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Leadership West Virginia: Huntington’s Emerald Shines Bright


​HUNTINGTON — There is probably no better place to begin a program focused on West Virginia’s challenges and successes than Huntington, a city that has overcome some negative stereotypes to emerge as a glowing example of the state’s potential.

Huntington kicked off the first session of the 2023 class of Leadership West Virginia. Celebrating 32 years, LWV was created in 1991 by the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce to cultivate leaders in the state. The program has graduated more than 1,450 alumni who have gone on to various leadership positions in government, business, charities, nonprofits and more.

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