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Collaborative spaces, open minds: Accounting firm rethinks office space
Collaborative spaces, open minds: Accounting firm rethinks office space

When someone steps off the elevator onto the eighth floor of the United Bank building in downtown Charleston, Richard L. Slater wants to challenge their ideas about accounting firms — both how they look, and how they work.

“If you...

Age, poor health, low education keep half of W.Va. jobless
Age, poor health, low education keep half of W.Va. jobless

Buried at the very bottom of 851 pages of recently updated federal data is a startling statistic: Less than half of working-age West Virginians are, in fact, working.

In November 2014, the most recent month for which data is available, just ...

Allegiant Air pilots give leaders OK to call strike

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Pilots at Allegiant Air have voted overwhelmingly to authorize their union leaders to call a strike if necessary.

Allegiant Air provides nonstop flights from Huntington’s Tri-State Airport to airports in Myrtle...

Wine bistro coming to downtown Charleston

A Putnam County business is expanding and opening its second location in downtown Charleston.

The Wine Valley restaurant is moving into the former Cafe de Paris space on the corner of Capitol and Quarrier Streets.

Charleston Building...

Governor touts business improvements in speech

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin touted changes in the state’s business climate, new business investments and workforce training initiatives in his State of the State address Wednesday night.

“We’ve created a business climate where...

Developer proposes lease of Holley site for hotel

KM Hotels would rather lease the property that’s the former site of the Holley Hotel than purchase it, Jack Cavender, chairman of the Charleston Urban Renewal Authority board, said Wednesday.

“There’s no option for a lease,...

Courtyard Marriott opening, adding to downtown lodging options
Courtyard Marriott opening, adding to downtown lodging options

Downtown Charleston’s eighth hotel is almost ready for business.

The Courtyard by Marriott on Kanawha Boulevard near the Elk River is set to open at the end of the month.

“It’s a beautiful property,” owner and...

W.Va. native reaches the stars in Nashville
W.Va. native reaches the stars in Nashville

For Karri Edwards, a Lincoln County native and graduate of Duval High School, working as a manager in the country music industry is a labor of love — one that is clearly reciprocated, if a little mutual admiration from the Country Music...

Josef’s Cup, the newest coffee shop in Charleston
Josef’s Cup, the newest coffee shop in Charleston

Mitzi Jo Brammer doesn’t think of herself as a businesswoman.

Fidgeting restlessly a little in a chair at Uncork and Create, the local art business she’s leased space from, Brammer said she didn’t really know much about...

West Virginia artisans are NICHE Awards finalists
West Virginia artisans are NICHE Awards finalists

West Virginia artisans will be well represented in the finals of the national NICHE Awards, whose winners will be announced Saturday in Washington, D.C. The awards celebrate excellence and innovation in American and Canadian fine...

Boulevard building to serve home, work
Boulevard building to serve home, work

Another mixed-use space is coming to downtown Charleston.

Frank Baer III, CEO of Commercial Insurance Services, said he wanted to join the handful of developers who are buying up empty warehouses and office buildings and converting them into...

President of Alpha Natural Resources resigning for new role

BRISTOL, Va. – Alpha Natural Resources Inc. says president Paul Vining is resigning to become CEO of another coal-related company.

The Bristol, Virginia-based coal producer said Tuesday that Vining is leaving the company effective Jan. 31....

Proposed AEP rate hike draws opposition
Proposed AEP rate hike draws opposition

Hearings over a 17 percent rate increase proposed by Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power have been delayed because of a water leak last week that closed the building that houses the state Public Service Commission’s Consumer Advocate Division....

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