WV businesses honored for exporting to new countries

Aug. 27, 2020

Thirty West Virginia companies that grew their business by exporting a good or service to a new country last year were recognized by state officials in a virtual ceremony Aug. 26.

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Collaboration Offers Workforce Solution

A partnership between Pellissippi State Community College and the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) led to a new registered apprenticeship program at a Tennessee company.

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Expo to connect businesses to manufacturing supply chain at Constellium

Aug. 12, 2020

The Robert C. Byrd Institute at Marshall University and Advantage Valley in conjunction with American Electric Power (AEP) and the West Virginia Development Office will sponsor a Virtual Supply Chain Expo on Tuesday, Sept. 15, from 1 to 2 p.m. to link businesses with Constellium, a major West Virginia manufacturer that serves aerospace, defense, transportation, marine, and other industrial markets.

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Timely webinar to explain new process of automotive audits

Join the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) Aug. 31 at 10 a.m. as we host a one-hour webinar featuring expert tips and insights about what to expect during an IATF 16949: 2016 monitoring audit by your certification body.

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EDA award will bolster RCBI ability to deliver economic assistance

July 29, 2020

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) at Marshall University has been awarded $300,000 by the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) to boost its capacity to support regional economic development in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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RCBI to help launch 15 agribusinesses in southern WV

July 14, 2020

The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) at Marshall University has been awarded a $50,000 Rural Business Development Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to grow the maple syrup industry in economically challenged areas of southern West Virginia.

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Free RCBI webinars to focus on effective sales strategies

The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) at Marshall University and Engaged Prospect, a leader in sales consulting, will host free webinars July 16 and 23 to share ways entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses can develop and deploy effective sales strategies that get results.

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RCBI’s 3D Printing and Maker Camps offered virtually this summer

Adapting to change and critical thinking are concepts taught at camps hosted by the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) at Marshall University each year. This summer, because of the Covid-19 pandemic, RCBI is putting those concepts into practice as it continues to offer its popular series of annual 3D Printing and Maker Camps virtually.

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RCBI to improve accessibility to public makerspace

 The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) at Marshall University will install specialized furniture and equipment in its Huntington makerspace to make 3D printers and other technology more accessible to individuals with mobility impairments, thanks to a grant from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.

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Remote Audits: The New Norm for Quality Management Systems

Join the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) June 19 from 11 a.m. to noon as we host a free webinar featuring expert tips and insights on preparing for and conducting remote audits.

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