Workshop to focus on HUBZone advantages

March 12, 2019

The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) is joining with the West Virginia District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation to present a free HUBZone workshop March 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the White Sulphur Springs Civic Center.

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RCBI receives ARC grant to expand craft beverage industry

February 26, 2019

The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) at Marshall University has been awarded a $79,270 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission to study the economic impact of the emerging craft beverage industry in central and western West Virginia and develop a strategy for expansion.

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Metal craftsman takes advantage of RCBI’s technology, expertise

February 26, 2019
 
You may not know James Mullins, but if you live in the Tri-State region, you’ve probably seen his work.
 

MU College of Business launches business model competition

Feb. 25, 2019

Marshall University’s Lewis College of Business will conduct an inaugural WV Innovation and Business Model Competition beginning Thursday, March 14, with a preliminary qualifying competition and concluding Saturday, April 6, with a finals event. The overall winning team will receive a $5,000 cash prize and an expenses-paid visit to the Intuit campus in Mountain View, California.

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Morgantown entrepreneur wins RCBI Vanguard Agriculture competition

 Feb. 15, 2019

Charleston – Jordon Masters, owner of Morgantown-based MicroGenesis, a specialty produce greenhouse, is the winner of the 2019 West Virginia Vanguard Agriculture Competition. This is the fifth year for the competition, which is sponsored by the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI). Masters was honored at the annual West Virginia Small Farm Conference in Charleston Friday afternoon.

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Expo to connect businesses to automotive manufacturers

Jan. 29, 2019

The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) and Advantage Valley will sponsor an expo March 7 in Hurricane to link businesses with major West Virginia automotive manufacturers.

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RCBI, LIGHTS team to offer business, entrepreneur workshops

Jan. 29, 2018

One of the challenges business owners and entrepreneurs face is understanding customer needs and developing products and services to meet those needs.

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National Foundation bolsters RCBI 3D Printing/Maker Camps

Jan. 29, 2018

The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) once again has received support for its popular series of 3D Printing  & Maker Camps from Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs, the Foundation of the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association.

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IoT workshop kicks off series for manufacturers

Jan. 29, 2019

The next industrial revolution is underway, and emerging technologies are the driving forces. Don’t get left behind. Learn how you can achieve a strategic advantage by embracing innovative new approaches to transform your business.

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Marcellus & Manufacturing Conference set for April 8-9

The West Virginia Manufacturers will host its 8th Annual Marcellus and Manufacturing Development Conference on April 8-9 at the Marriott Waterfront Place in Morgantown. It isn’t too early to make your plans and to take advantage of special early registration rates.

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