CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Small Business Development Center (WV SBDC), a division of the West Virginia Department of Economic Development, opened a new office in the River Tower in downtown Huntington.
The downtown location will help entrepreneurs and business owners in the community by offering practical information to help grow local business, primarily covering Cabell, Mason Lincoln, and Wayne counties.
Featured in this photo from left to right; Doug Harper, WVSBDC Business Coach, Tricia Ball, President & CEO of the Huntington Chamber
"The Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce is excited to have the West Virginia Small Business Development Center as our new neighbor in River Tower in downtown Huntington,” said Tricia Ball, President & CEO of the Huntington Chamber.
“The Chamber and SBDC have shared missions of cultivating a thriving business community that drives economic growth and innovation so I think it is a natural fit. It is my hope that being located in the same building will allow us to more closely partner on providing aspiring entrepreneurs and small businesses with the technical assistance, resources, and connections they need to succeed,” Ball said.
WV SBDC is an accredited member of America’s SBDC, a federal partner with the SBA, and a division of the WV Department of Economic Development.
WV SBDC business coaches have professional certifications ranging from exporting, innovation, technology and economic development, to finance, management, marketing and entrepreneurship.
For more information about WV SBDC services and WV SBDC coaches, visit wvsbdc.com.