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Eye on the target: new axe-throwing business thriving with help from WV SBDC


When Mario and Kimberly Puccio first approached the idea of being business owners, they wanted to bring something new and different to their Wood County community that residents could enjoy year-round. 
So, they opened M & K’s Axecitement, an axe-throwing venue in Boaz, West Virginia. Patrons take aim at ten axe-throwing targets, practice their game on the available pool tables, or take advantage of the two big-screen televisions. In between rounds of throwing axes, guests can grab a snack or sip on beer or soda. 
“Providing for our family’s future is amazing. And being able to have a vision and see it come to life within the community has truly been exciting,” said Mario Puccio. “And our business is different and unique and the first of its kind in the area, seeing the people’s reactions when they come here and stick an axe in the target for the first time, it’s just been great.” 
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