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Businesses Honored

100-year-old Randolph businesses named W.Va. Chamber Centurions

The Inter-Mountain photos by Edgar Kelley State officials and Randolph County Centurion honorees gather at Davis & Elkins College, including, front row from left, Delegate Ty Nestor, R-Randolph; Don Stamm, Kathy Sturm, Melanie Dempsey, Larry Ferguson and Lisa Wood; and back row from left, Delegate Caleb Hanna, R-Nicholas; Delegate Cody Thompson, D-Randolph; a representative from Kelley Foundry, Nick Barb, Hugh Hitchcock, Steve Herron, T. Richard Harvey, Chris Wood, Jay Wallace and W.Va. Secretary of State Mac Warner.
The Inter-Mountain, established in 1892, was honored as a West Virginia Chamber of Commerce Centurion. From left are D&E President Chris Wood, Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Lisa Wood, Inter-Mountain Editor Brad Johnson, Inter-Mountain Publisher Steve Herron and West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner.
Davis Trust Company, established in 1901, was also honored. From left are Davis Trust’s Hoy Ferguson, Brenda Schmidlen, Rachel Hayes and Davis Trust President Hugh Hitchcock, and West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner. The reception for Randolph County’s West Virginia Chamber of Commerce Centurion honorees was held at Halliehurst on the D&E campus May 14.
Davis Memorial Hospital, established in 1903, was also honored. From left are D&E President Chris Wood, Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Lisa Wood, Davis Health System board member Bill Hartman, DHS vice president and chief financial officer Melanie Dempsey, DHS chief nursing officer Kathy Sturm, DHS board member Hugh Hitchcock and West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner.
Mountain Valley Bank, established in 1909, was also named a West Virginia Chamber of Commerce Centurion honoree from Randolph County. From left are D&E President Chris Wood, Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Lisa Wood, Mountain Valley Bank’s President T. Richard Harvey and West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner.
Lohr & Barb Funeral Home, founded in 1889, is honored as the oldest business in Randolph County. From left are Randolph County Chamber of Commerce Director Lisa Wood, Davis & Elkins College President Chris Wood, Nick Barb and Anita DeMotto Barb of the funeral home, and Secretary of State Mac Warner.
The Independent Order of the Oddfellows Randolph Lodge No. 116, founded in 1890, was also honored. From left are D&E President Chris Wood, Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Lisa Wood, Larry Ferguson of the Oddfellows Lodge No. 116 and Secretary of State Mac Warner.
The Allegheny Division of Blue Ridge Risk Partners, founded in 1898, was also honored. From left are D&E President Chris Wood, Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Lisa Wood, J.C. Wallace and Jay Wallace of Allegheny and West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner.
The Grand Knights of Pythias of the State of West Virginia, founded in 1897, were also honored. From left are D&E President Chris Wood, Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Lisa Wood, Don Stamm and Larry Ferguson of the Grand Knights of Pythias, and Secretary of State Mac Warner.
The Inter-Mountain photos by Edgar Kelley West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner congratulates a representative of Kelly Foundry and Machine Company, which was founded in 1920. The business was one of 12 from Randolph County honored as West Virginia Chamber of Commerce Centurions during a reception at Davis & Elkins College on May 14.
Davis & Elkins College, founded in 1904, was also honored. From left are D&E’s Executive Vice President Dr. Rosemary Thomas and President Chris Wood, along with West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner.

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