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Jewelry crafter works around pandemic by relocating business from storefront to online

Jewelry crafter works around pandemic by relocating business from storefront to online

Jewelry crafter works around pandemic by relocating business from storefront to online

For more than 10 years, Cori Berlin worked to achieve her dreams of selling her jewelry creations in her own shop in Shepherdstown.

She opened The Humble Honey in November 2019, an ideal time for retailers to catch the wave of Black Friday holiday sales.

Four months later, Berlin felt the nightmare of COVID-19 had taken her dream away.

“Like many in the country, I felt paralyzed, worried – and ate too much ice cream and pizza,” she said. “Then I pulled myself out of that hole.”

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It’s more important than ever to support WV’s small businesses. Here’s how.

It’s more important than ever to support WV’s small businesses. Here’s how.

With the ongoing pandemic, communities and small businesses throughout the United States – and the world – are experiencing a unique holiday season. Businesses, specifically, are taking many precautions to protect the health of their staff and customers and help stop the spread of COVID-19 in their communities.

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Erin Wells hears the call of home, returns to open audiology clinic

Erin Wells hears the call of home, returns to open audiology clinic

Erin Wells hears the call of home, returns to open audiology clinic

Erin Wells loved growing up in the Mid-Ohio Valley. She left to expand her horizons, pursue her education and build a career as a doctor of audiology.

She came back to open her own business, Mountain Ears Hearing Clinic LLC, in Parkersburg.

The clinic offers audiology services for pediatrics to adults in the Mid-Ohio Valley. Services include audiologic evaluations, hearing aids, cochlear implants, assistive devices, aural rehabilitation and tinnitus evaluations.

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JCDC Woodworks: A passion for woodcraft creates jobs for disabled persons

JCDC Woodworks: A passion for woodcraft creates jobs for disabled persons

JCDC Woodworks: A passion for woodcraft creates jobs for disabled persons

JCDC Woodworks is a natural fit for Craig Greening.

He inherited a love of woodcraft from his woodworker grandfather. He learned compassionate respect for people with disabilities from his sister who had Downs Syndrome.

Greening has been working with individuals with disabilities for 37 years. He now serves as the executive director for the not-for-profit Jackson County Developmental Center (JCDC), headquartered in Millwood. JCDC’s mission is to support and employ people with disabilities.

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WV SBDC business coach Sharon Stratton is determined to make Small Business Saturday a success

With Small Business Saturday quickly approaching, WV SBDC business coach Sharon Stratton is determined to make the 10th annual Small Business Saturday a success.

With Small Business Saturday quickly approaching, WV SBDC business coach Sharon Stratton is determined to make the 10th annual Small Business Saturday a success.

With Small Business Saturday quickly approaching, WV SBDC business coach Sharon Stratton is determined to make the 10th annual Small Business Saturday a success. Since 2010, Americans have celebrated Small Business Saturday and an estimated 108 million consumers have shopped on Small Business Saturday, making it one of the most impactful days of the year for small business owners.

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