07
Sep

Buckle Up: The Ultimate WV Fall Road Trip 🍁

Fall doesn’t officially begin until late September, but there’s already a tantalizing crisp in the air. If you’re itching to get out into the mountains and immerse yourself in fall colors, make a beeline for the Potomac Highlands as soon as mid-September. Tucker County offers the ultimate early fall road trip. The leaves are some...
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05
Sep

We’re Hiring!

We’re now hiring six Regional Chapter Coordinators to support the activities of our local Generation Chapters around the state who will work with Chapter leadership and GWV to coordinate the ins and outs of events and programs – designed for young people to connect, engage, and make a difference in their communities. Click here to...
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31
Aug

LISTEN: Why West Virginia music is more than just banjos

Joni Deutsch does more than spin West Virginia tunes. She geeks out over it (check out wvpublic.org/wvmusic), and she wants you to do the same. So for this week’s UpThink, the NPR Music-contributing Mountain State native is highlighting a few emerging acts who are making the #WVmusic scene wild and wonderful. Hello June (Morgantown, WV)...
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23
Aug

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Running for Office

This past spring, I did something I’ve never done before: I ran for public office. Since moving to Lewisburg in 2014, I decided I wanted to do more to contribute to this remarkable community that’s given me so much. So, I ran for my first term on the Lewisburg City Council, and thanks to an...
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17
Aug

Stop. Work. Caffeinate.

My job takes me to a lot of places. And when I’m traveling around West Virginia, I’m always looking for a cozy, local coffee shop to land to send a quick email or hang out between meetings. What could be better? Reliable internet. A soft chair. New faces in a new setting. And the always...
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09
Aug

How to be the Youngest Person in the Board Room

If you’re under 40, or remember when you were, you’ve probably been there – You walk into a board room and glance around, wondering if you know anyone. Wondering who to sit next to. Someone who won’t judge if you have to check your phone for that email you’re expecting. Then it happens – you...
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03
Aug

Rebecca Kiger – Documenting Appalachia

“At the heart of documentary photography is a process of observation, acceptance of people/places/situations, creativity, endurance, and hopefulness – values we can aspire to cultivate.” – Rebecca Kiger, a documentary and portrait photographer living in West Virginia. Rebecca recently contributed still images for an upcoming Netflix film about the opioid crisis in West Virginia and...
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27
Jul

Can you really be too organized?

Lillian Graning is back with some helpful tips and strategies on how to keep your $#*t together in the dog days of summer. Because nothing says summer like cleaning off that desktop or scheduling your maintenance tasks. 1. Put it away … now. The simplest thing you can do to stay personally organized is to...
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20
Jul

It takes more than free cupcakes

My name is Madison Settle, and I can’t dance. I can’t keep up with the latest fashion trends. I can’t drive long distances without a GPS, introduce myself with complete confidence, or do Calculus with ease. But thanks to my experience with Inspire West Virginia, I know that there are a lot of things that...
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12
Jul

Discovering a new way to work … Digital-nomad style

Q: What does it mean to be a digital nomad? A: Among a group of designers, developers, and entrepreneurs I met while traveling in Asia in the summer of 2016, I would often hear, “Oh, well, this month I’ll be in Bali, but I’m heading to Cambodia for the next few, back home to the...
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