LOCAL FOODS, LOCAL PLACES APPLICATIONS
Spirit of Innovation Awards
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TechConnectWV is looking to celebrate individuals and organizations who are leaders in supporting innovation and innovation-based business development.

Deadline for nominations is Aug. 31!

YOUR CALENDAR
Go on, explore.


Got an event you want to share? Email me at j.lynch@wvhub.org

TV IS GOOD 4 YOU
Chickpeas Food Truck is bringing a taste of the Middle East to Huntington.


2015 Community Leadership Academy
Did you know this year's Community Leadership Academy in Morgantown includes a Craft Beer Tasting and a Culinary Tour?

 You didn't?

Aren't you worried about what else you might be missing?


Connect With Us
Greetings! 

It's amazing to see the Our Children, Our Future campaign in action.

 

We start by listening to the ideas that people have to address the real, everyday challenges for children and families in West Virginia.

 

Then we figure out how those ideas translate into new policies for the state legislature.

 

Then we build a campaign and try and get those policies passed.

 

Over the past 3 years this simple process of real democracy in action has made a huge impact, with 18 new policies passed to help make this state a safer, healthier and more prosperous place to raise a family.

 

This month, you have a chance to be a part of it. We hope you seize that opportunity.

 

Jake Lynch and The Hub Staff.


Huntington Event Takes Aim at Child Poverty in WV
The Our Children, Our Future campaign is inspired by the notion that the WV State Legislature should pass policies that protect and support West Virginia's children and families.

It's grassroots democracy at its finest - policies by the people, for the people.

On Aug. 11 the campaign rolls into Huntington, and we are looking for passionate, engaged locals to join us and get involved.

5 Tips: How to Start a Community Conversation That Works
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A regular community conversation is easy to organize, creates a mechanism for collaboration, and opens the door to all kinds of people to get involved in the development of their community.

The weekly meetings of Create Buckhannon have almost single-handedly transformed the city over the past few years.


Weirton 2015: Will the Northern Panhandle Rise to the Occasion? 
calling all Weirtonites

If we told you there was this small group of passionate citizens and volunteers meeting in Weirton on Aug. 17 to hatch a bold and ambitious campaign to use taxes on cigarettes to fund improved health care... 


Or help kids in need find loving foster families....

Or boost access to healthy food at food banks...

You'd want to help them, right?

 

Good news. You can. Learn more.


LOCAL FOODS, LOCAL PLACES GRANTS
Local Foods, Local Places provides funding support to help communities create walkable, healthy, economically vibrant neighborhoods through the development of local food systems.

The program is now accepting applications for Technical Assistance Grants for communities working to promote local foods and community revitalization. Learn more.


State Journal: Are WV Farms a Tourism Draw?
Local producers explore agri-tourism to attract new business opportunities.
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