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West Virginia Business Hall of Fame now accepting nominations for 2023 class

West Virginia is ready to honor a new class of business success stories.  

Nominations for the 2023 West Virginia Business Hall of Fame are being accepted through Jan. 2, 2023. Now in its 22nd year, the Hall of Fame recognizes business leaders who, throughout their careers, have demonstrated extraordinary influence and impact in their fields. Nominations are open to individuals who have built their careers in West Virginia, been educated in West Virginia, or are native to West Virginia.  

Ascend West Virginia expands into fourth community

Ascend West Virginia, the nation’s premier talent attraction and retention program, announced its addition of the Greater Elkins community to the program. Founded by West Virginia native Brad D. Smith and his wife Alys, Ascend WV will welcome a new group of adventurers to the state’s Potomac Highlands, offering them more than $20,000 in incentives — and a path to making “Almost Heaven” home. Greater Elkins joins a lineup of other communities that have welcomed nearly 150 new West Virginians while maintaining a 98% retention rate.

Greater Elkins joins three other areas in West Virginia offering incentives to remote workers who want to make the Mountain State home, part of the Ascend West Virginia program involving the WVU Brad and Alys Smith Outdoor Economic Development Collaborati