Tharp was the winner of the Chairman’s Award. D.D. Meighen received the Rev. Donal “Jack” Squires Lifetime Achievement Award.
In addition, the chamber honored young leaders in Marion County. Eight students received college scholarships for their participation in the chamber’s youth programs.
These individuals included Chelsea Guiseppi and Danielle “Nikki” Criss, graduates of East Fairmont High School; Jennifer Adams, Patrick Lawler and Nicole Ambrozak, who graduated from Fairmont Senior High School; and Melissa Lehman, Misty Martin and Mariah Hamilton, North Marion High School graduates.
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