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At the upcoming Morgantown MSA Economic Outlook Conference, experts will offer insights about the economy from the local to global levels.
Firehouse Subs offers fresh, high-quality food
The new Firehouse Subs is attracting customers with its fresh, quality sandwiches and honoring local firefighters.
Mountain Mama’s getting wider distribution
Mountain Mama’s is moving in a different and exciting direction.
The Fairmont-based business, owned by Cathy Davis, is taking off after recently signing an agreement with a Pittsburgh, Pa., company to distribute its products across the country.
Each year, exports keep growing to record levels in West Virginia.
The governor’s office recently reported that the state’s exports in 2012 totaled $11.3 billion, surpassing 2011’s record performance of $9 billion.
Over the past four years, Marcellus shale activity has had a significant impact on employment and wages in the state — especially in North Central West Virginia.
The Research, Information and Analysis Division of WorkForce West Virginia released a special report, titled “The Influence of the Marcellus Shale on Employment and Wages in West Virginia,” in November 2012.
Lion in the Sun has new Kingmont location
At its new location off the Kingmont Exit, Lion in the Sun is continuing to help customers look good, feel good and have fun.
On Feb. 11, Lion in the Sun opened at its new home off of Airport Road on Honeybee Drive.
When customers use a credit card for payment, they could see an extra fee added to their total purchase cost.
As a result of a recent $7.2 billion court settlement between retailers and Visa, MasterCard and major card-issuing banks, merchants in the United States and its territories are now allowed to institute a surcharge of up to 4 percent on credit card purchases.
Artisans Shop to feature locally made items
The Artisans Shop in Fairmont is exposing talented, local artisans to the community.
The store, owned by Fairmont native Brandy Buretz, will officially be ready for business this Saturday for its grand opening celebration from 1-6 p.m., which will include door prizes and a chance to meet the artisans. It is located at 1545 Fairmont Ave., at the top of Watson Hill next to Manchin & Aloi.
Through a recent survey, Huntington Bank found that consumers responded positively when asked about the potential economic impact of shale exploration in their areas.
Huntington recently started its Midwest Economic Index as a way to gauge consumer reaction to certain economic indicators and popular topics within the market throughout the year.
‘It’s all about service’ at Simple Cutz
Simple Cutz Barber and Beauty Shop is offering clients the latest hairstyles and great customer service.
On Jan. 7, owner Revel Williams Jr. opened his new business at 126 Adams St. in downtown Fairmont. Simple Cutz is an open barber and beauty shop for men, women and children of all ethnicities.
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