West Virginia Business News

JCDA Seeks Search Firm for Executive Director Recruitment

August 23, 2019

Request for Proposals for Recruitment Services

The Jefferson County Development Authority is requesting proposals from interested, qualified, and experienced professional search firms to provide recruitment services for the position of Executive Director. A Request for Proposals (RFP), which includes instructions for its completion, is available here.

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Eastern Panhandle Entrepreneurs Forum Presents Program for Business Start-ups

July 29, 2019

Too many entrepreneurs try to start and operate a business without enough capital or income. As a result, many small businesses fail because of insufficient funds. The Eastern Panhandle Entrepreneurs Forum (EPEF) will present "You Want to Start a Business - Can You Afford It?" on Thurs., Aug. 1 at the Inn at Charles Town.

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Small Businesses Can Take Steps to Protect Against Cyberattacks

June 17, 2019

In today's world, businesses of all sizes use online technology for retail, marketing, banking, and other needs. While you often hear about cybercrime involving large companies, cyberattacks on small businesses are increasing. In 2016, 43 percent of all cyberattacks worldwide were targeted at small businesses with less than 250 employees, according to the cybersecurity firm Symantec’s 2016 Internet Security Threat Report. 

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Shenandoah Planing Mill Hosts Woodworking Community Event

June 04, 2019

Shenandoah Planing Mill will celebrate "Summertime at The Mill", a free community event focused on the woodworking community and featuring fun and educational activities for all ages and interests. The event will occur on June 8 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 471 Cold Storage Road in Charles Town, West Virginia.

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Entrepreneurs Exhibit at Minority Business Expo in Jefferson County

April 25, 2019

The Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs (HHOMA) presents its sixth annual Minority Business Expo on Tues., May 7, in Jefferson County, West Virginia. The expo provides opportunities for minorities, veterans, and women business owners to network with business and government leaders.

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Eastern Panhandle Entrepreneurs Forum Offers Small Business Programs

April 22, 2019

The Eastern Panhandle Entrepreneurs Forum (EPEF) is presenting two programs for entrepreneurs and small business owners on Thurs., May 2, at the Country Inn in Berkeley Springs. Program topics will include "Small Business Assistance" and "Managing Your Cash Flow". 

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Agricultural Forum Shares New Ideas for Enhancing Rural Businesses

February 13, 2019

The 15th annual Forum for Sustaining Agriculture (formerly Forum for Rural Innovation) on March 8 will  feature new programs and practices that enhance farm and rural business prosperity. With opportunities for both networking and education, the Forum will showcase a variety of presentations and exhibits that emphasize innovative and practical methods for agricultural and rural business development in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia and northern Virginia area.

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JCDA Aims for Transparency While Maintaining Necessary Confidentiality

November 21, 2018

As a county economic development organization, it is important for the Jefferson County Development Authority to be transparent. While we try hard to communicate who we are, what we do, the services we have to offer, and the direction we are heading, there are many aspects of our operations that cannot be disclosed.

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Statement from TeMa CEO

October 03, 2018

I consider earth the home for all living beings and things in nature and have full respect for the opinions of those who wish to take care of the environment. I truly wish to avoid problems and incorrect interpretations; therefore, I would like to inform the Jefferson County community about our presence in the county, for which I have full respect of the laws and rules and share an appreciation for the beauty of this blessed land.

TeMa - acronym of "Technologies and Materials" - was founded in 1993 in Italy and is characterized by an innovative approach and modern solutions. TeMa Corporation is a structured organization, capable of guaranteeing aesthetically pleasing landscaping solutions, with high safety, maintenance and drainage performances, in the residential, civil and large-scale works sectors.

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JCDA Business Coach Assists Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs

October 02, 2018

If you are a small business owner or entrepreneur looking to take your company to the next level, the Jefferson County Development Authority (JCDA) has a business coach who can guide you through the development process and help you succeed.

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