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Charleston vegan cafe changes business model

Mission Savvy owner Jennifer Miller is leaving town but her business will stay.

While Miller will leave for Charleston, South Carolina, her organic juice bar and vegan cafe in downtown Charleston will refocus its business model to reach more...

Charleston vegan cafe changes business model

Mission Savvy owner Jennifer Miller is leaving town but her business will stay.

While Miller will leave for Charleston, South Carolina, her organic juice bar and vegan cafe in downtown Charleston will refocus its business model to reach more...

W.Va. looks to future of hemp farming
W.Va. looks to future of hemp farming

Now that political tides are shifting in favor of industrial hemp, Eric Mathis would like to see West Virginia seize an economic opportunity.

“We're seeing a lot of trends in green technologies,” said Mathis, president of the West...

Diet sodas fall in US; Pepsi takes back No. 2 spot
Diet sodas fall in US; Pepsi takes back No. 2 spot

NEW YORK (AP) – Americans bought less soda for the tenth straight year in 2014, with diet sodas shrinking more than their sugary counterparts, according to a report released Thursday.

An annual report by the industry tracker Beverage...

Jobless rates up across W.Va.

Unemployment rates increased in all of West Virginia's 55 counties in February, according to data released Tuesday by Workforce West Virginia.

The state's non-seasonally-adjusted unemployment increased to 7.6 percent, Workforce West Virginia's ...

Heinz buying Kraft in deal to create food giant
Heinz buying Kraft in deal to create food giant

NEW YORK (AP) – H.J. Heinz Co. is buying Kraft Foods, creating one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world with annual revenue in excess of $28 billion.

The deal was engineered by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway ...

Chamber of Commerce kicks off ResourceU in Charleston Wednesday

The West Virginia Chamber of Commerce hopes to provide a one-stop shop for small businesses across the state with its new ResourceU program.

The program, which is free, will cover business topics such as basic accounting, marketing, human...

As cremations rise, South Charleston facility offers options
As cremations rise, South Charleston facility offers options

A couple of blocks away from the historic South Charleston Mound, Affordable Cremations of West Virginia recently opened a new headquarters to help people decide if, and how, they might want to...

Busy water bottler sees potential in market and in disabled workers
Busy water bottler sees potential in market and in disabled workers

LESAGE — From the road, there’s nothing obviously remarkable about the little stretch of flat land running alongside the Ohio River in Lesage.

Beyond the sign for “Green Acres”...

Nagoya, Japan, development office celebrates 25 years
Nagoya, Japan, development office celebrates 25 years

For years after West Virginia opened an international development office in Nagoya, Japan, questions still lingered about whether it was benefiting the state or not.

As the office celebrates 25 years of operations this spring, supporters say...

Screen printers’ clothing designs are spreading
Screen printers’ clothing designs are spreading

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Dan Davis and Hillary Harrison were walking to dinner with friends in Manhattan, when something — or someone — caught their eye.

A young woman, standing with two of her friends, was sporting a comfy T-...

Obama administration issues fracking rules for federal land

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration issued its first major fracking rules Friday with standards for wells on federal and Indian lands, requiring disclosure of chemicals and covered storage of waste.

While...

Charleston Area Alliance launches small-business assistance program

The Charleston Area Alliance wants to help connect local companies with federal dollars to innovate, grow or get started.

The Alliance is launching its own Small Business Innovation Research assistance program — Phase Zero — that...

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