Clay students capture top award at annual WV Makes Festival

Clay County Middle School students Madison Paxton & Dillon McCumbers captured top honors in the youth design challenge during the West Virginia Makes Festival Oct. 4 at Marshall University in Huntington.

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Marshall University’s RCBI partners with new WV aerospace company

Marshall University’s Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) is partnering with Novus Aero Development, a newly created West Virginia technology company, to manufacturer a concept aircraft and aerospace components that will enhance the safety and affordability of the general aviation market.

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Second craft beverage summit on tap for Oct. 23 in Fairmont

To maintain momentum in the emerging craft-beverage economy – including the production of sodas, teas, beers, wines and spirits – the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) and the West Virginia Food and Farm Coalition will present the second “Craft: A Farm-to-Bottle Summit” Oct. 23 in Fairmont.

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Calling all makers: RCBI to host annual WV Makes Festival Oct. 4

Makers of all ages will compete for cash prizes and state bragging rights Oct. 4 during West Virginia’s largest maker festival on the Huntington campus of Marshall University.

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Small business workshop to focus on HUBZone advantages

It pays to be in the Zone.

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Statewide agriculture competition to reward student innovation

To encourage innovation and problem-solving among students interested in agriculture, the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) and statewide partners announce the third-annual West Virginia Agriculture Technology & Innovation Student Competition, which offers cash prizes to winners.

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All things local is theme of Oct. 19 food & farm event

Locally sourced food will be the focus Oct. 19 as the inaugural Local by Local: A Food & Farm Conference & Expo kicks off at Pumpkin Park in Milton. 

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RCBI awards $82,000 in early stage funding to businesses

The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) recently awarded $82,000 in early stage funding to 10 West Virginia companies and entrepreneurs to help develop new products, market existing goods and services and provide training to facilitate business expansion.

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Nominate your favorite WV small business for SBA awards

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is accepting nominations for its 2020 National and District Small Business Week Awards, including the annual Small Business Person of the Year.

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RCBI partners with Guard to offer new job training program

Young people are learning in-demand industry skills thanks to a new partnership between the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) and the West Virginia Army National Guard.

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