West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful

About West Virginia

West Virginia is noted for its mountains and diverse topography, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history. It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research.

Business

West Virginia is full of opportunity for any business with a growing economy and a highly dedicated workforce. Whether you are running an existing business or thinking of starting a new business you can find all of the information you need throughout this business section.

Education

West Virginia is fortunate to have a tremendous education system with a high standard of excellence. Please use the information provided here to learn more about the wealth of educational opportunities in our great state.

Employment

West Virginia is home to one of the finest workforces in the country based on our hard work and commitment to quality. Whether you are looking for new job opportunities, enhancing your job skills or researching future employment trends you can find all of the information you need throughout this employment section.

Family

West Virginia offers the perfect balance of a rural and urban setting that suits a variety of lifestyles. This is a state where you can go whitewater rafting in the morning, go to an art exhibit in the afternoon and attend a concert in the evening. Whether you just moved to the Mountain State or your family has been here since it was founded, you are part of our community.

Health

Maintaining proper health is vital to ensuring the highest quality of life possible. West Virginia strives to provide one of the best health care systems in the country that is affordable and available to all residents of the state. This section contains numerous resources to assist you in accessing the health care services provided in the state.

Tourism

Exhilarate in the lasting beauty and natural wonder scattered throughout West Virginia. From unmatched outdoor recreation to world-class resorts, breathtaking scenery and a variety of cultural and historic attractions, West Virginia is an ideal spot to plan your next adventure. Discover for yourself what makes West Virginia wild and wonderful.

 Marketplace for Retail Owners Planned at Pipestem Feb. 3-5, 2014

1/29/2014
PIPESTEM, W.Va. - Resale items such as wearing apparel, souvenirs, books, food products and more will be available from vendors at the annual Gift Buying Marketplace at Pipestem Resort, Feb. 3-5, 2014.
           
“It’s the Superbowl of wholesale buyers looking for a large number of suppliers under one roof,” said Dale McLaughlin, lodge manager. “The staff at the park from front desk clerks to group services staff always enjoy organizing and hosting the show.”
           
New vendors to this year’s marketplace include Rocky Mountain Sinkers, Brookstone Soaps, the Souvenir Factory and others. More than 50 vendors are registered. Many retail shops and state park gift shop buyers take this opportunity for item purchases.
           
“It’s one-stop shopping. It is a two-and-a-half day opportunity to meet other retailers as well as vendors” McLaughlin said.
           
The marketplace is open to retail buyers. Pre-registration is requested but walk-ins are also welcomed. The marketplace is held at Pipestem’s McKeever Lodge, Feb. 3 and 4 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Feb. 5 from 9 a.m. until noon. Evening activities are planned for attendees who stay overnight. There is no fee for qualified retailers to attend. A registration form is online at www.pipestemresort.com.
           
Call Dale McLaughlin at Pipestem 

Contact Information

Dale McLaughlin
304-466-1800
pipestemsp@wv.gov