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.

 Brim’s Chuck Jones Elected To National Post

11/26/2008 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Chuck Jones, Executive Director of the state Board of Risk Insurance Management (BRIM), was recently elected president of the State Risk and Insurance Management Association (STRIMA). STRIMA is a national organization of insurance professionals who analyze the risks that jeopardize the ability of state government to operate in a fiscally sound manner.

Jones was elected during STRIMA’s annual conference which, was conducted this year in West Virginia at Glade Springs Resort and Conference Center near Beckley with BRIM staff facilitating the conference. There were approximately 170 insurance professional attendees from 35 states and three Canadian Provinces, along with many insurance industry representatives.

“I am truly excited and humbled to be elected to such a prestigious position. I think this honor is a reflection of a very dedicated BRIM staff who has enabled my peers to recognize the great pro-active work we are doing here in West Virginia,” said Jones.

As STRIMA president, Jones’ duties include presiding over the organization whose primary purpose is to bring together risk and insurance managers of state governments to promote the advancement of risk management principles and practices.  Additionally, Jones will also be responsible for coordinating the educational and training sessions that form the nucleus of the annual fall national conference. His tenure is for one year.

Jones was appointed BRIM executive director in May, 1994. He oversees the principal activities of the Claim, Loss Control, Underwriting, Finance, and Information Technology Departments. A native of McDowell County, Jones graduated from Bluefield State College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry/Mathematics.  He has worked in the insurance industry for 30-plus years and also serves on the Executive Board of the West Virginia Chapter of the March of Dimes.

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