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Greer Industries One hundred years ago, the first scheduled commercial airplane flight took place traveling from St. Petersburg to Tampa… the first steam ship made passage through the Panama Canal… Henry Ford opened an assembly line for the famous Model T and Babe Ruth made his debut with the Boston Red Sox – as a pitcher.

In that same year –1914 – Herbert and Agnes Greer founded Greer Industries in Morgantown, West Virginia. They then began the process of mapping out the limestone formation, and piecing together the necessary equipment and people to begin above-ground mining operations.

Friends of Coal
Friends of Coal
The Friends of Coal is dedicated to informing and educating West Virginia citizens about the coal industry and its vital role in the state's future.

Our goal is to provide a united voice for an industry that has been and remains a critical economic contributor to West Virginia.

The Friends of Coal is a volunteer organization that consists of both West Virginians and residents from beyond our borders. Membership is free and the level of involvement by members is at their own discretion.

West Virginia Hospital Association
West Virginia Hospital Association
The West Virginia Hospital Association (WVHA) is a not-for-profit statewide organization representing 67 hospitals and health systems across the continuum of care. The WVHA supports its members in achieving a strong, healthy West Virginia by providing leadership in healthcare advocacy, education, information and technical assistance, and by being a catalyst for effective change through collaboration, consensus building and a focus on desired outcomes. Members of the Association believe it is essential, in the interest of West Virginia citizens, to have a strong healthcare system that supports and improves the health status of those people served by our hospitals, as well as the economic condition of the state. West Virginia’s hospitals seek to establish and maintain trust among providers, policymakers and the public through actions, sensitivity, professionalism and community-minded commitment to service.

West Virginia Wesleyan College and the Culpepper Wesleyan Scholars Award
West Virginia Wesleyan College challenges its students to a life-long commitment to develop their intellectual, ethical, spiritual, and leadership potential and to set and uphold standards of excellence. Firmly rooted in the liberal arts tradition and closely related to The United Methodist Church, the College is a community of learning based on fundamental principles formed at the intersection of Christian faith and liberal education: intellectual rigor, self-discovery, human dignity, mutual support, social justice, self-discipline, mental and physical wellness, the appreciation of diversity and the natural world, and the judicious use of resources. The College recognizes and affirms its interdependence with the external communities-local, regional, national, and global-and its covenant with the people of West Virginia to share its educational and cultural resources.

West Virginia Wesleyan College prepares its students through its curriculum of arts and sciences, preprofessional and professional studies, and its rich campus life program. As a residential, undergraduate institution of higher education, the College aspires to graduate broadly educated men and women who:
  • Think critically and creatively,
  • Communicate effectively,
  • Act responsibly, and
  • Demonstrate their local and world citizenship through service.

The Culpepper Wesleyan Scholars Award was established in 1991 as an endowed scholarship fund by Olive O’Dell Culpepper, Class of 1933, and C. Ross Culpepper, Class of 1930.

ZMM Architects & Engineers
ZMM was founded in 1959 in Charleston, West Virginia by Ray Zando, Ken Martin, and Monty Milstead. Since the inception of the firm, ZMM has been dedicated to providing an integrated approach to building design for our clients. ZMM delivers this integrated approach by providing all building related design services, including architecture, engineering (civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical), interior design, and construction administration from our office in Charleston. Our integrated design approach makes ZMM unique among architectural firms in West Virginia, and helps to ensure the quality of our design solutions by providing more thoroughly coordinated construction documents.

West Virginia Farm Bureau
Farm Bureau is an organization of people like you ... productive, conscientious citizens dedicated to improving the quality of their lives and the lives of those who depend on them. We care about feeding our families, the environment, educating our children and speaking out on issues of concern. It is our organization’s goal to provide leadership, education, information, training and economic services to enhance the quality of life of our members.

One Big Family
When you join Farm Bureau, so does your entire immediate family including your spouse and any children, 23 years and under, living at home or in school. Through your county Farm Bureau membership you also become part of the largest state and national agricultural organizations – West Virginia Farm Bureau, representing more than 17,000 member families, and the American Farm Bureau Federation, representing more than 5 million member families.

From the Grassroots
Unlike most organizations, the membership governs Farm Bureau. Through a process called Policy Development, the grassroots membership establishes the direction of the organization. Because our policies aren’t set by a president or board, our members have the opportunity to actively participate in setting the agenda for the organization.

A Strong Legislative Voice
Decisions are made in Charleston and Washington, D.C., that affect your farm, your business and the well-being of your family everyday. As policy is discussed and legislation developed, Farm Bureau is there to monitor, inform and represent you, the member. Farm Bureau’s legislative achievements affect your life...and your pocketbook! The professional staff of the Farm Bureau assists with this process and works with legislative and government leaders at the county, state and national level.

MetroNews MetroNews is West Virginia’s largest "radio station", comprised of 65 affiliated stations reaching every county in the state. On a daily basis, MetroNews provides news, weather, sports and talk programming, plus offers High School Sports Championships and West Virginia University Sports. As West Virginia’s only statewide network, MetroNews delivers it all!

MetroNews has affiliate stations covering all the large cities and the smaller towns across West Virginia. This is important to the advertisers on MetroNews because more than 60% of the state’s population and purchasing power lives outside the major metropolitan areas. Each week MetroNews reaches over one million West Virginians, and you can be a part of that reach by placing your message on MetroNews Networks and

Hoppy Kercheval

Hoppy KerchevalThe radio "dean" of West Virginia broadcasters, Hoppy Kercheval joined West Virginia Radio Corporation in 1976. Through the years Hoppy's assignments have spanned the gamut to include news, sports, and talk.

A native of Summit Point in Jefferson County, Hoppy began as a news anchor/reporter at WAJR in Morgantown while still attending West Virginia University. After graduating with honors from WVU, Kercheval took over as News Director at WAJR and began carving an identity as the state of West Virginia's most professional and respected journalist.

A founding father of Metronews, Kercheval served as News Director until assuming the role of Vice President of Operations in 1991. In 1993, he created Metronews Talkline, which has become a signature program of the network. Hoppy's gift of interviewing has made Talkline a must-listen for lawmakers and anyone interested in state politics and the day's top news events.

In addition to his Metronews assignments, Kercheval has been a key member of the Mountaineers Sports Network. His pre-game, halftime, and post game scores and highlight features have become a staple of MSN broadcasts.

An avid traveler, Hoppy's adventures have taken him to fifteen different countries including Central and South America, Europe, and Asia.

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