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Former commerce secretary Bulla dies
Former commerce secretary Bulla dies

West Virginia’s first Commerce Secretary, Tom Bulla, who was known for his common sense and empowering management style, died Wednesday in his Lewisburg home from Alzheimer’s complications. He was 75.

Bulla was born in Wilmington,...

Former commerce secretary Bulla dies
Former commerce secretary Bulla dies

West Virginia’s first Commerce Secretary, Tom Bulla, who was known for his common sense and empowering management style, died Wednesday in his Lewisburg home from Alzheimer’s complications. He was 75.

Bulla was born in Wilmington,...

East End bakery to change name, expand offerings
East End bakery to change name, expand offerings

East End bakery Frutcake plans to expand its offerings and change its name, said owner Keeley Steele.

Charleston’s Board of Zoning Appeals approved a conditional use permit Thursday that will allow the quirky neighborhood coffee shop to...

DuPont spin-off moving forward

DuPont’s Performance Chemical spin-off, announced in October, is still on track for mid-2015, according to company officials.

The company has plants in Belle and Washington, West Virginia, that house units linked to the performance...

Putnam building permits are up, but boom isn’t back
Putnam building permits are up, but boom isn’t back

WINFIELD — Building permit approvals suggest Putnam County’s real estate market has been improving since the recession of 2008, but the building boom of the 1990s and 2000s hasn’t returned....

Business incubator event welcomes entrepreneurs

Three businesses will compete for two cash prizes at an entrepreneur’s event later this month.

Unlimited Future, a Huntington-based business incubator, is inviting Tri-State residents to its next Entrepreneurs’ Cafe July 16....

Charleston Rotary announces new officers, appointments

The Rotary Club of Charleston has announced its board of directors and committee appointments for the new fiscal year.

The board members (including officer positions) are:

Dill Battle, president; Ben Beakes, president-elect; Di Long,...

SBA seeking applicants to help disadvantaged businesses

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced Wednesday it is seeking grant applicants through July 20 to award up to $1.5 million to promote the development, success and long-term survival of disadvantaged small businesses participating in the...

Felman Production to restart idled W.Va. plant

NEW HAVEN, W.Va. — Felman Production is restarting its idled plant in Mason County following an agreement with Appalachian Power on a special electricity rate for the facility.

Operations will resume...

Frontier, union extend contract again

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Frontier Communications and the Communications Workers of America have extended their contract again while negotiations continue on a new labor agreement.

Frontier says the existing contract will remain in effect...

Group looks to sustain business innovation
Group looks to sustain business innovation

Green drinks aren’t just for health nuts. They’re good for businesses, too.

The West Virginia State University Economic Development Center, located on Kanawha Boulevard West in Charleston, hosts a networking forum called Green...

Export-Import Bank divides W.Va. leaders
Export-Import Bank divides W.Va. leaders

Earlier this month, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., spoke in Charleston in support of the U.S. Export-Import Bank.

“I was always trying to figure out ways to access export trade for West Virginians,” Manchin said at the June 16 small-...

Pocahontas group opposes Dominion pipeline plan

Dominion Resources is considering building two pipelines, each 42 inches in diameter, to transport natural gas about 450 miles through the wilderness areas of Randolph and Pocahontas counties and down through Virginia to Lumberton, N.C.

The...

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