West Virginia HIVE holds inaugural Network and Resource Fair in Beckley

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BECKLEY, W.Va. – The West Virginia HIVE hosted its first Network and Resource Fair at the Historic Black Knight on Wednesday, June 28th, to connect small business owners and job seekers with various opportunities, services, and resources.   

Among the attendees were HIVE staff and HIVE-approved vendors, like Jobs & Hope WV. Transition Agents Cassidy Taylor and Donna Murray represented Jobs & Hope WV and shared how Jobs & Hope WV helps West Virginians with different resources and how they benefit from networking with other local organizations.   

“These events are very important because they help us learn about the resources in the area that we didn’t know before,” Murray said. “That way, we can all work together as a team and not put all the burden on one person.”   

Judy Moore, the Executive Director of the West Virginia HIVE, said that the Network and Resource Fair was one of the new services the HIVE developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and she was happy to see the positive outcome.   

“It’s wonderful to see everyone supporting the HIVE with the resources we are trying to offer them. We had a lot of people, vendors, and clients show up today, so it’s a great networking opportunity.”   

The Network and Resource Fair ran from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday. 

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