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D&E’s Chocolate Factory gearing up for commercial sales

February 20, 2010 The Downtown Merchants’ Meeting on Feb. 9 was one of, if not the most, animated and enthusiastic I’ve seen for a while. more »»

Merchants searching for ways to promote Elkins as retirement business community

February 6, 2010 Discussion at the Downtown Merchants’ meeting on Jan. more »»

A suggestion for schools to make up snow days

January 30, 2010 Everyone from Gov. more »»

Downtown Merchants kick off new year with many ideas

January 26, 2010 While there was a shortage of attendees at the first Downtown Merchants meeting of the new year, there was no shortage of ideas for the town’s future. First things first, though. more »»

Review of a good book; some not so good news

January 16, 2010 How many of you have heard of the town of Yeager? How many have heard of the Pringle Pack Road or the Horseshoe Road or the Cheat River Road? Would you be surprised to learn... more »»

Coal mining has always been a troubled and tragic industry

January 9, 2010 Back in the mid-1980s, I read in one of our country’s major newspapers or magazines that only two out of five college sophomores knew when the American Civil War took plac. more »»

The Elkins Sewing Center named Business of the Year

January 2, 2010 The Elkins Sewing Center, owned and operated by Sue Pifer, has been named Elkins’ 2009 Business of the Year by the publisher and business writer of The Inter-Mountain. more »»

Gary Chase — My choice for Male Volunteer of the Year

December 26, 2009 By Wayne Sheets Contributing Business Writer One of the most valuable assets of many volunteer organizations in Elkins is Gary Chas. more »»

Christmas shopping revenge

December 19, 2009 It’s a well-known fact that women love to shop, especially during the Christmas season. My wife, Sue, is no exception. more »»

Elaine Griesel — my choice for Elkins’ Female Volunteer of the Year

December 12, 2009 Operating a business that serves the public is no place for one who is afraid to meet people. Elaine Griesel is a case in poin. more »»

Christmas show at the AMT packing the house

December 5, 2009 The Christmas show at the American Mountain Theater is all, if not more, than expected. more »»

Worksite Wellness conference focuses on future of health care

November 28, 2009 I had the privilege of attending part of the 2009 mid-Atlantic conference on Worksite Wellness late last month out of which came some interesting, if not staggering, facts about health in the... more »»

Downtown Merchants launch Christmas advertising campaign

November 21, 2009 Exploration of advertising and marketing ideas dominated the conversations at the Downtown Merchants Association, aka the Elkins Downtown Merchants Promotional Committee, meeting again... more »»

D&E’s Phi Beta Lambda inducts 21 new members

November 19, 2009 Mu Psi Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda, national business fraternity at Davis & Elkins College, hosted its 43rd annual honorary banquet Monday at the Elkins Motor Lodge. more »»

Randolph County travel economy alive and well— at least for now

November 14, 2009 More people are traveling in West Virginia than ever before, according to a study Dean Runyan and Associates prepared for the West Virginia Division of Tourism and released in Septembe. more »»

A tribute to guards of ‘The Tomb of the Unknowns’

November 7, 2009 On Wednesday, we will take time to pay respect to those who have and are serving in our armed forces, especially those who made the supreme sacrifice in order that we may continue to enjoy our... more »»

Griesel may step down from merchants leadership

October 31, 2009 Ed Griesel, being one to say very little until he has given what he is about to say a great deal of thought, had a few words to say regarding the Downtown Merchants Association at Tuesday’s meeting. more »»

Big box store courtesies sadly lacking for customers

October 24, 2009 What a way to start a week. I stopped by one of our big box stores Monday morning to have the battery in my wristwatch replaced. more »»

Snowshoe Resort hosting winter job fair on Oct. 24

October 17, 2009 Are you looking for work? Snowshoe Mountain Resort might have the job you’ve been looking for. To find out, attend the resort’s Winter Job Fair Oct. 24 from 10 a.. more »»

Downtown Merchants’ name questioned again

October 10, 2009 Last spring I wrote in this column that some of the merchants located on the periphery of the city of Elkins questioned the implications of the name “Downtown Merchants’ Association. more »»

 
 

 

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