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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

 Pipestem Resort Gift Buyers Marketplace is February 4-6, 2013

PIPESTEM, W.Va. – The annual trade show for gift and souvenir buyers at Pipestem State Park, scheduled this year for February 4-6, will bring wholesale vendors and gift shop buyers together under one roof for three days.

“It is a wholesale shopping venue for any retail sales gift shop or business looking for items,” said Pipestem’s Teresa Mansfield. “The marketplace is at McKeever Lodge with easy access under one roof for interaction between buyers and sellers.”

Buyers must register in advance or at the door. There is no charge for buyers to attend. The Marketplace features more than 50 vendors with items ranging from glass, shirts and caps, wood works, novelty items, and apparel, to West Virginia products. The event draws buyers from tourist attractions, state parks, and a variety of retail shop buyers looking for new souvenir, novelty items, and gift-type items for retail sales.

The Marketplace starts Monday, February 4, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and runs through noon Wednesday, February 6. The agenda includes opportunities for buyers and vendors to network as well as one-on-one appointments and merchandising discussions. A vendors list is available. Coffee and light refreshments are provided each day.

A registration form is online at www.pipestemresort.com and click on Registration Form. Pre-registration by phone is also welcomed or buyers can register upon arrival Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. Overnight accommodations are available.

For additional information about Pipestem’s Gift Buyers Marketplace 2013, vendors list or buyers registration, call Pipestem Resort at 304-466-1800.

Contact Information

Teresa Mansfield or Cathy Mize