Saturday, September 09, 2017

Robotics Kickoff (Sat. 9 Sep, 2017 10:00 am - 12:30 pm)

RCBI will host a kickoff for the First LEGO League Season at RCBI Huntington. Area teams and others interested in robotics will gather to learn the details of this year’s global challenge, “Hydro Dynamics.” Students will discover the intricacies of this year’s challenge, learn about the different components of competition, network with other robotics enthusiasts and have a chance to show off the agility of their robotics creations. The free kickoff will be at RCBI Huntington, located at 1050 Fourth Ave. For more information, contact Mike Friel at 304-781-1686 or

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Demo Day (Tue. 12 Sep, 2017 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Join us at the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) in downtown Huntington (1050 Fourth Ave.) as we present Demo Day for TEN50 - West Virginia’s Business Accelerator. Startups in RCBI’s business accelerator will pitch their new businesses to prospective investors and community supporters, culminating three months of intense efforts focused on developing and creating products or services. RCBI’s TEN50 is part of the Global Accelerator Network, a worldwide network of business accelerators that share best practices, resources, investment opportunities and service providers. For more information, contact TEN50 Director Bryan Shaw at

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Luncheon: Cooking Up a New Food Business (Wed. 13 Sep, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm)

The Robert C. Byrd Institute is hosting a free luncheon Sept. 13 from noon to 1:30 at RCBI Huntington (1050 Fourth Ave.) that focuses on creating new, local food businesses. We will explain West Virginia food laws and farmer’s market guidelines so you can be sure you are doing everything right. You also will learn about new creative spaces in Huntington and the ever increasing demand for local food. Starting a food business has never appeared as appetizing as it is now. Representatives from RCBI, the West Virginia Department of Agriculture, Unlimited Future and the Wild Ramp also will discuss possibilities in this developing segment of our agricultural economy. Because lunch will be provided, participants must register at no later than Friday, Sept. 8, at 3 p.m.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Raspberry Pi Discussion Group (Fri. 15 Sep, 2017 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm)

The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) is hosting its monthly Raspberry Pi User Group meeting in its Maker Vault. Whether you’re already an expert or just curious about programming and use of the ultra-affordable devices, join us at RCBI Huntington (1050 Fourth Avenue) to explore different versions of the Pi hardware and software, and focus on popular uses of the small computers. The group will assist you in getting your own Raspberry Pi up and running as well as working on collective projects. Participants should bring a Raspberry Pi and we’ll provide the expertise. For more information, email Jamie Cope, RCBI Deputy Director, at

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Workshop: Small Business Leadership (Tue. 19 Sep, 2017 9:00 am - 11:00 am)

The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration will host a free workshop on successful leadership skills to improve an organization’s ability to maximize productivity and achieve its business goals. The event is at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College in Logan. Join Larry Batten of the U.S. Small Business Administration as he presents valuable information including the difference between leaders and managers; leadership principles; leadership traits; dealing with personnel issues in the workplace; and managing and motivating employees. Register here by Sept. 18. For more information, contact RCBI’s Jane Bostic at 304.781.1681 or